What’s On in Zurich End of May Early June 2015


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What’s On in Zurich End of May Early June 2015


There’s a lot of sun forecast for the next few days – so enjoy the weather and have fun in Zurich.

zvv free travel day

****Free Public Transport in Zurich 31st May****

yes, it’s true! Free public transport in Zurich all day with the ZVV on Sunday 31st May! The zone of greater Zurich becomes one great big FREE zone just for one day.

Free travel in Zurich

 Read here for details and any restrictions.

Zurich Street Food Festival 29th – 31st May

after the success of the last Street Food Festival at Puls 5, the next one is taking place at the Dolder Ice Rink on 29th – 31st May. If you missed the last one you really must come along this time! Best to take public transport though as parking is extremely limited. For more information see here. 

The Photo International Club Zurich Photo Laundry 30th May

if you love photography why not attend this novel event from 10am to 5pm on 30th May – a Photo Laundry! Any hobby photographer can go on the day and hang their photo on a washing line and exchange it for another photo. Free event! For more information please see here. 

The First Iranian Film Festival in Zurich 28th May – 3rd June

the first ever festival for Iranian films in Zurich is on from 28th May to 3rd June. There are 15 films showing, one short by Swiss-Iranian director Talkhon Hamzavi, an Oscar Nominated film and 14 feature or Docu-Fiction films by four female and ten male directors. For full details of the films, times and locations please see the website.

iranian film festival zurich


FamExpo in Winterthur 29th – 31st May

everything for the family at this exhibition at Eulachhallen in Winterthur – for babies, children and parents too! Children free! For more information visit the website.

Ladies Shopping Event in Zumikon 29th May 5pm – 10pm

shopping event in Zumikon on Friday 29th May taking place in the Cheminee Raum, Dorfplatz 11, 8126 Zumikon (tram: Zumikon). Shopping for “pre-loved”clothes and new clothes and shoes, drinks and lots more. See the website here.

Kreislauf 4 & 5 on 29th, 30th and 31st May

shopping fun taking place in Kreis 4 and 5. Late night shopping on Friday night as well as shopping on Sunday too. With over 90 shops and ateliers opening their doors for this special shopping weekend take a look at the website for more information.

Kreislauf 4&5 Zurich

Circus Knie

the Swiss National Circus, Circus Knie is performing at Sechseläutenplatz right in front of Opera. If you’d like to get tickets please see here.

Mediaeval Spectacle / Tournament in Hinwil 29th – 31st May

for enthusiasts of Mediaeval jousting tournaments or if you’re looking for something totally different take a look at this website (in German) about the Medieaval event in Hinwil from the 29th – 31st May.Tickets are selling out fast but there is another event in Aarberg from 14th – 16th August and you can get tickets here.

World Press Photo Exhibition 7th – 31st May

at the Folium Alte Sihlpapierfabrik, Sihlcity ZürichMonday to Sunday 11am – 7pm, Friday 11am – 9pm. Open Ascension Day and Whit Monday. See here.

Openair Music Festivals in Switzerland

if you fancy attending one of the open air music festivals you will need to be quick as they are selling out fast. For more information see here.


Zurich Openair 2014 by Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Red Bull Flying Illusion 5th – 7th June

the hugely acclaimed Berlin break dancers “Flying Steps” are set to visit Zurich on 5th-7th June and tickets are expected to sell-out. For more information see here.

Festspiele Zurich: Money Power Love 12th June – 12th July

Money, Power, Love or “Geld, Macht, Liebe” in German is the theme of this yea’s ” Festspiele Zurich”. Focusing on the work of William Shakespeare it covers a range of cultural events – including theatre, opera, music, exhibitions and more. For further details please see the website.

Art basel 2014

Art Basel 18th – 21st June

featuring almost 300 leading international galleries over 2,500 artists, from great masters of modern art to emerging artists, it takes place at the Messeplatz in Basel from the18th – 21st June. For more information visit the website.

Rhy Art Fair Basel 17th – 21st June
also taking place in Basel during Art Basel Week, at the Rheinufer in Basel-St.Johann, only 7 minutes from the Messeplatz, the Rhy Art Fair is an additional exhibition of art. For tickets see here.

il tavolo zurich

Il Tavolo Food Festival in Zurich 24th – 28th June

Love great food? Then this is a festival for you! Top chefs including those from the Baur Au Lac, the Park Hyatt, the Storchen, the Dolder Grand and the Widder Hotel pit their wits to create special menus for Il Tavolo events which will be taking place all over Zurich  from 24th – 28th June. For more information see here.

Blues’n’Jazz Rapperswil 25th – 28th June

from 25th -28th June the Blues’n’Jazz Festival in Rapperswil will be taking place. Featuring a great line up be sure to get your tickets while you can. For more information and to book your tickets see here.

Bike to Work Zurich and Get Fit until 30th June

until 30th June the “bike to work” initiative is taking place in Zurich. See here for more info.

Swimming in Zurich in the Badis 

there’s nothing nicer than swimming in one of the “Badis” or in the lake in Zurich once the sun comes out. Many of the swimming pools opened their doors for the season on 9th May. Here is a list of places you can go swimming in Zurich.

Summer Holiday Clubs for Children aged 7 – 12

running this Summer in July and August. To find out all about the activities running and more please visit the website.

Zurich in the Spring


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  1. Yvonne says:

    Brilliant post – have passed it on to an Iranian friend of mine – really curious about the Iranian film festival!

    Yvonne x

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