What’s On In Zurich Mid August 2017


Zurich in the Summer


What’s On In Zurich Mid August 2017


Photos of street Parade © Geoff Pegler

Street Parade 2017 Saturday 12th August

come and experience some of the most diverse electro music vibrating through the streets of Zurich on Satruday 12th of August from 1pm to midnight. Street Parade is a fantastic event to let your hair down and join in the fun and craziness. See the map of the route and more details here. 

See photos of a previous Street Parade here.

Swiss Festival Street Parade Zurich

Street Parade After Party at Widder Garage

if you haven’t had enough partying at the end of Street Parade, head over to the Widder Garage where they are holding a Street Parade After Party. Enjoy! Details here.

The Rundfunk Festival at the Landesmuseum until 1st September 

listen to the music and enjoy! The Rundfunk Festival continues in the grounds of the Landesmuseum in Zurich. From 3rd August to 1st September. Enjoy! More info here.

Film Festival in Locarno 2nd – 12th August

if you fancy visiting the beautiful town of Locarno don’t miss the famous Film Festival which is celebrating over 70 years and is taking place from the 2nd – 12th August. Find out all about it here.

Summer Open Air Cinema Locations in Zurich 

the Allianz Open air cinema continues with a great selections of films until the 20th August and there are a number of smaller openair cinema venues in Zurich too. Read all about Open Air Cinema locations in Zurich here. 

Salt Openair Cinema

Zurich Theater Spektakel 17th August – 3rd Sept

fan of contemporary art? Forget about Shakespeare for a day and witness over 40 new theatre productions at the Zurich Theater Spektakel. The festival takes place from the 17th August to 3rd September 2017 at Landiwiese. More information here. 

Badenfahrt 2017 18th – 27th August

every 10 years the “Badenfahrt” Festival takes place in the city of Baden. It’s the largest municipal folk festival and offers a wide range of cultural activities. It attracts visitors from all over Switzerland and a million people are expected to attend. If you miss it this year you will have to wait another 10 years till the next time! Find out more here. 

Badenfahrt 2017

Schmuck – Jewlellery Exhibition on now until 22nd October

if you’re interested in jewellery you might fancy going along to an exhibition called Schmuck at the Landesmuseum in Zurich. Find out more here.

Be a Part of the International Beer Bar Zurich

calling all beer fans! The International Beer Bar in Zurich, well known for its extensive range of craft beers is expanding. You can be a part of the project as they have launched a crowd-lending initiative and the minimum investment is CHF 1,000. The deadline is the 31st August! Find out all about it here.

Saturday Night Fever in Walenstadt from 19th July  – 26th August

why not step back into the 80s?  A musical production of Saturday Night Fever is taking place outside Zurich in Walenstadt on Lake Walensee until 26th August. Find out more here.

Limmat Schwimmen 2017 19th August (reserve date 26th)

one of the loveliest activities you can take enjoy in Zurich in the Summer is the Limmat Swim. Tickets go fast and you need to be ready to register on 16th August. If conditions are not right the swim will take place (all being well) on the reserve date of 26th August. Find out how you can register for this great activity here.

Fotos Limmatschwimmen Zurich 2015

Weltklasse Zurich 24th August

mark your diaries for the Diamond League Weltklasse athletics in Zurich on 24th August. Mo Farah will be competing for the final time marking the end of his successful career and tickets are bound to sell out quickly. See here for more information.

International Photo Festival 25th – 27th August

taking place in Olten from 25th 27th August there is a great line up of events, workshops and talks for anyone interested in photography. Find out more about the International Photo Festival here.

Aerosolar Journeys at the Haus Konstruktiv till 3rd September

check out the Aerosolar Journeys exhibition by internationally renowned artist Tomás Saraceno at the Haus Konstruktiv in Zurich. It runs until September 3rd. More information here.

Missed Swiss National Day? See Some Photos!

if you missed the celebrations for August 1st, Swiss National Day we have a few here.

Zurich Openair Music Concerts 2017

tickets are now on sale for the Zurich Openair concert which takes place from 23rd – 26th August. There’s a great line up and the festival is always great fun and of course you can camp there too. For more information and to check the line up see here.

Photos of Zurich Openair 2015

New In Switzerland – World’s Longest Hanging Bridge

last weekend the world’s longest hanging bridge, built by the Bernese firm Swissrope, opened in Zermatt. Read all about it here. 

A Taste of Tuscany at  Restaurant 4Leoni Firenze Zurich 

if you’re looking for a lovely authentic Italian restaurant why not visit 4Leoni in Luisenstrasse, 8005 Zurich. The food is fresh, tasty and authentic and you can even dine outside whilst the warmer weather lasts. Find out more about their delicious specialities here.

Free and Cheap Things to do in Zurich 

we all know Zurich is expensive but here are a few ideas to keep you busy without spending a fortune. Take a look here at some free and cheap things to do in Zurich. 

Luxury Break at La Réserve Genève

looking for somewhere special to go to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or simply want to be indulged and pampered in luxury? The Hotel La Réserve in Geneva boasts one of the top spas in Europe and the whole experience is totally relaxing – a real tonic. Find out more about La Réserve Genève here.

Relax and rejuvenate at La Reserve Geneva

Swimming Pools in Zurich  – Badi time!

when the weather is sunny there is nothing better than visiting one of Zurich’s Badis or open air swimming pools – take a look here and choose one you fancy.

Monday Evening Market at the Rimini Badi

the Mercatino Rimini will be taking place again in August every Monday evening When the weather is good) at the beautiful Rimini Badi, where around 40 designers will be showing their wares. Great fun and a lovely atmosphere. Find out more here.

Save Money with the Sommer Ferienpass For Children 6 – 16 in Zurich

the Sommer Ferienpass is a complete bargain for children aged 6-16 and saves a fortune over the Summer holidays as well as offering amazing offers. Find out more here.

What to do in Zurich on a Rainy Day

if you’re wondering what to do in Zurich when it rains, (or is simply cold and grey) do check this list of rainy day activities for all the family.

Switzerland’s Street Food Festivals

there are lots of the Street Food Festivals taking place all over the country – this weekend there is one in Berne. Find out more here.

Where to Stand Up Paddle Board in Zurich

there are loads of places in Zurich where you can Stand up paddle board – take a look here to find a place close to you.

Bergwelt 2017

Swiss Mountain Painters BERGWELT 2017 Exhibition 12th August – 3rd September 

visit the Guild Exhibition “BERGWELT 2017” which this year is being held in Unterseen near Interlaken. Over 50 members of the Swiss Mountain Painters Guild, including Joanne Finnegan, will be showcasing 130 of their latest works. More information here.

FOOD ZURICH 2017 From 7th – 17th September

once again the amazing foodie fest known as FOOD ZURICH will be taking place in the city – so make sure you mark your diaries for 7th – 17th September! Find out all about the Food Zurich gastonomic events here.

Reka and Tissot – Two Swiss Brands from the Jura

find out what Swiss brands Reka, who run the holiday villages for families across Switzerland and Tissot watches have in common and what’s it’s like to visit the Monfaucon Reka Village here.

Need a bag? Check out the FREITAG free travel bag offer

once again FREITAG  are running a #gonewithFREITAG borrow-a-travel-bag offer! If you’re  travelling this Summer and in need of a bag, find out more about this amazing and very generous offer from FREITAG here.

Get In Shape with EMS

Jenny Winklhofer is offering EMS personal training right in the heart of Zurich close to Stadelhofen. Under Jenny’s supervision and with just one 20 minute training session a week you will lose weight and achieve your fitness goals. Jenny also specialises in helping women who have recently given birth get their fitness back. Find out more here.

Maurice de Mauriac Watch Making Workshops in Zurich 

did you know that you can attend watch making workshops in Zurich and learn all about the revered art of making time pieces? We visited Maurice de Mauriac to find out all about them. Read all about our visit here. 

New To Zurich   

if you are new to Zurich why not read our article on top tips for newcomers to the city? Read all the tips here. 

Top Tips Switzerland

You may also like to read this article on Top Tips on Transitioning to Switzerland with kids here.

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