What’s On in Zurich Early October 2017

What's On in Zurich Early October 2017


What’s On In Zurich

End September Early October 2017


Roger Federer at Zurich Film Festival 2017

Zurich Film Festival 28th September – 8th October

immerse yourself in the world of film in Zurich! From September 28th till October 8th the 13th Zurich Film Festival will be screening some of the most recent films from all over the world. There will be 12 world premieres and a total of 160 exciting film with master talks, classes and lots more. Even Roger Federer was there on the opening night! Find out more about the 2017 Zurich Film Festival here.

Roger Federer at Zurich Film Festival

Open House Zurich An Architectural Tour Sat 30th Sept & Sun 1st October 

find out more about your city this weekend. Free guided tours of 80 historical and contemporary buildings around Zurich this Saturday and Sunday. Lots to choose from with churches, theatres and schools and more on the list. Find out more here (website in German).

Züspa Fair 29th September – 8th October Oerlikon

the annual Züspa event is taking place at the Messe in Oerlikon, Zurich with lots of exhibitors selling their wares. “Züla” the agricultural fair is running alongside it, as well as the “Creativa” handicraft fair and “Veggie World”, (see link below under Street Food Festival), the vegan fair. Plenty for all the family to see and do – more information on Züspa here. 

Sunday 1st October Clean Up Zurich

there’s a clean up Zurich initiative taking place on Sunday 1st October – so why not get the whole family involved and have a fun time keeping the city of Zurich sparkling clean. For more information please see here.

cow parades in Switzerland

Cow Parades in Switzerland

the cow parades and markets are coming to an end but there are one or two still to go to. Take a look here.

Swiss Food Festivals  – Italian and Vegetarian this weekend

There’s an Italian Food Festival on in Zurich at Hardturm this weekend and Veggie World, a vegan one, at the Messe in Zurich. Find out more here.

Talk on How to Inspire Confidence in Kids 4th October 6pm – 8pm

find out what makes kids confident and secure in ordinary and social situations in an online talk with Ori Yadlin, Psychology Scholar from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzlyia. The talk will be aired live from Berlin at the Play Space at Englischviertelstrasse 42, 8032 Zurich followed by a discussion facilitated by the founders of the Play Space in Zurich. Email info@playspace.ch to secure your place.

Cashmere Sales for a Good Cause 4th, 5th and 6th October

the charity Luxe4Education will be presenting a new collection of elegant and luxurious pieces for men and women – sweaters, cardigans, hoodies, ponchos, scarves and shawls, lots of accessories… as well as selected leather items and a fantastic line of socially-responsible jewellery. The sale will take place at Weid 13 in Zumikon on October 4th, 5th and 6th from 11am until 5pm, and on November 8th from 10am until 1pm in the offices of The Learning Center, Hallenstrasse 15 in Zurich, just behind the Opera house. More information about this great charity here.

Beer and Burger Festival Zurich 5th – 8th October

taking place from 5th -8th october at Halle 622, Therese-Giehse-Strasse 10, 8050 Zurich. See more here.


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MBA events in Zurich

Access MBA event at the Zurich Marriott Hotel 14th October  

find the right MBA for you and meet individually with admissions directors from more than 20 top business school’s representatives as well as education and career experts a the Access MBA event on 14th October. Places are limited for One-to-One meetings so early registration is recommended. The event takes place from 9.30am until 3pm at Zurich Marriott Hotel, Neumuehlequai 42. Get your free invitation by registering here.


Oktoberfest at Züri-Wiesn on now till 14th October 
for all you Oktoberfest fans, Züri-Wiesn has already started and continues a week longer than usual until 14th October. Secure your tickets here.

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.

Mövenpick Wine Fair 2017  Papiersaal Sihlcity 21st & 22nd Oct

for private customers  and professionals the Mövenpick Wine Fair 2017 at the Papiersaal Sihlcity Zurich on Saturday, 21st October 2017 from 1 pm to 8 pm and Sunday 22nd from 1 pm to 7 pm. Offering a “10% wine fair discount” on all wines not already reduced in price. Tickets: Pre-sale CHF 20 and at the fair CHF 25. More information here.

Blue Man Group in Zurich 3rd – 29th October

the famous Blue Man Group is in Zurich with its fabulous mix of art, music, comedy, state-of-the-art technology and stunning light effects from the 3rd – 29th October – find out all about it here.

WRITECON 2017 – Writing Workshop Zurich Saturday 11th November

calling all aspiring writers! The Woolf’s WriteCon workshops are back in Zurich on Saturday 11th November from 9 till 5pm on the topic of ‘Making a living as a writer’. There are two workshops to choose from – one with Diccon Bewes and one with David Penny. For more information visit: www.writecon.ch. You can also find details of their Writers Competition – so why not enter that too?


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Tecnospark academy Zurich

Fed up with bored kids? Why not get them to try a COOL activity during the October half term Holidays? We’re talking coding, cyber security and lots of interesting topics. TechSpark Academy have been running Tech Camps for kids in Switzerland for several years – The Camps are available in ZURICH in collaboration with ZIS this October half term. Find out more here.


MODISSA Fashion Talks 4th & 7th October

the fashion store Modissa runs talks on fashion and styling in German – the next ones are on Tuesday 4th October and Tuesday 7th November.  Find out more and register here.

Photobastei – Che’s Lost Photos and more

why not pop along to the Photibastei exhibition hall to see some interesting photography exhibitions. See what’s on here.

Visit Kyburg Castle Before It Closes for Winter on 31st October

the award winning Kyburg Castle is a fascinating museum and a great 1-2 day excursion very close to Zurich. On 31st October it closes for the Winter months so why not pay a visit soon. It even features an “Iron Maiden” torture device! Find out more about Schloss Kyburg here.

Save the Date – Sat 28th October Open Day at Honold Küsnacht

save the date for the Confiserie Honold Open Day on Saturday 28th October when you get to see behind the scenes at their atelier in Küsnacht and their bread making facilities. There will be 2 dedicated tours in English. More information and sign up to follow. Honold website.

Hotel Widder Bar Reopening Party Zurich

NewIn Zurich – the Widder’s newly Refurbished Bar and Kitchen

the Hotel Widder Bar and Kitchen has been undergoing a facelift and has just reopened with a grand reopening party. Why not pop by and see for yourself? Widder Hotel, Widdergasse 6, 8001 Zurich.

Sport Shop Time Out Season Open Day 4th November

don’t miss Sport Shop Time Out’s Season Open Day on 4th November. It’s a fun day for all the family with special activities for kids, food and refreshments, and the perfect time to get measured up and kitted out all ready for the new Ski Season. The staff speak English. Pfäffikerstrasse 30, 8601 Uster. Website here.

Blickfang Design Fair Zurich 10th, 11th & 12th November

the international design fair Blickfang will be in Zurich once again this Autumn but this time at a different venue – Stage One in Oerlikon. Find out more by visiting their website here.

Tanja Grandits at the Hiltl Akademie Zurich with Junghans Watches

top female chef Tanja Grandits was demonstrating her culinary skill with Junghans watches at the Hiltl Akademie Zurich. Take a look here.  
Tanja Grandits at Hiltl Akademie

Mövenpicks’ New Bistronomie Menu

we went along to the Mövenpick Hotel in Regensdorf to try out their news concept based all around Bistronomie. Find out more here.

Impressions of FOOD ZURICH 2017 

a few impressions of FOOD ZURICH 2017. See here for the photos and info.

Cirque du Soleil in Zurich 5th -18th October

the talented artistes from Cirque du Soleil are in Zurich from 5th -18th October. with Ovo. Tickets are selling fast. Check here for further information and availability.


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Kern Frost events Hotel Opera Zurich

author and empowerment coach Kern Frost is running a new workshop at the Hotel Opera in Zurich on Saturday 21st October all about Advanced Female Empowerment. Limited spaces available. Secure your ticket here.


More Tips For Newcomers to Zurich and Switzerland

more practical tips if you are a newcomer to Zurich or Switzerland. Read them all 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.

Some Photo Highlights of Zurich Film Festival with Roger Federer

please see some photo highlights of Zurich Film Festival with Roger Federer on the Green Carpet here.What's On in Zurich Early October 2017

Photos by Carmen Sirboiu

and Christina Fryer

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