What’s On in Zurich End of July Early August 2018

What's On in Zurich End of July Early August 2018


What’s On in Zurich End of July Early August 2018


Ernesto Neto GaiaMotherTree Exhibition Zurich HB

ERNESTO NETO’S GAIAMOTHER TREE AT ZURICH HB TILL 29th JULY: Don’t miss the last days of Ernesto Neto’s Gaia Mother Tree which will be coming down on 29th July. On 28th July there is the “Finissage” event starting at 8pm with electronic music and sounds from the Amazon, followed by mantra chanting at 10pm. This is FREE and open to the public.  Find out more about the sculpture here.

BLOOD MOON – LONGEST LUNAR ECLIPSE OF 21st CENTURY: Did you see the Blood Moon on Friday 27th July? Apparently it will be the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century. Find out more here.

VIDEO OF THE GAIAMOTHERTREE: take a look here at this short video of  Ernesto Neto’s art installation.

IRON MAN ZURICH 29th JULY: the Iron Man event will be taking place in Zurich on 29th July. Do go along and support the competitors in this amazing race. Please note if you’re travelling by car in and around Zurich many roads will be closed. For more information visit the website here.


AUGUST 1st – SWISS NATIONAL DAY: there are plenty of things you can do to celebrate Swiss National Day in and around Zurich – from hikes, to brunches to fireworks and festivals. You can even see fabulous fireworks at the Rhine Falls on 31st July!Take a look here for some ideas.

WERDINSEL OPENAIR MUSIC 3rd-4th AUGUST: the Werdinsel Openair is back in Zurich from 3rd – 4th August. DJs, music, fun, food and drinks and hopefully great weather. Find out more here. 

HIDDEN GARDEN ORIENTAL POP UP RESTAURANT TILL 10th AUGUST: there’s a new pop restaurant which has just opened at the premises of Smith and De Luma in Binz, 8003 Zurich. Serving Oriental Specialities in a very colourful setting it’s open from now until 10th August. For more information see here.

What's On in Zurich End of July 2018 Onwards

ALLIANZ OPEN AIR CINEMA ZURICHHORN NOW TILL 10th AUG: The Alliance Open Air Cinema at the Zurichhorn is a fabulous place to view films in the open air right by the lake. Why not enjoy film right on the lake. See details of this and other Open Air Cinemas in Zurich here.

STREETPARADE 11th AUGUST: the day when Zurich parties big time and everyone dresses up and the Love Mobiles waltz by along the lake with lots of music and dancing. Read all about it here.

View from Uetliberg

KINO AM BERG AT UETLIBERG NOW TILL 17th AUGUST: open air and virtual reality cinema at the top of Zurich’s own mountain! From now until 17th August.Take a look  here.

LIMMAT SWIM 18th AUGUST: just once a year you’re able to swim down the Limmat from the Frauenbadi all the way down to Oberer Letten and the date set for this year’s swim is 18th August. The reserve date is 25th August. See details here.

THEATER SPEKTAKEL 16th AUGUST – 2nd SEPTEMBER: entertainment in many forms along the side of the lake at Landiwiese. Find out all about it here. 

ZURICH OPEN AIR MUSIC FESTIVA22nd – 26th AUGUST: Zurich’s music festival which takes place north of the city not far from the airport. Find out all the details including about the 4 day early bird pass you can buy here. 

RUNDFUNK FM FESTIVAL NOW TILL 31st AUGUST: Taking place in the Courtyard of the Swiss National Museum in Zurich the Rundfunk FM festival provides great Summer sounds in a relaxed atmosphere. Perfect place to meet up with friends on Summer evenings. See details here 

Rundfunk.fm Summer Festival Zurich

Rundfunk FM

JOANNE FINNEGAN’S EXHIBITION AT RAFFEISEN MEILEN TILL END SEPT: Mountain painter Joanne Finnegan currently has an exhibition taking place at the Raffeisen Bank in Meilen until the end of September. Do pop by and take a look!

NEW EXHIBITION WALTER MITTELHOLZER NOW TILL 17th OCTOBER: a new exhibition has just opened at the Landesmuseum about the Swiss entrepreneur and founder of Swissair Walter Mittelholzer. Take a look here.

LONG NIGHT OF THE MUSEUMS 1st SEPTEMBER: don’t miss the Long Night of the Museums in Zurich this year when many of the museums will be open from 7pm – 2am!!! Tons of culture packed into one evening! See all the details here.

SANNI FOUNDATION CHARITY EVENT HERRLIBERG 2nd SEPT: Summer barbecue with musical accompaniment in aid of the Sanni Foundation helping underprivileged children in India. Register here by 10th August with the number of people wishing to attend.

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS – 3 ONE ACT PLAYS AT THEATER STOK 4th -8th SEPT: the ZCC will be putting on 3 great one act plays in English at Theater Stok Zurich from 4th – 8th September and tickets will be available to purchase from 7th August. Find out more here.

WHAT DOES SWITZERLAND EAT EXHIBITION TILL 23rd SEPT: Fascinating exploration of the eating habits of the Swiss over the years and some very interesting insights. On now until 23rd September.Full details here.

FREE WEDNESDAY EVENING CONCERTS AT THE FRAUENBADI: pop on down to the Frauenbadi on Wednesday evening to enjoy a selections of bands playing. Take a look here for more information.

SUMMER PASS FOR ZURICH FOR KIDS AGED 6 – 16: If you’ve got children aged 6 – 16 years old and you need to keep them entertained this Summer, make sure you get one of these Summer Holiday Cards for your kids! Find out more here.

Zurich Badi

SWIMMING POOL SEASON IN ZURICH: yes it’s the swimming season in Zurich and the Badis are waiting to welcome you on sunny days. See our list of great Badis here.

STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING IN ZURICH: read all about the various places around Zurich that you can go SUPing. Take a look here.

NEW GLOBI HIKING TRAIL FOR KIDS IN LENZERHEIDE: A new hiking trail specially designed for kids has just opened in Lenzerheide. Find out all about it there.

GUIDE TO STREET FOOD FESTIVALS SWITZERLAND 2018:  check out our guide to other Food Festivals and Street Food Festivals taking place across Switzerland for 2018. Read the Guide here.

FREE AND CHEAP THINGS TO DO IN ZURICH IN THE SUMMER: check out our guide to free and inexpensive things to do in Zurich in the Summer. Click here for details.

Locarno Film Festival

LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL 1st – 11th AUGUST: don’t miss the Locarno Film Festival taking place in the town from 1st – 11th August. Take a look here.

6 CIRCULAR WALKS NEAR ZURICH: looking for new routes to go walking not far from Zurich? Why not check out these suggestions?

TRAVEL INSPIRATION CHIANG MAI THAILAND: if you’re planning on visiting Chiang Mai don’t miss the stunning temple of Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep.Find out all about it here.

RAINY DAY FUN IN ZURICH: 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.

TOP TIPS FOR NEWCOMERS TO SWITZERLAND: if you’re planning on moving to Zurich anytime soon, take a look at our tips here.

A TRIP TO THE JUNGFRAUJOCH: a perfect trip to make any time of year for the stunning views. Best tip it to get up early and have lunch at the top. Find out more here.

The Aletsch Glacier Jungfraujoch

THINKING OF TRAINING AS A TEACHING ASSISTANT IN ZURICH?: Are you an expat in Zurich? Looking for a training course with the view of getting a job? Did you know that Foundations For Learning run Teaching Assistant courses here in Zurich? The next one begins in September. Find out more here.


OBRIST WINE OFFER: we’ve been doing some tasting with Swiss wine producers Obrist Wines and have teamed up with them to offer you a discount of CHF 15 off your first order using code CHRISTINA15. Our favourite this month has been the No 1 Cuvée E.Obrist Rosé – delicious, easy drinking wine at a price which won’t break the bank! Perfect for barbecues and relaxing by the lake. A huge variety of wines available and they deliver all over Switzerland. Find out more here.

Swiss Line Sun Care - Brightening Bi-Phase Veil SPF 35

SWISSLINE SUNCREAM CONTEST: enter our contest to win a tube of Swissline’s Factor 35 mineral based sun protection cream worth CHF 129.

PHYTO RE30 TRANSFORMING GREY HAIR BACK TO NORMAL: a new hair product is being launched in Switzerland from 23rd April which claims to return put to nearly 40% of your grey hair back to its natural colour. RE30 will soon be available in pharmacies in Zurich. Find out more here.

ESTHER KERN OPENS HOTEL WASSBERG HERB GARDEN: Vegetable Scout Esther Kern, author of the popular book “Leaf To Root” visited the new herb and vegetable garden at the Hotel Wassberg recently to officially open it. See the Hotel Wassberg Page here.

10 Minute Chocolate Pots

RECIPE OF THE WEEK:  how about a delicious recipe for chocolate pots which take just over 10 minutes to prepare?  See recipe here.

EVENTS AT THE BSCC: the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce always runs a great variety of events throughout the year. See here to find out more.

TOP CAFÉS IN ZURICH: check out our guide to great cafés in Zurich – see here.

TOP BURGERS IN ZURICH: take a look at our Burger Guide here.

ALTERATIONS AND TAILORING IN ZURICH: if you need reliable hemming, tailoring or alterations at a reasonable price why not call Svetlana (mention NewInZurich) on 079 402 11 03 or email her here.



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