What’s On in Zurich End August 2018 Early September

What's On in Zurich End August 2018 Early September


What’s On in Zurich

End August 2018 Early September


What's On in Zurich End August 2018 Early September

ZURICH OPEN AIR MUSIC FESTIVAL 22nd – 26th AUGUST: Zurich’s music festival takes place north of the city not far from the airport from 22nd – 26th August. Find out all about it here. 

BURGERS & HIP HOP AT EXIL SATURDAY 25th AUGUST: The Burgers and Hip Hop festival is back at Exil starting at 3pm on Saturday 25th August and going on till very late. 🙂 Entry CHF 5 before 9pm and CHF 20 after 9pm. More information here.

THE DÖRFLIFÄSCHT IN THE NIEDERDORF 24th – 26th AUGUST: don’t miss the party in the Niederdorf as the Dörflifäscht gets going with live music and lots of food, dancing and fun. Find out more here

Dörflifäscht Zurich

SUISSE EMEX MARKETING EXHIBITION 28th & 29th AUGUST: visit Switzerland’s largest marketing exhibition at the Messe zurich on 28th & 29th August. Find out more (in German) at the Suisse EMEX website (in German) here.

WELTKLASSE ATHLETICS AT LETZIGRUND 30th AUGUST: The Weltklasse Athletics competitions will be back in Zurich at the Letzigrund Stadium on 30th August. Find out all about it 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.Until 31st August. See details here 

SUSHI FESTIVAL ZURICH 29th AUGUST – 1st SEPTEMBER: don’t miss Zurich’s 1st Sushi Festival at Sihl City from 29th August to 1st Septmember. 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. 

GOURMESSE FOOD EXHIBITION ZURICH 13th- 16th SEPTEMBER: Foodie exhibition in Oerlikon at Halle 622. Win tickets! We have 400 tickets to the Gourmesse exhibition at the Messe Zurich from 13th – 16th September. Grab your ticket here!

Lange Nacht der Museen Zurich

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.

PINK RIBBON WALK FOR BREAST CANCER 2nd SEPTEMBER: the annual Pink Ribbon Walk in aid of breast cancer takes place in Zurich on 2nd September. Find out more on the website (in German).

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 ZCC play Zurich

September 4, 5, 6, 7 at 19.30 and Saturday, September 8 at 17.00 

Theater STOK
Hirschengraben 42, 8001 Zurich
see map
Tram/bus stop Neumarkt – trams 3, 11, 15 & 17. Buses 31 & 33. Parking at Parkgarage am Central.
Tickets available from Tuesday, 7th August from Ticketcorner and affiliates
Tickets from CHF 29.00 plus any Ticketcorner charges
Tickets on the door only subject to availability.


VIADUKT NIGHT AT THE MARKTHALLE 7th SEPTEMBER: enjoy all the fun of the fair at the 8th edition of the Viadukt Night with all types of yummy food on offer from Michael Jones’s wondeful British cheeses, to Dutch oysters and lots more. In addition an art installation and dancing in and out on the street! Find out more here.

GENNEX BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 6th & 7th SEPT: *** CONTEST *** the Gennex Business and Technology Conference is taking place in Dübendorf on 6th & 7th September. Offering an exciting program with international speakers and challenging you to go beyond your comfort zone, it is bound to be an inspiring event. Tickets cost CHF 790 but we have 20 FREE tickets for NewInZurich readers. Simply email us here with the word GENNEX in the subject line to enter. Find out more here.

Gennex Interactive Business Conference Zurich

ART INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION & CONTEST AT PULS 5:  Art International is taking place from 21st – 23rd September and we have 30 pairs of tickets to give away to NewInZurich readers. Simply email us here with the word ART in the subject line for your chance to win!

Fernanda Drumond, Head of Operations at the Gapminder Foundation will talk about their revolutionary fact-based view on global development in the current climate of ‘fake news’.
Prices include a three-course lunch with wine, a tombola ticket worth CHF 20,
as well as a thought-provoking & entertaining presentation from Gapminder. Tickets CHF 110 for Members, CHF 140 for non-Members or CHF 175 Special Ticket: GreenLamp Lunch plus Membership 2018

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!

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.

TOP ICE CREAM PLACES IN ZURICH: the temperatures may be cooling down a little but it’s still Summer so don’t forget to enjoy your ice cream! Check out these awesome ice cream places here.

Lugano Città del Gusto

LUGANO CITTÀ DEL GUSTO 13th – 23rd SEPTEMBER: if you love food and wine this is a must do event taking place over 10 days in the wonderful city of Lugano. There’s workshops, events, tours, talks and lots of tasting. Find out more here.

GREEN LAMP CHARITY FUNDRAISING LUNCH 26th SEPT AT WIDDER HOTEL: Fernanda Drumond from the Gapminder Foundation talks about their revolutionary fact-based view on global development in the current climate of ‘fake news’. Tickets cost CHF 110 for Members, CHF 140 for non-Members and CHF 175 for Special Ticket to include Green Lamp Lunch plus Membership 2018. Price includes three-course lunch with wine, a tombola ticket worth CHF 20. Find out more here.

WALTER MITTELHOLZER EXHIBITION NOW TILL 17th OCTOBER: an exhibition at the Landesmuseum about the Swiss entrepreneur and founder of Swissair, Walter Mittelholzer. Take a look here.


SWIMMING POOL SEASON IN ZURICH: check out the Badis on sunny days. See our list of great Badis 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.

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

URBAN SURFING IN ZURICH: did you know that you can go surfing in Zurich? Not just on the lake but in the city too? Find out more about Urban Surf 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.

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


Beautiful scenery at Hotel Klosterbraü Seefeld Austria

RELAXATION AND ACTION AT HOTEL KLOSTERBRÄU & SPA AUSTRIA: we enjoyed a fabulous weekend at the luxurious and super friendly Hotel Kloseterbräu in Seefeld Austria. We were spoiled with fabulous food, pampered with wellness and we managed to do some great hiking too. Find out all about the wonderful Hotel Kloseterbräu here.

EXPLORE AROSA IN SUMMER AT THE HOTEL VALSANA: we enjoyed a fabulous weekend in Arosa staying at the brand new Hotel Valsana. As well as hiking there was so much to do with e-biking, wellness as well as amazing food. Find out more here.

THINKING OF VISITING CHIANG MAI? We’ve recently been to Chiang Mai and discovered some great things to do there! Check out our list of top recommendations here.

8 Things You Have to Do in Chiang Mai Thailand

GLAMPING IN CRANS MONTANA at CUBE365: Imagine sleeping in a “cube” pop up hotel on top of a mountain in Crans Montana surrounded by beautiful countryside and amazing views? We recently stayed at the new CUBE365 pop up hotel to see what it was like. 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.

THE NEW BEAR CONSERVATION PARK IN AROSA: From 4th August onwards you can visit the new Bear conservation centre in the mountains in Arosa and see Napa the Serbian bear who has been rescued from a circus in Sebia and is now enjoying Swiss Alpine pastures. Find out all about it here.


OBRIST WINE OFFER: we’ve been doing some tasting with Swiss wine producers Obrist Wines (who have recently won 11 awards (including 4 gold) at the Expovina Wine Awards) – see photo below. We have teamed up with them to offer you a discount of CHF 15 off your first order using code CHRISTINA15. Obrist offer a huge variety of wines and they deliver all over Switzerland. Find out more here.

Obrist Award Wining Wines

PHYTO RE30 TRANSFORMING GREY HAIR BACK TO NORMAL: a new hair product is now available in Switzerland and claims to return put to nearly 40% of your grey hair back to its natural colour. RE30can be purchased in pharmacies all over Switzerland. Find out more here.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK:  how about a recipe for Pesto Puff Pastry – ideal for parties. 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.

ELEGANT AND AFFORDABLE MONDAINE SWISS WATCHES: Mondaine’s range of elegant and affordable M-Watch Swiss watches for women make great presents and are very practical too. Find out more about the “Timeless Elegance” range here.

Top Tips Switzerland


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

HOW TO EXCHANGE YOUR DRIVING LICENCE FOR A SWISS ONE: If you’re new in Zurich one of the first things you should do as soon as you’ve got your Ausweis is to apply for your Swiss driving licence. Find out how to apply here.

VACCINATION AGAINST TICKS: what you need to do to get vaccinated against ticks. Read all about it here.

HOW DOES TAX FREE SHOPPING WORK: answers to the recent emails we received about what tax free shopping in German entails. See 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.

BAT MAID – CLEANING MADE EASY IN ZURICH: Looking for a cleaner? It’s not so simple in Zurich with all the forms to fill in and tax to deal with. Why not got to Bat Maid for a much easier option. Find out more here.

HAIRDRESSERS IN ZURICH: take a look at our list of English speaking hairdressers in Zurich here.

Your Guide to Cafés in Zurich

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.

GREAT BRUNCHES IN ZURICH: take a look here at out Brunch Guide.

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.

BLOOD MOON – LONGEST LUNAR ECLIPSE OF 21st CENTURY: Did you see the Blood Moon on Friday 27th July?  Take a look at our photos by Lorenzo Borghi and Tim Hughes here

THE SHOOTING STARS OVER ZURICH: Did you manage to see the amazing shooting stars over Zurich the other weekend? Photographer Lorenzo Borghi captured a couple of great photographs. Find out more here.

PHOTOS OF STREETPARADE:  if you weren’t there to see all the fun and the dancing at Street parade last week take a look at our photos by Geoff Pegler and Lorenzo Borghi here.

PHOTOS OF LIMMATSCHWIMMEN: check out our photos from last week’s Limmat Swimming event in Zurich here.

Photos of Limmatschwimmen Zurich


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