What’s On in Zurich Mid August 2018 Onwards


What's On in Zurich Mid August 2018 Onwards.

What’s On in Zurich

Mid August 2018 Onwards


What's On in Zurich Mid August 2018 Onwards

What’s On in Zurich Mid August 2018 Onwards

SEENACHTFEST RAPPERSWIL-JONA 10th – 12th AUGUST:  this festival takes place every three years with lots of activities for visitors of all ages. There are aerial demonstrations by the Patrouille Suisse, food and bar stalls, street entertainers, musicians, fireworks and more. Visit the website here for more information.

WINTERTHUR MUSIC FESTIVAL WEEKS 8th – 19th AUGUST: the Winterthur “Musikfestwochen” offer a musical feast for your ears and continue until 19th August in nearby Winterthur. Check out the diverse program here.

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 a film right on the lake. See details of this and other Open Air Cinemas in Zurich here.

HIDDEN GARDEN ORIENTAL POP UP RESTAURANT TILL 10th AUGUST: there’s a pop restaurant at the premises of Smith and De Luma in Binz, 8003 Zurich seerving Oriental Specialities in a very colourful setting. It finishes on 10th August. For more information see here.

FARM TABLE DINNER SATURDAY 11th AUGUST IN ERLENBACH: Why not treat yourself to a fabulous dinner in a glorious setting at the Turmgut vineyard in Erlenbach, near Lake Zurich on August 11th? From 4.30pm – 10pm on 11th August you will begin with a tour of the vineyard, an Apéro tasting the local wines, followed by a wonderful 5 course dinner by chef Carlos Navarro from Restaurant Rechberg 1837.  Some last minute booking may still be possible here Tickets cost CHF 195 per person and include the Apéro, the 5 course dinner as well as all wines, water and coffee.

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.

Street Parade 2018

STREETPARADE 11th AUGUST: the day when Zurich parties big time and everyone dresses up! Music plays and the Love Mobiles waltz by as everyone dance through the streets. Read all about it here.

LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL ENDS 11th AUGUST: last chance to see the Locarno Film Festival as it ends on 11th August. Take a look 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. 

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.

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 

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

What's On in Zurich Mid August 2018 Onwards

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.

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.

The "Viadukt Night" Zurich

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.

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.

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 Spots

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.

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.

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.

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.

Surfing in the city

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.

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


Hiking in Arosa from the Hotel Valsana

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.

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.

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.

Glamping in Crans Montana at the Cube365 Pop Up Hotel

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.


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. We’ll be sharing some new ideas for wines for August shortly. Obrist offer a huge variety of wines and they deliver all over Switzerland. Find out more here.

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.

Nespresso Caffè Alla Salentina Iced Coffee & Almond Milk

RECIPE OF THE WEEK:  how about a recipe for a vegan iced coffee made with almond milk? 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.

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.

SWISSLINE SUNCREAM CONTEST: contest update: the winner was H.Uras! Congratulations!

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 hereBlood Moon - Longest Lunar Eclipse Tim Hughes

Photo by Tim Hughes


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