What’s On in Zurich Mid to End August 2018


Shooting Stars Over Zurich - Perseids by Lorenzo Borghi

What’s On in Zurich

Mid to End August 2018 

What's On in Zurich Mid to End August 2018

What’s On in Zurich Mid to End August 2018 

LIMMAT SWIM SATURDAY 18th AUGUST: just once a year you’re able to swim down the Limmat from the Frauenbadi all the way down to Oberer Letten. This year’s Limmatschwimmen takes place on Saturday 18th August. If you’re lucky enough to have got tickets, have fun. I will just have to watch from the sidelines like many of you! See details here.

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

WINTERTHUR MUSIC FESTIVAL WEEKS 8th – 19th AUGUST: the Winterthur “Musikfestwochen” continue until 19th August in nearby Winterthur. Check out the diverse program here.

Zurich Theater Spektakel at Landiwiese

THEATER SPEKTAKEL 16th AUGUST – 2nd SEPTEMBER: entertainment in many forms along the side of the lake at Landiwiese. 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. See details here 

PHOTOS OF STREETPARADE FROM LAST WEEK:  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.

Street Parade 2018 Culture of Tolerance

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.

ZURICH OPEN AIR MUSIC FESTIVA22nd – 26th AUGUST: Zurich’s music festival takes place north of the city not far from the airport from 22nd – 26th August. Find out all the details including about the 4 day early bird pass you can buy 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

Photo courtesy of the Dörflifascht

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.



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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

sup on lake zurich

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.

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?


Outdoor pool at Hotel Klosterbraü & Spa South Tirol 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.

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.

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

Serbian Bears in Arosa at the Bear park Arosa


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 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.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK:  how about a recipe for easy Lemon and Lime Soufflé pudding? 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.

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.

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 last weekend? Photographer Lorenzo Borghi captured this great photograph. Find out more here.

Shooting Stars Over Zurich - Perseids by Lorenzo Borghi

Photo by Lorenzo Borghi


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