What’s On in Zurich End of April Early May 2019

What's On in Zurich End of April Early May 2018

What’s On in Zurich

End of April Early May 2019

What's On In Zurich End of May 2018 Onwards

ZURICH STREET FOOD PARK FOOD FESTIVAL 25th, 26th, 27th 28th APRIL: There’s a Street Food Festival with taking place at Zurich main station with seating for over 300 people. It’s open on Saturday from 11.30 till midnight and on Sunday from 11am till 7pm. Location: Zurich HB, entrance free.

FAIR FASHION MARKET AT TRANSITAREAL SAT 27th APRIL: The Fair Fashion Market is against throwaway fashion and is all about sustainability, fair brands and knowing the provenance of your clothes. From 11am till 6pm at Transitareal, Freilagerstrasse 9, 8047 Zurich. Entrance FREE. Find out more here.

SPRING FESTIVAL AT BOTANICAL GARDEN SUN 28th APRIL: Why not pop over to the Botanical Garden for a day of free tours and planting tips? From 11am till 5pm. Find out more here.

The Titan Arum at Zurich Botanical Garden

The Titan Arum at Zurich Botanical Garden, photo courtesy of the Botanical Garden

SEE THE TITAN ARUM AT THE BOTANICAL GARDEN: Whilst you’re at the Botanical Garden don’t miss the Titan Arum which has just flowered for the first time in 70 years!!! The Titan Arum plant has the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world and it also has a very distinctive smell! See the photo above and for more information on the Botanical Garden click here.

FAM EXPO WINTERTHUR 26th – 28th APRIL: If you have a young family you might be interested in attending the FAM EXPO exhibition running in Winterthur from 26th – 28th April. Featuring products and services for babies, toddlers and young children. Find out more here.

Zurich Marathon

ZURICH MARATHON 2019 SUNDAY 28TH APRIL: Many streets will be closed in the city on Sunday for the Zurich Marathon. If you’re not taking part it’s a great event to watch and support. Read all the details here.

KUNSTHAUS EXHIBITION: The Fly Me to the Moon Exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing began on 5th April and continues until June at the Kunsthaus Zurich. Find out more here.

HISTORY OF SWITZERLAND EXHIBITION AT LANDESMUSEUM: New permanent exhibition on the history of Switzerland and the Swiss has just opened at the Swiss National Museum. Find out more here.


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What's On In Zurich Early to Mid April 2019

Hotel Ascot Celebrates its 65th Birthday!

Hotel Ascot is celebrating its anniversary with a fabulous offer each month throughout the whole of 2019. During the month of April four people can enjoy a delightful full buffet breakfast at the Ascot Restaurant for the celebration price of just CHF 65 for all four people.

Find out more or simply click here to see some of the other Anniversary offers.


OPEN WINE CELLARS 1st MAY and 4th & 5th MAY: Don’t miss this year’s Open Wine Cellars. Find out which wine cellars are open and the type of wine each one specialises in. Enjoy tasting the wines in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Many of the cellars offer a selection of food for sale. Find out more here. 

The Open Wine Cellar Days in German-speaking Switzerland

SOLA RUN 4th MAY: The Sola Run is taking place in Zurich on 4th May. Find out all about it here.

ZURICH TANZT 3-5th MAY: Check out all the activities and event taking place over the three days of the Zurich Tanzt. Put your dancing shoes on and enjoy! Click here for details. 

HAUS KONSTRUCTIV KONKRETE GEGENWART EXHIBITION TILL 5th MAY: Don’t miss the imaginative exhibition “Konkrete Gegenwart” which is on until 5th May. There are also guided tours on Sundays. For more information in German see here.

The Annual Tulip Festival in Morges Switzerland (Free)

THE TULIP FESTIVAL IN MORGES ENDS ON 5th MAY: Catch the beautiful Tulip Festival in Morges which is on now until 5th May. It’s in the Parc de l’Indépendance in Morges and entrance is free. For more information see here.

KUNSTHAUS MOON BALL 11th MAY: A very special intergalactic party takes place at the Kunsthaus on 11th May with a Live-Band and DJ David Suivez. Tickets cost CHF 45 in advance and CHF 55 on the night. Members CHF 40. You can buy the tickets online or at the gallery itself.

MOTHER’S DAY SUNDAY 12th MAY: Don’t forget it’s Mother’s Day on 12th May. Keep the day free and maybe you want to book a special brunch to celebrate?  See some brunch ideas here.

BALLY SHOE EXHIBITION AT MUSEUM FÜR GESTALTUNG: From now until 11th August a fascinating exhibition exploring the world of Bally Shoes. Find out all about it here.

Dolder Classics Zurich

DOLDER CLASSICS 12th MAY: Love classic cars? Don’t miss this FREE event which takes place in Zurich at the Dolder Ice Rink where you get to view an ever changing collection of old vintage cars. The next date is 12th May. See details and other dates here.

DONATE CHILDREN BOOKS FOR GLOBAL BOOK FAIR 25TH MAY: Children First are collecting new and used children books for their annual charity fair. Proceeds go to Room to Read. Get involved, come for fair activities for kids and parents, and support children literacy here and across the globe. Find out more here.
PandaGo Comes Back for 2018 - Family Fun Run

RUNNING EVENTS IN AND AROUND ZURICH 2019: Take a look at our list of runs, fun runs as well as details of the Marathon and Iron Man too. Take a look here. 


A Day Trip to Lauterbrunnen - Stunning Scenery & Lots To See

A TRIP TO LAUTERBRUNNEN: Lauterbrunnen is a picturesque and beautiful destination any time of the year, but it is a perfect place to visit in Springtime. Take a look at our photos here.

CHOCOLATE FACTORIES TO VISIT IN SWITZERLAND: Check out our list of delicious chocolate factories you can visit in Switzerland. Some offer tours, others offer tastings or workshops. Take a look here.

A VISIT TO CHAPLIN’S WORLD VEVEY: If you’ve never visited Chaplin’s World in Vevey, you may very well enjoy an excursion. There is so much to see and do and find out about Charlie Chaplin and the setting (above ) is beautiful. Find out all about it here.

FANCY AWALK NOT FAR FROM ZURICH?: How about one of the circular walks not too far from Zurich? Each one is very scenic. Take a look here.

THE CHERRY BLOSSOM ROUTE NEAR FRICK: Why not plan go a walk on the Chriesiwäg trail near Frick and enjoy all the Spring blossoms. The trees should be in blossom from mid April onwards. Find out all about it here.

Chriesiwäg - The Cherry Blossom Trail Frick Switzerland

SPRING BLOSSOM IN ZURICH: There are so many delightful places in and around Zurich to see the beautiful Spring blossoms. Take a look at our pictures here.

7 REASONS YOU KNOW IT’S SPRINGTIME IN ZURICH: Despite the recent untimely snow Zurich does really have a Spring vibe to it. See our article about Spring in Zurich here.

10 THINGS TO DO IN ZURICH IN THE SPRING: Take a look here for ideas on things to do in Springtime in Zurich.

SPAS AND HAMMAMS CLOSE TO ZURICH: Fancy a trip to a spa or hammam. Find out more here.

SWISSLINE EYE ZONE BOOSTER: If you suffer from bags under your eyes you may be interested in this great new product from Swiss cosmetics company Swissline which aims to reduce the bags under your eyes to give you a refreshed and relaxed look. Find out all about it here.


Brunch at Hide & Seek at Atlantis by Giardino

BRUNCH AT THE ATLANTIS BY GIARDINO: Looking for an amazing brunch location with friendly service, amazing view and a wonderful selection of fabulous brunch option? Take a look at our brunch at the Hide and Seek Restaurant here.

FOOD ZURICH 16th – 26th MAY: One of the Foodie highlights of Zurich’s calendar has got to be FOOD ZURICH. This year’s edition takes place from 16th – 26th May offering a whole host of different foods and events to experience. Find out all about it here.


FÊTE DES VIGNERONS JULY – AUGUST 2019: Tickets went on sale in September and this very special event only takes place about once every 25 years! If you’d like to find out more take a look here.

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

LEAVING SWITZERLAND? Then feel free to check out our page all about moving house in Switzerland .

JUST ARRIVED IN SWITZERLAND?: If you’ve just arrived in Switzerland you might appreciate a look at our list of top tips for newcomers. Take a look 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.

PROFESSIONAL MOTHER’S DAY PHOTO SHOOT: Want to get a beautiful Mother’s Day photo tat you will treasure for years to come? Then why not contact Carmen here for more information.

Mother's Day Photo Shoot Zurich

Carmen Sirboiu


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With photos by Carmen Sirboiu


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