What’s On in Zurich Mid to End August 2019


What’s On in Zurich

Mid to End August 2019

Photos of Limmatschwimmen Zurich

Street Parade is over but you can see our photos by Geoff Pegler here, and this weekend the big Limmat Swim is taking place. Sadly all the tickets sold out within a short space of time – but do check the Limmat Swim website in case anyone can’t make it after all and decides to sell their ticket. It’s also fun to watch as a spectator!

TORTOUR 2019 ENDURANCE CYCLING RACE 15th- 18th AUGUST: Setting off on Friday from Schaffhausen on Friday the TORTOUR race is in full swing. Find out all about the race in case you can see some of the race en route. See details here.

ZÜRCHER THEATER SPEKTAKEL 15th AUGUST – 1st SEPT: The annual Zürcher Theater Spektakel takes place at Landiwiese from 15th August to 1stSeptember. Situated directly on the lake there are live performances and acts, and lots of food and refreshment areas too. Find out all about it here.

SWISS ART EXPO ZURICH HB 16th -19th AUGUST: Don’t miss this striking art festival in the hall of Zurich main station from 16th – 19th August. Find out more here.

Photos of LimmatSchwimmen 2013 ©Geoff Pegler

LIMMAT SWIM 17th AUGUST: The exciting Limmat Schwimmen event where you get to swim (or float) all the way down the Limmat takes place on  Saturday 17th August. All tickets are sold out but check the Limmat Schwimmen facebook site in case of returns.  See all the key information here.

LA TAVOLATA RAPPERSWIL 17th AUGUST: La Tavolata food festival takes place in Rapperswil on 17th August from 4pm onwards. A long table will be set up in Fischmarkt in the centre of Rapperswil with a variety of chefs serving different types of food and there will be music too! Reservations not necessary. More information here.

IDAPLATZFEST 17th– 18thAUGUST: Fancy going to the Idaplatzfest in Zurich this weekend? It begins on Saturday 17tharound 4pm and finishes on Sunday 18that 10am. With live music, DJs, refreshments and more. Location: Idaplatz 8003 Zurich. Find out more here.

THE INTERNATIONAL SAND SCULPTURE RORSCHACH 14th – 17th AUG: This sand sculpture competition and festival is taking place win Rorschach on the banks of Lake Konstanz in Switzerland. The winning sculpture is announced at the end of the contest on Saturday 17th August. Find out more here.

International Sand Sculpture Festival Rorschach Lake Constance

International Sand Sculpture Festival

LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL 7th – 17th AUGUST: The open air Locarno Film Festival finishes on Saturday 17th August.Find out all about it here.

WINTERTHUR MUSIKWOCHEN TILL 18th AUGUST: In Winterthur the 44th edition of the Winterthur Musikwochen ends on Sunday 18th August. The Winterthur Music Festival offer all types of music from jazz to folk-punk to Indie and everything in-between. For more information take a look here.

ALLIANZ OPENAIR CINEMA AT ZÜRICHHORN ENDS 18th AUGUST: The Allianz Openair Cinema right on the lake in Zürichhorn ends its run on 18th August. Click here to see the Allianz Openair Cinema Programme.

VIRTUAL REALITY CINEMA ZURICH LAKESIDE 12th – 18th AUG: The VR Openair is taking place right on the lake in Lake Side. As well as offering a large range of 360 ° films to view there’s also lots of tasty food on offer too. Find out more here.

VARIOUS SUMMER OPENAIR CINEMA IN ZURICH: Check out Zurich’s season of Summer Open air Cinema at the smaller openair cinemas too. The Pfäffikersee Open Air Cinema on Lake ends on 17th August. Find out all about Zurich’s Open air cinemas here.

OPENAIR & MUSIC FESTIVALS IN SWITZERLAND: Rock Oz’Arènes openair music festival is on from 14th – 18th August. Plus Zurich Openair begins on 21st. See our guide to the top music festivals and Openair concerts throughout Switzerland this Summer. Take a look here.


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D:PULSE ONE DAY CONFERENCE AT KOSMOS 21st AUG: On the 21st August the D:PULSE Conference will take place in Kosmos, Lagerstrasse 104, 8004 Zurich. Covering all types of issues from Digital Transformation to marketing trends, disruptive technologies, innovations, sustainability and social responsibility and lots more. Find out more about it here.

ZURICH OPENAIR MUSIC FESTIVAL ZOA19 21st – 24th AUG: Zurich Openair Music Festival has a great line up this year and is taking place in Kloten, close to the airport from 21st – 24th August. Find out all about it here.

Zurich Openair Music Festival 2019

BILDHALLE SEASIDE EXHIBITION SUMMER APERO 28th AUG: From 6pm till 9pm enjoy a Summer apero at Bildhalle Zurich, whilst admiring some amazing artwork all about the Seaside. See the website for location details.

WELTKLASSE ATHLETICS LETZIGRUND 29th AUGUST: Mark your diaries for Weltklasse Zurich on 29th August. Find out more here.


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RUNDFUNK FM FESTIVAL UNTIL 6th SEPTEMBER: The RundFunk FM festival is taking place in the courtyard of the Swiss National Museum and is brimming over with bars, food and of course music. From 5pm – midnight every evening.  Find out all about it here.

HEIDI IN JAPAN AT LANDESMUSEUM ZURICH TILL 13th OCT: There’s a new exhibition at the Swiss National Museum about Heidi – but this time with special reference to Heidi’s fame in Japan. Find out all about it here.

ILLUMINATED ART ZURICH – FERDINAND HODLER & PAUL KLEE: Until 19th September the Illuminated Art exhibition is taking place at the MAAG Halle near Hardbrücke. See the art in a new light as it is projected with music and more. Visit the website here. 


FREE AND CHEAP THINGS TO DO IN ZURICH IN SUMMER: If you’re looking for some inspiration for free and inexpensive things to do in Zurich this Summertake a look here.

TOP SUMMER EVENTS IN ZURICH:  Take a look here for information on this and other Summer events in Zurich.

FANCY SURFING IN ZURICH? Did you know that you can go surfing in Zurich? Take a look here for details.

BADI SEASON IN ZURICH: Cool off in one of the many  Zurich Badis or swimming pools. Take a look at our list here.

WHERE TO STAND UP PADDLE BOARD IN ZURICH: Find out all about Stand Up Paddleboarding in Zurich. Take a look here.

EASY CIRCULAR HIKE NEAR KYBURG: If you’re looking for a comfortable hike not far from Zurich this circular one from Kyburg comes recommended. See photos and read all about it here.


The Luxemburgerli - Zurich's Very Special Macaroon

EVER WONDERED ABOUT LUXEMBURGLI?: Find out all about them here.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK- CAFFE AFFOGATO: See how to make this refreshing coffee drink here.

BRUNCH OPTIONS IN ZURICH: Check out these further brunch options in Zurich here.

BBQ, SWIMMING & MINIGOLF DOLDER SPORTS ZURICH: Fancy a BBQ, Swim and game of Minigolf in one location? Why not go along to the Dolder Badi and experience all three for a set price of CHF 49 for an adult and CHF 39 for children from 6 to 13 years old. Find out all about it here.

NEW MEXICAN RESTAURANT IN ZURICH: There’s a great new Mexican restaurant in Zurich called El Alebrije with fabulous authentic food and drinks and very welcoming and friendly staff. Find out all about it here.

LUNCH AT THE ALBISHAUS NEAR ZURICH: A perfect lunch with an awesome view. Check out our review of the recent lunch at Albishaus near Zurich here.

SWITZERLAND’S STREET FOOD FESTIVALS: Check out our list of Street Food Festivals all over Switzerland here.

ZURICH’S BEST ICE CREAM: Zurich has some amazing ice cream and every year there are more and more new companies. See our ice cream guide here!

CAFE GUIDE ZURICH: Check out our guide on where to find the best coffees in Zurich. Take a look here.

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GOING TO BARCELONA? CHECK OUT THIS BAR: If you’re travelling to Barcelona any time soon make sure to check out the Pump Room Bar. Amy did a little research here and highly recommends this wonderful bar. Find out all about it here.

TEACHING ASSISTANT COURSE ZURICH STARTING 7th SEPTEMBER: Why not get yourself an extra qualification by taking a teaching Assistant Course in Zurich? Run by Foundations For Learning it consists of 10 sessions, one Saturday per month from 9am – 1pm at Hull’s School in Zurich. It begins on 7th September. Email Sylvia Leck on sylvia.leck@foundationsforlearning.ch for more information or read all about it by clicking here.

JACQUELINE PIOTAZ GLACIAL HYDRATION SKINCARE: Having just been honoured with the Lux “Best Skincare in Europe” Award, Jacqueline Piotaz has recently launched her new Glacial Hydration range, all made in Switzerland. Find out all about it here.

Top Tips Switzerland

NEWCOMERS TIPS: Check out our top tips for newcomers to Switzerland 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.

GOING HIKING? PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST TICKS!: If you’re planning walking or hiking in Switzerland this Summer do make sure you’re protected against ticks! Click here for the key things you should be aware of.

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