Top events 2018

Picasso. Uno sguardo differente

18 March - 17 June 2018


Pasqua in Città

30 March - 02 April 2018

This event ideally starts the season to be lived outdoors. It’s an opportunity that gives rise to many forms of entertainment, especially or families; Easter hunts, markets, handicrafts laboratories and fun performances.


Street Food Festival Lugano

31 March - 02 April 2018


La rassegna del Luganese

06 April - 06 May 2018

This event is the best way to get to know the local cuisine and the different restaurants of the Lugano area: from the grotti to the most typical restaurants. Menus include delicious kilometer zero products accompanied by the best wines.


Tamaro Trophy 2018

07 - 08 April 2018

Proffix Swiss Bike Cup, International MTB Race XCO C1


Raiffeisen Walking Lugano

08 April 2018

One of the most important Swiss appointments for walking and Nordic walking fans. Different itineraries (from 7.0 to 18.7 km), several secondary activities, a lot of sport and fun for everyone: here's a way to be healthy and have a different day, in movement! For runners: Brè City Trail (competition,18.7 km and 700 m climb).


Samsung Open presented by Cornèr

09 - 15 April 2018

Per la prima volta quest’anno i Samsung Open presented by Cornèr si terranno a Lugano.



12 - 15 April 2018

Fair of holistic well-being of natural medicine and ethical living.


Street Food Village Caslano

14 April 2018



26 - 29 April 2018


S. Pellegrino Sapori Ticino

29 April - 17 June 2018

This festival, devoted to the what is best in the Ticinese gourmet scenario, is composed of several unforgettable evenings, during which
the Top Chefs of the region encounter international starred chefs in the most prestigious and luxury locations of Ticino.


Festa danzante

04 - 06 May 2018

13° Edizione


La Bacchica

10 - 13 May 2018


Palco ai Giovani

18 - 20 May 2018

Three evenings of music with the emerging bands from the Italian side of Switzerland.


Open Wine Cellars

19 - 20 May 2018

This event permits the public at large to get to know wine producers,
their secrets and their passion for the production of quality wines and to indulge in a bit of wine tasting of the brands that elevate the Canton of Ticino to a land of wine-making excellence.



26 - 27 May 2018

An event that is synonymous to enthusiasm, solidarity, health, friendship and well-being. An appointment that is not to be missed by the people of Lugano and visitors. This is a great week-end even for families and sports fans.


Pride 2018

28 May - 03 June 2018



30 May - 02 June 2018

22nd edition


Breganzona Estate 2018

08 - 09 June 2018

Good music and fine food: these are the two most appreciated characteristics of Breganzona Estate. A unique festival that since 21 years brings joy and amusement to the people.


Scenic Trail

08 - 10 June 2018

Probably the nicest Trail Running in Europe!


Balthasar Burkhard

10 June - 30 September 2018


Blues Nights - Caslano

13 - 17 June 2018

The first musical evenings will open in the historical centre of Caslano and then continue on the main stage of Piazza Lago. The village will magically turn into the house of blues, where to dance into the night.


Ceresio Estate

26 June - 07 September 2018

The many appointments of the Ceresio Summer Festival will be held in the churches, in the most suggestive halls and in the most magical places of the Lugano area. One can expect a season featuring performances of particular artistic intensity.
Free classical music season


LongLake Festival

28 June - 01 August 2018


Estival Jazz

12 - 14 July 2018

40th edition. Many international Jazz and “World Music” musicians will be on stage in Piazza della Riforma for numerous free concerts. In recent years, Miles Davis, Ray Charles and Noa have enchanted the Estival public.


Lugano Buskers Festival

18 - 22 July 2018

The street artists’ Festival which is an apparent delirium of freaks, artists, egos and musicians assembling and disassembling in an artistic harmony of beauty and fullness.


Morcote Summer Festival

18 July - 18 August 2018

In the village on the shores of Lake Ceresio, which was elected Switzerland’s most lovely village, a rich musical festival comes to life. With its musical notes and atmosphere, the event further enhances the splendid surrounding landscape.


Swiss National Day and fireworks' show

01 August 2018


Ti-Tattoo - Convention

24 - 26 August 2018

A convention to admire the techniques of skin incision which reproduce fashinating and timeless decorative motifs, whose roots are founded in the tribal art, enella body-art and in the lifestyle and aesthetics of the '900.


Blues to Bop Festival

30 August - 02 September 2018

To close the summer with a bang, Blues to Bop will liven up the centre of Lugano and Morcote, Switzerland’s most beautiful village, with extraordinary musical performances. The event is free, with original musical proposals half way between traditional and innovative.


Lugano - City of Taste 2018

13 - 23 September 2018

In 2018, Lugano is going to be the Swiss capital of food and wine: a remarkable local festival which will involve all the excellence of the Canton Ticino.


La Corsa della speranza

15 September 2018

The run of hope is an event which is celebrated in several countries in the world in favour of cancer research.


Lugano PasSteggia

16 September 2018

After the great success of past editions, the Lugano PasSteggia food and wine tour returns on the lakefront of Lugano, with many interesting news.


Lugano Bike eMotion

22 - 23 September 2018

A Swiss event, which in its Luganese leg takes place between the city centre and the Arbòstora woods. It’s a challenge between the best bicycle, e-bike and Mountainbike athletes that’s bound to become a thrilling event to watch.


FIT - Festival Internazionale del Teatro e della scena contemporanea

26 September - 07 October 2018


Fair for comics

28 - 30 September 2018

Enjoy three days in the world of “talking balloons”. Imagination, fun and art are the focus of these encounters for collectors and for all those visitors wishing to get to know the fascinating universe of heroes and mythological characters.


Ladies Run Ticino

30 September 2018

The only women’s race in the South of Switzerland … in Lugano!


Autumn Festival

05 - 07 October 2018

A riot of tastes and colours, where the wish to celebrate the beginning of the autumn season in the company of friends in front of a good glass of wine and tasty local gastronomical products is always enticing.


ArteCasa Fair

12 - 21 October 2018

56th edition of the Autumn Fair of Lugano


"Zibelemärit" - The onion market

13 October 2018

A traditional event in Bern arrives in the city with the onion as a protagonist in countless versions. Bernese gastronomic specialties with typical music.


i Viaggiatori

01 - 04 November 2018

Swiss International Holiday Exhibition.
This important event of the Travel Sector gives the great public of travellers the chance to become acquainted with the most magnificent
destinations and resorts on the five continents, international tour operators and different kinds of tourist services.


Circo Knie 2018 "Formidable"

15 - 18 November 2018


Natale in Piazza

22 November 2018 - 06 January 2019

Christmas in Lugano starts with the lighting of the tree in Riforma Square. From that moment, the heart of the city becomes a bright village, bestowing opportunities for entertainment, musical performances, a market and surprises until the Epiphany.


CHOC - Salone del cioccolato

23 - 25 November 2018

The only fair in Italian speaking Switzerland dedicated to chocolate, its history, production and processing.
Art Exhibition Area