Top events 2018

Noi e il MASI. Donazione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati

22 April - 29 July 2018


Il samurai. Da guerriero a icona.

04 May - 26 August 2018


Balthasar Burkhard

10 June - 30 September 2018

Exhibition in collaboration with Folkwang Museum in Essen, Fotomuseum and Fotostiftung Schweiz in Winterthur


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

A wide ranging programme, almost completely free of charge that really suits all tastes. For a month of great outdoor entertainment enjoy the street artists, concerts, perfomances and family events.


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.


Night cruise with music on board

19 July 2018


Lugano Cliff Diving

20 - 22 July 2018


Street Food Melide

27 - 28 July 2018


Swiss National Day and fireworks' show

01 August 2018


Blues Night - Sessa

10 August 2018

The village will magically turn into the house of blues and invites you to dance into the night.


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, 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 (30.08-01.09) and Morcote (02.09), Switzerland’s most beautiful village, with extraordinary musical performances. The event is free, with original musical proposals half way between traditional and innovative.



03 September 2018 - 31 May 2019



03 September 2018 - 20 June 2019


The Barber of Seville

03 - 09 September 2018

Gioachino Rossini


Combs and ornamental hair accessories. Fashion and costume from 16th to 20 th Century. The Antonini Collection.

08 September - 25 November 2018


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.


René Magritte. La ligne de vie.

16 September 2018 - 06 January 2019

Like no other artist René Magritte was able to highlight the disquieting side of everyday objects.


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

21 - 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