Top events 2020

Flowers on the roadside. Carpets and textiles from Morocco. The Korolnik Collection.

11 May 2020 - 10 January 2021

Morocco’s nomadic people have long been known for their fine textile art. .



17 July 2020 - 21 February 2021

Five centuries of Japanese paintings, the Perino Collection.


Vincenzo Vicari Photographer

29 August 2020 - 10 January 2021

Ticino in the tide of change


Hans Josephsohn

19 September 2020 - 21 February 2021

The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Kesselhaus Josephsohn in St Gallen, pays tribute to Hans Josephsohn, one of the foremost sculptors of the second half of the 20th century, on occasion of the centenary of his birth.


Raclette Season

16 October - 31 December 2020

A selection of music curated by FOCE.


International Puppets Festival in Lugano

17 October - 08 November 2020

The best of international puppetry.


Fiera ArteCasa

28 October - 01 November 2020

58th edition of the Autumn Fair of Lugano


OSI concerts at LAC

29 - 30 October 2020

Mozart for the child prodigy Alexandra Dovgan
Thursday 29.10.2020 - 8:30 p.m.
Friday 30.10.2020 - 8:30 pm


i Viaggiatori

30 October - 01 November 2020

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.


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CANCELLED: Circus Knie

19 - 22 November 2020

After the spectacular programme for the 100-year anniversary, the Knie family has once again come up with something quite innovative for next year's tour.


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CANCELLED: MelideICE on the lake

21 November 2020 - 06 January 2021

Melide’s Christmas village is back, with its 510-square-foot ice rink, the igloo bar, the heated tent and the Lounge Bar & Restaurant Baja.



27 - 29 November 2020

WOPART is an international exhibition dedicated to Works on paper from all ages, such as old-masters, modern and contermporary art which takes place in Lugano.


Christmas in Lugano

01 December 2020 - 06 January 2021

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.


Open Gallery #20 Xmas Edition

05 December 2020

Twice a year, the Open Gallery initiative sees the city of Lugano’s galleries, art spaces and museums open their doors free of charge.


Music in the dark

13 December 2020

Blind doormen will guide the listeners into the concert hall to their seat.


Piazza La Fondue

13 December 2020

After the great success of the previous editions, Piazza La Fondue is back: an opportunity for interaction in the beautiful Piazza Luini, near LAC Lugano, where it will be possible to enjoy a delicious cheese fondue in the cosy atmosphere of a warm pavilion.


New Year’s Eve Concert

31 December 2020

Spectacular programme with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana for the New Year's Eve Concert at the LAC Lugano


Top events 2021

Ti-Tattoo Convention

12 - 14 February 2021

Event at the 21st Edition. 140 between the best tattoo artists in the world will show their artistic abilities and the new techniques of the body art to the public of Ticino and outside the country.


Festival LuganoTango

02 - 06 June 2021

The 17th edition of the Festival has again obtained, as a prestigious recognition, the patronage of the Argentine Republic, through its Ambassador in Bern, and the sponsorship of the City of Lugano.


Summer Jamboree on the Lake!

03 - 06 June 2021

The music and culture of 40s and 50s America. International festival.


Lugano PasSteggia

05 September 2021

Lugano PasSteggia, the food and wine tasting event promoted by the city of Lugano, will reach in 2021 its eighth edition, planned for Sunday, September 5th.


Urban Short Race

25 - 26 September 2021

During the Urban short track competition of the PROFFIX Swiss Bike Cup, the best mountain bike cyclists of the Juniori, U23 and Elite categories will compete in the center of Lugano.


Lugano Bike Emotions

25 - 26 September 2021

DATES NOT YET CONFIRMED. A Swiss event, which in its Luganese leg takes place in the city centre. It’s a challenge between the best bicycle, e-bike and Mountainbike athletes that’s bound to become a thrilling event to watch.