In Western imagination, they are nothing but ferocious head-hunters who exhibit macabre trophies. But reality is, as always, different.
MASI hosts a major exhibition dedicated to photographers Harry Shunk and János Kender. The duo documented, mainly in Paris and New York, openings, biennials and artists working in their studios or during public performances, among which Yves Klein, Jean Tinguely, Andy Warhol.
Roberto Polillo is a traveling photographer, always in search of the “spirit of places”.
As a result of recent orders by the federal and cantonal authorities to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the event has been suspended. More information will be communicated soon.
A Collection in Progress 2020
Morocco’s nomadic people have long been known for their fine textile art. .
Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana has the extraordinary opportunity of hosting a selection of masterpieces belonging to one of the most prestigious collection of the world: the Emil Bührle Collection.
A unique music festival, dedicated to repertoire of the Middle Ages,
the Renaissance, the Baroque and Classic performed on period
instruments with unique, fascinating sounds.
Poetry festivals and cultural workshop.
Good music and fine food: these are the two most appreciated characteristics of Breganzona Estate. A unique festival that since 23 years brings joy and amusement to the people.
The biggest Rock'n'Roll event in Ticino.
Scenic Trail is a trail running competition that involves an area of 195 square miles, touching 10 municipalities: Alto Malcantone, Arbedo-Castione, Bedano, Bellinzona, Capriasca, Isone, Lugano, Mezzovico-Vira, Monte Ceneri and Torricella Taverne
From 17 to 21 June, the eighth edition of the Malcantone festival
LuganoInScena offers a programme which runs the gamut from prose theatre to contemporary theatre, from national and international dance spectacles to musical programme and successful musical.
Tisana, the historical Wellness Fair, every year brings in action in Lugano values and divulgation of body’s wellness, mind and spirit. Primexpo is the most important Swiss event dedicated to the outdoor world at 360 degrees.
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.
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 during Lugano Busker Festival, concerts, perfomances and family events.
International UCI road cycling race for élite professionals.
The booming sound of the most famous two wheels in the world is back again and the city turns into a motor-bike dedicated village. Don’t miss the concerts, the stalls with the sector’s latest novelties and the parade of more than one thousand bikers out to discover the Regione del Luganese.
A heady cocktail mixing jazz, in all its various flavours, combining blues, pop, soul, rock and world music, for a unique event in Europe.
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.
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.
Such a splendid frame surrounding the festivities of our National day can only be boasted by Caslano as it is also brightened by the moon that reflects itself on the Ceresio. This idyllic setting provides an ideal background to taste the grilled meat and listen to the bands that entice all generations to dance the traditional “liscio” to rock and disco music.
Lakeside concerts, stalls, sports competitions and exhibitions, numerous bars and grills, fireworks and much more make the Agno Open Air Festival one of the most popular outdoor events in Ticino. All this at the Municipal Park "Al Lago" in Agno.
On August 1st. the lake becomes the stage of the brightest show of the year.
Diving acrobatic show, free of charge event and for all the ages. Some of the best world athletes will dive perform from a 22m high platform Rivetta Belvedere (in front of LAC). In the beatiful setting of the Lake Lugano and with a very high rate adrenaline and spectacularity
Discover the unmissable films offered by Open Air Cinema Lugano.
The Traversata of the Lugano Lake is a popular non competitive swim. It is 2500 mt long, from Caprino to the Lido of Lugano.
Blues To Bop Festival is always the event of the end of the summer to tease fans of blues, jazz and gospel, with original offerings, in a crossroad of genres between tradition and new tendences.
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.
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.
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.
Menu with wine tasting and music.
Every year the event aims to promote the most beautiful but less known areas of the city, as well as to offer several gastronomic products of the region, presented by local companies and artisans.
S.Pellegrino Sapori Ticino is one of the longest-running and most prestigious food and wine festivals in Europe.
The only women’s race in the South of Switzerland … in Lugano!
One of the most important Swiss appointments for walking and Nordic walking fans. Different itineraries (from 6.8 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).
The first edition of the Lema Trail, a beautiful trail race from the pretty village of Miglieglia in the Malcantone to the summit of Monte Lema.
A 3 days immersion in the world of Tex and Mickey Mouse. A mix of entertainment, art and fantasy will animate the Comic Convention. Open to collectors, family and everyone interested in discovering this fascinating world.
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.
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.
Among the great European festivals, the FIT Festival Internazionale del Teatro e della scena contemporanea welcomes the big names of the international scene, with a particular attention to the contemporary one.
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.
58th edition of the Autumn Fair of Lugano
A traditional event in Bern arrives in the city with the onion as a protagonist in countless versions. Bernese gastronomic specialties with typical music.
The best of international puppetry.
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.
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.
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.
Blind doormen will guide the listeners into the concert hall to their seat. In this scenario all participants won't be able to see each other, with any sense of orientation and they also won’t see the musicians. When the concert begins, the listeners can recognize some of the instruments, while other will be discovered only by time to time.
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 in September.
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.
Twice a year, the Open Gallery initiative sees the city of Lugano’s galleries, art spaces and museums open their doors free of charge.
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.
Spectacular programme with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana for the New Year's Eve Concert at the LAC Lugano
The music and culture of 40s and 50s America. International festival.