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Top events 2019

Gertsch - Gauguin - Munch

12 May - 22 September 2019


Ceresio Estate

22 June - 14 September 2019

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.


Musica in Vetta

09 August - 22 September 2019

One beats, many peaks. The first music festival that combines all the mountains facing Lugano Lake.


Sublime. Giovanni Segantini: Light and landscape

25 August - 10 November 2019

The exhibition retraces the evolution of landscape painting from the early nineteenth century until today, comparing the majestic “Alpine Triptych” by Giovanni Segantini with about sixty works from the MASI collection, including works by Turner, Boccioni, Giacometti and This Brunner.


Blues to Bop Festival

29 August - 01 September 2019

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.


Ti-Tattoo. Convention

30 August - 01 September 2019

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.


59ma Sagra della costina di Lamone

30 August - 01 September 2019


Feast of the courtyards

31 August 2019

Menu with wine tasting and music.



01 September 2019 - 31 May 2020

A musical season dedicated primarily to classical music but open to other art forms as well.


William Wegman. Being Human

08 September 2019 - 06 January 2020

A selection of one hundred works by the famous American photographer William Wegman featuring his Weimaraner dogs: portrayed for years by the artist, this rather unusual muse play characters, comment on fashion trends and address movements in art history.


Traditional Swiss Games

14 September 2019

Discover the Swiss “Schwingen”, the Hornussen, the throwing of the stone and take a dip in the traditions accompanied by groups of Jodels, singers, the horns of the Alps through a fantastic journey through time.


Lugano PasSteggia

15 September 2019

Lugano PasSteggia, the food and wine tasting event promoted by the city of Lugano, will reach in 2019 its sixth edition, planned for Sunday, September 15th.



19 - 22 September 2019

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.


Fair for comics

20 - 22 September 2019

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.


Mondo al Parco - TraSguardi

21 September 2019

Solidarity, integration and development cooperation at Ciani Park


Lugano Bike Emotions

21 - 22 September 2019

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.



24 September 2019 - 17 June 2020

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.


FIT - Festival Internazionale del Teatro

24 September - 06 October 2019

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.


Well, come home!

27 September - 06 October 2019

A village turns into a stage


Ladies Run Ticino

29 September 2019

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


Hot chestnuts Pro Caslano

29 September 2019

The traditional music will provide a harmonious afternoon accompanied by the mini explosions produced from the cooking of the chestnuts by the skillful hands of the local volunteers cooking them and coupled of course by the copious lambrusco and lemonade. The seasonal tarts and vermicellis will be also extremely delicious.


Autumn Festival

04 - 06 October 2019

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 and Lugano Design District

11 - 20 October 2019

57th edition of the Autumn Fair of Lugano


International Puppets Festival in Lugano

12 October - 03 November 2019

The best of international puppetry.


"Zibelemärit" - The onion market

12 October 2019

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 - 03 November 2019

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.


Panettone World Cup

08 - 10 November 2019

During the event, pastry chefs from all over the world will compete for the title of Rè del panettone.


MelideICE on the lake

23 November 2019 - 05 January 2020

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.


Natale in Piazza

30 November 2019 - 06 January 2020

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.


Music in the dark

30 November 2019

We offer a sensational and absolutely enchanting experience! Listen to music, sounds in total darkness- made in Switzerland-


Open Gallery #18 Xmas Edition

30 November 2019

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