Top events 2021

Namad the ancient art of felt in Iran and Central Asia

01 March - 03 October 2021

“Namads” are impressive carpets made from felted wool, created by nomadic peoples of central Asia to decorate their interior spaces.


Souvenir du Japon. Postcards from The Ceschin Pilone Collection (1898-1960)

01 March - 05 September 2021

Postcards of geisha, cherry blossoms, views of Mount Fuji and sumo wrestlers are juxtaposed to illustrations, graphic and photographic celebratory images capturing historical events of the early 20th century.


Luigi Pericle. Ad astra

18 April - 05 September 2021

Curated by Carole Haensler in collaboration with Laura Pomari.


Masterworks of modern photography 1900-1940: The Thomas Walther Collection at The Museum of Modern Art, New York

25 April - 01 August 2021

The creative possibilities explored through photography were never richer or more varied than in the years between the two world wars, when photographers tested the medium with unmatched imaginative fervor.


Sentiment and observation Art in Ticino 1850-1950

09 May 2021

The collections of MASI Lugano reflect the very special history of visual art in Ticino.


Hans Georg Berger. Discipline and senses. A retrospective

13 May 2021 - 16 January 2022

The German photographer’s journey touches the roots of spirituality by portraying man’s inner universes with extraordinary composure.


LongLake Festival 2021

01 June - 19 September 2021

The 11th edition of the LongLake Festival will offer 111 days of festival for a host of diverse events, with international and national guests, scattered between Piazza Manzoni, Parco Ciani with its beloved Boschetto, the Agora external space of the LAC, Piazzetta San Carlo and other places in the city thanks to the offerings of museums, beaches and institutions.


Blues to Bop Bonsai

01 June - 19 September 2021

‘Bonsai’ version at LongLake Festival


Ceresio Estate 2021

13 June - 04 September 2021

Let’s see the stars again!



15 June - 12 October 2021

a voice from uncharted waters


Nicolas Party - Rovine

27 June 2021 - 09 January 2022

MASI presents the first large solo exhibition devoted to Nicolas Party, the Swiss artist who in recent years has established himself as one of the leading names on the international art scene.


LAC en plein air

06 July - 10 September 2021

The summer festival LAC en plein air is back.


Festival Ticino Musica

18 - 31 July 2021

The TICINO MUSICA Festival is an international meeting of young musicians attended every year by hundreds of musicians and singers from all over the world – a fusion of mature artistry and nascent talent.


Open wine cellars days

24 - 25 July 2021

Become familiar with the Wine Makers and their secrets, succumb to the passion that they put into producing quality wines, wines with labels that have raised Canton Ticino to land of oenological excellence.


Swiss National Day 2021

01 August 2021

1st August celebrations in Lugano


The Traversata of the Lugano Lake

22 August 2021

The Traversata of the Lugano Lake is a popular non competitive swim. It is 2500 mt long.



28 - 29 August 2021

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.


Gusta & Pedala con Coop

28 August 2021

Sports Arena & AreaViva, with the support of Coop, are happy to present a event planned for the end of summer 2021.
A 10-stage enogastronomic bike ride along the roads and paths of Capriasca to discover the farms and their products.


Ti-Tattoo Convention

03 - 05 September 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.


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.


Ladies Run Ticino

11 September 2021

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


Raiffeisen Walking Lugano

12 September 2021

One of the most important Swiss appointments for walking and Nordic walking fans. Different itineraries (from 6.8 to 13.4 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!



14 September 2021 - 16 June 2022

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


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.


Lema Trail

26 September 2021

The second edition of the Lema Trail, a beautiful uphill race that will take you from the pretty village of Miglieglia in Malcantone to the summit of Monte Lema.


OSI at the LAC

30 September 2021 - 28 April 2022

Following a long period of videostreaming and live radio broadcasts, made possible by our collaboration with the RSI (the OSI’s only means of staying in contact with its public), the 2021/22 season encourages us to again look to the future with great optimism with regard to performances in the concert hall.


Top events 2022

OSI at the Auditorio

13 January - 03 February 2022

The Auditorio Stelio Molo has been an ongoing point of reference for OSI concerts, even after the opening of the LAC. The Play&Conduct initiative, whose concerts to date have already been highly praised, will basically continue in 2022, though with some slight modifications.


Tamaro Vertical

22 May 2022

The second edition of Tamaro Vertical on Sunday 22 May will take you from the Splash & Spa car park in Rivera to the summit, beyond Alpe Foppa, passing through the woods along a challenging path that will satisfy the needs of even the most experienced runners.


Summer Jamboree on the Lake!

09 - 12 June 2022

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