Top events 2021

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.


Una montagna d'arte 2021 / 2022

01 June 2021 - 06 November 2022

Una montagna d’arte», initiative of Monte Tamaro SA and the Fondazione Egidio e Mariangela Cattaneo presents, in collaboration with Lugano Region.


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.


Albert Oehlen – “big paintings by me with small paintings by others”

05 September 2021 - 20 February 2022

Artists’ own collections are often among the most interesting.



14 September 2021 - 16 June 2022

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


UP21 - Unpublished Photo

23 September 2021 - 27 February 2022

UP21 is set up in the Spazio Maraini at Villa Malpensata and presents twenty-four works by four young talents in international photography.


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.


Antonio Ciseri

03 October 2021 - 13 February 2022

The year 2021 will mark the bicentenary of the birth of the portraitist and religious painter Antonio Ciseri (1821–91).


Sur Papier. Sivan Eldar, Mingjun Luo, Francine Mury, Jiang Zuqing

28 October 2021 - 20 March 2022

As a material, a field of experience and an age-old medium of transmission, paper represents the meeting point towards which the research of the four artists from Switzerland, China and Israel converge.


Grigorij Sokolov

29 November 2021

Grigorij Sokolov is reputed to be a mysterious "Salinger of the piano" who never wishes to appear.


Natale in Piazza 2021 – 2022

01 December 2021 - 06 January 2022

Starting from December 1, Lugano will light up to brighten up its citizens' festivities. The city will welcome the most beloved holiday for families in a magical atmosphere, with lights, decorations and moments of entertainment.


Wines in the Villa

04 - 05 December 2021

Wines for Christmas!


MelideICE on the lake

04 December 2021 - 16 January 2022

MelideICE is back, an event which offers carefree moments for young and old alike, with its much-appreciated Christmas village in the picturesque setting of Melide's municipal Lido.


Piazza La Fondue 2021

12 December 2021

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.


Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

12 December 2021

Ton Koopman, director
Ilse Eerens, soprano
Clint van der Linde, countertenor
Tilman Lichdi, tenor
Jesse Blumberg, bass


Real Bodies

16 December 2021 - 20 January 2022

Discover the human body!


The OSI Christmas Concert

18 - 19 December 2021

The Orchestra della Svizzera italiana's Christmas Concert replaces Saturday 18 December with The Nutcracker by the A.Y. Vaganova Russian Ballet Academy.


event cancelled

CANCELLED: The Nutcracker

18 - 19 December 2021

A.Y. Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet
Saturday 18 December, 4.00 p.m. and 8.30 p.m.
Sunday 19 December, 4.00 p.m. and 8.30 p.m.


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.



28 - 30 January 2022

28.01.2022 - Jack Quartet
29.01.2022 - Cuarteto Casals
30.01.2022 - Quartetto Carmina


Lema Trail

24 April 2022

The third 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.


Helvetia 2022 World Stamp Exhibition

18 - 22 May 2022

After almost 50 years, the time has finally come again: next year, Switzerland will host HELVETIA 2022, a world philately exhibition, from 18 to 22 May. The splendid city of Lugano, which is also very popular abroad, will host the event.


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.


Lugano Bike Emotions 2022

26 - 29 May 2022

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.


Summer Jamboree on the Lake!

09 - 12 June 2022

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