Top events 2021

Da Vinci Experience

01 March - 30 May 2021

Da Vinci Experience, the new interactive multimedia exhibition conceived to tell the story of Leonardo's genius. Da Vinci Experience is a complete exhibition that exalts his genius and recounts his engineering, anatomical and artistic insights.


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.


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.


Luigi Pericle ad astra

18 April - 05 September 2021

MASI presents the first retrospective in Switzerland devoted to the enigmatic artist Luigi Pericle (1916-2001), whose recently rediscovered works are the focus of an important project by the Archivio Luigi Pericle aimed at their conservation, study and promotion.


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

25 April - 01 August 2021

This exhibition is dedicated to Thomas Walther’s extraordinary photograph collection, acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.


Dancing party 2021

05 - 09 May 2021

Let's Move On! Shouts the slogan of the 16th Festa danzante, yes let's move on, together, let's welcome with confidence the breath and the rhythm of time, letting ourselves be surprised - near or far - by a dance step!


Sentiment and observation Art in Ticino 1850-1950

09 May - 31 December 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.


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CANCELLED: Capriasca Challenge

23 May 2021

The Velo Club Capriasca is once again organizing the MTB-XCO race for 2021, which will take place in the magnificent woods of Redde. Ticino U17 and U19 Championships.


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.


Tamaro Vertical

20 June 2021

The first edition of Tamaro Vertical on Sunday 20 June 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.


Nicolas Party

27 June 2021 - 09 January 2022

The exhibition at MASI dedicated to Nicolas Party presents a selection of pastel paintings and sculptures, created between 2013 and today and will be presented in an environment transformed by the artist through large site-specific mural paintings.



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.


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!


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.


Top events 2022

Summer Jamboree on the Lake!

09 - 12 June 2022

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