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Top events 2019

Hodler - Segantini - Giacometti

24 March - 28 July 2019

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CaronAntica - Early Music Festival in Carona

27 April - 03 July 2019

Imagine a charming, almost magical place: the ancient village of Carona in Ticino, Switzerland.

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Gertsch - Gauguin - Munch

12 May - 22 September 2019

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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.

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LongLake Festival

28 June - 04 August 2019

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.

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Estival Jazz

04 - 06 July 2019

A heady cocktail mixing jazz, in all its various flavours, combining blues, pop, soul, rock and world music, for a unique event in Europe.

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Lugano Buskers Festival

17 - 21 July 2019

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.

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Festival Ticino Musica

18 - 31 July 2019

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.

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Morcote Summer Festival

19 July - 17 August 2019

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.

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Agno Open Air Festival

26 July - 03 August 2019

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.

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Feste on the square by the lake

28 July - 03 August 2019

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.

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Swiss National Day and fireworks' show

01 August 2019

On August 1st. the lake becomes the stage of the brightest show of the year.

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International Helvetia U16 Cup

01 - 04 August 2019

A colorful mix of players is very much awaited at this tournament. The soccer stars of tomorrow and the heroes of everyday life will meet in a warm and sporty atmosphere.

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The Traversata of the Lugano Lake

18 August 2019

The Traversata of the Lugano Lake is a popular non competitive swim. It is 2500 mt long, from Caprino to the Lido of Lugano.

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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.

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Ti-Tattoo. Convention

30 August - 01 September 2019

Event at the 21st Edition. 130 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.

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Feast of the courtyards

31 August 2019

Menu with wine tasting and music.

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59ma Sagra della costina di Lamone

31 August - 01 September 2019

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LuganoInScena

01 September 2019 - 31 May 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.

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LuganoMusica

01 September 2019 - 31 May 2020

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

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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.

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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.

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Wopart

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.

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Lugano Bike Emotions

21 - 22 September 2019

A Swiss event, which in its Luganese leg takes place between the city centre and the Arbòstora woods. It’s a challenge between the best bicycle, e-bike and Mountainbike athletes that’s bound to become a thrilling event to watch.

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Mondo al Parco - TraSguardi

21 September 2019

Solidarity, integration and development cooperation at Ciani Park

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FIT - Festival Internazionale del Teatro

27 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.

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Well, come home!

27 September - 06 October 2019

A village turns into a stage

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Ladies Run Ticino

29 September 2019

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

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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.

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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.

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ArteCasa Fair and Lugano Design District

11 - 20 October 2019

57th edition of the Autumn Fair of Lugano

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International Puppets Festival in Lugano

12 October - 03 November 2019

The best of international puppetry.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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-

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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.

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