Top events 2017


22 September 2016 - 09 June 2017

Review of 35 concerts at LAC with orchestras and soloists of world renown.


Meret Oppenheim and the artists among her friends

12 February - 28 May 2017

Meret Oppenheim created some of the most well-known artworks of the last century and her beauty and extraordinary personality made of her a reference point in the Surrealism and beyond.


Craigie Horsfield. Of the Deep Present

12 March - 02 July 2017

Of the Deep Present is a major monographic exhibition dedicated to the work of Craigie Horsfield, a British artist who, since the 1980s, has conducted outstanding research into the nature of the photographic image itself.


Boetti - Salvo. Vivere lavorando giocando

09 April - 27 August 2017

The exhibition concerns the dialogue between two of the most original figures on Italy’s artistic scene in the second half of the 20th century, Alighiero Boetti and Salvo, in the 1970s, a time when their relationship was extremely close, surrounded by an atmosphere of renewal. At the same time it highlights the later developments of their research, which they carried out independently from one another.


S. Pellegrino Sapori Ticino

23 April - 11 June 2017

This festival, devoted to the what is best in the Ticinese gourmet scenario, is composed of several unforgettable evenings, during which
the Top Chefs of the region encounter international starred chefs
in the most prestigious and luxury locations of Ticino.


60th anniversary of Parco san Grato

06 May - 21 October 2017

The botanical park showcasing the region’s largest and most precious collection of azaleas, rhododendrons and conifers celebrates its 60th anniversary. The year 1957 and the industrialist Luigi Giussani, who founded this paradise, will be commemorated with many events.


Incontro svizzero dei Teatri

24 - 28 May 2017

The city of Lugano, together with Bellinzona and Chiasso, is the seat of the 4° Swiss Encounter of Theaters, a national event organised in partnership with the Federal and Cultural Office which, in this occasion, distributes the Swiss Theatrical Awards.


6° Festival Svizzero di cori giovanili e di bambini

25 - 28 May 2017

A weekend devoted to the voices of Swiss youths and children that will allow the best choirs to fully express themselves, to draw inspiration from each other, offering the public a rich musical experience and a unique performance.


Cantine Aperte

27 - 28 May 2017

This event permits the public at large to get to know wine producers,
their secrets and their passion for the production of quality wines and to indulge in a bit of wine tasting of the brands that elevate the Canton of Ticino to a land of wine-making excellence.


Poestate 2017

01 - 03 June 2017

Poetry festivals and cultural workshop.


Areavivaoutdoorfestival (AVOF)

02 - 08 June 2017

3rd edition - The event promoted by the Municipality of Capriasca entirely dedicated to the outdoor world.


South Side Rumble 2017

08 - 11 June 2017

The biggest Rock'n'Roll event in Ticino, live bands, entertainment, bis custom cars meeting, grill, tiki-bar, store&merchandising...


Scenic Trail

09 - 11 June 2017

This panoramic race with its breathtaking scenarios on Lugano’s mountain tops, starts at Tesserete and leads to Mount Brè. The race is scheduled only once a year but remains a magnificent excursion 365 days a year.


Omaggio a Martha Argerich

12 June 2017

After more than 15 years of collaboration and one year since the last edition of the Martha Argerich Project, the OSI brings back to Lugano the great pianist Argentine for a concert in her tribute that is eager to anticipate.


La Bacchica

14 - 18 June 2017

Bacchica will bloom again this coming spring. In 2017, from Wednesday June 14th to Sunday June 18th, the City of Lugano is once again organising this festival of wine and popular tradition in Lugano’s centre and along its lakeshore.


Caslano Blues Nights

14 - 18 June 2017

The first musical evenings will open in the historical centre of Caslano
and then continue on the main stage of Piazza Lago. The village will magically turn into the house of blues to dance into the small hours of the night.


LongLake Festival

28 June - 01 August 2017

10 Festivals in one! 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, concerts, performances and family events.


Swiss Harley Days European H.O.G. Rally 2017

29 June - 02 July 2017

The booming sound of the most famous two wheels in the world is back again and the city turns into a motor-bike dedicated village. Don’t miss the concerts, the stalls with the sector’s latest novelties and the parade of more than one thousand bikers out to discover the Regione del Luganese.


Ceresio Estate

29 June - 22 September 2017

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. One can expect a season featuring performances of particular artistic intensity.


Estival Jazz

06 - 08 July 2017

Many international Jazz and “World Music” musicians will be on stage in Piazza della Riforma for numerous free concerts. In recent years, Miles Davis, Ray Charles and Noa have enchanted the Estival public and even the 2017 programme includes some very prestigious names.


LongLake Buskers Festival

12 - 16 July 2017

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.


Morcote Summer Festival

19 July - 18 August 2017

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.


Festa nazionale con grande spettacolo pirotecnico

01 August 2017

On August 1st, the lake becomes the stage of the brightest show of the year. To commemorate the birth of the Confederation the most splendid fireworks are shot. Show subject to weather conditions.


Blues Nights Sessa

12 August 2017

The village will magically turn into the house of blues to dance into the small hours of the night.


Blues To Bop Festival

24 - 27 August 2017

To close the summer with a bang, Blues to Bop will liven up the centre of Lugano and Morcote, Switzerland’s most beautiful village, with extraordinary musical performances. The event is free, with original musical proposals half way between traditional and innovative.


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XCAT Gran Premio di Lugano

01 - 03 September 2017

Lugano is the only European leg of the motor boat XCAT World Series Grand Prix. A fleet of catamarans driven by international pilots are up for a challenge on the splendid waters of Lake Lugano at a speed of about 200 kilometers per hour.


Lugano Bike Emotions

22 - 24 September 2017

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.


FIT - Festival Internazionale del Teatro e della scena contemporanea

29 September - 08 October 2017

This event turns its attention to the contemporary scene and offers possibility of expression both to new creations and to young artists of the international scene. Numerous are the appointments, also including training and workshops.


Festa d'Autunno

29 September - 01 October 2017

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.


Fiera del fumetto

06 - 08 October 2017

Enjoy three days in the world of “talking balloons”. Imagination, fun and art are the focus of these encounters for collectors and for all those visitors wishing to get to know the fascinating universe of heroes and mythological characters.


i Viaggiatori

27 - 29 October 2017

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.


CHOC - Fiera Internazionale del cioccolato

04 - 06 November 2017

CHOC is the only Italian Swiss trade fair completely dedicated to chocolate and its history, production and processing.


Natale in Piazza

24 November 2017 - 07 January 2018

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.