Top events 2017

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.


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.


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.


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.


Morcote Summer Festival

19 July - 12 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.


Le Vie dei Pardi

11 - 15 August 2017

The event is organised by the City Events and Conventions Division, in collaboration with the Locarno Film Festival and the CISA (International Academy of Audio-visual Sciences).


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.


Circo Nock

25 - 27 August 2017

In questa stagione il circo Nock parte per la 157ma. volta per una tournée attraverso tutta la Svizzera.


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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.


Fiera del fumetto

22 - 24 September 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.