Exciting events in Zurich make the city always worth a visit
Experience a colourful Zurich when the whole city celebrates the biggest spring festival Sechseläuten. Or let yourself be enchanted by the cultural programme of the Zürcher Festspiele (Zurich Festival). The city on the beautiful Lake Zurich has a lot to offer. More than 50 museums, 100 galleries, the most vibrant night life in Switzerland and numerous events in Zurich are waiting to be discovered. Start planning a perfect weekend in Zurich! The Sheraton Hotel Zurich Neues Schloss is an excellent starting point to discover the pulsating city and the diverse events in Zurich.
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09.01.-10.01.2013 | Theater 11: Ich war noch niemals in New York
The musical ICH WAR NOCH NIEMALS IN NEW YORK with Songs of famous Udo Jürgens will be played in Zurich this year. The maritime stage performance with colorful costumes, impressive dance scenes, a brilliant live orchestra and a unique backdrop has been attended by over 2 millions of people worldwide and is one of the most famous German musicals.
28.09.2012-27.01.2013 |Paul Gauguin. Das graphic work
The exhibition will present almost the entirety of Gauguin's graphic work, with some 60 plates of supreme quality and the utmost rarity.
25.01.-27.01.2013 | Mercedes-CSI - International Horse Show
The Mercedes-CSI event showcases horse sport of the finest and as appealing as nowhere else. Over the course of three days, equestrianism at the very highest level will be on offer at the Hallenstadion stadium.
31.01.-03.02.2013 | Art on Ice Zurich, Ice Gala
The worlds' best figure skaters will delight the audiences with spectacular pirouettes, enchanting music and an unique light show.
15.02.-17.02.2013 | ZüriCarneval, Zurich carnival with a spectacular street show
Various highlights are guaranteed to create a carnival ambience at the ZüriCarneval, when traditional folklore events, carnival concerts, a jazz matinee and steel band performances take place.
27.02.2013 | ABBA THE SHOW
ABBA THE SHOW klingt nicht nur wie ABBA, sondern sieht auch so aus“, schwärmt ABBA THE SHOW – Saxophonist Ulf Andersson, der ABBA selbst auf vielen Touren begleitet hat und auf fast allen ABBA-Alben zu hören ist.
13.03.-17.3.2013 | Giardina 2013 –Life in the Garden
The Swiss fair for gardening & lifestyle shows the latest trends for the new spring season. Visitors will look forward to the variety of flowers, plants and herbs as well as for the unique garden landscape created.
14.03. - 18.03.2012 | GiardinaZÜRICH
The Swiss garden and lifestyle fair sets the trends for the new season. An unique garden landscape as well as an abundance of flowers, plants and herbs await you. Garden and landscape architects will be glad to advise you.
21.03.-24.03.2013 | Expovina Primavera – Spring wine fair
Wines from all of the world's wine regions can be tasted at around 90 stands, under the expert guidance of renowned wine merchants. The generous layout offers visitors sufficient room to orient themselves at the stands.
02.04.-14.04.2013 | Rock the Ballet
Since 2009 the musical “Rock the Ballet” attracts its visitors in Zurich and the show is sold out almost everywhere around the world. The dancing crew literally turns the stage upside down. The New York crew will be on stage in Zurich once again with their new show and will delight its audience.
06.04.-07.04.2013 | Zurich Marathon
42.195 km along Zürich’s lakefront. Spectators and athletes can expect numerous festivities in the lakeside towns, as well as a large marquee and a children's paradise in the Landiwiese meadow.
14.04.-15.04.2013 | Sechseläuten, Zurich Spring Festival
Every year, the guilds of Zürich and the general public celebrate their traditional spring festival: the Sechseläuten. The celebrations start on Sunday with a colourful children's procession. This is followed by the main festival on Monday: People in historical guild costumes, 500 horses, 30 marching bands, together with 50 carriages and coaches, parade through the city centre to Sechseläuten-Platz on Lake Zürich. There, at 6 p.m. a pile of wood, on which the 'Böögg' – a symbolic snowman – sits enthroned, is set on fire. The quicker his head catches fire and explodes, the finer the summer should be.
25.04.-02.05.2013 | Baselworld
The fair and networking platform for the watch, jewellery and gemstones business. Experience world's top brands presented in a sophisticated atmosphere.
02.05.-02.06.2013 | Circus Knie
You can expect the well-established mixture combining acrobatic performances, animal shows and clownery as well as comedy.
15.05. - 20.05.2013 | Afro-Pfingsten Winterthur
The Festival is well-known far beyond the borders of the country and has become an indispensable part of the culture life of Winterthur. The aim of Afro-Pfingsten is to give its visitors an understanding of the African continent, of its inhabitants and cultures and to promote integration and mutual understanding. The offer comprises a culture festival, market, film projections and workshops. It will make the heart of any Africa enthusiast beat faster.
17.05.-20.05.2013 | Coop Beachtour RailCity Zurich
Also this year the Coop Beach Tour will take place on public places with high frequency. The Swiss professionals in beach volleyball will provide exciting moments for their audience.
18.05.2013 | Vierwaldstättersee - Ship Parade
Participate in the celebration of two ship's anniversaries on the Vierwaldtsättersee. The steam ship Gallia will be 100 years old and the motorised ship Winkelried sails since 50 years over the Vierwaldstättersee. The big ship parade this year will celebrate these jubilees adequately. Go on board and enjoy the culinary delights the on-board catering is offering as well as many surprises.
25.05. - 26.05.2013 | Museum Line 21
Every last weekend of the month, the oldest tramways of Zurich are operated once again. On museum line 21 runs the "museum's fleet", which has been especially established on the network of Zurich's public transportation services. This is the sole tramline of Zurich which crosses the "Bahnhofstrasse" and the "Limmatquai". The drivers wear original uniforms and cause always bright eyes and astonished faces.
01.06.-09.06.2013 | Zurich Pride Festival
The Festival includes an opening and closing party, 2 days Festival area with bars, food and big stage shows, parties, LGBT themed conventions, cultural and cinematic shows as well as a politically motivated party parade throughout the city center.
05.-07.07.2013 | Züri Fäscht, Town Festival with fireworks
Hundreds of thousands of visitors gather for the greatest carnival in Switzerland. The Züri Fäscht provides fun and entertainment for all generations and tastes, both around the lake and throughout the inner city, on land, on water and in the air.
16.07.2013 | Schifferstechen of Zurich’s guilds
Once a year, battle-tested punters represent Zürich’s guilds in a pleasurable and sporting punting contest. They try to push each other off their Weidlinge (small craft originally made of wood).
28.07.2013 | Ironman Zurich Switzerland, powered by ewz
Athletes from a total of about 49 nations will be in the starting line-up, including elite national and international figures. A fairground right on Lake Zürich with various attractions offers a diverse range of sport and entertainment.
01.08.2013 | Swiss National Day Celebrations
On 1st August the Swiss nation is celebrating their Swiss National Day. Celebrations start at 10.30 a.m. at Werdmuehleplatz with a procession that leads via Bahnofstrasse to Buerkliplatz. After the procession the public festival starts with colorful Swiss customs and folklore.
10.08.2013 | Street Parade
Dance through the city of Zurich during the largest House and Electro party of the world, which takes places in Zurich for more than 20 years now and which attracts hundreds of thousand music and dance lovers to join the party at Lake Zurich with all the love mobiles and live performances of international top DJs.
15.08.-19.08.2013 | Caliente! Festival Tropical & Mercado Mundial
Tropical atmosphere, hot South American rhythms and a unique combination of live concerts, dance shows and markets draw more than 100,000 visitors to every year. This is the largest festival for Latin American culture in the German-speaking countries.
15.08.-01.09.2013 | Zurich Theater Spectacle
The Zürcher Theater Spektakel has been continuously developing as one of the most important European festivals for contemporary performing arts. Street artists come here from all over the world to participate in this international festival.
30.08.-01.09.2013 | Niederdorf Old Town Festival
The multi-cultural "village festival" in downtown Zurich offers live bands, artistic performances, culinary specialties, and much, much more. The Stadtmusik Zürich (music of the city of Zurich) band will open the “Dörfli-Fäscht” with an open-air concert.
21.09.-22.09.2013 | freestyle.ch – Trend Sports Festival
Each year in autumn Europe’s biggest freestyle sporting event opens its doors to all sport enthusiasts. Discover the latest sport trends and watch the best freestyle sportsmen doing their tricks on snowboards, FMX bikes, skateboards or freestyle skies.
11.10.-09.11.2013 | Züri-Wiesn – the Oktoberfest in Zurich
Raise your beer mug, nibble on pretzels and feast on Weisswurst sausages. The beer tent, beer garden and Lunapark invite you to sway, sing and celebrate during an 18-day celebration.
31.10.-14.11.2013 | Expovina – Zurich Wine Fair
On board 12 boats anchored near Bürkliplatz, visitors to the biggest public wine tasting fair can choose between 4,000 wines from 22 countries and 5 continents.
15.12.2013 | Zurich New Year’s Eve Run
Organizers are once again expecting some 16,000 runners for this year's'tradition-steeped race through Zürich. The New Year's Eve Run provides a unique opportunity to run through the brightly decorated car-free Old Town.
31.12.2013 | New Year's Magic with firework display
As every year on New Year’s Eve, the famous New Year’s Eve fireworks will be displayed to the enchanted spectators at Lake Zurich and are an attraction to more than 200,000 visitors from Switzerland and abroad.