More openings to come ahead of summer but groups of 6+ still banned

More openings to come ahead of summer but groups of 6+ still banned

April 30, 2020, 10:15 a.m.
Other openings from May will be primary and secondary schools, some sports will be allowed and public transport will ...
Paléo, Blue Balls, and Sion Sous Les Étoiles all cancelled

Paléo, Blue Balls, and Sion Sous Les Étoiles all cancelled

April 17, 2020, 9:41 a.m.
Summer festivals in Switzerland are now being cancelled as a result of coronavirus.   
Summer festivals worried Covid-19 events ban may continue

Summer festivals worried Covid-19 events ban may continue

March 4, 2020, 9:58 a.m.
It’s the time of the year when the summer’s open-air festivals begin to release their lineups.
Geneva Human Rights film festival cancelled

Geneva Human Rights film festival cancelled

March 3, 2020, 10:14 a.m.
The Geneva International Human Rights Film Festival has been cancelled.
Basel-Fasnacht cancelled

Basel-Fasnacht cancelled

March 2, 2020, 9:39 a.m.
The world-famous Basel-Fasnacht has been cancelled – but there are hopes it can be rescheduled.
Fasnacht celebrations begin

Fasnacht celebrations begin

Feb. 20, 2020, 8:58 a.m.
Fasnacht season is now underway - and one of the biggest kicked off today at 5am. 
Antigel festival celebrates best year yet

Antigel festival celebrates best year yet

Feb. 17, 2020, 9:55 a.m.
Geneva’s Antigel festival is celebrating its best year yet. 
Zurich Film Festival a success with record number of visitors

Zurich Film Festival a success with record number of visitors

Oct. 7, 2019, 9:26 a.m.
The Zurich Film Festival has closed after a record 117,000 visitors.
Fêtes des Vignerons props sale raises CHF 250,000

Fêtes des Vignerons props sale raises CHF 250,000

Sept. 30, 2019, 9:15 a.m.
A sale of the props used during the Fêtes des Vignerons in Vevey has raised a quarter of a million francs.
Fête des Vignerons expected to make CHF 16m loss

Fête des Vignerons expected to make CHF 16m loss

Sept. 17, 2019, 9:21 a.m.
The massive Fête des Vignerons – the winegrowers festival – held every 20 years or so is set to mak...
5,000 parade through Vevey for Fêtes des Vignerons

5,000 parade through Vevey for Fêtes des Vignerons

July 19, 2019, 10:08 a.m.
The spectacular Fêtes des Vignerons kicked off last night with a procession of over 5,000 people through the st...
Bakery near festival must close overnight

Bakery near festival must close overnight

July 18, 2019, 9:28 a.m.
Festival goers in Bern will have to go hungry overnight. 
Patrol Swiss lead pilot escapes disciplinary action

Patrol Swiss lead pilot escapes disciplinary action

July 15, 2019, 9:36 a.m.
The lead pilot of the aerobatic team the Patrol Swiss, will not face any disciplinary action after the team performed...
Farmer unable to plough as cars left parked on field

Farmer unable to plough as cars left parked on field

June 12, 2019, 9:29 a.m.
In farmer in canton Aargau says he won’t be so tolerant of parked cars on his field next year.
Cuts continue for Fêtes de Genève

Cuts continue for Fêtes de Genève

April 25, 2019, 9:46 a.m.
This year’s Geneva summer firework display will go ahead on August 10th – but the Fêtes de Gen...
Successful weekend of Escalade festivities despite rain

Successful weekend of Escalade festivities despite rain

Dec. 3, 2018, 9:22 a.m.
Constant drizzle and the cold didn’t put off 40,000 runners in Geneva for the Escalade races. 
Zurich Film Festival has best year yet

Zurich Film Festival has best year yet

Oct. 8, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
The Zurich Film Festival has closed and organisers say it was the best in its 14-year history.
Alpine horn festival in Valais declared a great success

Alpine horn festival in Valais declared a great success

July 23, 2018, 9:10 a.m.
The Nendaz Horn festival has grown into a popular event for Swiss nationals and international horn enthusiasts. 
World Cup sees numbers drop at Lausanne’s Festival de la Cité

World Cup sees numbers drop at Lausanne’s Festival de la Cité

July 16, 2018, 8:50 a.m.
Fewer people visited Lausanne’s annual street festival, the Festival de la Cité, this year compared to l...
David Cronenberg to head Neuchatel film festival jury

David Cronenberg to head Neuchatel film festival jury

June 22, 2018, 6:35 a.m.
Top American film director David Cronenberg will be heading the jury at this year’s Neuchâtel Internation...
Giants take over Geneva

Giants take over Geneva

Sept. 29, 2017, 5:32 a.m.
Geneva will be visited by giants over the next few days – and the police are warning it will be a massive event...
High security costs put Zurich Street Parade in the red

High security costs put Zurich Street Parade in the red

Aug. 4, 2017, 6:39 a.m.
The cost of installing extra security measures to guard against possible terror attacks left Zurich Street Parade org...
Winterthur Africa music festival a success - finally

Winterthur Africa music festival a success - finally

June 7, 2017, 6:50 a.m.
An African music festival in Winterthur is being hailed as a success as more than 50,000 people turned up to see acts...
Geneva festival budget slashed for 2017

Geneva festival budget slashed for 2017

Feb. 28, 2017, 6:48 a.m.
The budget of this year’s Geneva Lake Festival is to be slashed. Last year the event lost CHF 3.5m and the man ...
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