From openair concerts and festivals to Christmas markets and sports events - Zurich has a lot to offer throughout the year.
Weltklasse Zürich is an annual, invitation-only, world-class track and field meeting at the Letzigrund stadium in Zürich.
On invitation only
The open air cinema is a highlight for your movie nights during the summer time. Enjoy the best movies and popcorn at the Allianz Cinema on the shores of Lake Zurich.
Great location on the shores of the lake
The Street Parade is one of the most attended and colourful technoparades in Europe and delivers a huge selection of the best electronic tunes. Around 30 decorated trucks with DJs and music will enthuse hundreds of thousands of visitors.
One of the most attended technoparades in Europe
Great location at the lakeside
Top renowned musicians, bands and newcomers will present the best of indie-, electro- and rock music each year in August.
Open Air concerts
Zurich Film Festival
The Zurich Film Festival presents its audience about 70 productions of promising new and well-known filmmakers from around the globe and offers an inside look into their work. The event has developed to an unique networking platform for members of the film industry.
Around 70 film premieres
The city of Zurich invites you to several original Christmas Markets such as the Christkindlimarket at the main train station or the romantic Christmas market in the old Town districts. Stroll across the market stalls, drink a mug of muld wine and enjoy the enchanting atmosphere with its Christmas decorations and lights.
Zürcher Theater Spektakel
The “Zürcher Theater Spektakel” ranks among the most important European festivals for the contemporary performing arts. It takes place directly on the shores of Lake Zurich, most notably on a covered lakeside open-air stage and in a shipyard. Onsite restaurants and bars attract cultural aficionados and night owls from far beyond the borders of Zurich.
Festival for the contemporary performing arts
Great location at Lake Zurich
Concerts at Tonhalle Zurich
The Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, one of Switzerland's leading orchestras, offers numerous concerts according to the motto: “Music is a gift”. Music reflects life lived to the full, in all its moods: at once focused and exuberant, soft and tumultuous, sweet and compelling – its pure emotion will win you over.
Throughout the whole year
Zurich's Long Night of Museums
On the first Saturday of September, a wide selection of Zurich's museums open their doors at 7 pm and remain open until 2.00 am. The varied programme provides a unique journey through a variety of collections as well as temporary and permanent exhibitions.
Long Night of the Museums
Opening hours until 2am
More than 50 museums
The Zürich Marathon is popular with both pro athletes and amateurs and provides a unique running experience in and around Zürich. The route runs for the most part along Lake Zürich and consequently is not only attractive as a sports event, but also visually. The start and finish lines are at the upper lake basin and go through downtown Zürich, which provides an impressive backdrop for spectators.