Thursday, October 9, 2008

Annual Events in Switzerland

Events in SwitzerlandEvent: La Tchaux Carnival
Venue: La Chaux-de-Fonds
Dates: March 31 - April 2, 2006
This carnival celebrates the end of winter and is characterized by many colorful parades accompanied by great music. Enjoyment and revelry become the order of the day as people celebrate this lively carnival.

Event: Salon des Inventions
Venue: Geneva
Dates: April 6 - 10, 2006
Hosted by the Palexpo Exhibition Centre in Geneva, this fair showcases new inventions and technologies. It also provides a good platform for inventors to market their products in a big way.

Event: Triftji Bump Bash
Venue: Zermatt
Dates: April 14 - 17, 2006
Enjoy being part of this grand event that is held every year on the slopes surrounding the 3000-meter high Triftji glacier. The event also sees some excellent skiing and snowboarding feats by a number of participants.

Event: Lausanne Carnival
Venue: Lausanne
Dates: April 16 - 24, 2006
Enjoy three full days of fun, food, street theatre, confetti fights, music and DJ nights. Besides, the carnival is also characterized by a number of colorful processions that are a sight to watch.

Event: Patrouille des Glaciers
Venue: Valais
Dates: April 26 - 30, 2006 (held every two years)
Be part of this exciting event that sees groups of highly experienced skiers make their way through the Haute Route along the Swiss-Italian border.

Event: Geneva Book Fair
Venue: Geneva
Dates: April 27 - May 1, 2006
Held at the famed Palexpo Exhibition Centre, this annual event brings together many international publishers and writers. A number of parallel events are also held at this fair that attracts around 125,000 visitors every year.

Event: Gwand Fashion Events Lucerne
Venue: Lucerne
Dates: May 15 - 18, 2006
Get to know about the latest trends at the biggest fashion event in Switzerland. Bringing together a host of old and new designers, Gwand Fashion Events is a must visit extravaganza for fashion aficionados.

Event: Berne International Jazz Festival
Venue: Bern
Dates: March 5 - May 22, 2006
This mega event sees top musicians descending upon the Swiss capital to showcase their prowess and encourage young musicians. Visitors are indeed left mesmerized by the sheer grandeur of the event.

Event: Salon des Gouts & Terroirs
Venue: Bulle
Dates: May 18 - 29, 2006
Relish a number of delectable delights that are sure to pamper your taste buds like never before. This food festival attracts around 30,000 people every year and offers a range of regional specialities for you to savor with delight.

Event: Metamorphosis Festival
Venue: Interlaken
Dates: June 4 - 11, 2006
This high altitude event is characterized by a number of musical performances and operas that mesmerize the senses.

Event: Fete de la Musique (music festival)
Venue: Geneva
Dates: June 17 - 19, 2006
As Geneva's main musical event, Fete de la Musique draws thousands of visitors every year. Music becomes the order of the day during this 3-day long event that encompasses the whole of the city.

Event: Art Basel
Venue: Basel
Dates: June 21 - 26, 2006
Be a part of the world's leading art show that attracts art lovers from every corner of the globe. Starting on the third Wednesday of June every year, this mega event always adds up to a grand affair.

Event: Zurich Festival
Venue: Zurich
Date: June 16 - July 9, 2006
This famous yearly event is a grand combination of theatre, opera, dance and classical music that attracts many big names from across the world.

Event: Montreux Jazz Festival
Venue: Montreux
Dates: June 30 - July 15, 2006
This 16-day long event promises a whole lot of musical surprises for its visitors. Be it jazz, blues, rock or reggae and soul, there is something for every music lover to look out for at the famed Montreux Jazz Festival.

Event: Locarno International Film Festival
Venue: Locarno
Dates: August 3 - 13, 2006
Event: Davos International Music Festival
Venue: Davos
Dates: July 30 - August 13, 2006
Event: St Bernard Festival
Venue: Geneva
Dates: September 2 - 4, 2006
Event: Omega European Masters
Venue: Crans-sur-Sierre
Dates: September 7 - 10, 2006

Event: Fantoche Animation Festival
Venue: Baden
Dates: September 6 - 11, 2006
This annual event adds up as the largest animation festivals in Switzerland and draws many enthusiasts across the globe.

Event: Lucerne International Music Festival
Venue: Lucerne
Dates: August 11 - September 16, 2006
As one of the biggest musical extravaganzas in the world, the festival attracts many top performers from the international and national arena.

Event: Images' 06 Festival
Venue: Vevey
Dates: September 14 - 19, 2006
This annual event takes place on the banks of Lake Geneva and is an excellent showcase of cutting-edge cinema and contemporary photography.

Event: International Snowboard, Skateboard & BMX Event
Venue: Zurich
Dates: September 24 - 26, 2006
One of the biggest snowboarding and freestyle extravaganzas in Europe, the International Snowboard, Skateboard & BMX Event draws many top athletes across the world.

Event: Autumn Festival
Venue: Lugano
Dates: September 30 - October 2, 2006
Celebrating the onset of autumn, this festival is a grand combination of food, wine, music and a big fair.

Event: Vernier Sur Rock Festival
Venue: Geneva
Dates: November 3 - 5, 2006
One of the biggest rock events in Switzerland, the Vernier Sur Rock Festival takes place at the Salle des Fetes du Lignon in Geneva.

Event: Escalade
Venue: Geneva
Dates: December 9 - 11, 2006
This grand event harks back Geneva's glorious history and is characterized by demonstrations, tours, re-enactments and music.

Event: Arosa Humour Festival
Venue: Arosa
Dates: December 9 - 18, 2006
Join the laughter and merry making at the Arosa Humour Festival that is billed as one of the best annual comedy events in Switzerland.

Event: FIS Ski-Jumping World Cup - Engelberg
Venue: Engelberg
Dates: December 17 - 18, 2006
Watch some of the best ski jumpers in the world battle it out for the coveted title at the Titlis Glacier in the Alpine resort of Engelberg.

Event: New Year's Eve Concert
Venue: Zurich
Dates: December 31, 2006
Be a part of the grand celebrations at the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra's traditional New Year's Eve concert.

Event: Harder-Potschete
Venue: Interlaken
Dates: January 2007
The young population of Interlaken mark this occasion by parading through the streets in carved masks accompanied by loud music and festivity. This annual event also showcases many pre-Christian pagan customs besides adding up as a very colorful affair.

Event: Vacances, Sports & Loisirs
Venue: Geneva
Dates: Jan 2007 (annual)
Held at the Palexpo Hall in Geneva, this leisure fair draws around 40,000 visitors every year. From scuba diving to information on international travel, the fair promises something for every visitor to look forward to.

Event: Engandin Snow
Venue: Silvaplana
Dates: Jan 2007 (annual)
This ski and snowboard event is a major attraction for adventure sports enthusiasts all over the world. A number of colorful parties and live performances add more variety to this popular event.

Event: NOKIAN-X-TREME Snowbike Festival
Venue: Bergun
Dates: Jan 2007 (annual)
Get your adrenaline flowing as you watch some of the best cycling and extreme sports enthusiasts battle it out for the top honors.

Event: International Lauberhorn Ski World
Venue: Wengen
Dates: Jan 2007 (annual)
Skiing races cannot get bigger than the ones at this mega event that draws thousands of spectators and sporting enthusiasts all across the globe.

Event: World Snow Festival
Venue: Grindelwald
Dates: Jan 2007 (annual)
Be a part of this 6-day event held at the foot of the Eiger glacier in Grindelwald. This event draws artists from all across the world besides giving them the excellent opportunity to express themselves through their creations on ice.

Event: Prix de Lausanne
Venue: Lausanne
Dates: Jan 2007
This event serves as a wonderful platform for young dancers to showcase their talents and make it big in the world of performing arts.

Event: Cartier Polo World Cup
Venue: St. Moritz
Dates: 25 Jan 2007 - 28 Jan 2007
This mega event brings together some of the best polo teams across the world who compete for the coveted title on the frozen lake of St Moritz. Endorsed by Cartier and hosted by the famed St. Moritz Polo Club, this event is one of the grandest polo events to be held anywhere in the world.

Event: High-Fly
Venue: Gstaad
Dates: Feb 2007 (annual)
Enjoy two full days of fun and excitement at this mega event that is a must for skateboarding and snowboarding enthusiasts.

Event: Children's Carnival
Venue: Crans-Montana
Dates: Feb 2007 (annual)
This carnival promises plenty of fun in the snow with a number of games and colorful processions to be a part of.

Event: Peaks of Classical Music
Venue: Gstaad
Dates: Feb - Mar 2007 (annual)
Enjoy a week full of classical concerts and performances amidst the picturesque surroundings of Gstaad. This event is a major draw for music lovers all across the region.

Event: Basel Carnival
Venue: Basel
Dates: Mar 2007 (annual)
Have the time of your life at this colorful event that is considered to be one of the grandest affairs of its kind to be held in Switzerland.

Event: International Motor Show
Venue: Geneva
Dates: Mar 2007 (annual)
Held at the Palexpo Exhibition Center, this event is a grand showcase of the newest cars and accessories. Around 700,000 people visit this yearly affair that is a must visit for everyone.

Event: Caprices Music Festival
Venue: Crans-Montana
Dates: Mar 2007 (annual)
Rated as one of the grandest winter music events in the world, the Caprices Music Festival draws music lovers from all over.

Event: Snow and Symphony
Venue: St Moritz
Dates: Mar - Apr 2007 (annual)
This is a classical music series that comprises of around 20 concerts and performances by some of the biggest names in the world of music.

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