Street Carnival in Zürich

Street Parade

This techno celebration in mid-August has established itself as one of Europe’s largest and wildest street parties since its first festive outing in 1992.
Parade in Zürich


The highlight of this spring festival is the ignition of a fireworks-filled ‘snowman’ (the Böögg); the speed with which his head explodes is said to predict the weather for the coming summer (the quicker the explosi…
Food & Drink in Zürich

Food Zürich

Held over 11 days in May and June, this festival celebrates all things food and drink, with everything from pop-ups to cookery workshops, market brunches and dinners under the stars. Menus swing from Swiss to global…
LGBT in Zürich


Zürich waves the rainbow flag at this massive LGBT street festival during the second weekend in June. It's held at the Kasernenareal festival grounds.
Sports in Zürich


Thousands of Zürcher plunge into the Limmat River for this 2km race in late August. Dry bags are available for purchase or you can bring your own.
Sports in Uetliberg


A major shooting competition for 12- to 17-year-olds over a weekend in mid-September. The festival is held in Albisgütli, on the slopes of Uetliberg.