Cultural in Lugano

National Day

Lago di Lugano explodes in a display of pyrotechnical wizardry around midnight on 1 August to celebrate Switzerland's national day.
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Lugano takes in some classical tunes during this festival from mid-April to June in the Palazzo dei Congressi.
Food & Drink in Lugano

Street Food Festival

Held for the first time in 2017, Lugano's springtime street food festival brings together food trucks dishing up global flavours – from Thai to Indian to fondue. The snacks are served over lake views and pumping mus…
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Blues to Bop Festival

A host of international blues stars take to the stage on Lugano's piazzas at this open-air music festival, which is held over four days in late August. See the website for the line-up.
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Estival Jazz

Lugano swings into summer at this free open-air concert that occurs in early July (plus two days in Mendrisio the week before).