Basel's renowned 72-hour carnival kicks off at 4am on the Monday after Ash Wednesday with the Morgestraich, when streetlights are extinguished and a procession winds through the central district. Participants wear e…
One of three international exhibits (the other two shows are in Miami and Hong Kong) showcasing the works of more than 4000 artists from almost 300 galleries, over a week in June.
This long-running January festival (the 'Festival of the Griffin') symbolically chases winter away from Kleinbasel. The three key figures – Vogel Gryff (the griffin), Wilder Mann (the savage) and Leu (the lion) – da…
Artists, craftspeople, merchants and carnival rides fill the streets during Basel's massive autumn fair, which dates back more than 500 years.
This indoor music festival features a club-like setting and showcases national and international artists from a variety of musical genres.
For the month of August, enjoy nightly outdoor film screenings (many in English) on the cobblestones of Münsterplatz.
One of Switzerland’s biggest annual sporting events, this ATP-500 indoor tennis tournament takes place over a week in late October.
This multiweek jazz festival usually takes place in May and June and features jazz greats from around the world.