LUCERNE BLUES FESTIVAL

5. – 13. November 2016

A number of venues around the town host world-class blues acts. The organisers track down performers covering every style of blues. The festival has established itself as one of Europe’s top blues events.

LUCERNE FESTIVAL AT THE PIANO

19. – 27. November 2016

The piano festival focuses on keyboard-based talent: legendary masters and precocious talent, celebrated virtuosos and keyboard philosophers – all making their way to Lucerne for concerts.

„LIVE ON ICE“ LUCERNE

24. November 2016 – 2. January 2017

The Christmas fairytale world offers free skating alongside many other attractions. Here on Europaplatz light artist Gerry Hofstetter is creating a beautiful Advent and winter experience for the whole family.

CHRISTMAS MARKET

3. – 21. December 2016

Lucerne’s Christmas Market takes place at the Franziskanerplatz. There are plenty of stands with christmas decorations, sweets, food and drinks – an x-mas paradise for everybody.

NEW YEAR EVE

1. January 2017

Since 2008, the Lucerne evening sky is illuminated by an impressive firework on the New Year Eve. On 1st of January at 8 p.m. you can enjoy this colorful spectacle and feel the New Year magic in the air.

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THE LUCERNE CARNIVAL

23. – 28. February 2017

The Carnival takes place once a year and is one of the most beautiful events in Lucerne and Central Switzerland. The festival begins on Fat Thursday with the Big Bang. During six days you can enjoy the best of mood and music and colorful parades.

Fastnacht

LUCERNE FESTIVAL AT EASTER

1. – 9. April 2017

Teodor Currentzis and Thomas Hengelbrock, Julia Lezhneva, Patricia Kopatchinskja and Emanuel Ax, Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio: these classical music stars will ensure a spectacular opening to the Festival year.

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FUMETTO

1. – 9. April 2017

Fumetto is one of Europe’s leading international comix and related media festivals featuring fine art, graphic design and illustration. On for nine days, it incorporates around 12 main and 40 satellite exhibitions.

LUCERNE CITY RUN

29. April 2017

This Old Town event is held once a year and welcomes 14,000 participants. The Lucerne City Run offers a great jogging experience (in 39 categories) as well as a varied program with attractive catering facilities.

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LUCERNE FEST

24. June 2017

Enjoy a nice colourful Old Town Festival in Lucerne: great atmosphere, lots of music and splendid fireworks. Proceeds from this event are used to support charitable institutions in the canton of Lucerne.

ROWING WORLD

6. – 10. July 2017

The high-level and eventful Rowing World Lucerne is held on the Rotsee. With its 100 years of tradition, it belongs to the best events that national and international rowing can offer. Up to 1000 world’s best rowers participate at the Rowing World each year.

SPITZEN LEICHTATHLETIK

11. July 2017

Central Switzerland‘s premium media sport event is broadcasted live to over 50 European countries; it has a total audience in the millions. The event features over 200 Swiss athletes with over 150 international athletes from about 40 countries.

Blue Balls

BLUE BALLS FESTIVAL

21. – 29. July 2017

The 9-day Blue Balls is one of Switzerland’s most important music festivals. You can enjoy over 100 events: blues, rock, pop, jazz, funk and soul concerts, as well as photography, street art and movies.

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LUCERNE FESTIVAL

11. August – 10. September 2017

For over 75 years the Lucerne Festival offers an unforgettable musical experience in the heart of Switzerland. Here you enjoy the classical music of the world stars: legendary orchestras, world-renowned conductors and great soloists.

World Band

WORLD BAND FESTIVAL

23. September – 1. Oktober 2017

Lucerne hosts the best that wind music has to offer. The world’s top orchestras, ensembles, conductors and soloists converge on the KKL Luzern for Europe’s largest wind music festival: lasting eight days, it attracts more than 22,000 visitors.

Fastnacht

SWISS CITY MARATHON

29. October 2017

The attractive route goes along the Lake shore, through the old town, up to the Transport Museum of Lucerne. Along the way you can expect thousands of enthusiastic spectators and a great entertainment from the numerous music bands.

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FURTHER EVENTS

Music, art, cuisine, comics theater and much more… Click here for information about the unique event offer in Lucerne: Lucerne Events 2016 (PDF). Any questions? The Old Town Hotels team will be happy to assist you: info@krone-luzern.ch