LUCERNE BLUES FESTIVAL

11. – 19. November 2017

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

18. – 26. November 2017

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

25. November 2017 – 2. January 2018

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

2. – 20. December 2017

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 2018, 20:00 Uhr

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

8. – 13. February 2018

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.

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LUCERNE FESTIVAL AT EASTER

17. – 25. March 2018

The perfect way to get in the mood for the Easter season! A Spectacular Start to the Festival Year: The Easter Festival includes a focus on sacred music, whether in the KKL or through concerts in the atmospheric ambience of Lucerne’s churches.

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FUMETTO

14. – 22. April 2018

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

28. April 2018

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

29. – 30. June 2018

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

13. – 15. July 2018

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.

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SPITZEN LEICHTATHLETIK LUZERN

10. July 2018

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

20. – 28. July 2018

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

17. August – 16. September 2018

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.

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WORLD BAND FESTIVAL

23. – 30. September 2018

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.

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SWISS CITY MARATHON

28. October 2018

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 2017 (PDF). Any questions? The Old Town Hotels team will be happy to assist you: info@krone-luzern.ch