The foolish and colorful hustle and bustle of the ZüriCarneval always finds one of its highlights in the CarnevalParade. During the entire carnival season, various celebrations and carnival parties are held in the marquee on the Hirschenplatz.

Date: February 28, 2020 – March 01, 2020
Place: Downtown of Zurich
Website: http://www.zurichcarneval.ch
Entry:Free entry.


Every year on the third weekend in April, the guilds of Zurich and the population celebrate their traditional spring festival with great enthusiasm: the Sechseläuten. Around 3000 children and young musicians take part in the charming and colorful children’s parade. The highlight on Monday is the procession of the guilds. They form a train that is one of the largest and most colorful of its kind in Europe.

Date: April 17, 2020 – April 20, 2020
Place: Zurich, Sechseläutenwiese.
Website: http://www.se Wechselaeuten.ch

International Zurich marathon

The run starts at the Mythenquai and leads via Quaibrücke, Bellevue first along the lake, then through densely populated area and finally back through the old town past numerous sights and places of interest in the city of Zurich. The goal is also on the Mythenquai. Numerous festivities await the spectators in the lake communities as well as a large marquee and a children’s paradise on the Landiwiese.

Date: April 26, 2020 – April 26, 2020
Place: Zurich, Mythenquai.
Website: http://www.zurichmarathon.ch
Entry: With entry fee.

Circus knee

The famous Swiss circus Knie stops every year as part of its tours in Zurich on Sechseläutenplatz. The traditional, family-run circus has spectacular international shows every year.

Date: May 8th, 2020 – June 7th, 2020
Place: Zurich, Landiwiese
Website: http://www.knie.ch
Entry: With admission fee.

Zurich Festival

The internationally known Zurich Festival offers events in the field of theater, opera, dance and classical music across the city, presented by Swiss and international artists. The cross-divisional program is often under a motto that bundles and focuses the divergent forms of presentation. Guests are invited to rediscover topics and locations in the city.

Date: June 5, 2020 – June 28, 2020
Location: Zurich, various venues.
Website: http://festspiele-zuerich.ch/de/
Admission: With admission fee.

Allianz open-air cinema on Lake Zurich

At Lake Zurich you can enjoy open-air cinema screenings at the Zürichhorn. Good food and drink are provided and the atmosphere is indescribable when the lights and the moon shine on the lake.

Date: July 16, 2020 – August 16, 2020
Place: Zurich, Zürichhorn on Lake Zurich
Website: http://allianzcinema.ch/zuerich
Admission:With admission fee.

Zurich theater spectacle

The theater spectacle has developed into an attractive large-scale event with a unique atmosphere in recent years. As every year, theater groups from all over the world make guest appearances on the Landiwiese on Lake Zurich and present their program at ten specially constructed outdoor venues.

Date: August 13, 2020 – August 30, 2020
Place: Zurich, Landiwiese.
Website: http://www.theaterspazzel.ch
Admission: With admission fee.

Long night of the Zurich museums

In September, various cultural events, art, lectures, special exhibitions, tours, music, theater and culinary surprises are prepared as part of the “Long Night of Museums”. The 51 participating museums offer one attraction after the other until at least two in the morning. Fifteen houses remain open until 6 a.m. on Sunday morning. Bus shuttles ensure quick transfers.
Date: September 5, 2020 – September 5, 2020
Venue: Various venues.
Website: http://www.langenacht.ch/
Admission: With admission fee.

Golden League Athletics – world class Zurich

Again this year around 350 world-class athletes compete against each other at the Golden League meeting in 19 disciplines in the brand new Letzigrund Stadium. An attractive pre-program also offers good entertainment.

Date: September 11, 2020 – September 11, 2020
Location: Letzigrund Stadium
Website: http://zurich.diamondleague.com
Admission: With admission fee.

Jazz festival

The “jazznojazz” festival brings a wide range of forms of jazz with fresh sound to the Theaterhaus Gessnerallee and to the three stages.

Date: October 28, 2020 – October 31, 2020
Place: Theaterhaus Gessnerallee
Website: http://jazznojazz.ch
Admission: With admission fee.

Monti Circus

The Circus Monti also visits Zurich every year on its tour. With international shows, artists from all over the world provide exciting entertainment for the whole family.

Date: October 28, 2020 – November 22, 2020
Place: Zurich, barracks area
Website: http://circus-monti.ch/home/
Admission: With admission fee.

Zurich Christkindlimarkt

The largest indoor Christmas market in Europe takes place every year in Zurich’s main train station. The focus is on the 15 m high Christmas tree, which is surrounded by numerous lovingly decorated market houses.
Date: November 21, 2020 – December 24, 2020
(not yet determined)
Place: Zurich, Hauptbahnhof.
Website: http://www.christkindlimarkt.ch
Entry: Free entry.