Festivals, international events, exhibitions, concerts, threatrical performances, celebrations and much more! Immerse yourself in the Lugano way of life, discovering the many festivals and events that enliven the city all year long.

Here you will find some ideas for the coming weeks:

Gioie fra i capelli. Antonini Collection - Museo delle Culture, Lugano 
From 8th September to 25th November 2018
The MUSEC presents a fine selection of head ornaments belonging to a collection of over one thousand pieces gathered from the Antonini. A journey through cultures to discover that combs reveal not only signs of beauty, nobility and power, but also of craftsmanship and creativity.

Lugano Città del Gusto 2018 - Lugano
From 13th to 23th September 2018
In 2018, Lugano is going to be the Swiss capital of food and wine: a remarkable local festival which will involve all the excellence of the Canton Ticino. Workshops and tastings, markets and show cooking sessions: every proposal and activity will highlight the importance of taste and good nutrition in their own culinary, cultural, didactic, tourism and sport related multiple facets.
The “polpetta” will be the emblem of the Festival, as the symbol of the struggle against the food waste and as an example of universal food.

Lugano PasSteggia - Lugano
16th September 2018
After the great success of past editions, the Lugano PasSteggia food and wine tour returns on the lakefront of Lugano, with many interesting news.
The fifth edition of Lugano Passteggia, the food and wine tasting promenade promoted by the city of Lugano, will take place no matter the weather conditions on Sunday, September 16th, along a new and fascinating path that will touch the districts of Bré, Cureggia and Pregassona. 8 stops delineate an easily walkable and panoramic itinerary of nearly 10 km.
All registered participants, in additions to a satchel and a glass for tastings, will receive a voucher for free public transport from their homes to the starting point and return. Limited places available. Registration only on the website: www.luganopassteggia.ch

René Magritte. La ligne de vie - LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Lugano
From 16th September 2018 to 6th January 2019
Like no other artist René Magritte was able to highlight the disquieting side of everyday objects.
The seventy works in the exhibition at MASI are linked to the topics Magritte’s tackled in his La ligne de vie conference, which was one of the very few occasions when the artist expressed himself in public about his work and his sources of inspiration. It is therefore possible not only to admire his extraordinary paintings, but to discover the secrets that allowed Magritte to create them.
Find out to know more about the guided tour

Lugano Bike Emotions - Lugano
From 21st to 23th September 2018
A Swiss event, which in its Luganese leg takes place between the city centre and the Arbòstora woods. It’s a challenge between the best bicycle, e-bike and Mountainbike athletes that’s bound to become a thrilling event to watch.

FIT Festival Internazionale del Teatro - Sala Teatro e Teatrostudio LAC, Teatro e Studio Foce
From 26th September to 7th October 2018
Among the great European festivals, the FIT Festival Internazionale del Teatro e della scena contemporanea welcomes the big names of the international scene, with a particular attention to the contemporary one. Ten days of theater, performance, dance, devoted to innovation and hybridization of languages, artistic and design modalities outside of customs and conventions.
Many side events and, among these, the appreciated Conversations, meetings after show with the artists, to bring a wider and more transversal audience.
With the FIT Festival arrives in Ticino a snapshot, a color photograph of what happens in Europe.

Fair for Comics - Palazzo dei Congressi, Lugano
From 28th to 30th September 2018
A 3 days immersion in the world of Tex and Mickey Mouse. A mix of entertainment, art and fantasy will animate the Comic Convention. Open to collectors, family and everyone interested in discovering this fascinating world. Moreover, Silver, creator of Lupo Alberto, made a unique comic dedicated to the city of Lugano that will be given to every adult paying the entry ticket. Workshops, conferences, artist sessions and the Grand Prix Ford Emil Frey will enrich the event.

Ladies Run Ticino - Piazza Manzoni, Lugano
30th September 2018
The only women’s race in the South of Switzerland … in Lugano!
Ladies Run is the only women’s race in Ticino . Part of it is a «pink» Village with exclusive services for the participants. A great happening for women of every age.

A race for women only 
2 distances for every training level (5 km and 10 km) 
Racing package including a pink t-shirt for all registered ladies 
Start and finish in the center of the town (Piazza Manzoni / Riforma) «Pink village» with free services for all participants (massages, make-up, fitness, …)

Festa d'Autunno - Piazze e vie cittadine, Lugano
From 5th to 7th October 2018
A riot of tastes and colours, where the wish to celebrate the beginning of the autumn season in the company of friends in front of a good glass of wine and tasty local gastronomical products is always enticing. The traditional Autumn Festival is returning, bringing the streets and squares of the old city centre of Lugano to life. For three days visitors will be able to discover local cuisine and try excellent wines from Ticino at the various grottos spread throughout the city streets. The autumn market selling local food products and handicrafts is also not to be missed. To add to the festivities, there will be plenty of musical entertainment offered by various folk bands. Finally, there will also be a free guided tour on offer to discover and admire the beautiful architecture and landscapes of Lugano (offered by Lugano Turismo).