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:


LuganoMusica - LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Lugano
From 3th September 2018 to 22nd May 2019
A musical season dedicated primarily to classical music but open to other art forms as well. The programme features the world’s leading symphony orchestras performing repertoires intended for large orchestras and hence with very wide expressive ranges. LuganoMusica events are held throughout the year and organised into various cycles including recitals, chamber music concerts and a cycle dedicated to the new generation of performers and various forms of contemporary music.


LuganoInScena - LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Lugano
From 26th September 2018 to 31st May 2019
LuganoInScena offers a programme which runs the gamut from prose theatre to contemporary theatre, from national and international dance spectacles to musical programme and successful musical. It has played host to leading figures from the world of theatre and works closely with local artists The range of performances on offer is addressed to as vast audience as possibile, combining experimentation and tradition. From 2015 LAC Arts Centre allows LuganoInScena to produce and coproduction prose and dance spectacles, that after tour to other Theatre.


Nature with LEGO BRICKS - Ex-Asilo Ciani, Lugano 
From 26th December 2018 to 03th March 2019 
An award-winning LEGO® exhibition, made exclusively with LEGO® bricks by the artist Sean Kenney. 2 million colored LEGO® pieces make up 35 animal sculptures with heights up to 3 meters! Just as LEGO® bricks fit together to create a big sculpture, everything in nature is connected in an intricate balance of relationships: NATURE WITH LEGO® BRICKS tells the beauty of nature!


Carnival in all region - Lugano 
From 1st February to 10th March 2019
In Ticino Carnival is a much loved occasion. Bellinzona's carnival is Ticino's most famous celebration. Following the Roman-rite, the party starts on Thursday night when the keys of the city are handed over to King Rabadan, who will rule the happy crowds until the following Tuesday. In the area of Lugano, the Ambrosian and Roman rites have always coexisted, thus creating a long period of celebrations in which masks, confetti and jokes conquer both the young and old.

  • Carnival Ul Sbroja Lugano  from 28th February to 4th March 2019 - Piazza Riforma
  • Carnival Rabadan Bellinzona  from 28th February to 5th March 2019 - Centro storico
  • Carnival Nebiopoli Chiasso  from 28th February to 5. March 2019 - Centro città


Surrealism in Switzerland - MASI, LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Lugano 
From 10th February to 16th June 2019 
MASI, in collaboration with Aargauer Kunsthaus of Aarau, is facing for the first time in depth with the theme of Surrealism, investigating both the influence this fundamental movement of the twentieth century has had on artistic production in Switzerland and the contribution of Swiss artists in defining it. The exhibition, born with the intention of filling the gap that prevents a global vision of Swiss artists linked to this trend/movement, consists of 400 works by the thirty most significant artists of Swiss Surrealism, including Jean Arp, Serge Brignoni, Alberto Giacometti, Paul Klee, Meret Oppenheim, Kurt Seligmann, Gérard Vulliamy.


Lugano Trophy - Lugano 
17th March 2019
The lakeside of Lugano will host the first European race-walking competition of the season 2019. The competition, well-known all over the world, will be recognized by the International Athletics Association as valid for the qualification to the World Championships that will take place in Doha at the end of September 2019. 


Autonassa, Lugano
From 4th to 7th April 2019
All the novelties of the automobile market exhibited right in the center of Lugano. This outdoor car show, which, for the most part, is held along the prestigious Via Nassa, Lugano's shopping street and mere steps of our hotel, reaches all the way to the culturale center LAC.


Samsung Open Presented by Cornèr, Lugano
From 7th to 14th April 2019
At TC Lido in a wonderful location right by the lake, the ladies will compete for all-important world ranking points and a prize of at least 250,000 dollars. 


Pasqua in Città, Lugano
From 19th to 22nd April 2019
Join the festive atmosphere of Easter in the City and explore the numerous intriguing and entertaining activities for everyone. It's an opportunità that gives rise to many forms of entertainment, especially for families; Easter hunts, markets, handicrafts laboratories and fun performances.