Gertsch - Gauguin - Munch
Cut in Wood
12th May - 22nd September 2019, MASI, LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Lugano
On the occasion of the upcoming 90th birthday of Franz Gertsch, MASI invites the artist to plan an exhibition devoted to his oeuvre. This has led to a remarkable and striking meeting between Gertsch's outstanding woodcuts and the wood engravings by two artists whom he regards as much more than simply pioneer revolutionaries of xylography, Paul Gauguin and Edvard Munch. Despite their historical distance and stylistic divergences, these three artists display profound and unexpected affinities, which extend far beyond the technique they share.
28th June - 04th August 2019, Lugano
A wide ranging programme, almost completely free of charge that really suits all tastes. For a month of great outdoor entertainment enjoy the street artists during Lugano Busker Festival, concerts, perfomances and family events.
Swiss National Day and Fireworks' show
01st August 2019
On August 1st. the lake becomes the stage of the brightest show of the year. To commemorate the birth of the Confederation the most splendid fireworks are shot. Show subject to weather conditions.
The Traversata of the Lugano Lake
18th August 2019, Lido di Lugano, Lugano 07.30
The Traversata of the Lugano Lake is a popular non competitive swim. It is 2500 mt long, from Caprino to the Lido of Lugano. Admission is only for swimmers older than 14. Kids between 6 and 13 will be able to sign up for the Mini Traversata, but only if paired with an adult. It takes place in front of the Lido's beach and it is 300-350 mt long.
Blues to Bop Festival
29th August - 01st September 2019, Morcote/Lugano
Blues To Bop Festival is always the event of the end of the summer to tease fans of blues, jazz and gospel, with original offerings, in a crossroad of genres between tradition and new tendences. Every night, three stages in four different squares in Lugano will host around fifty musicians in more than forty concerts; the audience can simply choose, at any moment, among the different options all within easy reach. From blues to pop, this event is not only unique in its kind in Europe, but in addition it’s free.
Traditional Swiss Games
14th September 2019, Lugano 09.00 - 23.00
Discover the Swiss “Schwingen”, the Hornussen, the throwing of the stone and take a dip in the traditions accompanied by groups of Jodels, singers, the horns of the Alps through a fantastic journey through time. Die Atmosphäre ist einzigartig und die Luft, die Sie atmen, ist die eines Landlebens, das die einfachen Werte noch zu schätzen weiss. Wir haben für Sie auch ein reichhaltiges Speisen und Getränke Angebot mit einem kleinen Markt wo Sie Salami, Aufschnitt, Käse, Honig, Kuchen usw. kaufen können, natürlich dürfen die Grillköstlichkeiten nicht fehlen. Für die Kleinen, gibt es Ponyreiten und eine Schaukäserei, sowie die verschiedene Angebote der Sponsoren.
15th September 2019, Lugano
Lugano PasSteggia, the food and wine tasting event promoted by the city of Lugano, will reach in 2019 its sixth edition, planned for Sunday, September 15th. Every year the event aims to promote the most beautiful but less known areas of the city, as well as to offer several gastronomic products of the region, presented by local companies and artisans. The itinerary of the promenade is divided in several stops, where different wine and food tasting are offered. Every participant can select at the moment of registration the preferred timing of departure, and can walk at his own pace.
Interested people can register on the website www.luganopassteggia.ch