Festivals in Ascona / Locarno

Festivals in Ascona, Swtizerland are always an enjoyable experience for the whole family. FInd out which festivals are the highlights of the year here.

Locarno Film Festival

Over its 75-year history, the Locarno Film Festival has become one of the most important film events in the world, in one of the most beautiful locations. Located between the lake and the mountains, every summer the Swiss-Italian city in the heart of Europe transforms into the capital of international cinema, bringing the most innovative visions to the screen. It is eleven days full of stars, new talents, professionals and, above all, the audience.

Locarno Festival

Estival Jazz

Great music in a great place and all for free!
The history of summer in southern Switzerland would be unthinkable without the unique, magical evenings of the Estival and the cosmopolitan atmosphere it creates since 1979.

Estival Jazz

Jazz Ascona

The festival, one of the most popular events dedicated to jazz and the New Orleans beat, attracts every year an enthusiastic audience that appreciates the originality of the rich program, the vacation atmosphere and the fantastic setting of Lake Maggiore.

JazzAscona schedules about fifteen concerts a day. The festival offers a unique musical mix. From New Orleans jazz to swing, from blues to R&B, from gospel to soul – all genres from the tradition of jazz and African-American music are represented.


Moon and Stars

The largest festival in the Southern Alps is also the most atmospheric. The “Moon and Stars” in Locarno, which attracts thousands of music fans every July.

Moon and Stars

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If you are interested in modern art, Ascona is the place for you. For example, the Museo Comunale d’Arte Moderna – the historical museum of

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Shopping in Ascona

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