Piazza Grande, Locarno, Switzerland - Locarno International Film Festival

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Casa alla Cascata mit 4 Sternen vom Schweizer Tourismusverband ausgezeichnet / Rated 4 stars by the Swiss Tourist Board

Via Campii, CH-6673 Maggia, Ticino, Switzerland, www.valle-maggia.ch

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When to come / Auswahl der Besuchszeit / Quando venire:

 

MONTH
MONAT
MESE
JUST A FEW EVENTS
EINIGE VERANSTALTUNGEN
ALCUNI EVENTI
January
Januar
Gennaio
...Locarno on Ice, ice-skating rink set up on Locarno's main square "Piazza Grande"
www.locarnoonice.ch, 3 December 2009-10 January 2010
(More info: DE / ENIT / FR)

Lugano Wine Festival
www.luganowinefestival.ch, 29.1-1-2.2010

February
Februar
Febbraio
...Lugano Wine Festival
www.luganowinefestival.ch, 29.1-1-2.2010

Carnival in various villages throughout Ticino (find out where)

March
März
Marzo
Seed exchange day / Giornata dello scambio dei semi, Agra, Varese (Italy), 4 March 2012
More info / Informazioni

Locarno Camelie, Locarno
http://www.ascona-locarno.com/de/commons/details/Locarno-Camelie-Locarno-br-28-3-1-4-2012/37412.html (Info in EN), 28 March - 1 April 2012

ProSpecieRara market (seed potato market/mercato delle patate da semina)
http://www.prospecierara.ch/Generator.aspx?tabindex=2&tabid=856&palias=default, 19 March 2009

April
April
Aprile
Camellias and magnolias in flower, Parco Botanico del Gambarogno di Reto Eisenhut, Vairano, San Nazzaro
www.eisenhut.ch / www.parcobotanico.ch, 1 April-30 May

Lugano Expo (Handwerk, Haus, Möbel, Innenausstattung, Immobilien, Freizeit, Ernährung, regionale Spezialitäten, Wein, Autos, Motorräder, Wellness, Rahmenprogramm, Unterhaltung, Animation / fair of arts and crafts, gastronomy, leisure time, home furnishings, real estate etc.)
www.luganoexpo.ch, 22-25 April 2010

ProSpecieRara market (rare plants/piantine rare)
http://www.prospecierara.ch/Generator.aspx?tabindex=2&tabid=856&palias=default, Bellinzona

May
Mai
Maggio
...Camellias and magnolias in flower, Parco Botanico del Gambarogno di Reto Eisenhut, Vairano, San Nazzaro
www.eisenhut.ch / www.parcobotanico.ch, 1 April-30 May

Tisana, Lugano (wellness exhibition)
www.tisana.com, 6-9.5.2010

Strassenkünstler Festival (international street artist festival), Ascona, lakeside
www.artistidistrada.ch (http://www.ticino.ch/15/common_details.jsp?id=81168&lang=de), 21-24 May 2010

June
Juni
Giugno
Festate - World culture and music festival, Chiasso
www.chiassocultura.ch, second or third week in June

JazzAscona - New Orleans & Classic, Ascona, lakeside (Gigs by famous artists from around the world held in squares throughout the town of Ascona)
www.jazzascona.ch, Third week in June to first week in July

Vallemaggia Magic Blues: Blues bands from around the world play at gigs held at local "grottos" (typical Ticinese restaurants) and in village squares throughout Vallemaggia (the Maggia Valley)
www.magicblues.ch, 30 June-6 August 2009

July
Juli
Luglio
...JazzAscona - New Orleans & Classic, Ascona, lakeside
www.jazzascona.ch, last week in June until the first few days of July

Film Festival Centovalli, Intragna, village centre (FREE entry)
www.filmcentovalli.ch, first week in July

...Vallemaggia Magic Blues: Blues bands from around the world play at gigs held in local "grottos" ( typical Ticinese restaurants) and in village squares throughout Vallemaggia (the Maggia Valley)
www.magicblues.ch, end of June to first week of August

Moon and Stars music festival, Locarno, Piazza Grande
www.moonandstarslocarno.ch, second week of July for 10 days

Piazza Blues Festival, Bellinzona
www.piazzablues.ch, 2 days around mid July

Cliff diving world championship, Brontallo/Ponte Brolla, Vallemaggia
www.whdf.com, info@vallemaggia.ch

“Open air al fiüm”, Maggia, Vallemaggia: 3-day music event staged on the banks of the Maggia river
www.ticino2share.ch/events/open-air-al-fium-in-maggia, end of July

August
August
Agosto
...Vallemaggia Magic Blues: Blues bands from around the world play at gigs held in local "grottos" ( typical Ticinese restaurants) and in village squares throughout Vallemaggia (the Maggia Valley)
www.magicblues.ch, late July to first week of August

...Verzasca Country Festival: Sonogno, Valle Verzasca
http://www.tenero-tourism.ch/it/169/verzasca_country_festival.aspx, first/second week of August

Locarno International Film Festival
www.pardo.ch, first 2 weeks of August: Films from all over the world screened under a star-lit sky in Locarno's main square, Piazza Grande, and in cinemas across Locarno and Ascona

Musikfestwochen von Ascona/Settimane musicali di Ascona (classical music festival), Ascona
www.settimane-musicali.ch, August-October

September
September
Settembre
Caviègn folk festival, Cavigliano, Centovalli (10 minutes from Maggia)
www.zampogna.ch/index.php?id=news, 1 day: During this event, private courtyards are opened to the public.

...Musikfestwochen von Ascona/Settimane musicali di Ascona (classical music festival), Ascona
www.settimane-musicali.ch, August-October

Creativa - Il Salone biennale della creatività manuale di Lugano (zweijährliche interaktive Kreativmesse und Ausstellung für Basteln, Spiele, Modelle und Handwerk (biennial interactive arts and crafts fair)
www.expo-creativa.info / www.isicom.ch, 19-21.9.2008 / 10-12.09.2010

Sagra dell'uva (Traubenfestival / grape festival with local specialities, culture, history, arts and music), Mendrisio, in various parts of the town
www.sagradelluva.ch

October
Oktober
Ottobre
Chestnut gathering in the woods and chestnut roasting events in various villages (2/9.10.2010: Ascona)

Arte Casa (home furnishing fair / Möbelmesse und Messe für Haushaltsartikel und Inneneinrichtungen)
www.artecasa.fiera.ch, 8-18.2009

Sagra della castagna (chestnut festival with roasted chestnuts and all sorts of chestnut specialities; folk music), Ascona, lakeside
www.ascona.ch, 9/16 October 2010

...Musikfestwochen von Ascona/Settimane musicali di Ascona (classical music festival), Ascona
www.settimane-musicali.ch, August-October

Sapori e Saperi (Gastronomiemesse / fiera gastronomica / gastronomy fair with specialities from Ticino and Italy), Mendrisio (indoor market)
www.saporiesaperi.ch, 23-25 October

November
November
Novembre
Goat meat festival (Rassegna gastronomica sulla carne di capra), various locations throughout Vallemaggia (first three weeks in November)
Info: EN / DE / IT / FR; Flyer

Christmas markets various locations throughout Ticino

Fiera dell'artigianato "Arte e Mani", Olivone, Valle di Blenio (Bleniotal) (arts and crafts festival, with local delicacies)
www.vallediblenio.ch/vdbi_eventi.php, mid November

Mondial du Merlot
www.mondialdumerlot.com, 13-15 November 2009

December
Dezember
Dicembre
Christmas markets throughout Ticino

PiùGusto - Fiera Internazionale del Gusto (Internationale Messe für Feinschmecker / Swiss International Food Fair)
www.salonedelgusto.ch, 5-8 December 2009

Locarno on Ice, ice-skating rink set up on Locarno's main square "Piazza Grande"
www.locarnoonice.ch, 3 December 2009-10 January 2010
(More info: DE / ENIT / FR)

 

EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
GANZJÄHRIGE VERANSTALTUNGEN
EVENTI DURANTE TUTTO L'ANNO
Dimitri Theatre, Verscio (Centovalli, 10 minutes from Maggia)
www.teatrodimitri.ch (March-December)

Teezeremonie mit Degustation auf dem Monte Verità, Ascona /
Tea cerimony including tasting at Monte Verità, Ascona /
Cerimonia del Tè al Monte Verità con degustazione, Ascona

Monte Verità and its museum portraying the history of the former colony of artists and free spirits are well worth a visit.
www.casa-del-te.ch / www.monteverita.org, April-October: Tuesdays at 17:00; November-March:  Saturdays at 17:00 (introduction to the tea culture, tour of the Zen garden and tea plantation and visit to the laboratory (bookings: Tel. 091 785 40 40) (opening hours).

Markets in Ticino and nearby Italy:
(Locarno: Thursday; Ascona: Tuesday (April-October); Bellinzona: Saturday; Cannobio (Italy): Sunday morning; Luino (Italy): Wednesday)
www.ticino.ch/viviTicino/mercatiShopping.jsp?menuId=_5850

Weekly market (Thursdays), Locarno, Piazza Grande: food (cheese, eggs etc.), second-hand objects (disks, books etc.)

Fairs (Messen / Fiere) in Lugano
www.lugano.ch/fiere/manifestazioni/calendario.cfm

Parco Botanico del Gambarogno di Reto Eisenhut, Vairano, San Nazzaro:
Januar-Februar: Winterkamelien, Calycantus, Hamamelis und Winterblumen
März: Kamelien und Magnolien
April: Kamelien, Magnolien, Rhododendren und Azaleen
Mai: Spätblühende Magnolien, Päonien, Azaleen, Rhododendren und Cornus (Blumenhartriegel).
Juni: Letzte Azaleen, Rhododendren und Cornus
Sommer: Blüten in den Gewächshäusern
Herbst: Herbst- und Winterkamelien, Zitruspflanzen, Herbstblumen
www.eisenhut.ch / www.parcobotanico.ch (open all year round / ganzjährig offen)

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Search for events in the Locarno (Lake Maggiore) area: www.maggiore.ch

Events in Vallemaggia: http://www.vallemaggia.ch/eventi.php

 

 

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