Throughout Ticino and in the immediate locality, regular festivities and events take place, some of which have become world famous.

Examples are the international film festival in Locarno, the jazz festival in Ascona, Moon&Stars in Locarno, Vallemaggia Magic Blues, Estival Jazz in Mendrisio and Lugano, Summer Night Festival “Luci e ombre” in Locarno, the National Holiday on 1 August, Chestnut and Autumn Festival in Ascona, Autumn Festival in the centre of Lugano, and many more.

You can find all the events on the tourist information website at


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