Top Events

Events such as the Lucerne Festival, the Lucerne Blues Festival and the Blue Balls Festival attract music fans from all over the world. Other events with an international following include the Fumetto comics festival and the Lucerne Regatta.

Lucerne’s piano festival

16 - 24 November 2019

November finds masterful pianists of all ages gathering for the Lucerne Festival at the Piano. They display their skills in the concert hall of the KKL Luzern, while a fringe jazz festival descends on the city’s bars and restaurants.

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Light Festival Lucerne – Lilu

9 - 19 January 2020

A festival at the cold onset of the new year: with its warm lights, Lucerne's first «Light Festival Lucerne – Lilu» is sure to have you under its spell.

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Fumetto – International Comix Festival

28. march - 5. april 2020

Visit the Lucerne festival for comics and related media, featuring fine arts, graphic design and illustrations.

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Lucerne Regatta


Each year finds up to 1,000 of the world’s best oarsmen and women competing in the World Cup Finals on Lake Rot. However, 2019 the European Rowing Championships will take place in Lucerne.

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Athletics Meeting Lucerne

July 2020

July finds the world’s top track-and-field athletes meeting at the Lucerne Allmend stadium. Be there and cheer on the competitors from all over the world.

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Blue Balls Festival

17 – 25 July 2020

A summer festival centred on the bay and KKL Luzern, offering concerts and gigs across a range of genres, including pop and rock.

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The Lucerne Festival in Summer

14 August – 13 September 2020

Featuring a different theme each year, the programme offers an eclectic blend of offerings ranging from Mozart to the Modernists, from early music to avant-garde experimentation – and all in the superlative concert hall of the KKL Luzern.

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World Band Festival

Autumn 2020

The world’s top wind music ensembles meet head to head in formats such as the Swiss Open Contest, Tattoo on Stage, WBF live! and Wind Orchestra Classics.

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SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne

25 October 2020

Are you a running enthusiast? If so, set aside the last Sunday in October for Switzerland’s finest marathon/half-marathon.

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Lucerne Blues Festival

7 - 15 November 2020

The best of blues and soul comes to Lucerne in November. Hear the artists tell their stories with passionate dedication through the medium of the blues.

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Lucerne Blues Festival 2014