Basel has something for everyone: here you can enjoy outstanding events such as the Basel Carnival, Art Basel or the Basel Tattoo. Discover a few of our highlights here.
The Basler Fasnacht or "The three most beautiful days" as the locals calls it, is part of the city's identity - it is the heart of its cultural creativity and makes three days of a state of exceptional festivity possible. Because of its uniqueness and quality, it is part of the immaterial UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.
Art Basel offers art of the 20th and 21st centuries and is undisputedly the most important world fair of the international art market. More than 300 carefully selected exhibitors from the world's most important galleries make the fair the most important museum for the time being. Artists, art collectors and many celebrities from the cultural scene are meeting in Basel during these days.
The musical program of bagpipe sounds, brass music and folkloristic dance with top formations from all over the world inspires young and old alike. The Basel Tattoo guarantees a sensational and perfect show of the best formations, which will be thrilled to standing ovations.
FEDERAL CELEBRATION ON THE RHINE
August 1st is the national holiday of Switzerland. The federal celebration on the Rhine traditionally takes place on July 31 with an evening city festival (from 5:00 p.m.) and the big fireworks display (at 11:00 p.m.).
EM BEBBY SY JAZZ
The “Em Bebbi sy Jazz” jazz festival has been taking place in summer for over 30 years and has the idea of enlivening Basel's city center and its most beautiful spots with traditional jazz, while at the same time providing the many jazz bands from the region with a platform to confront a broad range To be able to play in the audience. In the meantime, the festival has become the world's largest one-day jazz event and can be visited free of charge.
The Swiss Indoors Basel present the tennis world class as part of the ATP Tour 500. In the final sprint to the ATP Tour Finals in Turin, today's Swiss superstars and one of the most important indoor tournaments in the world meet today's superstars and tomorrow's champions.
The music festival Baloise Session offers visitors the opportunity to experience world stars in an intimate club table atmosphere.
The top-class concert series offers an attractive program every year. The line-up consists of top international acts as well as newcomers.
BASEL AUTUMN FAIR
The Basel Autumn Fair is more than just the usual fun fair. This traditional event looks back on a history of more than 500 years and still enjoys great popularity. Since the fairground is held on seven large places and in one exhibition hall, it seems as if the fair extends over the entire city.
CHRISTMAS IN BASEL
Basel enjoys a reputation as the most traditional Christmas city in Switzerland. In addition to the Christmas market, the beautiful Christmas illuminations, spectacular special exhibitions in the museums, the wish book and numerous concerts and events all contribute to this.