Events

Ascona Jazz Night

On Ascona Jazz Night the Borgo and Piazza are completely transformed.

Music abounds, from the Piazza to every street and every corner of town. In evocative settings waiting to be discovered, there are the sounds and rhythms of jazz, swing, blues pop and all manner of lively music. Ascona, the pearl of Lake Maggiore, works its special magic and to add to the experience you can browse in the shops and enjoy its many restaurants and clubs. Dedicated to music and more, Ascona Jazz Night mean night just as it should be lived.

Artisti di strada

Open air art and magical moments 

For four entire days the lakeshore is transformed. Street artists, jugglers, mimes and clowns drawn from all over, fascinate the public with surprises, bold tricks and the arts of the circus. A captivating appointment on the Ascona lakeside for every age, young and old. 

Jazz festival Ascona

The great Maceo Parker at JazzAscona 2020. The trademark of JazzAscona festival – which will be celebrating its 36th edition this year – is turning the little town on the Lake Maggiore shore into a mini New Orleans. The two cities’ privileged relationship as well as the many New Orleans musicians on site have always been vital aspects of the festival‘s programming and
international appeal.

Gusto festival

06 – 12 July 2020 | www.gustofestival-ascona.ch/

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Moon&stars

Ticinos starry sky will not be missing at the captivating experience of Moon&Stars. The scenery: the charming, unique atmosphere of the Piazza Grande. The main performers: the greats like Lenny Kravitz, Gwen Stefani, Lionel Richie, James Blunt, Corinne Bailey Rae and many more. Further attractions: the Food & Music Street combines culinary delights, live music, and a beautiful atmosphere to create a memorable experience.

Ascona Polo Cup

10 – 12 July 2020 | www.poloclubascona.ch/

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Longines CSI Ascona

The classic “extra touch” of the Longines CSI Ascona.

In 2020 the 28th Longines CSI Ascona competition will, for the fourth year running, be able to boast five-star status and so feature as one of the top events in the national horse-riding calendar.

Stellar riders and horses will be back to take part in this unmissable competition and this year the organisers have devised a particularly challenging schedule of races, highlighting two junior events. Excitement will reach its peak with the Grand Prix competition on Sunday, when we will find out who will succeed Joos Verloy of Belgium following his win in Caracas last year and carve their name on the roll of honour.

Fuochi d’artificio Ascona

Dieses Jahr beginnen die Feierlichkeiten zum 1. August bereits am 31. Juli!
Das Seeufer verwandelt sich bis in die späte Nacht in eine Bühne für viele Konzerte und Events.
Und am 1. August geht die Feier mit verschiedenen Animationen und Musik weiter, bis sie traditionsgemäß mit einem atemberaubenden Feuerwerk ihr Ende findet, bei dem Sie aus dem Staunen gar nicht mehr herauskommen werden.
Der Nationalfeiertag in Ascona beginnt bereits einen Tag vorher!
Feuerwerk: 1. August 2020 am 22:30 (Musik und Unterhaltung schon ab 18:30)

Festival Locarno

For eleven days, in the month of August, the shores of Lake Maggiore become the home and screen of the film industry. Every facet of filmmaking, from those who work in cinema (directors, actors, producers, distributors, programmers, critics) to those who watch it, enters a dialogue across a program of hundreds of features and shorts: world premiers, retrospectives, competitions and entertainment. Thousands of film lovers have the chance to grow alongside the works that the Locarno Film Festival offers and promotes each year.

Sportcars Day

?? September 2020 | www.sportcarsday.eu/

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Ascona Classic Car Award

26 – 27 September 2020 | www.a-cca.ch/it/

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Le settimane musicali

Second only to Lucerne, Ascona’s longstanding Music Festival celebrates its 75th anniversary. Since its inception back in 1946 the Festival has enjoyed the continuing support of the Orchestra of Italian-Swiss Radio, today’s OSI, and draws major names from the international classical music scene.

Eventi letterari Monte Verità

Eventi letterari Monte Verità is a multilingual festival of literature, international in reach, which takes place on the site of a historic Utopian project, the Monte Verità above Ascona

La tavolata

What could be more fun than celebrating the end of an old year and bringing in the new one at a 150 metre long table? Tradition dictates that our famous raclette is accompanied by delicious wines and local delicacies and as you feast and exchange greetings and listen to a variety of musical offerings, many regional, you’ll be sure to take home wonderful memories of the New Year lunch by the lake. 

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