What’s on in Zurich This Weekend? Festivals, Food, Art…

Zurich, known for its vibrant cultural scene and picturesque setting, is offering an array of exciting events this weekend. From food and wine festivals to art exhibitions and cultural festivities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here’s a Cool Guide to the must-attend events in Zurich this weekend.


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1. Zurich Street Food Festival


Date: All weekend
Location: Hardturm Areal
Info: www.streetfoodfest.ch
Socials: @streetfoodfestivalzurich

The Zurich Street Food Festival is back, bringing together a diverse range of culinary delights from around the world. With over 100 food stalls, visitors can indulge in everything from gourmet burgers and sushi to traditional Swiss raclette and exotic Thai dishes. The festival also features live music, cooking demonstrations, and a vibrant atmosphere perfect for food enthusiasts and families alike. Highlight: from 14th June to 14 July there is Public Viewing of UEFA Euro 2024 Soccer Matches!


2. blues’n’jazz Rapperswil-Jona


Date: Friday, June 14 – Sunday, June 16
Location: Rapperswil-Jona
Info: www.bluesnjazz.ch
Socials: @bluesnjazzfestival

The Blues’n’Jazz Rapperswil-Jona festival is a highlight of the summer, set against the charming backdrop of Lake Zurich in the picturesque town of Rapperswil-Jona. This annual event, taking place this weekend, brings together an impressive lineup of international blues and jazz musicians, creating a vibrant and soulful atmosphere. Attendees can enjoy live performances on multiple stages, savor gourmet street food, and soak in the scenic views of the historic old town and the lake. It’s a must-visit for music lovers and anyone looking to experience the rich cultural tapestry of the region.


3. Food Zurich


Date: All weekend
Location: Greater Zurich Area
Info: www.foodzurich.com
Socials: @foodzurich

Food Zurich is a culinary extravaganza happening this weekend in Switzerland’s largest city. Celebrating the city’s vibrant food scene, the event features over 150 activities including cooking classes, gourmet tastings, and exclusive dinners hosted by renowned chefs. Food Zurich showcases a diverse array of cuisines, from traditional Swiss dishes to innovative international flavors. Highlights include a bustling food market, interactive workshops, and special events focusing on sustainable and local produce. Whether you’re a foodie or simply looking to explore Zurich’s gastro scene, Food Zurich promises a fantastic experience for all.


4. Kunsthaus Zurich: Modern Masters Exhibition


Date: All weekend, throughout summer
Location: Kunsthaus Zurich
Info: www.kunsthaus.ch
Socials: @kunsthauszuerich

Kunsthaus Zurich is currently hosting three captivating exhibitions. BORN DIGITAL – VIDEO ART IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM explores the evolution and impact of digital video art, featuring cutting-edge works that reflect contemporary digital culture. KIKI KOGELNIK. RETROSPECTIVE offers a comprehensive look at the vibrant and dynamic works of Kiki Kogelnik, highlighting her contributions to pop art and beyond. A FUTURE FOR THE PAST delves into the restoration and preservation of historic artworks, showcasing the meticulous efforts to maintain and rejuvenate masterpieces for future generations. Each exhibition provides a unique perspective on art, blending historical insights with modern innovation.


5. Zurich Pride Festival


Date: Friday, 14th June and Saturday, 15th June
Location: Sechseläutenplatz
Info: zurichpridefestival.ch
Socials: @zurichpride

Celebrate love, diversity, and inclusion at the Zurich Pride Festival. The event kicks off with a vibrant parade through the city center, followed by a festival at Sechseläutenplatz featuring live music, drag performances, and speeches. This year’s theme “Frei in jeder Beziehung, seit 30 Jahren”, making it a meaningful and joyous celebration for all.


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6. Rietberg Museum

Date: Saturday and Sunday
Location: Rietberg Museum
Info: rietberg.ch
Socials: @museumrietberg

Museum Rietberg in Zurich is presenting two remarkable exhibitions. More Than Gold – Splendour and Thought of Indigenous Colombia delves into the rich cultural heritage of Colombia’s indigenous peoples, showcasing their intricate gold artifacts and exploring the spiritual and social significance behind these stunning creations. Iran – Portrait of a Country offers an immersive journey through Iran’s history and culture, featuring a diverse collection of art and artifacts that paint a vivid picture of the country’s ancient and contemporary identity. Both exhibitions provide a deep and enriching insight into the artistic and cultural landscapes of these fascinating regions.


7. Sunday Brunch at the Dolder Grand

Date: Sunday
Location: The Dolder Grand
Info: www.dolderhotelag.com
Socials: @thedoldergrand

Cap off your weekend with a luxurious Sunday brunch at The Dolder Grand. Known for its exquisite cuisine and elegant setting, the brunch features a wide array of gourmet dishes, from freshly baked pastries and seafood to Swiss specialties and international delights. Enjoy live piano music as you dine in one of Zurich’s most prestigious hotels.



Whether you’re a local or a visitor, Zurich’s rich array of events this weekend promises a memorable experience. From culinary festivals and wine tastings to art exhibitions and cultural celebrations, there’s something to delight every taste and interest. So, get out and explore all that Zurich has to offer!