Interlaken offers something for every one. 2018
Interlaken sets the cultural scene during the summer and winter months. Numerous events have a tradition that already stretch back over many years and are now as much a part of Interlaken as the famous view of the Jungfrau massif. Whether classical concert or rock festival, Interlaken's vast variety offers breathtaking moments and bags of fun.
Remember they usally fall around the same dates.
FIRST BIONIC OLIMPICES will be held in Switzerland.
All year Weekly events
All Weekly and all year events held in the Bernese Oberland From:
All year Swiss Folklore show. Simple, entertanment and dancing and food/ dinners.
Look behind the scenes of Swiss Folklore:- Have you always wondered how yodelling choirs manage to sing so wonderfully in harmony or how such melodic sounds can emerge from a wooden pipe? We offer you the chance to take a look behind the scenes of Swiss folklore!
You get an insight into old traditions on a visit to a rehearsal by a folklore association. Watch as the rehearsal unfolds and find out more from detailed explanations on the various exercises
All year Chocolate show. Daily shows 1700-1800 People interested in how chocolate is made can see how the finest chocolate specialities are created from a fluid mass, and can even try their hand at becoming a chocolatier. (Entrance fee applies)
June - July - August Timeless Jazz Every Thursday at the Kunsthaus-platz Interlaken time 19.30
Summer events by the Month.
Travel up in comfort by train from Interlaken Ost to the Kleine Scheidegg and back - so you can enjoy the unique concert day without any hassle. Fun and absolute party mood guaranteed!
March - April Interlaken Classic, A fantastic selection of musicians and music artist preform their premier music for all throughout the month.
March Interlaken Classic Festival Superlative classical sounds in a stunning setting! The music festival lives up to its motto of "meet the stars of tomorrow today", featuring internationally acclaimed youth orchestras and leading names. Interlaken Classics is an essential part of Interlaken's culture calendar for many years
April onwards Events at Ballenberg The country theatre(every wend and Sat ).
April Ballenberg Swiss wrestling
April SnowpenAir concert on Saturday: Enjoy Switzerland's biggest winter music event featuring all kinds of artists and a fantastic atmosphere - not to mention the utterly brilliant mountain backdrop! With top international and national acts performing, the festival at the foot of the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau is guaranteed to be memorable.
May International Fire workers Festival:- A chanch to see the firemen at work and the selection of equipment used.
May Firefighter FEST See a fantastic display of fire fighting equipment.
May Ballenberg Shearing and wool day
Mid May to end June <> Evening boat trips on lake Breinz including a small buffet with vegetarian an non vegetarin indian Specialities. Advanced booking advised.
June, July and August Traditional Swiss Folklore evening. Every Thursday at the HARDER KULM you can enjoy swiss folklore musice with a la carte dinner.
Mid June - Early Sept William Tell, open-air theatre. Friedrich Schiller's dramatic play about William Tell's fight for freedom has been performed on the splendid natural stage in Matten's Rugen forest since 1912. Over 170 amateur actors make up the large Tell "family" and every year, many horses, cows and goats also play their part in making the open-air theatre an impressive experience. Performances take place in all weathers thanks to the covered stand with around 2300 seats.
July -August On lake Breinz. The barbeque chef will personall prepar all maner of barbeque foods. Suitable for Families to back packers.
June APEX Race:- Extream racing in the alpes.
June Thun Schloss Konzert , Mix music form childrens konzerts, cabaret,quartet and jazz.
June Ballenberg Traditional costumes and dances (Eastern Switzerland).
June Mannlichen Halb(half) Marathon. Start at Grindelwald Grund 943m - Finish/ Ziel Bergstation Maennlichen 2216m
June, Eiger Nordic Walking Event. Sport Trail 21,1 km. Easy Trail 11,8 km. Fun Trial 5,9 km. Nordic Walking Event Mürren.
June Greenfield Festival 3-Tagespass Early. Three days of that fabulous open-air festival feeling on the Interlaken airfield! Three days, two stages, forty international acts from the latest rock, punk and alternative music scene. Three-day passes available only. 40 International and Swiss acts and Interlaken as the spectacular scenic setting! As well as top international bands from the alternative rock scene, Greenfield gives you the chance to discover interesting new bands including home-grown from Switzerland. The Greenfield Festival is the only music event to include the return journey by public transport from every Swiss railway station to the festival site for fans buying tickets in Switzerland.
June - Sept William Tell, open-air theatre. Friedrich Schiller's dramatic play about William Tell's fight for freedom has been performed on the splendid natural stage in Matten's Rugen forest since 1912. Over 170 amateur actors make up the large Tell "family" and every year, many horses, cows and goats also play their part in making the open-air theatre an impressive experience. Performances take place in all weathers thanks to the covered stand with around 2300 seats.
June. Interlaken. International Trucker- & Country Festival.The Bernese Oberland will once again be a magnet for trucks, motorbikes and cowboy fans from all over. High spirits and peaceful get-togethers will be the order of the day, when the gates of the Interlaken's former military airfield open for the International Trucker and Country Festival. The mammoth rendezvous for hundreds of (for once quiet) trucks, proudy-polished powerful motorbikes, weekend cowboys with Stetsons and boots, music fans and countless families transforms the airfield into a fantastic festival site. Trucks as far as the eye can see: perfectly polished, brightly decorated and lined up in rows, driven in from near and far. On the programme: trucker religious services and bike blessings, stunt shows, dance shows, line-dancing workshops, fun park, FMX bike shows and much, much more. Over 25 live acts from across the globe will strut their stuff on four open-air stages. The place where the accent is on an easy-going atmosphere, a good time and a friendly get-together!
June 09th to 17th Tour de Suisse
June Aletsch Half mathron
June Grosses Bergfrühlingsfest auf dem Männlichen (Alp festival).
June Classical music in Interlaken and Jungfrau Music Festival Interlaken. Top-class wind orchestras are given the perfect platform on which to demonstrate their outstanding talents to the public at gala concerts. The concert competition with an international field ensures musical diversity and a matchless experience for the audience. The competition brings together a range of cultures and also inspires peak performance.
June Interlaken Operetta Festival. The Interlaken Operetta Festival presents "Die Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss at the Casino Kursaal in Interlaken. In staging this masterpiece of Viennese operetta, the Interlaken Operetta Festival is positioning itself as an exceptional summer event with a wide public appeal. Interlaken is developing into Canton Bern's operetta venue with national charisma.
July Ballenberg Herbal medicine weekend.
July Jungfrau Music Festival. A yearly platform for inovative music projects. The Jungfrau Music Festival association is a non-profit organisation that promotes the continuing education of conductors and musicians, presents high quality national and international orchestras, gives wind orchestras from all over the world, in one of the most beautiful corners of our country, the chance to take part in a competition, and promotes the area of youth and music. New compositions, innovative projects, exhibitions and workshops provide fresh impulse and present up to date news from the world of music
July Meiringen Festival of Music
July Tour de France in Switzerland. In 2016 the Tour de France will be making a three-day detour to Switzerland. On 18 July the entire ‘procession’ will race from Moirans-en-Montagne in the French Jura to Berne. Following a rest day, on 20 July the Tour will cover a 184 kilo metre stage via Simmental, Saanenmöser, Col des Mosses and Col de la Forclaz heading for Finhaut in the Lower Valais. The finish line is at the spectacular Emosson dam. Switzerland is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and cyclists.
July Grosses Trachtenfest auf dem Männlichen (folklore festival)
July - Aug Int Jugglers festival Interlaken Street artist shows and acrobatics. In Rosenstresse (free).
1. August - Swiss National Day Celebration. Whole of Switzerland. Interlaken celebrates Swiss National Day with a kaleidoscope of colour! The whole family will enjoy the grand folklore procession, the children's lantern parade, the many concerts and the fabulous firework display as a finale. The Swiss celebrate there federation of Swiss cantons.
5-6 August Zigermeet 2016 The big Swiss air show in Mollig (GL)
August Breinz Rock festival
August Eiger Bike Challange -
August Älplerfest im Berggasthaus Männlichen
Early August Alphorntreffen Maenlichen.
Middle August Saab meet
August - Eiger Bike Challange
August Inferno - The Ultimate Experience. from Schilthorn
August Mountainman challange. Pilatus- Hasliberg -Titlus.
August Emmentaler- Halbmarathon
August Hunter fest
30th - 1st September Schwing- und Alplerfest 2013. Every 2 years theyy hold the "Eidgenossisches Schwing- und Alplerfest this time its Emmental vally town of Burgdorf. Swiss alpine wrestling
September Cheese market "Habkern
September Justistal Cheese day - If you want to see the traditional cheese being devided among the farmer from thier summer production. Here is a good opertunity, may be you woyuld like to be the first to buy thier cheees that year?
September Unspunnen Schwinget (alpine wrestling). Swiss wrestling is a modern sport that has retained is rustic origins.
September Jungfrau Marathon. With over 4000 competetors from 50 countries and ann 5 continents. Start at 565m finishing at 2070m a distance of 42.195km.
Breniz Lumberjack day.
Sept Jazzbrunch auf Männlichen
September Alpine Cheese Festival at Justistal. Date to be announced. The famers whose cows have spent the summer in this valley (Justis Valley) get together to share out thier milk products. (Cheese).
All through September the farmers bring thier animals down from the mountains dressed in a colourful autum brush and fabric.
October Breinz marathon. Switzerland oldest long distance run arround the lake.
October, Breinz lumberjack days.
Early October Interfolk Junfrau. INTERfolk Jungfrau presents a multi-coloured bouquet, chock-full of folklore from inside and outside Switzerland, with a programme packed with folk music, song and dance, language and customs, handicrafts and trades, sport and games and food and drink.