Major events

Fribourg 2016 - The Tinguely year

As part of the 25th anniversary of the death of Jean Tinguely an entire festive program will be proposed throughout the year!

2016.01 - Murten Murten - Festival of lights

11th - 22th January 2017
During 12 days the old town of Murten is going to turn into a lighting spectacle of superlatives. The artistic productions on buildings, in the streets and on the towers of the town will immerse the visitors into a mysterious and magic world.

2016.05-09 - Gruyères et Moléson Musical activity: Alphorn

05-09.2016: Musical entertainment in the heart of Gruyères as well as at the Moléson by the Alpine Horn.

2016.05-09 - Rue Evening markets in Rue

06-09.2016
The place behind the Crêperie in Rue wakes up for the evening markets. Local products, Crêpes, and more specialties to eat. Concerts or animations.

2016.06/07/08 - FRIBOURG REGION Markets in FRIBOURG REGION

The market is the best way to discover a region and its local people, season after season. In FRIBOURG REGION, the season of ethic markets means summer!

2016.07 - Charmey Visit of an alpine chalet

From June to September : Visit of an traditional alpine chalet and local cheese tasting every friday in summer in the village of Charmey

2016.07 - FRIBOURG REGION Open Air cinema

This summer, come experience unforgettable movie nights in FRIBOURG REGION!

2016.09 - Fribourg Clearance-sale

10.09.2016
The clearance sale take place once a year at the Georges-Python square.

2016.09 - Fribourg Magical Journeys through Fribourg

17.09 - 30.10.2016
In Autumn, the historic old town of Fribourg and the Auge neighbourhood in particular are transformed into a magical world for few weeks.

2016.09 - FRIBOURG REGION "Désalpe" in FRIBOURG REGION

During September and October, "Désalpe" is the best-known of all traditional mountain festivities. After more than four months of grazing in alpine pastures, cows make their way down to the plain.

2016.09 - FRIBOURG REGION The "Bénichon"

The "Bénichon" is a century-old, traditional Fribourg celebration.

2016.09 - Jaun Sheep fair and « désalpe » - Schafscheid

19.09.2016: This fair takes place every year on the Monday of the Federal Fast (Jeûne fédéral). It’s the day that the sheep are brought down to the village to be sold, after several months high up on the mountainsides.

2016.09 - Plaffeien Return of cattle

The return of cattle is one of the best known, traditional Alpine Herdsman festivals. After a four-months summer spent in the hills, the colourfully decorated cattle returns to the valley on 24th of September 2016.

2016.09- Payerne The Payerne Food & Drink Festival

22.09.-25.09.2016
More than 60 regional, national and international producers are set to take over Payerne community centre, serving up a feast of fabulous food during four days!

2016.09.24 - Romont 20 Hours of Musics

24.09.2016
More than 100 concerts in the whole town during 20 Hours...

2016.09.30-10.02 - Grangettes-près-Romont "Vin cuit" Festival

30.09-02.10.2016
Experience an authentic slice of Fribourg's rich culinary heritage: the making of the delicious "vin cuit".

2016.10 - Bulle Gastronomy fair "Salon Suisse des Goûts et Terroirs"

28.10-01.11.2016 : Over the years, this national event has become a must in relation to top-quality produce for all those who appreciate good food.

2016.10 - Châtel-St-Denis Bénichon

14.10.2016 - 16.10.2016
The "Bénichon" of Châtel-St-Denis is a traditional popular and gastronomical festival that commemorates the end of the harvest, the descent of the cows to their winter pastures and the begin of the winter time.

2016.10 - Cheyres Grape harvest festival

07.10.-09.10.2016
During the second weekend in October, the wine-making village of Cheyres will be transformed into one large open-air party venue.

2016.10 - Fribourg Circus Knie

27.10-01.11.2016
It is time again for the Circus! The Circus Knie is on tour in Switzerland and stops in Fribourg!

2016.10 - Fribourg Fribourg Trade Fair

07 - 16.10.2016
Fribourg Trade Fair presents more than 200 exhibitors from Fribourg

2016.10 - Fribourg FriScènes

10.2016
FriScènes 2015 is to see at the College of Gambach and Le Nouveau Monde!

2016.10 - Fribourg International Guitar Festival Fribourg

30.09 - 08.10.2016
From guitar to Sitar, discover the guitar with all its facets!
World, classical, experimental, flamenco or folk? let yourselves be tempted!

2016.10 - Fribourg Retro-Technica

22 - 23.10.2016
3 fairs under one roof! Retrotechnika, the technical exchange fair welcomes as well the Retrotoys and the Retrovynils in Forum Fribourg.

2016.10 - La Roche Autumn fair

29.10.2016: The autumn fair of La Roche is organized every year the last saturday of October. Local gastronomic and handmade products are sold.

2016.10 - Murten-Freiburg Race Murten-Fribourg

2th October 2016
Race which takes place on the first Sunday of October. This great classic brings together around 8'000 participants every year.

2016.10 - Payerne Comptoir de Payerne

4.11.-13.11.2016
The Comptoir de Payerne is a real highlight in the town’s events calendar.

2016.11 - Bulle FAMA: The Swiss Modelling and Handicrafts Fair

11-13.11.2016: The FAMA Fair, created in 1999, has fulfilled a need and drawn in year by year more and more exhibitors and visitors.

2016.11 - Corminboeuf bédémania

04. - 06.11.2016
The international comics festival is held every 2 years in Fribourg.

2016.11 - Fribourg Better life trade fair

11 - 13.11.2016
Better life is life! The Well-being Fair takes place every year in Forum Fribourg.

2016.11 - Fribourg Blind Dinner

16.11 - 22.11.2016
Live the world of the blind persons by a pleasant supper to the Gutenberg museum in Fribourg.

2016.11 - Fribourg Book Fair

19 - 20.11.2016
The book fair will be held in NH Fribourg Hotel for its third edition.

2016.11 - Fribourg Festivins

19 - 20.11.2016
The 17th edition of Festivins the wine trade fair will take place in Belfaux.

2016.11 - La Gruyère Museum's night

12.11.2016: The museum's night in La Gruyère, Glâne and Pays d'Enhaut, an event you do not want to miss. Discover all the region's museum on a very special athmosphere witht the theme: "Cinema".

2016.11 - Le Vully Vully Blues Festival

On the 4th & 5th November 2016, 15 European and American Blues bands will perform inside the wine cellars of Praz.

2016.11 - Murten Murten on Ice

November 3th, 2016 - February 12th, 2017
A winter delight for everbody! The mobile ice rink is situated at the entry of the old town and provides a charming atmosphere for sportive and culinary experiences.

2016.11 - Payerne St Martin’s Fair

17.11.2016
Over 150 stalls dotted across the centre of town and an exhibition of vintage tractors in the town’s main square.

2016.12 - Estavayer-le-Lac The open-air exhibition of Christmas cribs

03.12.2016 - 08.01.2017
The open-air exhibition of Christmas cribs features over 60 distinctive interpretations of the nativity scene, ranging from the traditional to the highly original. Take a stroll round the town and admire the handiwork of Estavayer’s residents.

2016.12 - Fribourg Advent Concerts

December in the Church of Villars-sur-Glâne

2016.12 - Fribourg Fribourg Opera

31.12.2016 - 15.01.2017
Fribourg Opera is one of the major musical events in Fribourg

2016.12 - Fribourg Saint Nicholas

03.12.2016
Every year during the first weekend of December, the canton of Fribourg honours its patron saint, St. Nicholas with a special celebration.

2016.12 - Fribourg Soup Festival

9 - 25.12.2016
The Soup festival takes place in the pavilion at the Georges's Python square.

2016.12 - Fribourg St-Nicholas' Musical Rendez-Vous.

03.12.2016
St-Nicolas' Musical Rendez-Vous in the Franciscan Monastery and the St-Michael's Church.

2016.12 - Fribourg The magic way to the feast of the Epiphany

17.12.2016 - 04.01.2017
Discover the creation of the famous local artist Hubert Audriaz.

2016.12 - FRIBOURG REGION Christmas-magic in FRIBOURG REGION

Hot wine, Christmas tea, handcraft, tales and nativity scenes: a lot to do before Christmas' coming...

2016.12 - Gruyères Christmas in Gruyères

12.2016: Let the quiet and welcoming music guide you to the heart of the illuminated city of Gruyères where you can feel the magical atmosphere of Christmas !

2016.12 - Marly Jean-Tinguely Memorials

28 - 30.12.2016
The 22nd edition of the international tournament of the young hockey players will be held at the ice rink Jean Tingluely in Marly.

2017 - Romont Gourmet trail

2017
Gourmet trail around Romont. This year the gourmet trail will take place in the village of Siviriez. The trail will be around 8 km and you will have the opportunity to taste 5 different dishes.

2017.01 - Bulle Antiques fair of La Gruyère

01.2017: The famous and traditional antiques fair of La Gruyère with 8000m2 of exhibition.

2017.02 - Bulle Wood Fair – Building and inhabiting

10-12.02.2017: It’s the place for trade and for meetings between both professionals and members of the public who are interested in wood, building and habitat.

2017.02 - Fribourg The traditional Fribourg's Carnival

25 - 28.02.2017
The parade: on Sunday in the old town of Fribourg

2017.02 - FRIBOURG REGION Carnival

Carnival is a fascinating celebration in Fribourg Region, which you are not to miss.

2017.02 - Jaun Trophée des Gastlosen - canceled

05.02.2017: The Dents Vertes ski club in Charmey will host the Trophée des Gastlosen.

2017.02 - Jaun Waterslide & Jumpcontest

17-18.02.2017: Fun contest, on which every participant ends in the icy water! Carnival feeling guaranteed!

2017.02 - Romont Carnival in Romont

02.2017
Party, procession, fancy dress and confettis !

2017.03 - Fribourg Chicks Fribourg

03.2017
Exhibition at the Natural History Museum

2017.03 - Fribourg Fribourg International Film Festival

31.03 - 08.04.2017
The 30th edition of FIFF: Flying the Flag of Freedom!

2017.03 - Fribourg Oldtimer & Teilemarkt

25 - 26.03.2017
42nd international market of vehicles of collection the most important of Switzerland

2017.03 - Fribourg The Magic Mirror

03.2017
Take a walk in the garden of the Grabensaal in the old town of Fribourg and discover the creations of the well-known fribourgeois Hubert Audriaz.

2017.03 - Fribourg Tour of Lake Pérolles

03.2017
the Triathlon Fribourg organizes its traditional "Tour of Lake Pérolles" for the 35th consecutive time.

2017.03 - Kerzers Kerzers run

18th of March 2017
Every 3rd Saturday in March running enthusiast of all ages and ability meet to participate in the first big spring run of the year.

2017.03 - Murten Carnival

3th - 6th of March 2017
Everyone in the region knows Murten Carnival takes over the old town for three days and nights of partying.

2017.03-Fribourg Piccolos International Tournament of Fribourg

24-26.03.2017
The Piccolos International Tournament of Fribourg has become an inescapable event in the field of Fribourg hockey.

2017.04 - Estavayer-le-Lac Eastern rabbit's enigma

14.04.-17.04.2017
Come and have fun to solve the Eastern rabbit's enigma. Discover the old town of Estavayer-le-Lac.

2017.04 - Fribourg Concerts of the Holy Week

13 - 14.04.2017
The concerts of the Holy Week take place every year in Fribourg.

2017.04 - Payerne Eastern and Jeûne Fédéral secondhand trades

14.04.-16.04.2017
The second hand trades in Payerne are also a place to meet people and where friendship renew or start up.

2017.04 - Romont Les Pleureuses

Holy Friday 2017
Mess and procession of the "Pleureuses" on holy Friday in the church Romont.

2017.04 - Romont Spring market

23.04.2016
Next edition of the spring market in Romont.

2017.04 - Rue et Romont Les tapolets

Easter 2017
In Rue and Romont, the bells are replaced by the "tapolets", just before Easter.

2017.05 - Estavayer-le-Lac LudiMania'k

19.05.-21.05.2017
The Medieval city of Estavayer-le-Lac turned into a playground!

2017.05 - Fribourg The Dance Party

05 - 07.05.2017
The Dance Festival is held each year in Fribourg and all over Switzerland . Hip Hop, Tango, contemporary dance or folk dances... join the party and choose your style!

2017.05 - Fribourg The Museums' night in Fribourg

20.05.2017
Discover and visit various museums of Fribourg during the night.

2017.05 - Glâne Music festival in Glâne

2017
Glâne Music Festival

2017.05 - Murten May market

7th of May 2017
What would Murten be without its traditional May market? Enjoy the spring atmosphere in our beautiful oldtown when the retailers and other suppliers present their goods in the streets of Murten. We are looking forward to seeing you!

2017.05 - Payerne Spring market

13.05.2017
Come and discover our spring market which will take place on all the marketplace of Payerne in May

2017.06 - Estavayer-le-Lac Elsa Bike Trophy

10.06.-11.06.2017
Which better way to explore the country side from our region … than by taking part in a competition or just by pleasure ? The race is open to everybody willing to spend some great fun !!

2017.06 - Estavayer-le-Lac Rose Festival

23.06-25.06.2017
Estavayer-le-Lac will host again its Rose Festival.

2017.06 - Fribourg Belluard Bollwerk International

22.06 - 01.07.2017
Belluard Bollwerk International is held every year in early summer in Fribourg.

2017.06 - Fribourg Corpus Christi

15.06.2017
In Fribourg, in both the city and the countryside, Corpus Christi is a big celebration. Altars are set up on elaborately decorated altars of repose.

2017.06 - Fribourg Feast and clearance sale of the Romont Street

06..2017
The feast and clearance sale of the Romont Street take place every year in the beginning of the summer!

2017.06 - Fribourg half marathon Fribourg

03-04.06.2017
The half marathon Fribourg offers an attractive route of 21,1 km for the big satisfaction of the runners!

2017.06 - Fribourg Les 12h de l'Auge

10.06.2017
Tandem race in the old Town of Fribourg!

2017.06 - Fribourg Music Day

21.06.2017
It is Summer time and the Music Day!

2017.06 - Fribourg The BerGiBike Race

06.2017
Do not miss the Moutain Bike race of Fribourg! BerGiBike is a race open to all! As every year the race starts in Fribourg and ends in Bulle passing the beautiful Prealps of Fribourg!

2017.06 - Fribourg the feast of Pérolles

09 - 10.06.2017
The feast of Perolles take place every year in June.

2017.06 - Fribourg The Zampata!

06.2017 - A fun run up and down the city's stairs!

2017.06 - Le Vully Open cellars in Le Vully

From June 2nd to 4th, 2017, open cellars in "le Vully"

2017.06 - Le Vully The Vully gourmet path

June 24th, 2017
Culinary walk through the Vully wineyards.

2017.06 - Murten Shoot of Murten

25th of June 2017
The historical shoot of Murten on the "Bodemünzi"

2017.06 - Murten Youth Festival "Solennität"

22nd June 2017
The Youth Festival commemorates the 1476 Battle of Morat/Murten. The colorful Youth Festival features many activities and the finely decorated city fountains.

2017.06 - Neirivue-Moléson Mountain race Neirivue - Moléson

18.06.2017: Neirivue-Moléson is a mountain run with a distance of 10.6 m and a difference in altitude of 1290 m, the run is aimed at all sportive people.

2017.06 - Payerne Red Pigs Festival

22.06.-24.06.2017
Festival which will take place on 3 days to prolong the atmosphere of the Music Day

2017.06 - Riaz Glucose festival

01-04.06.2017: The Glucose festival is a small music festival in Riaz, a small town near Bulle.

2017.06 - Romont Braderie de Romont

06.2017
A friendly family event in Romont, on the main street "Grand-Rue". With lots of stands and animations for children and adults, drinks and snacks. Friendly atmosphere!

2017.06 - Vuadens Herb festival

03-04.06.2017: Over 60 craftsmen and -women will have the great pleasure of sharing their work, with products of top quality.

2017.07 - Cheyres Festi'Cheyres

07.2017
The free festival on Cheyres' beach!

2017.07 - Estavayer-le-Lac Free4Style

7.2017
The biggest festival of Freestyle in the french part of Switzerland.
FMX contest, European Wakeboard Masters, Jet Ski : 3 spectacular disciplines and famous DJs partys.

2017.07 - Estavayer-le-Lac Swing in the Wind

07.2017
Jazz in the historic center of the "Cité à la Rose". A nice way to begin the weekend !!

2017.07 - Estavayer-le-Lac The Estavayer Market

29.07.2017
A big annual stock sale in the whole city with more than 150 merchants.
Enjoy walking down the little streets with all kinds of country products around you....

2017.07 - Fribourg Les Georges Festival

07.2017
The festival consists of five music evenings and proposes a big range between pop, rock, song, electronic musics and jazz, presenting local and Swiss groups, but also international names!

2017.07 - Fribourg Open-Air Cinema Fribourg

07.2017
Enjoy unforgettable evenings with lasting memories in the Belluard-Bollwerk.

2017.07 - Gruyères Book fair

01-02.07.2017: Gruyères organizes the 17th edition of the Book fair in July.. The "Book fair" association and the booksellers are very pleased to welcome you into the City of Gruyères.

2017.07 - La Gruyère SlowUp La Gruyère

09.07.2017: One day every year, La Gruyère invites HPM (Human Powered Mobility) enthusiasts to grab their bikes, roller skates, and/or hiking boots to discover or rediscover the region of La Gruyère.

2017.07 - Le Vully Balade Gourmande de Vully-les-Lacs

17th July 2016
The promenade for gourmands on the Vully is a walk through the wineyards.

2017.07 - Payerne Street market

01.07.- 02.07.2017
Payerne street market – a mecca for bargain hunters.

2017.07 - Romont Cinéma Open'R

Projection de films dans le cadre enchanteur de la cour médiévale du château de Romont.

2017.07 Romont "Sauvage" Tower

The summer appointments in Romont.
Every week a new exhibition. Every thursday a new show.

2017.07/08 - Estavayer-le-Lac Estivale Open Air

28-29 et 31.07.-01.08.2017
The Estivale Open Air is one of Switzerland's most beautiful lakeside festivals.

2017.08 - FRIBOURG REGION National Day Celebration and 1st of August Brunch

The National Day Celebration (August 1st) is solemnized in different ways: at the lakeshore, in the city or in the mountains.

2017.08 - Estavayer-le-Lac Bénichon Festival in Estavayer-le-Lac

26.08.2017
On the last Saturday of August, a panel of master mustard-makers will gather on Estavayer’s Grand Rue to select the best Bénichon mustards in the canton of Fribourg.

2017.08 - Estavayer-le-Lac Open air second hand trade

11.08.-13.08.2017
Looking for happiness ? In this case, « estavayate » yourself !
Come and visit our big second hand trade that takes place in the whole medieval city with animations, refreshments and food corners.

2017.08 - Fribourg International Folklore Festival

08.2017
In August of each year the streets of Fribourg are buzzing with folklore groups from across the globe.

2017.08 - Le Vully Vullyrun-Halfmarathon in Vully

26th August 2017
The "VullyRun" is a half-marathon which uses the vineyards ways belonging to the Vaud and Fribourg. An amazing sportive event to do!

2017.08 - Murten 1st August-Party

As usual, heaven over Murten is going to be colored and enlightened.

2017.08 - Murten City Party

12th - 13th August 2017
Also this year is the traditional annual Murten City Party a social and cultural event-highlight. As always, guests get delicacies in the main street. Different presentations and games are arranged for entertainment and fun.

2017.08 - Murten Murten Classics

13th of August - 3th of September 2017
Classical music festival in the medieval market town of Murten.

2017.08 - Payerne Tirage

18.08.-21.08.2017
A funfair where all Payerne from the outside and from here meet together in Friendship and Brotherhood.

2017.09 - Epagny The Gordon-Bennett Cup

07-16.09.2017: 61st Coupe aéronautique Gordon Bennett, FAI long distance gas balloon championship Is the most prestigious and the oldest aeronautical competition.

2017.09 - Estavayer-le-Lac Artephile

04.09.2016
Artephile is an art contest open to all amateur and professional painters.

2017.09 - Estavayer-le-Lac Grenouille-Toi

17.09.2016
Fun for all the family – spend the afternoon on the trail of Estavayer-le-Lac’s famous frogs and (re-)acquaint yourself with the picturesque medieval town at the same time.

2017.09 - Estavayer-le-Lac Medieval Feast

09.2017
Big Medieval Feast in the Castle of Chenaux in Estavayer-le-Lac

2017.09 - Estavayer-le-Lac The Inn of the poets

15.09.-17.09.2016
Concerts at the Tower of Dominican

2017.09 - Fribourg Festival of the traditional breweries

09.2017
The festival of homemade beers invites you to come and taste the beers of the region of Fribourg at the Georges-Python Square!

2017.09 - Fribourg International festival of organ music Fribourg

09.2017
The 20th international festival of organ music Fribourg

 

2017.09 - Fribourg The European Heritage Days

09.2017
Discover the hidden cultural inheritance of Fribourg during the European Heritage Days.

2017.09 - Romont Bénichon market

9-11.09.2016
Next edition of the Bénichon market in Romont.

2017.11 - Estavayer-le-Lac Red Bull Velodux

11.2017
Pro and amateur cyclists and bikers are gearing up for the Red Bull Velodux, a cyclocross race the like of which has never been seen before.

2017.11 - Payerne Trade Fair

17.11.-26.11.2017
Huge commercial and agricultural fair in the area. This manifestation takes place every 2 years

2018 - Romont Comptoir de Romont - Fair

2018
Glâne Trade Faire - comptoir de Romont

2018.05 - Estavayer-le-Lac The farm in town

5.2018
The farm is coming to town!

2018.07 - Fribourg International Festival of Sacred Music of Fribourg

07.2018
International Festival of Sacred Music of Fribourg is one of the important classical music meeting in Switzerland.

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