The long awaited summer has finally (almost) graced us with its presence! For most part the sun is shining and the temperatures sizzling. But regardless of the weather, rest-assured that plenty is going on in town for the next couple of months. Check out the long list of events from mid July to September!
Music related events
Residence K (July 15 – August 15)
Amazing DJs, pool, lake, food and alcohol – great ingredients for a fun summer! Residence K will celebrate their season opening on July 15th, rain or shine! They will be open every night for a month, expect for Mondays (but open on August 1st).
Dance the evening away or just chill. You can do it all! And best of all, the entry is FREE!
Rundfunk (August 5 – September 3)
My favorite, which I almost forgot to mention! For 30 days, the entire city of Zurich will be tuned to the Rundfunk station, whether on radio or Live at the newly renovated Landesmuseum. And thanks to “Broadcasting Satellites” everyone, from bars, restaurants, boutiques to beauty salons will be working to the beat of Rundfunk. I cannot wait!
Street Parade (August 13)
The world’s most beautiful, colourful house and techno parade will be making its way around Zurich’s lakeside for the 25th time on Saturday, 13 August 2016. The full program can be found here.
Theater Spektakel (August 18 – September 4th)
The festival’s reputation expands well beyond the boundaries of Switzerland. It actually plays along the big guns and is reputed for its outstanding programming and unique feel of the location. Since its debut in 1980, it has attracted both renowned and upcoming theatre and dance companies worldwide.
If you worry about your favorite show being sold out, there is the possibility of early booking starting July 13th. For the detailed program, click here.
Food related events
StreetFood is back! Wonder the world in your own backyard. Celebrate the tastes of Korea, Mexico, Argentina, US and of course Switzerland amongst many more.
Address: Hohlstrasse, 8004 Zürich
If you live in Switzerland, chances are you will be off on August 1st, Swiss National Holiday so even more excuse to get your party shoes on the night before!
exTELLENT allies food, drinks and music all in one. The outdoors part taking place from 5pm to midnight will be free of charge. And our night owls who want to keep going until the wee hours of the morning will have to invest between CHF20-25 (depending if ticket bought online or at the door)
Location: Plaza Klub, Badenerstrasse 109, 8004 Zurich
MAC + BROEK Sunday Brunch no2 in Güter-Garten (August 14, 21, 28)
Mac + Broek has been invited by the team who runs the Street Food Festival to host Sunday brunch in the Güter-Garten this summer! Before the amazing raw commercial building space on Hohlstrasse in Zürich is transformed into modern offices and apartments, it will be home to the Zurich Street Food Festivals no. 5 and no. 6 in July and September.
Mac + Broek will be there to offer their version of Sunday brunch throughout August. For tickets, click here.
Address: Güterbahnhof, 8004 Zürich, Switzerland
Time: 10:30am & 1pm
More amazing food coming our way! You can taste, you can dine and you can learn how to cook for yourself!
Zurich Tourism along with other partners like Jelmoli Food Market and Swiss Casinos have joined forces to promote the Gastro scene of Zurich – more than ninety events, from street food to haute cuisine.
On the opening night of FOOD Zurich, top chefs from top hotels in Zurich will be cooking for us at the Jelmoli Food Market. The event will run from 7pm to 11pm, and tickets are CHF 95 per person and can be purchased here.
Allianz Openair Zurich (July 14 – August 14)
One of my favorite openair is opening its doors this Thursday! What better place to watch movies than overlooking the lake and feeling the energy coming from the China Gardens? For detailed program, click here.
Stay tuned for my recap of press night with the VIPS! Last year’s VIP event was so much fun.
Film Fluss Openair (July 13 – 31)
Tickets to be purchased onsite. For detailed program, click here.
Address: Wasserwerk Strasse 131 (the Badi Unterer Letten).
Virtual Reality Cinema has come to Zurich for the first time! We will get to experience movies in a completely new and powerful way, in different and stylish environments. In order to stay true to the Pop-Up concept and the mystery of the VR cinema experience, the exact place of the popup cinema is communicated 24h prior to the event via email.
You can select from a variety of movies individually or in groups at the place of the cinema. You can pick from the following themes:
- Inspirational: Visions you’ve never experienced before in such a way.
- Horror: You don’t just watch a movie in VR, you’re part of it.
- Documentary: Only with VR you comprehend the amplitude of an armed conflict and its devastation, as if you were standing right in front of it
- Fun: Animated movies for young and old – find yourself in a world of fairytales.
Film am See at Rote Fabrik (specific dates)
Oldest film festival in Zurich! Only selected movies will be screened on specific days. Check out the full program here.
Address: Rote Fabrik. Seestrasse 395, 8038 Zürich
Xenix Open Air Film Festival (July/August)
Check out the program here.
Address: Kanzleistrasse 52, 8004 Zurich
Featured image by DigiGang Zurich
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