Using this calendar, you can find all events of the Longlake Festival


Events from
Saturday

20

July
On this date there are no scheduled events

LongLake Folk Experience

Events

Crafts and Antiques Market

08:00 - 17:00

Quartiere Maghetti (Via Vegezzi, Via Canova, Piazza San Rocco)

For lovers of antiques, vintage, and craft items, or anyone looking for unique and original pieces.

LongLake Lido Experience

Events

Lido di Lugano

09:00 - 13:00

Lido di Lugano

A well-loved place, not only by locals, which has maintained its charm and appeal over the years.

LongLake Lido Experience

Events

Lido di Carona

09:00 - 19:30

Lido di Carona, Carona

The historic pool surrounded by nature is an ideal place to enjoy total rest and relaxation and to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

LongLake Lido Experience

Events

Lido San Domenico

09:00 - 20:00

Lido San Domenico, Castagnola

A place of extraordinary natural beauty that offers a picturesque view of the lake and the shore of Caprino.

LongLake Lido Experience

Events

Lido Riva Caccia

09:00 - 20:00

Lido Riva Caccia

Along the lakefront and just a stone’s throw from the city centre, from the Riva Caccia lido you can admire the stunning landscape in a distinctive, unique, and pleasant setting.

LongLake Medirettanean Experience

Events

La bottega di Gandria

09:00 - 23:00

Gandria, Gandria

A modern place that evokes the atmosphere of a long-ago past, a vaulted cellar open to the stream of boats, and a terrace lightly washed by the lapping waves of the lake. 

LongLake Medirettanean Experience

Events

Park&Read

10:00 - 21:00

Park&Read - Parco Ciani

A relaxing and cultural oasis surrounded by greenery, without leaving the City! Park & Read is an open-air micro-library. An initiative that transforms a place of transit into an area of contemplation, a relaxing and cultural oasis, that encourages exchange between generations, locals and tourists. 

LongLake Medirettanean Experience

Events

Motoscafi e pedalò

10:00 - 22:00

Rivetta Tell e Riva Albertolli

Possibility to rent pedalos (3 or 4 people) and boats (5-6 people, without license). With the Lugano Card and Lugano Card City a discount of CHF 1.– per half hour for pedalo rental and 10% discount on motorboat and 8 hp boat hire (Rivetta Tell).

Let yourself be tempted by super tasty homemade icecream! Fresh and creamy icecream made with very high quality raw materials, fruit and vegetables grown in respect of nature. 

LongLake Sport Experience

Events, Sports

Edimen Lugano Cliff Diving

13:00 - 23:00

Giardino Belvedere

Acrobatic diving event. 

LongLake Classical Experience

Music

14:00

Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana

“Red is passion””. This is without doubt the prevailing colour in this new collection “the flowers of evil”. The inspiration, or rather the abstract influence, for this collection came from the reading of the beautiful poems of Charles Baudelaire, one of the greatest French poets of the 19th century.

LongLake Family Experience

Children

Villaggio Family

16:30 - 21:30

Parco Ciani e Palazzo dei Congressi

The family village will be open every day from 3 to 28 July, at Parco Ciani and Palazzo dei Congressi Convention Centre, with lots of fun toys and games for all ages.

LongLake Folk Experience

Food, Town festivals

19:00

Pian Piret, Sonvico

The show will start at 19:00 at the home of the Claudia Lombardi Foundation for Theatre. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the park.

LongLake World Music Experience

Music

20:00

Ristorante della Torre, Morcote

LongLake World Music Experience

Music

21:00

Bar Vecchio Teatro, Morcote

LongLake World Music Experience

Music

21:00

Gandalf Bar, Morcote

Estonian Voices is a multi-award winning sextet who sing a cappella and who draw on different influences and traditions. The singers themselves compose and arrange their own original repertoire which varies from pop to folk and jazz with special attention to pieces from Estonian folk music.

LongLake Folk Experience

Music

21:00

Piazzetta San Carlo

LongLake Classical Experience

Music

21:00

Aula Magna del Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana

LongLake Cinema Experience

Movies

Toy Story 4

21:30

Lido di Lugano

Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody's slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep.

With the exhibition “Lugano: Reflections of light”, dedicated to Helidon Xhixha, the city becomes an open-air museum where art meets urban space and nature.

LongLake Sport Experience

Events, Sports

Lido Lugano Senior Open

All day long

Tennis Club Lido

Sixth edition of the ITF Lido Lugano Senior Open – Level 1 international tennis tournament.

LongLake Urban Art Experience

Arts, Exhibitions

Decoding Wireless

All day long

Centro Città

The “Decoding Wireless” project traces the history of wireless technology, highlights its importance in everyday life and demonstrates its material aspect. To do this, researchers from USI (University of the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland) and SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland) have come up with three activities:

LongLake Urban Art Experience

Arts, Exhibitions

All day long

Comune di Carona, Carona

LongLake Street Taste Experience

Events, Food

Paradise Tropical Bar

All day long

Piazza Indipendenza

A “chiringuito” beach bar, managed by the Just Café Lugano restaurant, will oversee the historic Lugano square and create a genuine tropical oasis in the city. The ideal place for summer evenings where you can find a holiday atmosphere and sip a cocktail while waiting for a wonderful grilled dinner.

LongLake Street Taste Experience

Events, Food

Street Food

All day long

Lungolago di Lugano

Two Street Food events: the lakefront will host two weekends of Street Food during Estival Jazz and the Buskers Festival.  The already enticing dishes on offer along the banks of the Ceresio will be completed with food trucks and stalls offering tantalising treats. 

LongLake Sport Experience

Events, Sports

Blobbing Lugano

All day long

Lungolago di Lugano

The Blob is coming to Lugano for the first time – great fun guaranteed.

LongLake Family Experience

Children, Theater and Cabaret

The Crazy Mozarts - Niño Costrini

All day long

Città di Lugano

An original concert where nothing is what it seems. A symphony of gags and absurd situations where the public is complice and participate of the moment. To laugh, to wonder and sing along with two crazymusicians who will do everything possible to survive this musical chaos.

LongLake Family Experience

Children, Theater and Cabaret

Nakupelle

All day long

Città di Lugano

The Trap: Technology and nature do battle with an unlucky fool caught in the middle. Sublime slapstick and poetic pratfalls, mad music, peculiar props and hilarious physical comedy.

Buskers

Music

The California Feetwarmers

Cosa ti muove

All day long

Città di Lugano

Masters of ragtime, Dixieland blues and early swing, The California Feetwarmers are renowned for an earthy depth of character that sets them apart from others who have followed that throwback path to New Orleans, Circa 1920. 

Powerful poetry and thundering guitar is a presentation/performance of the book “Raccolta differenziata”, which plays like a concert, communicates like a reading and behaves like a drunk friend at the bar. 

Buskers

Music

The Blasting Company

All day long

Città di Lugano

While strong inflections rich in Eastern European folk tradition are identifiable, their music possesses a ‘here and now’ sensibility, drawn from genres rooted in North America.

Buskers

Music

All day long

Città di Lugano

Buskers

Meetings

Le favole dei Fratelli Camillas

All day long

Città di Lugano

Agenzia di Plastica Zagor and Ruben Camillas tell half an hour of fables. A show of storytelling and improvisation: words, gestures, sounds, audience participation, group movements and invention.

Buskers

Music

Klaus Johann Grobe

All day long

Città di Lugano

Klaus Johann Grobe continue to avoid easy classification with "Spagat der Liebe", the follow-up to their mind-scrambling 2013 debut album "Im Sinne der Zeit". Said debut was an easy to love, but hard to pin down fusion of krautrock, disco, Tropicalia, post-punk and experimental music that garnered rave reviews both in the USA & abroad.

Buskers

Music

Ponzio Pilates

Agenzia di Plastica

All day long

Città di Lugano

Ponzio Pilates are born as a collective in spring 2015, putting together Jam Session and little fireworks shows between the counters of the old fish market in Rimini. After the first boarding of some clubs in Riviera Romagnola, at the end of the year the first homonym live-album is self produced under the name Ponzio Pilates. 

Buskers

Music

Julien Papen & the Autobahns

All day long

Città di Lugano

Julien Papen & the autobahns is the live project of the Lugano based artist J. Papen. supported by his friends from Fribourg and Xlingen/Konstanz they fusion to a wild psychededlic garage conglomerate which is irresistibel!

Buskers

Music

Yakubané

All day long

Città di Lugano

Yakubané is a trip into deep grooves and polyrythmic rituals of urban dancefloors calling out to the musical guidance of Tony Allen, Mulatu Astatke and Bombino. They shake you with celestial sounds and rhythms, building bridges with the need to explore and knowing how to trust, and send you into a spiral dive into a wild night of dancing.

Buskers

Music

The Phonomaton

All day long

Città di Lugano

The Phonomaton is a highly sophisticated audio-portrait machine, transportable all over the world and operated by two well-trained technicians

Buskers

Music

X-Mary

All day long

Città di Lugano

Unofficially on the scene since 1995, officially since 2004 and currently in pre-retirement. Bread, wine, extra-virgin olive oil, HC, DIY and Italian pop music since before it was cool. We have a weakness for good wine and natural food, we live in the countryside but we like travelling. We listen to a lot of music, from Lucio Dalla to the Minutemen.

Buskers

Music

tab_ularasa

All day long

Città di Lugano

"Tab_ularasa", aka Luca T., originally from Tuscany but settled in Milan, produces sound pollution with this alias, recording cassettes and CD-R at a pace as if he must record everything that comes into his mind so as not to forget it. He’s a true DIY soldier, as anyone who has been in the garage-punk scene of this country knows.

LongLake Family Experience

Theater and Cabaret

All day long

Città di Lugano

Buskers

Music

Lexodus

All day long

Città di Lugano

Lexodus is a live hip hop experience: A quintet of multi-instrumentalists, fronted by the man LxD himself; locked, loaded, and ready to deliver a rich and electric live performance. The music of Lexodus is brash and loud, warm and inviting, and always bursting with laughter and spontaneous dancing energy. Taking influence from many genres, the sound is deep and complex. Lexodus captures the crowd with a commanding stage presence and shoots them space-ward bound.

Buskers

Music

Degurutieni

All day long

Città di Lugano

The atmosphere from infamous jazz clubs: smoke, alcohol, misery and petty crime. The night. The slums no longer exist, but Degurutieni is alive and kicking.

Buskers

Theater and Cabaret

Adrian Schvarzstein

All day long

Città di Lugano

The group ALL consists of Damiano Afrifa (pianist/philosopher) Matteo Lenzi (percussionist/dancer) and Giacomo Laser (performer/poet).

Buskers

Music

All day long

Città di Lugano

Buskers

Music

Leopardo

All day long

Città di Lugano

Simple songs, minimal structures, primitive solos, love words and psychedelic beaches.

Buskers

Music

ALL

All day long

Città di Lugano

The group ALL consists of Damiano Afrifa (pianist/philosopher) Matteo Lenzi (percussionist/dancer) and Giacomo Laser (performer/poet). The trio reinterpret the less classic classics of the history of contemporary classic music. Obsessive dance and beats make listeners re-evaluate the slavery of the traditional family. A journey through the night of a deaf anthropologist ready to be blinded by the truth and to take possession of the secrets of the community.

Buskers

Music

Biomassa Sound

All day long

Città di Lugano

The selection proposed by Biomassa ranges to 360 degrees between the different Jamaican sounds, from ska to dancehall through rocksteady and reggae.

Buskers

Theater and Cabaret

Teatro Pavana - Giraffe

All day long

Città di Lugano

Branches creak; the leaves are rustling; there are noises in the bushes … suddenly there are huge giraffes right in front of you! Statuesque and tranquil, they stride on, bending their elegant necks from time to time in order to nibble on a leaf, or to greet one of the spectators. Giraffes are friendly and peaceable, but watch out! Remember they are wild animals…

Buskers

Arts

Han Sessions

All day long

Città di Lugano

Strongly influenced by graphics, Han’s works use numerous disciplines and different techniques to represent places far away and people inhabiting them. With material found in the smallest corners of the world, Han’s work is heterogeneous and prolific.

Buskers

Theater and Cabaret

Fluctus Teatro / Les choses qui font BOOM in Swing

All day long

Città di Lugano

Two bizarre characters meet on a battlefield. Overwhelmed by a whirl of competitiveness, they find themselves dressed as two Swiss wrestlers. Despite their efforts they fail to respect the rules of the game, thus creating an acrobatic duel with a comical and grotesque side.

Buskers

Meetings

La Lettrice Vis à Vis

All day long

Città di Lugano

Shaped by micro-shows and puppetry, she explores the potential of the relationship vis-à-vis and of the artistic languages connected to it.

Buskers

Music

Yety Plays Tropical

All day long

Città di Lugano

If the swirls of synth and afro drums are your cup of tea, Yety's tropical DJ sets will be your favourite cuppa.

Buskers

Events

All day long

Città di Lugano

Buskers

Music

The Horny Brothers

All day long

Città di Lugano

Brothers by choice the Horny Brothers are distinguished by two things: their highly sought look and the amount of sweat they make you pour out during their DJ sets.  Get comfortable shoes, spare shirts (the most colorful and extravagant you can find), hydrate abundantly and remember to do at least twenty minutes of stretching. Once on dancefloor the Horny Brothers will not give you respire.

Buskers

Entertainment

Ludoteca Itinerante & Pista delle trottole

All day long

Città di Lugano

Innovative and unique games and traditional toys, revamped and modernised so that they can be used by all generations. One common denominator: playing - together - without any electricity whatsoever! All the toys have been made by hand by members of the Association, favouring the use of eco-sustainable materials, especially wood, with a focus on creative recycling.

Buskers

Sports

Poorskateboards contest

All day long

Città di Lugano

Poorskateboarding was created to give a name and a logo to the skating videos that we produced with our crew in 2011. Over the years Poorskateboarding has grown together with us and has become a crew that, in addition to fully supporting the Lugano skating scene by offering contests, videos and events in general, has been involved in other side activities that form a part of the Lugano underground scene and that make young people move and buzz inside. At the Buskers Festival we will be there to make you skate, to make you dance, to offer several demos of skating as it should be done and, in general, to have fun together. Come and find us yoooo!

Buskers

Events

All day long

Città di Lugano

Buskers

Theater and Cabaret

Chris Lynam in The Beast of Theatre

All day long

Centro Città

Indescribably wild and wondrous physical comedy from the man with the Eraserhead haircut. Chris Lynam, the infamous iconoclastic clown, brings you his interactive, acrobatic, manically musical and gloriously epic show!

Sunday

21

July
On this date there are no scheduled events

LongLake Lido Experience

Events

Lido di Lugano

09:00 - 13:00

Lido di Lugano

A well-loved place, not only by locals, which has maintained its charm and appeal over the years.

LongLake Lido Experience

Events

Lido di Carona

09:00 - 19:30

Lido di Carona, Carona

The historic pool surrounded by nature is an ideal place to enjoy total rest and relaxation and to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

LongLake Lido Experience

Events

Lido San Domenico

09:00 - 20:00

Lido San Domenico, Castagnola

A place of extraordinary natural beauty that offers a picturesque view of the lake and the shore of Caprino.

LongLake Lido Experience

Events

Lido Riva Caccia

09:00 - 20:00

Lido Riva Caccia

Along the lakefront and just a stone’s throw from the city centre, from the Riva Caccia lido you can admire the stunning landscape in a distinctive, unique, and pleasant setting.

LongLake Medirettanean Experience

Events

La bottega di Gandria

09:00 - 23:00

Gandria, Gandria

A modern place that evokes the atmosphere of a long-ago past, a vaulted cellar open to the stream of boats, and a terrace lightly washed by the lapping waves of the lake. 

LongLake Medirettanean Experience

Events

Park&Read

10:00 - 21:00

Park&Read - Parco Ciani

A relaxing and cultural oasis surrounded by greenery, without leaving the City! Park & Read is an open-air micro-library. An initiative that transforms a place of transit into an area of contemplation, a relaxing and cultural oasis, that encourages exchange between generations, locals and tourists. 

LongLake Medirettanean Experience

Events

Motoscafi e pedalò

10:00 - 22:00

Rivetta Tell e Riva Albertolli

Possibility to rent pedalos (3 or 4 people) and boats (5-6 people, without license). With the Lugano Card and Lugano Card City a discount of CHF 1.– per half hour for pedalo rental and 10% discount on motorboat and 8 hp boat hire (Rivetta Tell).

Let yourself be tempted by super tasty homemade icecream! Fresh and creamy icecream made with very high quality raw materials, fruit and vegetables grown in respect of nature. 

The workshops are aimed at residents of all ages who wish to try their hand at theatre with the help of professional actors.

LongLake Sport Experience

Events, Sports

Edimen Lugano Cliff Diving

13:00 - 18:30

Giardino Belvedere

Acrobatic diving event. 

LongLake Classical Experience

Music

14:00

Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana

“Red is passion””. This is without doubt the prevailing colour in this new collection “the flowers of evil”. The inspiration, or rather the abstract influence, for this collection came from the reading of the beautiful poems of Charles Baudelaire, one of the greatest French poets of the 19th century.

LongLake Family Experience

Children

Villaggio Family

16:30 - 21:30

Parco Ciani e Palazzo dei Congressi

The family village will be open every day from 3 to 28 July, at Parco Ciani and Palazzo dei Congressi Convention Centre, with lots of fun toys and games for all ages.

LongLake Classical Experience

Music

17:30

Aula Magna del Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana

LongLake Classical Experience

Music

20:00

Al Chiosetto - Sorengo, Sorengo

LongLake Classical Experience

Music

21:00

Aula Magna del Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana

Motti hat genug vom Schidduch! So heisst das Verkupplungsritual, mit denen jüdisch-orthodoxe Eltern ihre Kinder mit den passenden Partnern verkuppeln wollen. Bisher hat er stets brav getan, was seine Mame ihm vorgeschrieben hat. Doch keine der jungen Frauen, die seine eifrige Mutter für ihn ausgesucht hat, ist wie Laura. Doch dummerweise ist Laura eine Schickse - eine Nichtjüdin. Wenn da mal nur die Mame nichts davon erfährt... 

With the exhibition “Lugano: Reflections of light”, dedicated to Helidon Xhixha, the city becomes an open-air museum where art meets urban space and nature.

LongLake Sport Experience

Events, Sports

Lido Lugano Senior Open

All day long

Tennis Club Lido

Sixth edition of the ITF Lido Lugano Senior Open – Level 1 international tennis tournament.

LongLake Urban Art Experience

Arts, Exhibitions

Decoding Wireless

All day long

Centro Città

The “Decoding Wireless” project traces the history of wireless technology, highlights its importance in everyday life and demonstrates its material aspect. To do this, researchers from USI (University of the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland) and SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland) have come up with three activities:

LongLake Urban Art Experience

Arts, Exhibitions

All day long

Comune di Carona, Carona

LongLake Street Taste Experience

Events, Food

Paradise Tropical Bar

All day long

Piazza Indipendenza

A “chiringuito” beach bar, managed by the Just Café Lugano restaurant, will oversee the historic Lugano square and create a genuine tropical oasis in the city. The ideal place for summer evenings where you can find a holiday atmosphere and sip a cocktail while waiting for a wonderful grilled dinner.

LongLake Sport Experience

Events, Sports

Blobbing Lugano

All day long

Lungolago di Lugano

The Blob is coming to Lugano for the first time – great fun guaranteed.

LongLake Family Experience

Children, Theater and Cabaret

The Crazy Mozarts - Niño Costrini

All day long

Città di Lugano

An original concert where nothing is what it seems. A symphony of gags and absurd situations where the public is complice and participate of the moment. To laugh, to wonder and sing along with two crazymusicians who will do everything possible to survive this musical chaos.

LongLake Family Experience

Children, Theater and Cabaret

Nakupelle

All day long

Città di Lugano

The Trap: Technology and nature do battle with an unlucky fool caught in the middle. Sublime slapstick and poetic pratfalls, mad music, peculiar props and hilarious physical comedy.

Buskers

Music

The California Feetwarmers

Cosa ti muove

All day long

Città di Lugano

Masters of ragtime, Dixieland blues and early swing, The California Feetwarmers are renowned for an earthy depth of character that sets them apart from others who have followed that throwback path to New Orleans, Circa 1920. 

Powerful poetry and thundering guitar is a presentation/performance of the book “Raccolta differenziata”, which plays like a concert, communicates like a reading and behaves like a drunk friend at the bar. 

Buskers

Music

The Blasting Company

All day long

Città di Lugano

While strong inflections rich in Eastern European folk tradition are identifiable, their music possesses a ‘here and now’ sensibility, drawn from genres rooted in North America.

Buskers

Music

Yakubané

All day long

Città di Lugano

Yakubané is a trip into deep grooves and polyrythmic rituals of urban dancefloors calling out to the musical guidance of Tony Allen, Mulatu Astatke and Bombino. They shake you with celestial sounds and rhythms, building bridges with the need to explore and knowing how to trust, and send you into a spiral dive into a wild night of dancing.

Buskers

Music

tab_ularasa

All day long

Città di Lugano

"Tab_ularasa", aka Luca T., originally from Tuscany but settled in Milan, produces sound pollution with this alias, recording cassettes and CD-R at a pace as if he must record everything that comes into his mind so as not to forget it. He’s a true DIY soldier, as anyone who has been in the garage-punk scene of this country knows.

Buskers

Music

Degurutieni

All day long

Città di Lugano

The atmosphere from infamous jazz clubs: smoke, alcohol, misery and petty crime. The night. The slums no longer exist, but Degurutieni is alive and kicking.

Buskers

Music

All day long

Città di Lugano

Buskers

Arts

Han Sessions

All day long

Città di Lugano

Strongly influenced by graphics, Han’s works use numerous disciplines and different techniques to represent places far away and people inhabiting them. With material found in the smallest corners of the world, Han’s work is heterogeneous and prolific.

Buskers

Theater and Cabaret

Fluctus Teatro / Les choses qui font BOOM in Swing

All day long

Città di Lugano

Two bizarre characters meet on a battlefield. Overwhelmed by a whirl of competitiveness, they find themselves dressed as two Swiss wrestlers. Despite their efforts they fail to respect the rules of the game, thus creating an acrobatic duel with a comical and grotesque side.

Buskers

Meetings

La Lettrice Vis à Vis

All day long

Città di Lugano

Shaped by micro-shows and puppetry, she explores the potential of the relationship vis-à-vis and of the artistic languages connected to it.

Buskers

Events

All day long

Città di Lugano

Buskers

Entertainment

Ludoteca Itinerante & Pista delle trottole

All day long

Città di Lugano

Innovative and unique games and traditional toys, revamped and modernised so that they can be used by all generations. One common denominator: playing - together - without any electricity whatsoever! All the toys have been made by hand by members of the Association, favouring the use of eco-sustainable materials, especially wood, with a focus on creative recycling.

Buskers

Events

All day long

Città di Lugano

Buskers

Theater and Cabaret

Chris Lynam in The Beast of Theatre

All day long

Centro Città

Indescribably wild and wondrous physical comedy from the man with the Eraserhead haircut. Chris Lynam, the infamous iconoclastic clown, brings you his interactive, acrobatic, manically musical and gloriously epic show!

Monday

22

July
On this date there are no scheduled events

LongLake Lido Experience

Events

Lido di Lugano

09:00 - 13:00

Lido di Lugano

A well-loved place, not only by locals, which has maintained its charm and appeal over the years.

LongLake Lido Experience

Events

Lido di Carona

09:00 - 19:30

Lido di Carona, Carona

The historic pool surrounded by nature is an ideal place to enjoy total rest and relaxation and to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

LongLake Lido Experience

Events

Lido San Domenico

09:00 - 20:00

Lido San Domenico, Castagnola

A place of extraordinary natural beauty that offers a picturesque view of the lake and the shore of Caprino.

LongLake Lido Experience

Events

Lido Riva Caccia

09:00 - 20:00

Lido Riva Caccia

Along the lakefront and just a stone’s throw from the city centre, from the Riva Caccia lido you can admire the stunning landscape in a distinctive, unique, and pleasant setting.

LongLake Medirettanean Experience

Events

La bottega di Gandria

09:00 - 23:00

Gandria, Gandria

A modern place that evokes the atmosphere of a long-ago past, a vaulted cellar open to the stream of boats, and a terrace lightly washed by the lapping waves of the lake. 

LongLake Look & Listen Experience

Masterclass & Workshop

10:00 - 17:00

Palazzo Tosetti Riva / Ex Municipio di Castagnola, Castagnola

LongLake Medirettanean Experience

Events

Park&Read

10:00 - 21:00

Park&Read - Parco Ciani

A relaxing and cultural oasis surrounded by greenery, without leaving the City! Park & Read is an open-air micro-library. An initiative that transforms a place of transit into an area of contemplation, a relaxing and cultural oasis, that encourages exchange between generations, locals and tourists. 

LongLake Medirettanean Experience

Events

Motoscafi e pedalò

10:00 - 22:00

Rivetta Tell e Riva Albertolli

Possibility to rent pedalos (3 or 4 people) and boats (5-6 people, without license). With the Lugano Card and Lugano Card City a discount of CHF 1.– per half hour for pedalo rental and 10% discount on motorboat and 8 hp boat hire (Rivetta Tell).

Let yourself be tempted by super tasty homemade icecream! Fresh and creamy icecream made with very high quality raw materials, fruit and vegetables grown in respect of nature. 

LongLake Classical Experience

Music

14:00

Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana

“Red is passion””. This is without doubt the prevailing colour in this new collection “the flowers of evil”. The inspiration, or rather the abstract influence, for this collection came from the reading of the beautiful poems of Charles Baudelaire, one of the greatest French poets of the 19th century.

LongLake Family Experience

Children, Movies

Finding Nemo

16:30

Cinema Iride

Marlin, a clown fish, is overly cautious with his son, Nemo, who has a foreshortened fin. When Nemo swims too close to the surface to prove himself, he is caught by a diver, and horrified Marlin must set out to find him. 

Stall selling cakes and presenting the activities at Il Tragitto community centre.

LongLake Family Experience

Children

Villaggio Family

16:30 - 21:30

Parco Ciani e Palazzo dei Congressi

The family village will be open every day from 3 to 28 July, at Parco Ciani and Palazzo dei Congressi Convention Centre, with lots of fun toys and games for all ages.

The telling of two Ticinese fairy-tales by Jolanda Poli called «Spirito Gaio» and «Il velo azzurro cosparso di stelle».

LongLake Classical Experience

Music

21:00

Chiesa di Lugano - San Carlo Borromeo

LongLake Cinema Experience

Movies

Book Club

21:30

Lido di Lugano

Diane is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian enjoys her men with no strings attached. Sharon is still working through her decades-old divorce. Carol's marriage is in a slump after 35 years. 

With the exhibition “Lugano: Reflections of light”, dedicated to Helidon Xhixha, the city becomes an open-air museum where art meets urban space and nature.

LongLake Urban Art Experience

Arts, Exhibitions

Decoding Wireless

All day long

Centro Città

The “Decoding Wireless” project traces the history of wireless technology, highlights its importance in everyday life and demonstrates its material aspect. To do this, researchers from USI (University of the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland) and SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland) have come up with three activities:

LongLake Urban Art Experience

Arts, Exhibitions

All day long

Comune di Carona, Carona

LongLake Street Taste Experience

Events, Food

Paradise Tropical Bar

All day long

Piazza Indipendenza

A “chiringuito” beach bar, managed by the Just Café Lugano restaurant, will oversee the historic Lugano square and create a genuine tropical oasis in the city. The ideal place for summer evenings where you can find a holiday atmosphere and sip a cocktail while waiting for a wonderful grilled dinner.

Tuesday

23

July
On this date there are no scheduled events

LongLake Folk Experience

Food

Food Market

07:30 - 14:30

Via Carducci, Piazza San Rocco, parte di Via Canova

The market offers mostly traditional food products from small farmers who sell their produce directly.

LongLake Lido Experience

Events

Lido di Lugano

09:00 - 13:00

Lido di Lugano

A well-loved place, not only by locals, which has maintained its charm and appeal over the years.

LongLake Lido Experience

Events

Lido di Carona

09:00 - 19:30

Lido di Carona, Carona

The historic pool surrounded by nature is an ideal place to enjoy total rest and relaxation and to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

LongLake Lido Experience

Events

Lido San Domenico

09:00 - 20:00

Lido San Domenico, Castagnola

A place of extraordinary natural beauty that offers a picturesque view of the lake and the shore of Caprino.

LongLake Lido Experience

Events

Lido Riva Caccia

09:00 - 20:00

Lido Riva Caccia

Along the lakefront and just a stone’s throw from the city centre, from the Riva Caccia lido you can admire the stunning landscape in a distinctive, unique, and pleasant setting.

LongLake Medirettanean Experience

Events

La bottega di Gandria

09:00 - 23:00

Gandria, Gandria

A modern place that evokes the atmosphere of a long-ago past, a vaulted cellar open to the stream of boats, and a terrace lightly washed by the lapping waves of the lake. 

LongLake Medirettanean Experience

Events

Park&Read

10:00 - 21:00

Park&Read - Parco Ciani

A relaxing and cultural oasis surrounded by greenery, without leaving the City! Park & Read is an open-air micro-library. An initiative that transforms a place of transit into an area of contemplation, a relaxing and cultural oasis, that encourages exchange between generations, locals and tourists. 

LongLake Medirettanean Experience

Events

Motoscafi e pedalò

10:00 - 22:00

Rivetta Tell e Riva Albertolli

Possibility to rent pedalos (3 or 4 people) and boats (5-6 people, without license). With the Lugano Card and Lugano Card City a discount of CHF 1.– per half hour for pedalo rental and 10% discount on motorboat and 8 hp boat hire (Rivetta Tell).

Let yourself be tempted by super tasty homemade icecream! Fresh and creamy icecream made with very high quality raw materials, fruit and vegetables grown in respect of nature. 

LongLake Classical Experience

Music

14:00

Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana

“Red is passion””. This is without doubt the prevailing colour in this new collection “the flowers of evil”. The inspiration, or rather the abstract influence, for this collection came from the reading of the beautiful poems of Charles Baudelaire, one of the greatest French poets of the 19th century.

LongLake Family Experience

Children, Movies

Pippi in the South Seas

16:30

Cinema Iride

With the help of her friends Tommy and Annika, Pippi Longstocking ventures to the South Pacific island Porto Piluse to rescue her father, who was captured by ruthless pirates.

LongLake Family Experience

Children

Villaggio Family

16:30 - 21:30

Parco Ciani e Palazzo dei Congressi

The family village will be open every day from 3 to 28 July, at Parco Ciani and Palazzo dei Congressi Convention Centre, with lots of fun toys and games for all ages.

LongLake Classical Experience

Music

17:30

Aula Magna del Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana

LongLake Family Experience

Children, Masterclass & Workshop

Il ritmo delle storie

18:00

Parco Ciani

Frankie is a quiet child, but when he decides to play the trumpet everything changes. After the story, there will be a creative workshop in which all children can create and decorate their own musical instrument using recycled materials.

Hot off the press, “Povera mucca” is the second book of poetry by Margherita Coldesina. To present it on the banks of Lake Lugano – the place almost omnipresent behind, around and in its verses – will offer the author an exciting opportunity: to tell those that wish to attend the story of the specific background of her poetry, dissecting its tangible traits.

LongLake Classical Experience

Music

20:00

LAC - La Hall

LongLake Classical Experience

Music

21:00

Aula Magna del Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana

Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist who's about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.

With the exhibition “Lugano: Reflections of light”, dedicated to Helidon Xhixha, the city becomes an open-air museum where art meets urban space and nature.

LongLake Urban Art Experience

Arts, Exhibitions

Decoding Wireless

All day long

Centro Città

The “Decoding Wireless” project traces the history of wireless technology, highlights its importance in everyday life and demonstrates its material aspect. To do this, researchers from USI (University of the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland) and SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland) have come up with three activities:

LongLake Urban Art Experience

Arts, Exhibitions

All day long

Comune di Carona, Carona

LongLake Street Taste Experience

Events, Food

Paradise Tropical Bar

All day long

Piazza Indipendenza

A “chiringuito” beach bar, managed by the Just Café Lugano restaurant, will oversee the historic Lugano square and create a genuine tropical oasis in the city. The ideal place for summer evenings where you can find a holiday atmosphere and sip a cocktail while waiting for a wonderful grilled dinner.

Wednesday

24

July
On this date there are no scheduled events

LongLake Lido Experience

Events

Lido di Lugano

09:00 - 13:00

Lido di Lugano

A well-loved place, not only by locals, which has maintained its charm and appeal over the years.

LongLake Lido Experience

Events

Lido di Carona

09:00 - 19:30

Lido di Carona, Carona

The historic pool surrounded by nature is an ideal place to enjoy total rest and relaxation and to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

LongLake Lido Experience

Events

Lido San Domenico

09:00 - 20:00

Lido San Domenico, Castagnola

A place of extraordinary natural beauty that offers a picturesque view of the lake and the shore of Caprino.

LongLake Lido Experience

Events

Lido Riva Caccia

09:00 - 20:00

Lido Riva Caccia

Along the lakefront and just a stone’s throw from the city centre, from the Riva Caccia lido you can admire the stunning landscape in a distinctive, unique, and pleasant setting.

LongLake Medirettanean Experience

Events

La bottega di Gandria

09:00 - 23:00

Gandria, Gandria

A modern place that evokes the atmosphere of a long-ago past, a vaulted cellar open to the stream of boats, and a terrace lightly washed by the lapping waves of the lake. 

LongLake Medirettanean Experience

Events

Park&Read

10:00 - 21:00

Park&Read - Parco Ciani

A relaxing and cultural oasis surrounded by greenery, without leaving the City! Park & Read is an open-air micro-library. An initiative that transforms a place of transit into an area of contemplation, a relaxing and cultural oasis, that encourages exchange between generations, locals and tourists. 

LongLake Medirettanean Experience

Events

Motoscafi e pedalò

10:00 - 22:00

Rivetta Tell e Riva Albertolli

Possibility to rent pedalos (3 or 4 people) and boats (5-6 people, without license). With the Lugano Card and Lugano Card City a discount of CHF 1.– per half hour for pedalo rental and 10% discount on motorboat and 8 hp boat hire (Rivetta Tell).

Let yourself be tempted by super tasty homemade icecream! Fresh and creamy icecream made with very high quality raw materials, fruit and vegetables grown in respect of nature. 

“Red is passion””. This is without doubt the prevailing colour in this new collection “the flowers of evil”. The inspiration, or rather the abstract influence, for this collection came from the reading of the beautiful poems of Charles Baudelaire, one of the greatest French poets of the 19th century.

LongLake Family Experience

Children

Villaggio Family

16:30 - 21:30

Parco Ciani e Palazzo dei Congressi

The family village will be open every day from 3 to 28 July, at Parco Ciani and Palazzo dei Congressi Convention Centre, with lots of fun toys and games for all ages.

LongLake Family Experience

Children, Sports

Parkour per bambini

17:00 - 19:00

Parco Ciani

An introduction to Parkour, a soft fun obstacle course to awaken your sense of adventure.

LongLake Classical Experience

Music

17:30

Aula Magna del Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana

LongLake Family Experience

Children, Theater and Cabaret

Play

18:00

Palazzo dei Congressi - Teatro

Children having been playing with small blocks for centuries, and this has inspired the creation of props called Qbot, which make noise and offer a wealth of possibilities and creative stimuli.

The reading of a story that combines two things that are closely linked to one another in the current environmental situation : plastic and the sea.

LongLake Classical Experience

Music

20:30

Parco Scherrer, Morcote

LongLake Classical Experience

Music

21:00

Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana

This Italian contemporary jazz quartet represents the joint musical journey of Ruben Chaviano, Roberto Beneventi, Tommaso Papini and Mirco Capecchi through their original compositions.

LongLake Cinema Experience

Movies

Rocketman

21:30

Lido di Lugano

The epic musical story of Elton John, his breakthrough years and his transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar. Set to his most beloved songs, witness how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop history.

With the exhibition “Lugano: Reflections of light”, dedicated to Helidon Xhixha, the city becomes an open-air museum where art meets urban space and nature.

LongLake Urban Art Experience

Arts, Exhibitions

Decoding Wireless

All day long

Centro Città

The “Decoding Wireless” project traces the history of wireless technology, highlights its importance in everyday life and demonstrates its material aspect. To do this, researchers from USI (University of the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland) and SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland) have come up with three activities:

LongLake Urban Art Experience

Arts, Exhibitions

All day long

Comune di Carona, Carona

LongLake Street Taste Experience

Events, Food

Paradise Tropical Bar

All day long

Piazza Indipendenza

A “chiringuito” beach bar, managed by the Just Café Lugano restaurant, will oversee the historic Lugano square and create a genuine tropical oasis in the city. The ideal place for summer evenings where you can find a holiday atmosphere and sip a cocktail while waiting for a wonderful grilled dinner.