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The Vista event selection for Ascona and surroundings
Spoilt for choice certainly applies here! We love having such a wide range of events to enjoy in Ascona and surroundings.
Here’s the list of top events created by our team especially for you! For more recommendations, our reception team is always happy to help.
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Selected events take place at al Pontile restaurant.
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Dolce vita. Culture. Events. Sports.
Carnival is a tradition with deep roots in Ticino. Each valley has its own special customs and rituals. In Ascona, the bright houses on the lakeside promenade make the perfect backdrop for the colourful events at the end of winter. And for a risotto meal on Shrove Tuesday that’s absolutely one of a kind.
Locarno Film Festival
In August, film takes the starring role in the neighbouring town of Locarno. Switzerland’s most important film festival transforms the town into a giant open-air cinema. It’s a must for all movie buffs – and everyone who’d like to become one.
Things really heat up at JazzAscona! In early summer, Ascona is all about jazz. From jam sessions to large concerts on the main stages in the town, you can’t help but get swept up in the music. The whole of Ascona is in perfect harmony! And after the concert? Before you hop into bed at our Vista Lakefront Boutique Hotel, we recommend enjoying a digestif on the terrace at al Pontile or al Piazza.
Street Artists Festival
In May, Ascona transforms into one big stage and offers street artists of all kinds spaces to perform. You’ll be enraptured by the light-heartedness and skills of the artists!
Swiss National Day
The Swiss celebrate their National Day on 1 August. You can celebrate, too! Numerous surprises await you on the lakeside promenade in Ascona on this special day. Vista Lakefront Boutique Hotel is the ideal base for enjoying a fun-filled celebration!
Ascona Polo Cup
The polo cup takes place in Ascona at the beginning of September. Six teams compete on horseback for the coveted trophy. It’s a spectacular event at Ascona Polo Club.
Longines CSI Int. Horse Show
The best horsemen and -women in the world compete at this four-day competition, which takes place in September. Equestrian sports at the highest level – and all with free admission.
The Chestnut Festival is traditionally held in Ascona in October. Naturally, you can look forward to freshly roasted chestnuts and a glass of fine wine. Not only that, but the merchants at the market stalls will introduce you to the local delicacies and specialities our region has to offer.
A run along the shore of Lake Maggiore in autumn? The setting for the Ascona-Locarno Run couldn’t be more beautiful. Test yourself on various distances between 5 and 21 kilometres and then bask in the beauty of Lake Maggiore in autumn. The ideal accommodation? The rooms at Vista Lakefront Boutique Hotel, of course.
Moon&Stars Festival in Locarno
In July, Locarno’s Piazza Grande hosts an open-air music festival featuring national and international stars. Experience unforgettable moments in a wonderful setting and dance along!