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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.
Dolce vita. Culture. Events. Sports.
New Year’s concert
It’s time to get the New Year off to a great start with a little classical music. The traditional New Year’s concert of the Orchestra da camera del Locarnese (the region’s chamber orchestra) will be held in the Collegio Papio.
New Year’s fireworks above the lake
At Lake Maggiore, we like a loud, colourful start to the New Year. The artistic display begins at 6.30 p.m., and you’ll get the best view of the fireworks from Piazza G. Motta.
A day dedicated to raclette, feel-good music, and fine wine: During the Tavolata di Ascona, a long table is set out along Piazza G. Motta on the shore of the lake accompanied by a gastronomic market. Sample culinary delights with a lake view.
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.
Street Artists Festival
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.
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!
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!
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.
In late summer in Locarno a triathlon is held with four different difficulty levels: Youth, Mini, Olympic, and Medium – the distance to be run, cycled, and swum changes accordingly.
Settimane Musicali Ascona
The Ascona music weeks take place every autumn and havebeen one of the most renowned classical music festivals for almost 80 years. Orchestral and chamber music with world-famous artists is performed in various churches.
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 autumn festival in Ascona takes place every year. It gives you the chance to experience customs, traditions, and Ticino crafts up close: Typical specialities, traditional costumes, craftsmen, a market with local products, and much more awaits you along the lakeside promenade!
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. You can find out everything else you might want to know on the subject of sports here.