Events in Ascona and surroundings

Always top informed: Here you can find information about the numerous events in Ascona and its surroundings. Whether entertainment with one of the various festivals, a boat trip at Lago Maggiore or an excursion into the world of flowers - in Ascona you are never bored.
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JazzAscona is an annual music festival held in summer in the Swiss town of Ascona in Canton Ticino. The event lasts around 11 days and has close links with New Orleans and classic jazz. The music ranges from traditional to modern swing, Dixieland to blues, gospel to traditional New Orleans jazz.

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Camelie Locarno


The Locarno Camellia exhibition is the most important event of its kind in Europe and is outperformed only by the initiatives promoted in Japan, home country to this exquisite flower. A scientific exhibition set in the magnificent Visconteo Castle, with over 300 types of this flower, splendidly arranged by experienced gardeners and highlighting this plant, an enrichment to the botanical patrimony, present in the private and public gardens of the Locarno region.

The program also includes numerous side-events, cultural moments as well as a flower and botanical literature market. The Camellia Park, which was included in the "Gardens of Switzerland" network in 2014, will be open to all visitors during the day (entry fee CHF 5.-). The cooperation with RailAway remains effective as well as the shuttle bus between the train station, the park and the Visconti Castle.

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Moon & Stars


9 days of pop-rock music in one of the most spectacular squares of Europe: Piazza Grande in Locarno. The well-known Moon and Stars Festival will take place in this unique setting, where international stars of the music industry perform in front of thousands spectators. The great concerts, the flawless organization and the magic of the location make of Moon and Stars a top event.

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