Culture and Events in Basel

Basel is a lively city with much to offer. Despite its small size it has a thriving creative scene, with on-going art exhibitions, music concerts and city festivals. Basel has a wonderful mix of traditional and contemporary events and is a hotspot for the arts. You can find exciting events taking place in the city centre as well as in neighboring towns, cantons and countries (e.g. France and Germany).

Websites for Events taking place in Basel and Switzerland

Basel, Culture Unlimited - Provides information in English and German about events taking place in Basel.

Basel Gastronomy - Part of the Basel, Culture Unlimited website that recommends places to eat depending on location, cuisine and price.

BaselConnect - Buddy system offered to newcomers, social events and collaboration with the Swiss community.

Ticketcorner - Advertises and sells tickets for various events, ranging from comedy performances, theatrical plays and music concerts.


Usgang - Allows you to search for parties, concerts and various events in Switzerland.


My Switzerland - Shows upcoming events in Switzerland.


Annual Events in Basel

January - February

Vogel Gryff

Traditional street march of the three Icons of Basel city, Wilde Maa (Wild Man), Leu (Lion) and Vogel Gryff (Bird). This performance takes place every year in January, and starts on the Rhein continuing throughout the city.