Major events

Major events – facts and figures

Throughout the year, Switzerland hosts hundreds of festivals and sporting, cultural and political events. Roughly every 25 years, Switzerland holds a National Exhibition.


Every year Switzerland hosts an array of major international events, such as the World Economic Forum in Davos, Art Basel and the athletics meeting Weltklasse Zurich.


Switzerland has one of the highest festival concentrations in the world. Music festivals dominate, with over 400 being staged every year.

National exhibitions

Every 25 years or so, Switzerland stages a large-scale national exhibition. The last expo was in 2002 and was spread over four sites around Lakes Neuchâtel, Biel and Murten.