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 mounts a large-scale national exhibition. The Expo.02 took place in 2002 in the Three Lakes region. Different projects are competing for Expo 2027.