January Montreux Jib Festival
Winter is in full swing and even if the snow does not always reach the centre of Montreux, it matters little as the Montreux Jib Festival is in town, bringing with it 300 m³ of snow to the Montreux covered market.
April Cully Jazz Festival
The most intimate of Switzerland's big jazz festivals. Every spring, for nine days, the Cully Jazz Festival transforms the charming winemaking township into a jazz mecca.
Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville 2 Case postale 138
Tel. +41 (0)21 799 99 00
Fax +41 (0)21 799 99 01
April Golden Award of Montreux
Created in 1989, the Golden Award of Montreux is an international festival devoted to the world of publicity and multimedia. For three days, during the month of April, the festival offers an exhaustive panorama of advertising creativity from around the world.
Tel. +41 (0)21 966 55 53
April Montreux Choral Festival
A unique musical competition without constraints, the Montreux Choral Festival makes it a point of honour to give all types of choirs a chance, allowing them the freedom to select the programmes they prefer.
Grand'Rue 92 Case postale 1526
1820 Montreux 1
Tel. +41 (0)21 966 55 50
Fax +41 (0)21 966 55 69
With the return of the lovely month of May, ANIMAI can be found for five days in the Jardin du Rivage. The festival is aimed mainly at children and their parents, and at adolescents and young adults from Vevey and its nearby areas.
Animation jeunesse Grande Place 5
Tel. +41 (0)21 925 53 57
Fax +41 (0)21 925 53 59
May L'Epesses nouveau en fête
Every year, at the same time, during the first Saturday in May, the winemakers of Epesses and neighbouring communities take pleasure in inviting you for the whole day to discover their new vintage at Epesses.
La Cornallaz Ch. du Mont 11
Tel. +41 (0)79 417 99 39
May Vaud's "open cellars"
During the Vaud's "open cellars" period, the Lavaux winemakers welcome the public throughout these two exceptional days, letting it discover or rediscover a region rich in tradition and feelings.
August-September Offenbach Festival in Saint-Saphorin
The Offenbach Festival in St-Saphorin – A music and wine festival inviting the general public to an unlikely meeting between lyrical and winegrowing culture, set in the decorative surroundings of Lavaux and its terraced vineyards, classified as a World Heritage of Humanity.
Chemin de la Poste
Tel. +41 (0)21 921 48 72
July Montreux Jazz Festival
Created in 1967 by Claude Nobs, over the years the Montreux Jazz Festival has become the undeniable rallying point for music lovers from Switzerland and abroad.
Avenue Claude Nobs 5
Tel. +41 (0)21 966 44 44
Fax +41 (0)21 966 44 33
June Cully Classique
Cully Classique is above all a place, as it is indeed the beautiful town of Cully and the Lavaux region – recently classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site – that inspired the creation of this convivial and friendly festival.
Rue du Temple 23 Case postale 105
Tel. +41 (0)21 311 02 29
Fax +41 (0)21 311 02 29
June Montreux Volley Masters
Each year, the Montreux Volley Masters offers its loyal spectators a great show, by getting together the world's eight best women's volleyball teams on the shores of Lake Geneva .
Rue de la Gare 39
Tel. +41 (0)21 963 55 77
Fax +41 (0)21 963 63 43
June Multicultural Festival
This annual event is considered a local institution and its success is due to two primary objectives: meeting and sharing. Above all, the Multicultural Festival is a meeting of communities.
Rue des Marronniers 13a Case postale 184
Tel. +41 (0)21 922 37 50
Mobile +41 (0)79 541 34 79
Fax +41 (0)21 922 37 51
July Folk markets
For more than 40 years, the Place du Marché (Market Square) and that of the Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall) have been the scene of the traditional folk markets of Vevey.
Société de développement de Vevey Ch. Emile-Javelle 30
Tel. +41 (0)21 922 64 86
July Montreux-Rochers de Naye Race
Setting off from Montreux and heading towards the summit of Rochers-de-Naye, located at an altitude of 2,042 metres, this event always attracts large numbers of participants. A natural promontory overlooking the Vaud Riviera, Rochers-de-Naye offers one of the most wonderful panoramic views over Lake Geneva and the surrounding Alps.
Case postale 1135
July-August Leman Tradition
Leman Tradition offers the unique opportunity of witnessing, on the banks of Lake Geneva, the gathering of venerable lateen-rigged sailboats.
August Chaplin Race
With over 800 participants, the Chaplin race, departing from Corsier-sur-Vevey, offers you the opportunity of setting foot in the famous Manoir de Ban estate where Charlie Chaplin, one of the greatest legends of cinema, lived for a quarter of a century.
Case postale 17
Tel. +41 (0)21 921 24 05
August Festival of the International Piano Week
Created in 1990 by Edith Fischer and Jorge Pepi-Alos, the Festival of the International Piano Week takes place each summer in the month of August in the idyllic setting of the Church of La Chiésaz in Saint-Légier.
Case postale 1191
1800 Vevey 1
Tel. +41 (0)21 922 02 68
August Sonchaux Acro Show
In a single event, the Sonchaux Acro Show brings together lovers of gliding and the general public, some of the best pilots in the world and amateurs, with airplanes of all categories, concerts, emotions, intense sensations and an enormous amount of good fun!
Case postale 1001
Tel. +41 (0)79 649 18 48
August Street Artists Festival
The Street Artists Festival brings together some thirty groups of artists who present about 200 shows free of charge during this three-day festival.
August-September Septembre Musical
Offered since 1946, the September Musical is one of the biggest classical music events in Europe.
Case postale 127
Tel. +41 (0)21 962 80 02
Mobile +41 (0)21 962 80 05
Fax +41 (0)21 962 80 01
September Freddie Mercury's Montreux Memorial Day
Every year since 2003, during the first weekend of September, a special homage is paid to the tremendous star, Freddie Mercury, singer icon of the British pop group, Queen, who was a great admirer of the city of Montreux, and died in 1991.
PO Box 1267
Tel. +41 (0)21 963 32 74
Fax +41 (0)21 963 72 87
September Grape Harvest Festival
Every year, during the month of September, the old township of Lutry turns into a festival venue to mark the end of the grape harvest: the cellars open, the canteens unfold their banners and the village prepares to live three days of madness, the Fête des Vendanges (grape harvest festival), the last one in the Canton of Vaud !
September Images' 12
Every two years in Vevey, the 'Festival of Pictures' aims to bring alive and highlight the institutions associated with the visual arts on the Riviera. For a month, the city becomes a veritable open-air museum dedicated to pictures.
Rue du Clos 12 Case postale 443
Tel. +41 (0)21 922 48 54
Fax +41 (0)21 922 48 55
September Vevey Retro
Vevey Retro is an event dedicated to the old vehicles. This event wants to be convivial, festive, and it takes place every year at Vevey, on the Market place.
November Montreux Art Gallery
Founded in 2005, Montreux Art Gallery is the unmistakable exhibition and sales centre for Swiss and international contemporary art. With the influx of visitors that has tripled since its inception and its world renown, the event has become the most important meeting place for art galleries and editors in French-speaking Switzerland.
Route de la Poste 7
1833 Les Avants
Tel. +41 (0)79 446 32 49
Fax +41 (0)21 961 98 09
November National brass band competition
For more than 20 years, the Stravinski Auditorium and the Miles Davis Hall at the Montreux Music & Convention Centre (2m2c) host the best of Switzerland's brass ensembles at the national brass band competition.
p.a Eric Burkhard Brüggstrasse 89
Tel. +41 (0)62 837 46 26
Fax +41 (0)21 706 16 17
November Saint-Martin Fair
Every year, each second Tuesday in November, Vevey celebrates Saint-Martin. This local tradition dating back to the Middle Ages was initiated by the Dukes of Savoy, with the fair allowing all residents in the Leman area to become a trader for the day without being subject to tax on their earnings.
November-december Montreux Noël: magic guaranteed!
Designed to enchant the young and not so young, the Montreux Christmas Market and its exceptional location between the lake and the mountains expands every year. An absolute must!
Case postale 1401
Tel. +41 (0)21 965 24 12
Fax +41 (0)21 963 28 94
December Montreux Comedy Festival
Established since 1990 on the shores of Lake Geneva, the Montreux Comedy Festival has become the essential rendez-vous for French-speaking comedians.
Avenue Claude Nobs 3 Case postale 1100
Tel. +41 (0)21 964 59 72
Fax +41 (0)21 963 75 78
December Montreux Miniature Show
For enthusiasts of precision, figurines or models, the Montreux Miniature Show is the meeting not to be missed.
Tel. +41 (0)21 962 78 51
Fax +41 (0)21 962 78 49