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Autumn Festival

The city of Lugano will welcome back autumn from 30 September to 2 October.

Three days celebrating the colours and flavours of the harvest season. Enjoy the typical flavours of local cuisine and the wide selection of Ticino wines thanks to the various specialities offered in the traditional "grottos" and city centre restaurants. Lose yourself among the vibrant market stalls that will brighten up the city centre and discover the entertainment on offer for adults and children: fun games at the fair that will remind you of times gone by, cheerful musical entertainment provided by Ticino folk groups and interesting opportunities to learn more about the history and architecture of the city of Lugano.


Colourful stalls offering a wide range of local handicrafts and tasty treats.

Special Market

-Saturday 01.10, 8:00 am — 5:00 pm
-Sunday 02.10, 10:00 am — 6:00 pm
-Contrada di Verla

Retro objects, collectibles and vintage fashion for those who are "on the hunt for bargains".


The typical flavours of local cuisine await you throughout the city centre streets.

Games at the Fair

A series of games of skill for adults and children, reminiscent of village festivals in the olden days. Winners will receive a small prize.

Autumn Vibes — Guided City Tour

Participate in a local guided tour to discover Lugano.

Meeting and arrival point: Lugano Region Info Point, Piazza della Riforma 1 — City Hall, Lugano

Free tickets can be collected on the same day as the event at Lugano Region Info Point, Piazza della Riforma 1 — City Hall, Lugano. Limited numbers available (more information).

Musical entertainment

Folk music in the city streets.

PatriziAmo Exhibition

An exhibition to discover and get to know the 15 patrician associations of Lugano.

Ticino Painters and Sculptors Association

Painters armed with easels, paints and canvases paint the city during the celebrations. Their works will be on sale from 4:00 pm.

Special opening hours of city centre stores

Take advantage of the special opening hours of city stores to do a little shopping.

More information

Programme Autumn Festival


  • CATEGORIES Enogastronomy , Get-togethers