Events for every taste

When you think of events in Bellinzona and Valleys, the first that comes to mind is undoubtedly the famous Rabadan, the most important carnival in Ticino! Right, but know that there is much more.

In spring, when the air gets warmer, enjoy the Maggio Gastronomico. And, also in this period, dive into the music of the Sun Valley Festival in Malvaglia or attend one of the open-air concerts throughout the area during the summer. There are also plenty of events for sports enthusiasts, from uphill races to popular competitions, there is something for everyone. But don't forget the UNESCO heritage days at the Bellinzona Fortress!

Whatever your favourite type of event, it’s waiting for you here!

Events agenda

Events and shows scheduled in Bellinzona and Valleys. Discover the whole agenda for your fun on holiday.

Open air of Monte Carasso

Events at the Fortress

The events at the Fortress are neverending: from local exhibitions to international displays, from days of animation for families like the UNESCO days or the Swiss Castles Day.


Mountain racing

A huge trend in our latitudes, we have collected for you in this section the mountain races in the Bellinzona and Valleys region!

Ticino Mountain Running Cup

Relive the Middle Ages

For lovers of the medieval period, various activities and events are offered on the territory to relive this era that radically marked our region. Historical re-enactments, reinterpretations, recipes and much more!


Living traditions

The Historic Militia and Rabadan are on the list of living traditions of Switzerland.

Rabadan Carnival

If you’re a party lover and never miss an opportunity to have a bit more fun, Bellinzona’s Carnival, or ‘Rabadan’, is a must for your diary.


The napoleonic militias

Officials, ensigns, drummers and riflemen in period costumes: the parade which pays homage to the Napoleonic Militia will charm all the members of the family.



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