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 more besides Carnival.

Immerse yourself in the music of the Sun Valley Festival in Malvaglia or take part in one of the open-air concerts throughout the territory during the summer, such as the Castle on Air in the splendid setting of the Bellinzona Fortress!

If you love gastronomy, don't miss the Mangia e cammina sugli alpi in the Bedretto Valley or other food and wine walks: there is something for everyone!

Sports enthusiasts will also find plenty of events not to be missed, from uphill races such as the Claro-Pizzo to popular races such as the Giro Media Blenio.

Whatever your favourite event is, you will find what you are looking for here!

Events agenda

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

Sun Valley Festival in Malvaglia

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

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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