Not-to-be missed events
Montreux Jazz Festival
For 50 years, top artists have performed on the shores of Lake Geneva during the famous Montreux Jazz Festival. 16 days of concerts, with as many free venues as ticketed events, and unique musical experiences are the ingredients of this festival that is unique in Switzerland and in the world.
Montreux Christmas Market
Montreux goes to great lengths to put a magical touch on the Christmas season! Stalls on the lakeside promenades, the Loggers’ Village, Medieval Magic, the Village of the Elves and even the House of Father Christmas: all these activities make sure that Montreux Noël is much more than just a market.
Montreux Comedy Festival
For ten days in December, Montreux becomes the French speaking capital of laughter. As the most prestigious humour festival in the French speaking part of Switzerland, the Montreux Comedy Festival organises Galas every evening which are broadcasted on Swiss and French television channels.
Cully Jazz Festival
Held in April, Cully Jazz kicks off the festival season. Situated between Lausanne and Vevey, at the heart of the UNESCO-listed Lavaux vineyard terraces, Cully beats to the rhythm of the greatest jazz musicians under the main stage tent, while visitors are entertained for free in the local wine cellars.
An integral part of the Swiss Riviera’s cultural heritage for 70 years, the Septembre Musical festival presents the finest concerts in the most majestic venues on the shores of Lake Geneva. Due to its international reputation, the cultural event attracts musicians and spectators from all over the world every year.
Montreux, Town of music
Local d'art contemporain (LAC)
LAC (Local Contemporary Art ) is a cultural place located in an old nineteenth century building in the heart of the old town of Vevey. For exhibitions and cultural events, LAC offers 4 separate rooms on 3 floors ( approx 300m2 ) . Since 2007, LAC organizes exhibitions , conferences and concerts in partnership with artists, cultural organizations and independent curators.
Casino Barrière de Montreux
Open daily, the Casino Barrière de Montreux is an invitation to a world of entertainment. Those with luck on their side love the many games on offer, music lovers discover the secrets of Queen and foodies can treat themselves in one of the three restaurants or on the terrace with a view of Lake Geneva.
A night at the theatre
Or at the movies