Weggis Highlights 2011

2011 Events in Weggis

Pre-Heirassa Festival Concerts in Weggis 2011
January – May 2011
Different folk groups perform in different restaurants

Weggis Carnival 2011
Weggiser Fasnacht
January – March 2011
Traditional Annual “Weggiser Fasnacht” with carnival bands playing “Guggenmusik”

Opening of the Annual Weggis Carnival
January 08, 2011, Saturday
Mehrzweckhalle (Sigristhofstatt) Weggis
“Guggenmusik” or Gugge music groups from different nearby towns or villages participate

Egli Ball 2011
February 26, 2011, Saturday
Mehrzweckhalle (Sigristhofstatt) Weggis
Annual Carnival Ball with traditional local “Guggenmusik” carnival band performances

Carnival Party Narre-Nacht 2011
March 04, 2011, Friday
Mehrzweckhalle (Sigristhofstatt) Weggis
Mask and Costume Ball with live music

Children’s Carnival
Kinderumzug, Kinderball, Dorffasnacht
March 07, 2011, Monday
Mehrzweckhalle (Sigristhofstatt) Weggis
Traditional children’s carnival procession followed by children’s ball

The Allegretto Band
Summer season (to be updated later)
Weggis Lakeside Pavilion
The concerts take place at the Wellness Hotel Rössli if it is too cold or extremely wet.

Brocante Weggis
June 18-19, 2011, Saturday to Sunday
Seestrasse – Unterdorf – Oberdorf
Flea, Antique, and Arts & Crafts Market
Market stands line the streets in Weggis

5th Riviera Latina Festival Weggis
May 20 – 22, 2011, Friday to Sunday
Weggis Pavilion along the lake
Latin American delights, specialties, handicrafts, live music and entertainment

7th Heirassa Festival Weggis
June 02 – 05, 2011, Thursday to Sunday
Swiss Folk Music especially the compositions of the late Weggiser composer Alois “Heirassa” Schilliger
Live concerts in different venues

DownTown Jazz Weggis
Jazz im Unterdorf Weggis
June 01, June 22, July 6, July 27, August 17, 2011, Wednesday
Jazz musicians perform on the street in “Unterdorf” during summer season

79th Weggis Rose Festival
Rosenfest Weggis
July 08 – 10, 2011, Friday to Sunday
Dorfplatz, Weggis Pavilion along the lake
Fireworks Display, Live Entertainment, Selection of the Rose Queen, Bars and Funfair

Sir James Galway’s International Flute Masterclass
July 23 – 31, 2011, Saturday to Sunday
Bildungshaus Stella Matutina Weggis
Sir James Galway conducts the International Flute Masterclass

National Day Celebration
August 01, 2011, Sunday
Weggis Pavilion along the lake
Swiss National Day being traditionally celebrated in Weggis with local folklore performances

5th Swiss Educational Festival
August 20 – 23, 2011, Saturday to Tuesday
Seminar-Hotel Rigi in Weggis
Subject: “Trauma”

Alpine Procession, Cattle Show and Autumn Market
September 24, 2011, Saturday
Oberdorf, Seestrasse Weggis
Cattle show, Traditional products and handicrafts
Most beautiful cows are displayed on the village square

Chilbi Weggis
Weggiser Chilbi
October 2011 (date to be updated later)
Dorfplatz Weggis
Traditional Weggis fair being held every year

Farmers’ Festival Weggis
Sennenchilbi Weggis
November 11 – 15, 2011, Friday to Tuesday
Traditional festival observing local customs and traditions being held once in five years