Weggis Highlights 2012

2012 Events in Weggis

Pre-Heirassa Festival Concerts in Weggis 2012
January – May 2012
Different folk groups perform in different restaurants

Weggis Carnival 2012
Weggiser Fasnacht
January – February 2012
Traditional Annual “Weggiser Fasnacht” with carnival bands playing “Guggenmusik”

Opening of the Annual Weggis Carnival 2012
January 07, 2012, Saturday
Mehrzweckhalle (Sigristhofstatt) Weggis
“Guggenmusik” or Gugge music groups from different nearby towns or villages participate

Egli Ball 2012
February 11, 2012, Saturday
Mehrzweckhalle (Sigristhofstatt) Weggis
Annual Carnival Ball with traditional local “Guggenmusik” carnival band performances

Carnival Party Narre-Nacht 2012
February 17, 2012, Friday
Mehrzweckhalle (Sigristhofstatt) Weggis
Mask and Costume Ball with live music

Children’s Carnival 2012
Kinderumzug, Kinderball, Dorffasnacht
February 20, 2012, Monday
Mehrzweckhalle (Sigristhofstatt) Weggis
Traditional children’s carnival procession followed by children’s ball

DownTown Jazz Weggis 2012
Jazz im Unterdorf Weggis
May – August 2012, Wednesday
May 16, 2012, Jazzburgers
June 06, 2012, Bourbon Street Jazz Band
July 04, 2012, The Saints Jazz Band
July 18, 2012, New Harlem Ramblers
August 08, 2012, Jazzpoint
August 17, 2012, Old Time Jungle Cats
Jazz musicians perform on the street in “Unterdorf” during summer season

The Allegretto Band 2012
May – September 2012, Daily except Monday at 10:45 – 12:00
June 16, July 14, July 28, August 11, August 25, September 09, September 22, 2012, Saturday, 20:30
July 19, 2012, Thursday, 20:30
September 20, 2012, Thursday, 20:00
Weggis Lakeside Pavilion
The concert takes place at a hotel if it is too cold or extremely wet

6th Riviera Latina Festival Weggis 2012
May 25 – 27, 2012, Friday to Sunday
Weggis Pavilion along the lake
Latin American delights, specialties, handicrafts, live music and entertainment

8th Heirassa Festival Weggis 2012
June 07 – 10, 2012, Thursday to Sunday
Swiss Folk Music especially the compositions of the late Weggiser composer Alois “Heirassa” Schilliger
Live concerts in different venues

25th Brocante Weggis 2012
June 16 – 17, 2012, Saturday to Sunday
Seestrasse – Unterdorf – Oberdorf
Flea, Antique, and Arts & Crafts Market
Market stands line the streets in Weggis

270th “Hopp de Bäse!” Television Show 2012
Live TV Coverage
June 30, 2012, Saturday
Weggis Pavilion along the lake
Last coverage of “Hopp de Bäse!” television show of Kurt Zurfluh, TV moderator from Weggis

80th Weggis Rose Festival 2012
Rosenfest Weggis
July 06 – 08, 2012, Friday to Sunday
Dorfplatz, Weggis Pavilion along the lake
Fireworks Display, Live Entertainment, Selection of the Rose Queen, Bars and Funfair

The Galway Flute Festival 2012
The James Galway International Flute Convention and Masterclass
July 20 – 28, 2012, Saturday to Sunday
Stella Matutina Bildungshaus Herstenstein bei Weggis
Sir James Galway conducts the International Flute Masterclasses

Swiss National Day Celebration 2012
August 01, 2012, Wednesday
Weggis Pavilion along the lake
Swiss National Day being traditionally celebrated in Weggis with local folklore performances

6th Swiss Educational Festival 2012
August 17 – 20, 2012, Friday to Monday
Seminar-Hotel Rigi in Weggis
Theme: “Stress Management”

Fishermen’s Festival Weggis 2012
Fischerfest Weggis
August 18 – 19, 2012, Saturday to Sunday
Weggis Pavilion along the lake

5th International Horse Days 2012
September 01 – 02, 2012, Saturday to Sunday
Weggis Parcour in Weiher near the soccer grounds
Horse carriage racing competition

Autumn Market, Cattle Show and Alpine Procession 2012
Herbstmarkt, Viehausstellung und Umzug
September 29, 2012, Saturday
Oberdorf, Seestrasse, Dorfzentrum Weggis
Cattle show, Traditional products and handicrafts
Most beautiful cows are displayed on the village square

Chilbi Weggis 2012
Wäggiser Dorfchilbi
October 21, 2012, Sunday
Dorfplatz Weggis
Traditional Weggis fair being held every year