Events

Two anniversaries, a new bike festival and, for the first time, a cow fight with Eringer cows awaits Zermatt in the 2018 summer.


Air Zermatt celebrate its 50-Years-Jubilee

The heroes of the skies celebrate: 50 years ago the Zermatt Beat H. Perren founded the helicopter company Air Zermatt - a pioneering achievement. Today, Air Zermatt is a world leader with expertise. Helicopter pilots from around the world are trained by the Zermatt mountain rescuers and maintain an experience exchange and also send experts to Nepal. On 19 and 20 May 2018, Air Zermatt celebrates its anniversary as part of an open house day with sightseeing flights and helicopter shows.

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August 1st with Stefan Büsser

The Swiss comedian and moderator Stefan Büsser holds the festival address in Zermatt on August 1st, which is Switzerland’s national holiday. With him, the destination was able to attract one of the most successful Swiss media professionals. The free celebrations take place before an impressive backdrop at Stellisee. On the day before, 31 July 2018, guests and locals gather for traditional specialties and music during the major street festival in the village.

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Folklore Festival celebrate its 50-Years-Jubilee

For 50 years, the Folklore Festival has transformed the village of Zermatt into a colourful, cheerful backdrop of costumes, dances and music. Due to this anniversary and because the long-time president Ted Mate is departing, this year's festival will last two days instead of just one: from 11 to 12 August 2018. On Saturday, music groups will play all day at Gornergrat and in the church square. The highlight on Sunday is the parade through Zermatt with 50 folklore groups. For the festival a package is available that includes accommodations and a ticket to Gornergrat.

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Ring Cow Fight comes to Zermatt

The annual summer festival of the Swiss Eringer Association will be held in Zermatt for the first time on 19 August 2018 - under the name "Reine du Cervin". In the ring cow fight, about 50 cattle fight in their natural behaviour based on the hierarchy within the herd. The traditional Valais tradition of folklore, food, drink and music provides folk accompaniment. The proceeds of the Reine du Cervin benefit the Zermatt Alpine Cooperatives for the sustainable maintenance of their infrastructure.

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New Mountainbike Festival - Traillove

From 14 to 18 September 2018, everything in Zermatt is about mountain bikes. The three-day Traillove Festival is the beginning (Friday to Sunday); the completion is the two-day Traillove Summit (Monday and Tuesday). The festival offers races, an exhibition area, test bikes, special MTB offers and shows. At the summit, specialists from the fields of trail building, destination development and the public sector meet to discuss new findings in the field of trail construction and to ensure sustainable development.

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