Zermatt is fully dedicated to Swiss tradition when the Folklore Festival transforms the village into a colourful, cheerful backdrop for costumes, dances and music. The highlight is the large parade on Sunday along the Bahnhofstrasse where around 1,000 participants make part of it.
Programme Saturday, 11th August 2018:
9.00 am - 4.00 pm: presentations by the groups on Gornergrat & Riffelberg
1.00 pm - 7.00 pm: presentations by the groups on church square & station square
1.30 pm - 3.30 pm: presentations by the groups on Klein Matterhorn, Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
Programme Sunday, 12th August 2018:
10.30 am: yodel mass in the church St. Mauritius Zermatt
11.30 am: concert of "Musikgesellschaft Matterhorn" on church square
11.30 am: food & drink stands and animation on the festival ground "Obere Matten"
01.30 pm: start of the folklore parade from station square
03.00 pm: presentations by the groups on the festival ground "Obere Matten" and on church square
Route of the folklore parade:
Bahnhofplatz (station square) - Bahnhofstrasse - Kirchplatz (church square) - Kirchbrücke - Steinmattstrasse - Obere Matten