What started in 1969 as a small parade has become the largest cultural event of the summer in Zermatt. Different Swiss folklore clubs and groups display their traditions with music, traditional dress, dancesand colourful costumes from a nostalgic age. The highlight is a major parade through Zermatt on Sunday where around 1,000 participants make part of it. There will also be music and dance presentations, children’s activities and games as well as refreshments.
from 01.00 pm: Presentations by the groups on the Gornergrat and Riffelberg
from 04.00 pm: Rotary Music Event on Kirchplatz (church square) with presentations by the groups
10.30 am: Yodel mass in St. Mauritius Church
11.30 am: Concert of "Musikgesellschaft Matterhorn" on church square
from 11.30 am: Refreshments on the festival ground "Obere Matten"
01.30 pm: Start of the folklore parade from the train station (Bahnhofplatz)*
from 03.00 pm: Presentations by the groups on the festival ground and on church square
*Route of the folklore parade:
Bahnhofplatz (station square) - Bahnhofstrasse - Kirchplatz (church square) - Kirchbrücke - Steinmattstrasse - Obere Matten
With the Folklore Festival package, you are right in the middle of the event and are able to experience the colourful and rich tradition of the festival up close and personal: