Small festivals in Switzerland

From yoga to juggling, psychedelic music to massage, you can find everything in Switzerland if you know where to look. In their amazing mountains of Swiss people host many event that elevate your soul and allow you to let off some steam. Here are a few options:

Burning mountain

In June Burning mountain promotes to be an event of radical self expression and self commitment.  An experience of connecting, contributing, leaving your mark and dancing for 4 days.
The sentence “It’s a social survival camp “ caught our attention… Wonder what they mean by that? Let’s go and find out!

OneLove Festival

Colorful decoration, creative people playing around, psychedelic music, being surrounded by mountains covered with forests – if this sounds like heaven to you, head to the valley of Albula for OneLove festival, a bi-annual event of Switzerland.

Shankra Festival

In July in Lostallo you can go to a great psychedelic trance festival – though music is the core of the event, it’s not exclusively about hardcore partying, there are many workshops, healing activities (natural medicine, massage, meditation) as well as live performances and lectures. The festival’s tagline is “Your life is your message” – what do You have to say ? 🙂

Pachamama festival

If you want something closer to nature and it’s pace, PachaMama festival is also in July in Märstetten.
It’s a festival for community, inspiration & consciousness, offering to treat you to concerts, workshops, dances, meditations, yoga and rituals in the nature.

Geneva Yoga festival

In September, for calming your mind, eating tasty healthy food and getting serious about your yoga practice, Geneva yoga festival offers an incredible amount of workshops as laid back or intense as you are willing to go with it. Apart from the yoga options you have the chance to try Sufi dance and Chakra dance and many other things.

Swiss Juggling Convention

For honing your skills in juggling or just getting immersed in the awesome of this fun crowd,  keep an eye out for the juggling convention in the Fall that offers a wide range of workshops, hosts merchants to get good supplies from provides space for a lot of communal practice time.


Still eager to hear more options in?
Check out this handy guide to festivals in Switzerland for an overview and a selection of great music festivals.