The Fasnacht carnival tradition in Zürich may not be as big as in Basel or Luzern. But for one weekend in February, the city’s own Mardi Gras is sure taking over the streets…
Jazz concerts and steel band performances are highlights of this tradition. The carnival celebrations culminate in a spectacular street show for everyone who loves confetti, weird costumes and live music.
Saturday, Feb 13
2:00 PM: Kids’ Carnival Party, Hirschenplatz (more information)
2:04 PM: Carnival parade in the center of Oerlikon
7:11 PM: Monster concert at Münsterhof
Sunday, Feb 14
11:00 AM: Mardi Gras Jazz Matinée with John Service and the Swinging Spirits of New Orleans, Münsterhof, free admission
2:31 PM: The main event: ZüriCarneval Valentine’s Day Parade in Zürich
And to get you in the mood, here are some impressions from the past:
More photographs: ZürichCarnival 2012
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