Festa d’autunno


The city of Lugano will welcome back autumn from 30 September to 2 October: three days celebrating the colours and flavours of the harvest season.

Enjoy the typical flavours of local cuisine and the wide selection of Ticino wines thanks to the various specialities offered in the traditional “grottos” and city centre restaurants.

Lose yourself among the vibrant market stalls that will brighten up the city centre and discover the entertainment on offer for adults and children: fun games at the fair that will remind you of times gone by, cheerful musical entertainment provided by Ticino folk groups and interesting opportunities to learn more about the history and architecture of the city of Lugano.



Friday 30.09 | 10:00-22:00
Saturday 01.10 | 10:00-22:00
Sunday 02.10 | 10:00-18:00
City centre

Colourful stalls offering a wide range of local handicrafts and tasty treats.

Special market

Saturday 01.10 | 08:00 – 17:00
Sunday 02.10 | 10:00 – 18:00
Contrada di Verla

Retro objects, collectibles and vintage fashion for those who are "on the hunt for bargains"



Friday 30.09 | 16:00-02:00
Saturday 01.10 | 10:00-02:00
Sunday 02.10 | 10:00-18:00

The typical flavours of local cuisine await you throughout the city centre streets:

I Cantori delle Cime – Piazza San Carlo
DNA Bianconero & Events HCL – Via Soave
ASCO Lugano – Piazzetta Maraini

Amici del Grott Mobil – Piazza Dante
Canterini di Lugano – Piazza della Riforma
Lüganiga Band – Piazza Cioccaro
Sezione Pesca Golfo di Lugano + Velo Club – Via Vegezzi
Società Federale Ginnastica Lugano – Piazza Manzoni
Volontari Luganesi – Piazza della Riforma
Canterin da Cadempin – Contrada di Sassello

Games at the Fair

Friday 30.09 and Saturday 01.10 | 11:00-19:00
Sunday 02.10 | 11:00-18:00
Piazza della Riforma

A series of games of skill for adults and children, reminiscent of village festivals in the olden days. Winners will receive a small prize.

Autumn Vibes – Guided City Tour

Saturday 01.10 10:30 – 12:30 e 14:00 – 16:00
Sunday 02.10 10:30 – 12:30 e 14:00 – 16:00

Participate in a local guided tour to discover Lugano.

Meeting and arrival point: Lugano Region Info Point, Piazza della Riforma 1 – City Hall, Lugano

Free tickets can be collected on the same day as the event at Lugano Region Info Point, Piazza della Riforma 1 – City Hall, Lugano.
Limited numbers available.

Musical entertainment

Friday 30.09 | 16:00-20:00
Saturday 01.10 | 10:00-19:00
Sunday 02.10 | 10:00-18:00
City centre

Folk music in the city streets.

PatriziAmo Exhibition

Friday 30.09 | 16:00-22:00
Saturday 01.10 | 10:00-22:09
Sunday 02.10 | 10:00-18:00
Patio del Municipio

An exhibition to discover and get to know the 15 patrician associations of Lugano.

Ticino Painters and Sculptors Association

Sunday 02.10 | 11:00-17:00
City centre

Painters armed with easels, paints and canvases paint the city during the celebrations. Their works will be on sale from 4 p.m.

Special opening hours of city centre stores

Sunday 02.10 | 10:00-18:00
City centre

Take advantage of the special opening hours of city stores to do a little shopping.


Coaches and tourist buses have the possibility to drop off and load their passengers directly in the center of Lugano, in clearly marked areas, so that tourists can visit the most central streets and monuments without having to waste time in the transfer.

Updated information is available at the following link.



From September 30 to October 2


Free entry


Divisione Eventi e congressi, Città di Lugano