Summer Festivals | Basel 2021

A highlight of the summertime in Basel are the well organised, family friendly, outdoor festivals that pop up around town, here’s the confirmed list of summer festivals plus a few pop-up outdoor concerts that are well worth attending.  

ENJOY!!

Glaibasler Bluesfescht

Friday 2 July and Friday 20th August

located at Barfusserplatz

Summer Blues festival in Basel or in local dialect Galibasler Bluesfescht ‘Big/Gross Basel Blues Festival’ is the biggest blues festival in Switzerland and happens on two Fridays this Summer (see dates above). 

Details of the line up is displayed on the festivals website.  This event has major sponsorship allowing the event to be offered free of charge.

Website link

Facebook event link

Off Beat Jazz Festival

A series of Jazz events featuring jazz trios and quartets from around the world, playing jazz at venues scattered through Basel, such as Volkhaus and Kunsthalle starting on the 23rd of June and running to the 7th of December.

Website link

Facebook event link

Summersprosse

7th July – Fillet of Soul

18th August – Stepping Stompers

Start time 19:30

Kannenfeld Park, Arena

You are welcome to bring your own picnic to these concerts, a drink and snack kiosk will be serving refreshments during the concerts, that will last around 2.5 hours.

Website link

Tension

31st July and 1st Aug

Gartenbad, Sankt-Jakobs Basel

14:00-24:00

Electronic music

A day ticket costs 119.30 CHF

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Facebook event link

Open Air Cinema Basel

5th – 29th August

Munsterplatz

Films/program to be confirmed (current as of 20th June 2021)

Website link

Facebook event link

Polyfon Festival

13 August – Floating points

14 August – Sophie Hunger (SOLD OUT)

Kaserne Basel/Renee/Partere One

House/Electronic music

Day Pass, 45 CHF

 

Website link

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Em Bebbi sy Jazz

20 August, 12 locations in Gross Basel, starts at 19:00

Line up to be confirmed

Website link

Facebook event link

Alternative outdoor concerts and plays

Summer concert series at the Merian Gaerten, Sundays at circa. 17:00, during the summer months, weather permitting.

click here for more info on their website

Open-air, shakespearian plays at Ettenbuehl Gardens,

click here for more information on their website

Picnic concerts from the Symphony Orchestra Basel, Sundays during the summer

click here for more information on their website

Mid Summers Event at the Fondation Beyler,

click here for the facebook event or details on their website

Jazz in the court yard of the Kunstmuseum, dates to be confirmed for 2021

click here for the facebook event or details on their website

Outdoor classical concerts at Deck 57, dates to be confirmed for summer 2021.

Click here for their website

All of these events and more can be found on Things to do in Basel's Facebook page

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Festivals in the Autumn

Jugendkulturfestival

3rd and 4th of September

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Imfluss

1st – 18th September

Floating stage on the Rhine and seating at the Rhine side near the Mittlerebruecke.

Seating also available in floating gondolas on the Rhine river.

Line up to be confirmed.

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Flaneur Festival

21 September 2021

Line up to be confirmed

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Street Food Festival, Basel

15-17th October 2021

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Blues Festival Basel

18th-22nd December

Volkshaus

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