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.
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.
Facebook event link
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.
Summer concert series at the Merian Gaerten, Sundays at circa. 17:00, during the summer months, weather permitting.
Open-air, shakespearian plays at Ettenbuehl Gardens,
Picnic concerts from the Symphony Orchestra Basel, Sundays during the summer
Mid Summers Event at the Fondation Beyler,
Jazz in the court yard of the Kunstmuseum, dates to be confirmed for 2021
Outdoor classical concerts at Deck 57, dates to be confirmed for summer 2021.