Festivals, events and cultural offerings in Gstaad

In Gstaad, visitors can expect a rich cultural offering that will make the hearts of art and culture lovers beat faster. Throughout the year, the region attracts visitors with a variety of cultural events and activities.


Music festivals in Gstaad

One of the best-known events is definitely the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, which takes place every summer. This renowned music festival, named after the legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin, attracts world-renowned artists and an international audience.

From classical music to jazz and contemporary compositions, the Menuhin Festival offers a wide range of musical genres and concert events that take place in the region's idyllic concert halls and churches.


The Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad is another prominent cultural event in the Gstaad region that attracts music lovers from all over the world. This renowned classical music festival takes place every winter and offers an exclusive selection of concerts by top-class artists in unique venues.

In addition to the concerts, the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad often also offer master classes and workshops for up-and-coming musicians, making the festival an important place for cultural exchange and the promotion of young talent.

Menuhin Festival

Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy

12th august 2024 up to 31st august 2024

From its beginnings to its current reputation as an internationally renowned music festival, the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy has a long tradition of excellence and celebration of classical music.

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Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad

Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad

January 31, 2025 to February 8, 2025

The Sommets Musicaux offers the public the opportunity to experience young up-and-coming artists and virtuosos of international renown over 9 consecutive days.

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Exhibitions and events

In parallel to the festivals, Gstaad also offers a wealth of other cultural events. Art exhibitions in renowned galleries showcase local talent as well as international artists inspired by the natural beauty and artistic heritage of the region. Theater performances, readings and film screenings also provide cultural diversity and entertainment.


For lovers of traditional crafts and local culture, there are regular events that offer insights into the traditional way of life and customs of the Alpine region. From alphorn blowing and folk dances to handmade craft markets, visitors can experience authentic Swiss culture up close.

    Gstaad also hosts a number of sporting events that underline the cultural diversity of the region. From polo tournaments to golf championships and horse races, these events not only offer exciting competitions, they also provide the opportunity to experience the connection between sport and culture.
The Gstaad region offers a rich cultural offering that celebrates the diversity and richness of its traditions, art and music. No matter what time of year you visit the region, there is always something inspiring to discover and experience.