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Basel Events

Basel 2014 events

Jazz Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
April 2014 - May 2014

This annual spring jazz festival is marked by performances from celebrated ......

This annual spring jazz festival is marked by performances from celebrated international musicians who perform at a variety of locations throughout Basel.

Venue:
Various venues.

Event cost:
Various.

Category:
Entertainment

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Les Muséiques

Date (To be confirmed):
April 2014 - May 2014 (April-May)

A world-class international art and chamber music festival. A world-class i ......

A world-class international art and chamber music festival. A world-class international art and chamber music festival, which has been taking place in Basel since 2002.

Venue:
Various museums.

Category:
Culture

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Three Country Run (Dreiländerlauf)

Date (To be confirmed):
May 2014

Over 1,000 runners are expected to take part in the Three Countries Run (Dr ......

Over 1,000 runners are expected to take part in the Three Countries Run (Dreiländerlauf) in Basel encompassing Switzerland, France and Germany. The 21km (12 miles) Dreiländerlauf starts at 11am but is preceeded by a 10km (6 miles) run starting from the Marktplatz at 1045am.

Venue:
Throughout the region.

Event cost:
Free to spectate.

Category:
Spectacle

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Art Basel

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2014

The international art show features over 300 carefully selected exhibitors ......

The international art show features over 300 carefully selected exhibitors for around the world featuring work from established names to new fresh talent. Every artistic medium is represented: paintings, sculpture, installations, videos, multiples, prints, photography, and performance. The events draws tens of thousands of fans every year

Venue:
Various venues.

Category:
Art & Literature

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Swiss National Day

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2014 (1 Aug every year.)

Swiss National Day precedes 1 August in Basel when more than 100,000 people ......

Swiss National Day precedes 1 August in Basel when more than 100,000 people flock to the river to watch sports events on the Rhine and visit numerous riverside stalls, before the evening ends with a magnificent fireworks display at night.

Venue:
Various venues.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Culture

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Basel Herbstmesse

Date (To be confirmed):
October 2014 - December 2014

The country's largest and oldest amusement fair is a centuries old traditio ......

The country's largest and oldest amusement fair is a centuries old tradition drawing around a million visitors. Dating back 540 years, expect lots of traditions and amusement rides for all the family to enjoy.

Category:
Entertainment

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Christmas Market

Date (To be confirmed):
November 2014 - December 2014 (November-December)

More than 180 lovingly decorated stands selling festive gifts, decorations, ......

More than 180 lovingly decorated stands selling festive gifts, decorations, mulled wine and gingerbread. Widely accepted as one of Europe's finest and most extravagant Christmas markets. The market is held on Münsterplatz – one of the most beautiful squares in Basel - and Barfüsserplatz.

Venue:
Barfüsserplatz and Münsterplatz.

Address:
Barfüsserplatz, Basel, Switzerland

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Culture

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Basel 2015 events

'Vogel Gryff' Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2015 (Held on the 13th, 20th or 27th Jan, unless these happen to be Sundays, in whcih case the festival is held the preceeding Saturday.)

'Vogel Gryff' Festival is a traditional festival during which the three her ......

'Vogel Gryff' Festival is a traditional festival during which the three heraldic figures (Vogel Gryff (Griffin), Wild Maa (Wild Man) and Leu (Lion) parade through the city, accompanied by drummers and jesters who collect money for the needy. The event marks the start of the carnival season. The ritual, which is derived from military inspections, has been performed since 1838.

Venue:
Various venues around Basel.

Address:
Basel, Switzerland

Category:
Culture

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Fasnacht (Carnival)

Date (To be confirmed):
February 2015 (February)

The biggest party on the Basel calendar, a three-day non-stop carnival of p ......

The biggest party on the Basel calendar, a three-day non-stop carnival of parties and parades. It begins on the Monday following Ash Wednesday with the “Morgestraich” lantern parade at 4am, when the city is plunged into darkness.

Venue:
Various venues.

Category:
Entertainment

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