Lido Festival

16:30-24:00 (Fri.) | 14:00-24:00 (Sat.)

The first edition of the Lido Festival—a promenade festival on the Elsässerrheinweg—will turn the will turn the shore of the Rhein by the Novartis Campus into a vibrant place to experience. It is organized by two organizations, Verein Padelys (aka Lido Sports Club), and Squadra Violi. The two organizations who had originally set up the Lido temporarily on the Lysbüchelareal until a new building construction project there was started this spring. Now, Verein Padelys together with restaurant Basso will be organizing the Lido Festival on the Elsässerrrheinweg, with the support of the Basler Stadtgärtnerei (Basel’s city gardeners). Its new location on the river fits better with its name Lido, which it was originally given to conjure up nostalgic feelings of vacations on the beach. Expect a varied program including gastronomy, culture, and exercise activities that will enliven the promenade and provide the wonderful feeling of being on holiday. The Lido Festival will enliven the neighborhood and the city—and after this year's first edition, is set to become a recurring fixture on Basel's cultural agenda in the future.
For the full program of activities (bingo, lawn bowling, bouldering, slackline, etc.), dance workshops, musical acts (live bands on both days and DJs after 22:00), and food stands, go to


4056 Basel

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