Swiss National Day Celebrations in the Basel Region

July 31 and August 1

Cities all across Switzerland mark their National Day with celebrations of all kinds, mostly consisting of food, drink, music, and fireworks. In Basel, the celebrations start on the Rhein with a spectacular fireworks display on July 31, and continue with the official celebrations on the Bruderholz—filled with music, food, dance, singing, speeches, a lantern procession, a bonfire, and a laser fire show—on August 1.

Many of the smaller communities around Basel also have their own Swiss National Day celebrations, mostly on the day itself. The following is a short list of what is happening in various communities. To get more detailed information about the day’s events, check with your local Gemeinde (town offices) around mid-July.

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