Live events in Valais

The people of Valais enjoy a reputation in Switzerland as an especially cheerful, charming and party-loving lot. Take advantage of this and visit one of the many events: those looking to rock out should try the variety of smaller regional festivals or the Open Air Gampel. Classical music lovers should head for the Verbier Festival. The highlights also include sporting events like the Grand Raid Cristalp mountain bike race and the Sierre-Zinal mountain run. For wine lovers, the Vinea in Sierre is worth a trip by itself.