Street Parade Overview

Get ready to experience the ultimate party vibe at Zurich’s annual Street Parade! It is a must-see event in the city where thousands of music fans gather around Lake Zurich to dance to awesome electronic and techno tunes. The streets come alive with amazing DJs, live shows, and delicious food and drinks.

Join in on the fun during your trip to Switzerland and feel the cultural vibes and musical joy. After the street party, keep the fun going at pubs where you can enjoy drinks all night long with locals and other tourists. The Street Parade has been going strong for over 20 years, attracting millions of dance lovers from all over the globe. Do not miss out on the colourful parade with DJs, and stages along Lake Zurich. Each of them showcases different electronic music styles and everyone can have an unforgettable time here!


• Be a part of The Street Parade stands, the world's largest techno party, and the largest annual event in Zurich.
• Watch as the mobiles set out accompanied by thousands of participants, tracing a two-kilometer-long path around Lake Zurich.
• Witness how the event advocates freedom, love, and tolerance, and draws crowds of up to one million participants.
• Experience world-renowned DJs and artists fill the atmosphere with electronic beats, ranging from techno, house, trance, and more.
• Immerse yourself in a night of side events, parties, and outdoor stage events dispersed throughout the city during this event.

How To Reach

  • By Train: Take a train to Stadelhofen train station from Zürich HB, the main train station of the city. From here, walk south until you reach the lakefront of Lake Zurich. The distance is about 2 km and can be covered in about 7 minutes.
  • By Foot: If you are visiting in the afternoon, take the path between Seebad Utoquai and Eden au Lac. Avoid Bellevue and Sechselaeutenplatz when walking from Stadelhofen station. If you are visiting in the evening, start around Swiss Life (Rentenanstalt) and Rentenwiese or slightly further south till you reach the Zurich Lake basin.

Best Time To Visit

The event takes place around mid-August every year. The event usually takes place on the second Saturday of August. Arrive early in the day around noon to secure a good spot along the parade route and enjoy the festivities before it gets too crowded. Afternoon or early evening is when the crowds are not very dense. You can consider attending the event during these times if you wish to avoid too much crowd. Late evening or early morning hours are when you will experience the maximum crowds here.

Other Essential Information

1. Carry only essential items such as your phone, keys, and money to minimize the risk of loss or theft.

2. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the event.

3. Wear comfortable and supportive shoes to prevent discomfort or injury due to trash and sharp items on the ground.

4. Apply sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburn while enjoying the outdoor event.

5. Note that parade trucks start at Utoquai and move slowly towards Enge Harbor, so expect them at Rentenanstalt at 2 p.m.

6. Drug testing services are available at Streetparade; visit the test bus for assistance.

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Experience the Dynamic Music Performances and Parade Atmosphere

Experience the Dynamic Music Performances and Parade Atmosphere

Enjoy the dynamic music performances and soak in the lively parade atmosphere on your trip to this place. The event features several stages scattered throughout the city, showcasing internationally renowned DJs and artists. You can watch them perform a diverse range of electronic music genres, including techno, house, and trance. 

Witness the highlight of the parade which is the procession of elaborately decorated “floats”, or a series of music stages arranged across Zurich’s old quarter.

These are equipped with powerful sound systems, accompanied by enthusiastic dancers and attendees. Revel in the vibrant energy and foot-thumping beats with people dancing, waving flags, and immersing themselves in the swaying beats.

Enjoy the Side Events and Extended Celebration

Enjoy the Side Events and Extended Celebration

Be a part of the various side events and parties that take place after the parade. These are offered in addition to the main parade and music performances. You can celebrate till late at night as many clubs and venues organize related festivities, extending the celebration. 

Be a part of renowned parties such as “Insomnia” at the Hallenstadion, ‘’Synergy’’ in the Alte Kaserne, ‘‘The Rooftop’’ at Samigo Amusement, or the legendary “Lethargy” which is celebrated in the Rote Fabrik.

Groove to the electronic sounds

Groove to the electronic sounds

Feel the excitement in Zurich during August's Street Parade and dance to the most peppy tunes! Get ready for awesome electronic music, colorful love mobiles cruising around the city's lake, and tons of people dancing in the streets. The party starts Thursday evening and goes on until early Monday morning, so you will have plenty of time to enjoy and have fun. With around 80 parties happening all over the city and its outskirts, you are in for an unforgettable experience, especially if you love music or enjoy a lively party!

Learn About the Evolution from Political Demonstration to Vibrant Celebration

Learn About the Evolution from Political Demonstration to Vibrant Celebration

Learn more about the Street Parade Zurich, which started in 1992 as a movement for love, peace, and freedom. It started with just 1,000 attendees but has evolved into a global phenomenon, attracting hundreds of thousands of dance and music enthusiasts worldwide. Today, it is one of the world’s biggest techno music events, drawing visitors from every corner of the world. Attend and experience its special atmosphere, where its original message of love, acceptance, and diversity still shines through. It is not just a party—it is a celebration of unity and positivity!

Interact with fellow musicians at the Music Week

Interact with fellow musicians at the Music Week

Discover the exciting Zurich Music Week, a fun-filled event leading up to the Street Parade. Whether you're a professional musician, an amateur enthusiast, or simply curious about the music scene, this week-long event offers something great for everyone! Enjoy insightful talks, engaging workshops, and dynamic concerts with different artists. Explore interesting spots around the city filled with energy and creativity and attend Music Week to get into the groove. It is the perfect way to get ready for the amazing Street Parade!

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