Any time is a good time to travel to Switzerland, but if you go during August, you can participate in a variety of events held throughout the country.
Alpine Beard FestivalAugust 19-21, 2011 ‚Äì Chur
My favorite of all the Swiss events is the Alpine Beard Festival which is held in the small mountainside town of Chur. Once a year, men who have been growing their facial hair out all winter compete for the title of Grand Master. There are three different categories: Mustaches, Chin and Whiskers and Beards. I actually wrote a blog about this festival last year, which you can read here.
The Buskers Bern Street Music Festival¬† August 11-13, 2011 – Bern
The Buskers Bern Street Music Festival is one of the most exciting festivals in the city. It is held in Bern‚Äôs picturesque Old Town (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and is a great event for the whole family. From magicians and jugglers to musicians and dancers, these street performers love to share their talents with spectators and will keep you entertained for hours.
Zermatt Folklore Festival August 14, 2011 – Zermatt
Zermatt is an excellent destination for those who enjoy skiing and mountain climbing as it lies in the valley below the majestic Matterhorn. But in August, people descend upon the small alpine village Zermatt for reasons other than outdoor adventures; they have come to showcase their talents at the Zermatt Folklore Festival. The ¬†entertainment will include dancing, music and my favorite: yodeling. Come to Zermatt for the Folklore Festival, sit back and enjoy the show.