The Lucerne Fest (Old Town Festival) is a one-day annual celebration that takes place in June.
Local bands and artists perform to enthusiastic locals and tourists in the village squares, along the lake, and next to the River Reuss. Drinks - mostly beer! - and hearty food such as pretzels, sausages and cheese snacks are served everywhere. The money benefits local charities.
The day culminates in a beautiful fireworks display over the lake.
The festival has the feel of an thrilling, open-air party where everyone is invited. Whether you are a local or a tourist, it is a day to celebrate the beautiful city of Lucerne with its placid lake, stunning Alpine views and crisp air. Between the drinks and the general atmosphere, the festivities make everyone feel Swiss for a day.