Fairs & Markets

The Division of External Affairs and Marketing of the Canton of Basel-Stadt is responsible for staging and promoting popular traditional events and markets in Basel like the Basel Autumn fair, the Basle Christmas market, the Basel city markets and the National Day celebrations on the Rhine.

Basel markets

The City of Basel is characterised by its many attractive city and district markets.

Basel Autumn fair

The Basel Autumn fair is the largest and oldest amusement fair in Switzerland.

Basel Christmas market

The Basel Christmas market is a real gem and there isn’t another for miles around to match it.

National Day on the Rhine

Basel respectively celebrates the Swiss National Day on the 31st of July 31 with a big city festival on the Rhine.