Swiss National Day on the Rhine

The 1st of August is Switzerland’s national holiday.

Das Feuerwerk der Bundesfeier am Rhein in Basel.
The fireworks display is a brilliant culmination to the National Day celebration on the Rhine.

Basel traditionally starts its celebrations on the 31st of July with a big city festival on the Rhine. Around 100 taverns and stalls as well as numerous music stages and performances create a great atmosphere along the Rhine until 1 in the morning.

The festival area extends along the banks of the Rhine in Kleinbasel from the Johanniter Brücke to the Wettstein Brücke in Grossbasel, from the Johanniter Brücke to the Mittlere Brücke and from the pier to the Marktplatz.

The highlight of the day is the firework display, which starts at exactly 11pm. The fireworks are let off from two ships on either side of the Mittlere Brücke. The display is the main attraction of the National Day on the Rhine; it lasts approximately 25 minutes. The fireworks are financed by the Swisslos Fund of Basel-Stadt.

The National Day on the Rhine is organised by the task force «National day on the Rhine». The task force is managed by the Division of External Affairs and Marketing of the Department of Presidential Affairs of the Canton of Basel-Stadt. Members of the task force belong to private institutions as well as governmental bodies.

Applications

The task force «National day on the Rhine» places great importance on giving associations and groups from the region the opportunity to run a stall at the National Day on the Rhine. Enquiries can be addressed to the task force «National Day on the Rhine»: dominik.jaeger@bs.ch

Program

12.00 - 19.30 Uhr Slide my City Mühlenberg

17.00 Uhr Beginn Bundesfeier am Rhein 2019 Festgelände

17.15 - 17.30 Uhr Feuerlöschboot oberhalb der Mittleren Brücke

17.45 - 18.00 Uhr Feuerlöschboot unterhalb der Mittleren Brücke

18.00 - 18.15 Uhr Promi-Plausch-Langschiffrennen unterhalb der Mittleren Brücke

18.00 - 18.25 Uhr Jodlerchörli Wildenstein Bubendorf Platzkonzert Café Spitz

18.30 Uhr Plausch-Langschiffrennen unterhalb der Wettsteinbrücke

18.45 - 19.10 Uhr Jodlerchörli Wildenstein Bubendorf Platzkonzert Schifflände

19.00 - 23.00 Uhr Castle Groove Festival Brass Band Festgelände 

19.30 - 19.55 Uhr Jodlerchörli Wildenstein Bubendorf Platzkonzert Café Spitz

19.30 - 21.30 Uhr Wakeboard-Show mit epicWAKE.ch auf dem Rhein

19.30 - 21.30 Uhr FMB Big Band Basel Platzkonzert Schifflände

20.00 - 21.00 Uhr Route 65 Musikbühne Marktplatz

20.00 - 20.45 Uhr Alphorn-Gruppe Thierstein-Laufental Café Spitz 

20.00 - 21.30 Uhr Musikverein Lausen Mittlere Brücke beim Käppelijoch

21.00 - 21.45 Uhr Alphorn-Gruppe Thierstein-Laufental Café Spitz

21.00 - 22.30 Uhr George Kulturfloss "im Fluss" 

21.30 - 22.30 Uhr Route 65 Musikbühne Marktplatz

23.00 - 23.25 Uhr Grosses Feuerwerküber dem Rhein

23.45 - 00.45 Uhr Route 65 Musikbühne Marktplatz

01.00 Uhr Ende Festprogramm Festgelände

02.00 Uhr Ende Bundesfeier am Rhein 2019 Festgelände

Donnerstag, 1. August 2019

11.00 - 18.30 Uhr Slide my City Mühlenberg