Party in Zürich at 2022's hottest summer event!

Ellie Swain

Senior Contributor

Want to see Zürich come alive this summer? Then join hundreds of thousands of people at Lake Basin and revel in the sounds of electronic music at the Street Parade Zürich this August. The outdoor festival welcomes a host of festivities with hundreds of electronic DJs, love mobiles and seven different stages. Renowned as the world’s largest techno party this is one of the most famous festivals in Switzerland. This year, Zürich's 29th Street Parade will take place on Saturday, 13th August, kicking off at 1.00pm and concluding at midnight. Are you interested in attending? We have a small supply of tickets available for Boum Boum au Lac during the parade - see below for more details and learn all about the Street Parade with our handy guide.

What to Expect

During the parade, expect one huge outdoor party with hundreds of thousands of people dancing on the city streets. Since its introduction in the 90s, a diverse range of electronic music styles has been welcomed to the parade, including trance, techno, house, dubstep and drum ‘n’ bass.

After the official street parade, head out to one of the many parties hosted in the clubs and bars in and around Zürich. 

The legendary ‘Lethargy’ is hosted in the Roten Fabrik, a former factory in the Wollishofen neighbourhood. Like the Street Parade, the lethargy event has turned from an underground party into one of Zürich's summer highlights.

The Route

The 2.4 km-long Street Parade will be the same as the previous event. It will start at Utoquai in the neighbourhood of Seefeld. From there, it will head around the lakefront via Bellevue, Quaibrücke and Bürkliplatz, hitting Hafendamm Enge at around 10 pm.

The celebrations continue at the after-parties at Mythenquai, Bellevue, Bürkliplatz, Rentenanstalt and Limmatquai until midnight. The complete Street Parade route is easily accessible by foot from the city centre or central station. 

Tickets for Boum Boum Au Lac with ASMALLWORLD

Marvel at the colourful Love Mobiles and costumes with a premium view from our exclusive grandstand.

Member ticket price is CHF 290 and includes:

- Apéro

- Live cooking stations

- Prosecco, red and white wines from 2 pm to 9 pm

- Soft drinks, water and coffee

- VIP access to Bürkiplatz

Book your tickets here but be quick as we only have limited availability!

Things to do in Zürich

There’s plenty to do in Zürich before, during, or after the Street Parade.

Switzerland’s biggest city sits on the shore of its glimmering eponymous lake. The city is a financial powerhouse with a high live-ability ranking that outstrips most places in the world.

You can take trains from the Hauptbahnhof and be on a peak taking in fresh mountain air within minutes. And the city’s cool rivers and that famous lake have high-quality water perfect for swimming. These outdoor pools or ‘badis’ are a haven during the hot summer months and have also become nightspots in the city's centre.

Zürich's historic centre is also a must-visit. The medieval and early modern streets of Altstadt are where you can find most of the city's culture, nightlife and shopping. Get lost in the charming streets and chance upon quirky shops, cute cafes and old monuments.

Where to Stay

Found just off Bahnhofstrasse, the Park Hyatt Zürich is an ideal spot to rest during and after the Street Parade celebrations.

Bahnhofstrasse is the city’s main downtown street and one of the world’s most exclusive and expensive shopping avenues.

The Park Hyatt Zürich sits between the CBD and the lake, close to the medieval old town, so you will be ideally located for the Street Parade. The parade's start is just a 15-minute walk or tram ride away from the hotel.

The hotel features comfortable and contemporary guest rooms, a stylish bar, and an elegant Wine Room with over 3,000 bottles. There’s also a library, a spa with a small gym, a sauna and steam rooms for a relaxing hideaway after the hustle and bustle of the parade.

To book your room, click here.

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