SUMMER PRESSKIT 2020 - EVENTS
EVENTS - A DYNAMIC DESTINATION
Although the biggest events have had to be cancelled this year, rest assured that Crans-Montana has come up with a packed and varied summer programme for you to make the most of a fun summer in the mountains! This summer, you’ll find all your favourite entertainment in a multitude of events for smaller groups.
From 2 July until 31 August, the vibrant destination of Crans-Montana is offering "Scènes Estivales", a programme featuring a wide variety of entertainment. This summer, you’ll find all of your favourite events and a multitude of entertainment on offer in smaller group formats, a totally new concept, so that you can make the most of a fun summer in the mountains. One thing is certain, a memorable summer awaits you in Crans-Montana!
Les p'tits Am Stram Gram
Delight and laughs guaranteed
Every Sunday, Crans-Montana becomes the capital of childlike fun with the "p'tits Am Stram Gram", a weekly rendez-vous with a colourful programme. Let your children marvel at a show, on a magic roundabout or have fun with giant wooden games, and discover a truly enchanted universe that will delight both children and their parents! Enjoy all of this while we await the return of the "big" Am Stram Gram next year.
The Crans-Montana Guest Tables
The Crans-Montana Guest Tables is offering gastronomic events throughout the year, so that you have an opportunity to discover Nature’s tastiest gifts each season. The best local chefs will be unleashing all their creativity and talent to showcase the high quality of local produce.
On 25th July stroll along the peaceful Bisse du Tsittoret, a truly historic monument in the Valais landscape, in an idyllic setting, stopping off on your walk for gourmet breaks for the "Food & Bisse" Guest Table. Epicureans and other Nature lovers will appreciate this authentic culinary experience, discovering succulent dishes at each food point in enchanting locations and unspoiled natural surroundings, looking out over an exceptional panorama.
On 9th August, the "Food & Nature" guest table will allow Nature to return, as the legendary Rue du Prado will be transformed into a real oasis in the heart of town. The experience includes: the 7-course menu, food & wine pairing, minerals, coffee, digestif & a surprise gift!
This summer, your favourite terraces will be transformed into concert stages! Between 2nd July and 27th August 2020, discover the Terraces Festival, a new nomadic musical event on the terraces of Crans-Montana, every thursday, from 5 pm.
Rock, Blues, Reggae, Hip-hop, Soul, Jazz or even Swing, discover a varied, high-quality programme at these free concerts. Relax with a drink, enjoy the warm summer evenings whilst listening to talented artists play different terraces in the resort.
Vision Art Festival
Taking urban art to new heights
From 22nd July, as well as artists decorating walls in the resort, the VAF organises additional events throughout the summer, such as the Street Art Tour. Explore part of the artwork from the Vision Art Festival, truly an open-air urban art museum, with a guide, on a walk in the mountains and through the resort. The artwork, by artists from all over the world, is located at altitudes between 1,500 and 3,000m, and is visible in any weather.
Symbiosis of Arts and Nature
From 7th August, Crans-Montana Classics fills the resort’s musical calendar with unforgettable musical events. The enchantment of the music coupled with the intoxication of the mountains, a perfect symbiosis between the arts and nature. This summer, enjoy magnificent concerts in the company of talented musicians. Of particular note, Mozart on the Golf Course, an utterly enchanting event at the arena of hole number 13 on the Ballesteros golf course, Uppercut features Valaisan percussionnists, Encordés, with a string quintet from the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, and UnglauBlech features a brass ensemble from Thurgau. Don’t miss these events at the Ycoor Orangery.
Wine & Jazz
In the gardens
Every Friday, from 5:00 pm, meet in the gardens of Ycoor for a "Wine & Jazz" aperitif.
Friday 03.07: Cave Jules Duc et Fils et Cave Sinclair
Friday 10.07: Cave Feuille Morte
Friday 17.07: Cave Les Sentes et Cave St-Michel
Friday 24.07: Cave Les Sentes
Friday 31.07: Cave le Tambourin
Friday 07.08: Cave la Rayettaz
Friday 14.08: Cave Bonvin
Friday 21.08: Cave des Oasis
Weekend of the Swiss National Day
Market, terraces and celebration
On 1st and 2nd August, stroll around the market stands and enjoy time relaxing on one of the many terraces which will be set up between the Post Office in Montana and the Ycoor gardens. These will be run by our local businesses, and promise a firework of flavours. Enjoy a walk around interspersed with gourmet stops, and entertainment by artists, musicians and other surprises!
When night falls on the evening of 1st August, it’s time for the magical National Day celebrations. Visitors are invited to explore an enchanted stroll by candlelight. This new celebration is more intimate than the traditional firework display, but promises to be just as magical.
Cirque au Sommet
The magic of circus
From 3rd to 16th August, Cirque au Sommet returns for a 4th edition, with new attractions such as shows in the mountains and new artists, but still with the same magic! An ideal occasion to soak up this magical artistic universe in a dream setting provided by the Crans-Montana region.
Swiss Made Culture
From 25th July, take part to varied and high-quality conferences, meetings and concerts which aim to bring Swiss culture into dialogue with the world, in various domains.
Electro at the top
Elected the best international electro festival in the world, Caprices Festival opens its doors once again from 18th to 20th and from 25th to 27th September 2020. Be swept away by mesmerizing sounds from some of the best DJs on the planet, in a dream setting at an altitude of 2,200m. A magical experience for festival-goers, in the heart of the ski area!