Sleepless night, 25 May
This year's nuit blanche event sees night turn into day and Locarno staying open late amid a relaxed, vibrant ambience. Shops, museums, art galleries and restaurants stay open for longer, the streets are filled with music and artists, and the smell of good food wafts in the air.
The late-night opening event is organised and offered by Locarno's chamber of commerce. It means that the music events, shows and admissions are free. Concerts and shows by street artists take place here there and everywhere throughout the town. Swiss folk/indie-rock band 77 Bombay Street is featured on stage in the Piazza Grande!