Swiss National Day and 1 August in Basel
1 August is the Swiss National Day. The celebration on the Rhine takes place on 31 July with an evening celebration organized by the city and the big firework display at 11 pm.
Celebration on the Rhine
On 31 July, Basel celebrates the Swiss National Day with fireworks on the Rhine. Around 100 vendors’ stalls will create a festival atmosphere from 5.00 pm to 2.00 am on both banks of the Rhine
The festivities extend along the Kleinbasel bank from the Johanniterbrücke to Wettsteinbrücke and on the Grossbasel side from the Johanniterbrücke to the Mittlere Brücke and to Marktplatz.
The fireworks are lit from two boats, and the best place to see them is on the Kleinbasel bank between the Johanniterbrücke and Wettsteinbrücke.