What is Swiss Days?

The Swiss Days Celebration is a time for Berne to share its Swiss heritage.

Swiss Days began as a sidewalk sale for the downtown businesses about 45 years ago and was called the Berne Summer Days. As the community continued to support this event, we looked for ways to make it bigger and include more local businesses. We also wanted to include the cultural history of Berne, named after Bern, Switzerland, the location where our founding settlers left to find religious freedoms in America. Now, we have over 100 food and craft vendors, including many downtown businesses, and Swiss-style music, games like the Steintoss, and so much more.

“Willkommen” to Swiss Days. Come join us and enjoy authentic Swiss costume, great food, craft vendors and merchandise. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the friendly competitions for all ages. From the 5K race to Big Wheel Competition for the younger ones to the Steintoss, there is something for everyone. On stage and around the festival you can hear Swiss music. Watch as couples dance the polka to live music on stage. The festival always includes the last Friday and Saturday of each July. “Schonen Tag noch” (have a good day).

Event Registration Forms
Thursday
July 28

- Vendors open at 5 p.m.
- Opening Ceremony 5:30 p.m.
- All events end at 10:00 p.m.
Friday
July 29

- All events end at 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
July 30

- All events end at 10:00 p.m.
Sunday
July 31

- No Vendors
- Community Events Only

Upcoming Events

Click here to view the Swiss Days 2021 schedule of events.

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Vendors

Thank you for your interest in Swiss Days 2022! Put us in your calendar for July 28, 29, and 30. You can now register for Swiss Days 2022.

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