Apr 21, 2019 - 6:10 AM
I just read that there will be a "Street Artists Festival" in Ascona/Locarno on days in June when we could easily get there. However, the available information does not tell me if this festival is worth a detour, or if it draws so many people that lodging becomes unavailable and rates go zoom (like the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, or Montreux Jazz, for example).
Has anyone been, and have any advice? Worth a detour, or only a couple-hour visit if we're already in town? Must be fluent in German or Italian to appreciate? Book a room early or forgetaboutit?
For that matter, does anyone know about other festivals, special events, or concerts between 21 May and 11 June that we might consider? Orchestra and pipe organ concerts are special interests, but it's very difficult to find calendars for such things. We have rail passes, so we can get to wherever something is happening if we know about it.