Event − Festivity, Festival

Biel Carnival

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Bieler Fasnacht
Bieler Fasnacht
  • Place

    • Faschingszunft Biel Guilde du carnaval de Bienne, Postfach, 2501 Biel/Bienne

Thursday 23.02.2023

18h30 Children's Guggenmusik play on the Burgplatz

From 20h00 Charivari! Opening of the Biel Carnival in the beautifully illuminated Old Town. Star march of the Guggen to Burgplatz. Handing over of the town keys to Prince Ändu I with a surprising programme. Performances by the Guggenmusik on the church steps, Ringplatz and Burgplatz according to the programme. Gastronomic offer around the performance areas.
Schnitzel benches in Biel's Old Town, in the Faschingszunftkeller, 20zgi Keller, Harlekinkeller and in Le Pavé. Registration not necessary. No special gastronomic offer. Just go and listen!

Friday 24.02.2023

20h30 Night parade, followed by street carnival: Spitalstrasse festival tent, Skaters bar tent, Zentralplatz festival tent, Zentralplatz stage, platform at Bank CLER, Guisanplatz roundabout, Silbergasse stage (opposite City Bar), etc.

Saturday 25.02.2023

Children's monster concert on Zentralplatz
14h00 Children's parade, children's party on Zentralplatz, big polonaise, confetti distributed, big confetti fight. Carrousel on the Zentralplatz from Saturday noon. Face painting for children.
In the evening, street carnival: Spitalsstrasse marquee, Skaters bar tent, Zentralplatz marquee, Zentralplatz stage, platform at Bank CLER, Guisanplatz roundabout, Silbergasse stage (opposite City Bar), etc.
Big costume competition (no specific theme)

Sunday 26.02.2023

14h00 Big parade in the city centre of Biel! Star march to the Zentralplatz, Award ceremony, activities on the Zentralplatz and in the Zentralplatz tent, followed by a big closing party at the Duo-Club!

Opening hours

Opening hours
  • From 23 Feb 2023 to 26 Feb 2023

  • Thursday

    • 18:30
  • Friday

    • 20:30
  • Saturday - Sunday

    • 14:00

On site

On site
  • Accessibility

    • Accessible by public transport
    • Suitable for families
  • Activities

    • On-site catering



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Links & PDFs


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