Festivity, Festival

First Friday

Every first Friday of the month, shops, theatres, galleries, restaurants and bars provide entertainment of a special kind in Biel's historic centre.

First Friday, Biel
First Friday, Biel. © Switzerland Tourism | Lorenz Richard
Every first Friday of the month, friends and families look forward to gathering in the charming alleys of Biel's old town. During the First Friday event, the small boutique, delicatessen and antique shops open their doors until 10pm. Theatres, galleries, restaurants and bars provide a varied program with performances, exhibitions and concerts.

Would you like to learn more about Biel's old town? Start the evening with a guided tour organised exclusively for First Friday. On this tour through the alleys of Biel's old town, you will discover some insider tips and meet people who enliven and enrich this special place with their work.

All those who like to party late into the night or simply want to extend their stay in Biel will benefit from a 20% discount when booking a hotel. Book your room now at one of the four partner hotels.
Opening hours
Opening hours
  • The 1 Mar 2024
  • Friday
    • 18:00
  • The 5 Apr 2024
  • Friday
    • 18:00
  • The 3 May 2024
  • Friday
    • 18:00
  • The 7 Jun 2024
  • Friday
    • 18:00
  • The 5 Jul 2024
  • Friday
    • 18:00
  • The 2 Aug 2024
  • Friday
    • 18:00
  • The 6 Sep 2024
  • Friday
    • 18:00
  • The 4 Oct 2024
  • Friday
    • 18:00
  • The 1 Nov 2024
  • Friday
    • 18:00
  • The 6 Dec 2024
  • Friday
    • 18:00

Would you like to extend your stay in Biel? Then book your accommodation and benefit from a 20% discount at one of the four partner hotels.



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Every First Friday, you can discover the many facets of Biel's authentic and lively old town during this guided tour. Whether you already know Biel or are visiting for the first time, surprises are guaranteed!



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