Seminars, parties, prize-giving events, festivals, exhibitions and more: the list of events which are held every year in Reinach is long.
The municipality invites its inhabitants to a traditional New Year`s drinks party on the first Sunday of January. The focus of the event is the president of the municipality`s New Year speech. In addition to the drinks party, there is also a cultural program to which anyone who has moved to Reinach in the previous year is invited. The party in the town hall is open to everyone who lives here.
The Reinach carnival is the biggest and most popular carnival procession in the area. There are many groups from Reinach itself that participate, but we also always have guest formations from other municipalities and from the city of Basel who join in the procession. It is not just the cliques and brass bands (Gugge) which are very popular - it is also the many floats which distribute oranges, sweets and flowers but are also very generous with their confetti. At the school carnival the children proudly display the costumes they have made themselves. Plenty of other events are held during the carnival too. The Reinach carnival is organized by the "Fasnachts Comité Rynach".
For many years now the Town Council have been awarding the Reinach prize. It is awarded to people from Reinach who have displayed special merit or those who have performed notable services for Reinach or achieved something extraordinary. They are active in society, culture, politics and sport. Each year, there is a main winner and several runners-up. Any associations or institutions based in Reinach which have celebrated an anniversary (25 years or more) in the previous year are also honoured. The first prize is awarded with CHF 5,000. The event is held in the town hall and is open to the public.
In June, jazz fans from the whole region flock to the centre of Reinach. Various bands play here on Saturday evening during the Jazz night and on Sunday morning at the jazz brunch. Reinach associations provide refreshments. This swinging, midsummer celebration is organized by the working group "Culture in Reinach" in collaboration with the local council and is open to everyone, free of charge.
The Swiss National day celebrations on the 1st August, which are held at the Weiermatt school in Reinach are very popular; not just because of the big firework display, but also because of the ceremonial address, the supporting musical program and the refreshments available. The celebrations are open to the public.
Cinema films are shown outdoors on four evenings in August at the open-air film festival. The shows start at 9 p.m. in the grounds of the kvBL. From 7.30 p.m. onwards there is a bar and restaurant. Admission is free. There is space for about 350 people.
The municipality of Reinach organizes a traditional dinner for senior citizens, to which all men and women who live in Reinach and who are celebrating their 80th, 90th or 100th birthdays are invited by the local council. This event has been very popular with the guests for many years now.
In the second week of the autumn vacation, the municipal council invites the children of Reinach to the annual children`s film festival in the vaulted cellar of the town hall. On each of three afternoons, a different film is shown for children at primary school or kindergarten and afternoon tea is served. The tickets, free of charge, are available from the town office about three weeks in advance.
Each year, the Reinach discussions examine topics of current interest from an unusual perspective. For many years now, they have been contributing to the solution of current problems in the state, the economy and society. Each year, the municipality of Reinach invites public figures to the conference to hold lectures or participate in panel discussions and always ensures that there is a varied supporting program. Those wishing to participate at the event have to register.
Every two years, in late autumn, there is a large art exhibition and fair "Art in Reinach". For three days, a host of artists transform the Town Hall into an art gallery. A working group of volunteers and employees of the municipality of Reinach are involved in this elaborate exhibition. In addition to paintings in various techniques, there are also sculptures in diverse materials, ceramics and photographic works on display. The wide range of exhibits, high artistic standards and the exhibition space throughout the entire town hall have turned "Art in Reinach" into an event known and appreciated well beyond the local area. Admission is free.
The economic talks are aimed at a topic of current interest and the municipality of Reinach invites one or two guest speakers. There are then networking drinks. The event is not open to the public and is aimed at guests from industry and politics in Reinach and its immediate surroundings.
Municipality of Reinach, Hauptstrasse 10, 4153 Reinach, Tel. 061 716 44 44, E-Mail info(at)reinach-bl.ch
Municipal offices: open 8.30-11.30 and 13.30 - 16, Wednesdays till 18 pm, Fridays 8.30-14 and by appointment
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