Programs and Events

All programs details are updated on the calendar and on the AWC Facebook page (for AWC memebrs only) with time, date and location.  Please refer to the calendar for all details.

Reach Out and Welcome (ROW) Program

Reach Out and Welcome: Whether you are new to Basel or new to the American Women’s Club, join us the second Tuesday of each month (exception of July and August) at Flanagan’s Irish Pub from 7:30 onwards.  Reservations are under “American Women’s Club.” Come hang out with members of the AWC and let us help you feel more comfortable and welcome to Basel.

Family Events

Family Events Plans family-oriented events within and around Basel. The objective is to provide families with children an opportunity to meet one another and socialize, as well as become familiar with a variety of family-friendly venues in the area. Please see Rhein Times for further information

Bookworms at the Basel Library West: Bookworms is a story time group for children aged 9 months to 4 years.  No registration necessary!  Come meet new friends and hear a great story at the English language library Basel West.

Annual Events

Annually we host several events welcoming members and non-members to support our charities and meet friends and colleagues. Watch the events calendar for specific dates, times and sign up information.

4th of July Picnic

Celebrate the 4th of July Basel-style with your AWC friends and family.  Grills are cooking burgers and hot dogs, tables abound with pot luck style delicacies and games are played by the children. Everyone enjoys this summer celebration and we look forward to seeing you there! Check the AWC homepage for location, date and time.

 Thanksgiving Dinner

Is your oven too small to cook that yummy turkey? Can you even find a turkey to cook? Leave the cooking (and stress) to the professionals and experience our uniquely American holiday with your AWC friends. We will serve “the works” – turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes (real, not instant!) gravy, and of course, pumpkin pie! The chef uses recipes provided by us, and each year the food has been wonderful. Space limited to 80 people. For more information please contact


The Night The Mask

TNTM charity masquerade ball occurs biennially and is our largest event for raising money for our charities.  Hosted in October at the Elisabethenkirche we turn a beautiful landmark of Basel into an elegant masquerade all in the name of philanthropy.  For more information, please email



IMG_0756_2 Fasnacht is Basel’s famous carnival celebration. For three days in February or March the city is filled with music and costumes, and covered in confetti! It is probably best known for Morgestraich, which kicks off the festival at 4am Monday morning with a parade of lanterns through the darkened city. There is also a parade of competing costumed bands later that day, and many more concerts and competitions throughout the festival. The only fee required is that you buy and wear a carnival badge, which come in copper, silver or gold, and are available from vendors and shops all over the city. For more information visit the official Fasnacht Committee website, read A Guide to the Basler Fasnacht, or contact us.