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Past Events


July 31, 2021


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Swiss National Day, Raclette & Pool Party 2021

South Texas - in the Houston area

Organized by the Swiss Community of Texas


Event start at 4:00 PM - swimming and appetizers

Dinner start at 6:00 PM - Raclette


Free event (wine included).

Bring a dessert if you would like.

You can also bring lampions and small fireworks like volcanoes and sparklers (but nothing that flies up in the air).

Limited seating.

Children welcome!

Virtual Holiday Celebration 

Sunday, December 13, 2020

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Virtual event organized by the Swiss Community of Texas

and the Swiss-American Society of Houston

for members of Swiss Societies in the South East (AL, FL, GA, LA, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX) 


  • Greetings by Maura Ferrero-Baroni, Marie-Louise Norton, Fabienne Egli and John Bernhard (Honorary Consul of Houston)

  • Music videos by some of our members, with beautiful pictures of Switzerland

  • A craft demonstration with Lilian and her grandchildren

  • A baking demonstration by one of our members, chef Debra Pletscher

  • A short story, read by one of our members

  • Photo slide show of the SASH Holiday Party

  • Santa Claus with a message from the North Pole

  • … and more

At the end of the program, everybody had a chance to give a personal Christmas greeting!


Paint 'n' Sip Party

Virtual event with Luc Marrel from Switzerland

hosted by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta

Saturday, September 20, 2020

2:00 - 4:00 PM

People of all ages and from all areas participated and created their personal Swiss masterpiece.

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Swiss National Day Celebration

Virtual event organized by the Consulate General of Switzerland

Saturday, August 1, 2020

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Celebrated on Zoom with Swiss clubs

 across the southeastern United States.

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Garden Party 2019

Free event for our members

and their spouses/significant others

Saturday, October 12, 2019

starting at 4:00 PM

Location: North Fort Worth

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A fun afternoon with fun people.

Grilled sausages, sauerkraut, potato salad and rustic bread, beer, bottled water and coffee.

Wait for the "grill master" or grill it yourself on the wood burning fire pit.

There was a pool to jump in and cool down.

Raclette Party 2019

March 3, 2019


Spicewood, TX


Raclette Party 2019

Sunday, February 24, 2019, 4:30-7pm


Times Ten Cellars

6324 Prospect Avenue, Dallas, TX 75214

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Swiss Raclette à la discrétion


Bring your friends and join us for this traditional Swiss cheese dish. We will have a buffet with potatoes, pickles and salad. Wine and soft drinks available at the cash bar.

Your contribution of a dessert would be very welcome!

Free raffle tickets will be handed out at the event. Prizes include gift baskets and wine bottles.

New Year's Apéro 2019

January 5, 2019 from 3 - 5 PM


Free event

Open door, come and go as you like.

Host: Janet Gruenenfelder, Dallas (near Oak Lawn)


(The exact Address will be given to those who register)


A social afternoon with party food and sparkling wine. Soft drinks also available.

If you enjoyed the company and conversation in the afternoon, there is a possibility to prolong the fun and go as a group for dinner (at your own expense, naturally) at one of the nearby restaurants (Sachet, Carbone, Asian Mint, or Al Biernat's).

Wine Tasting with education

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2 PM


Thierry's Vinotheque LE CAVEAU

718 N. Buckner Blvd. #332

Dallas, TX 75218


$ 5.00 per person (includes a snack of assorted Boar's Head cheeses and meats).

The education will be given by Thierry, the Vinotheque owner.

Registration for this event closes on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

For questions, please contact Marie-Louise.

Organized by the Swiss Community of Texas

Swiss National Day Celebrations 2018

DFW area
Fireworks Cruise on Lake Grapevine
with professional fireworks display
Friday evening, July 27, 2018

Adults: $25.00 per person

Children 12 and under: $12.00 per person

What better way to watch a mid-summer's fireworks display than from the cool top of a boat? Gather your friends and hit the road down to Sam's Dock at Twin Coves Marina, 4500 Murrell Park Road, Flower Mound, TX 75022.

The Swiss Cruise departs on Friday, July 27 at 8:00PM

 6:00 PM Snack at the Rockin' S Bar and Grill

- Meet us for an optional snack at the Rockin' S Bar and Grill at Twin Coves Marina, 4500 Murrell Park Road, Flower Mound, TX 75022.

- You can also bring your own snacks and drinks to consume on the boat. Small (!) coolers and alcoholic beverages are permitted. Soft drinks and bottled water are provided.

 7:30 PM Boarding starts

 8:00 PM Cruise departure

 9:15 PM Fireworks begin

10:00 PM Boat returns

Austin area
at Palmer's Restaurant Bar & Courtyard
218 Moore Street, San Marcos, TX 78666.
Sunday, July 29, 2018, at 12:30 PM

A fixed-price menu will be offered with a choice of two appetizers, 3-4 entrées and 2-3 desserts. Non-alcoholic beverages will be included. A cash bar for alcoholic beverages will be available.

$25.00 per adult (includes taxes and tip)

$10.00 per child (includes taxes and tip)

Please bring cash, it will be collected at the venue.


Activities you can do while in San Marcos:

  • San Marcos outlet mall
  • Rio Vista park (Green space with courts, pool & trails)
  • San Marcos River (tubing or kayak tour)
  • Dirk's classic garage (museum of automotive history)
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Wonder World Cave and Park
  • Middleton Brewing
  • Three Dudes Winery
  • The Wittliff Collections (collection of the creative legacy of the Southwest )

Texas Hill Country Weekend

June 1 - 3, 2018

Join us for a fun-filled weekend in Fredericksburg with Swiss compatriots from all over Texas!

It is not necessary to be a member of the Swiss Community of Texas to participate at this event and you can bring a friend if you like, but you should be Swiss or of Swiss descent. If you can’t make it for Friday evening, Saturday morning arrival is also OK because arrival and departure times are individual.

  • Friday evening: Welcome Dinner and socializing in Fredericksburg.

  • Saturday morning: Private Historic Bus Tour with an expert historian in an air-conditioned bus. $14.00 per person.

  • Saturday afternoon: Wine Tasting at Kuhlman Cellars in Stonewall. $22.00 per person.

  • Saturday evening: Dinner and Entertainment at Barons Creekside The Club in Fredericksburg. Concert by Swiss singer Silvie Rider and her husband Red Young. Cover charge $10 per person.

  • Sunday: Trip to Enchanted Rock Park or to Luckenbach Texas.

  • Sunday evening: Farewell Dinner in Fredericksburg.


In between: Lots of other activities like museum visits etc.

Fredericksburg, Texas

Barons CreekSide Resort

Swiss singer Silvie Rider and Red Young

Swiss Raclette Party 2018

Sunday, March 4 2018 at 4:30 p.m.


Times Ten Cellars

6324 Prospect Avenue, Dallas, TX 75214

Let the warmth of friendship take the chill from the air and make the winter easier to bear. Bring your friends and join us for this traditional Swiss cheese dish. We will have a buffet with potatoes, pickles, salad, bread, iced tea and other goodies. Wine and soft drinks available at the cash bar.

Your contributions of desserts would be very welcome!

We will be having a raffle. Prizes include gift baskets and wine bottles etc. Tickets will be handed out at event.


Saturday, December 9, 2017, from noon – 5pm.


Come and join us for a fun filled afternoon!



8602 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218

(just across from the Dallas Arboretum)



8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218

We will meet for lunch at the SMOKY ROSE restaurant (at everybody’s discretion). Then we will walk over to the Arboretum and will all enter together. A group discount is offered for 15 people or more.


You can participate in the activities of your choice:

(Scooters available for seniors)

  • The 12 Days of Christmas – elaborately decorated Victorian-style gazebos

  • The Nutcracker Suite – a magnificent nutcracker collection display (until 4:00 pm)

  • Mistletoe kissing booth – kiss a loved one under the mistletoe (until 5:00 pm)

  • Visits with Santa – in Crape Myrtle Allee (until 4:00 pm)

  • The Meyer Children Adventure Garden (extra admission $3.00)

  • Holiday hunt for Santa’s helpers - throughout the children adventure garden

  • Craft corner at the exploration center (create a holiday craft to take home)

  • Plant Lab at the exploration center: Explore the wonders of melting snowflakes and endothermic reactions “Let it Snow” at 3:00 pm. 


Before going home, we will meet for a “Schlummertrunk” (night cap) at about 4:00pm.

Besides English, Swiss German will definitely be spoken at this event and perhaps even some French and Italian.

Swiss National Day Celebration

Friday, July 28, 2017

from 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Dinner and Fireworks Cruise on Lake Grapevine

Twin Coves Marina, Green Oakes Drive, Flower Mound, TX 75022.


Plenty of parking spaces available. Dock, restaurant and boat are all wheelchair accessible.

We will meet at 7:00pm at the air-conditioned Rockin' S Bar and Grill on the dock of Twin Coves Marina for dinner, a snack or just a drink (optional and at everyone's own expense).

Fireworks Cruise:

Adults (age 14 and up): $25.00

Children (age 13 and under): $8.00.


Boarding starts at 8:00pm. The boat will leave the dock at 8:30pm and return at 10:30pm. Fireworks at 9:30pm.


There will be complimentary soda and water on the boat and you can bring your own beverages if you like; alcohol is permitted.

"Yellow Rose" Party Barge

Rockin' S Bar and Grill on the dock of Twin Coves Marina

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