Events you shouldn’t miss in August:
Fête du 1er aout:
Traditional Swiss Celebrations
Location: Parc la Grange – ceinture des parcs (Geneva, Switzerland)
Time: from 15h30 until midnight.
Movie « The Usual Suspects »
Location: Parc de la Perle du Lac (Geneva, Switzerland).
Time: around 21h15. In case of cancellation because of the weather, it will be mentioned on the website or on the Facebook page.
Tickets: Free. Transat rental for CHF 5
On the shores of Lake Geneva, under the stars, the Geneva Art Festival will unveil one of the finest cinematic events of the summer: Orange Cinema, showing not only cinema classics but also a plethora of premières, 3D films, plus some priceless previously unseen footage
If the weather is good, Parc La Grange on Wednesday and Friday, is a great place for chilling out and enjoying the music. Take a picnic and wine and enjoy free concerts from the Ella Fitzgerald stage. The concerts begin at 8.30pm but get there earlier if you want a seat or a place on the grass near the front.READ MORE
You can recover from those end of ski season blues and enjoy some great events around Geneva this May;
(* Don’t Miss!)
*Nuits des Bains*; May 22; The art galleries in the Quartier des Bains open their doors on Thursday evening – a great atmosphere to wander round the Art Quarter and the City’s private galleries. 6 – 9pm; www.quartierdesbains.ch
Geneva Book Fair; 30 April – 4 May at Palexpo; www.salondulivre.ch
*Caves Ouvertes 24 May*; One of the highlights of the year when the vineyards around Geneva open their doors for wine tasting. Food, live bands and a great day out. www.molards.ch/caves-ouvertes/READ MORE
The start of the summer season announces numerous activities and events to look forward to in and around Geneva. Music is definitely an integral part of the summer ambiance…
The first festival of the season in the Geneva area is the Caribana Festival, which takes place in June in Crans-sur-Nyon (more commonly known simply as Crans), a 20-minute drive from Geneva.READ MORE
Samedis du Vélo. If you fancy biking and discovering new places, then join pro-vélo one of these Saturday afternoons. Once a month they offer two options for a gentle bike ride.
April 10-18* (Don’t miss): Cully jazz.
2 weeks of pure bliss if you like small festivals and good music. Lots of free concerts in wine cellars and bigger concerts on the 2 stages. Go early, be ready for a big crowd and enjoy! Taking place in a beautiful wine village on the lakeshore, just after Lausanne
November is often grey and wet in Geneva so its a good time to catch up with a few movies; *Geneva International Film Festival; 6 – 13 November Festival tous écrans: Another great film festival, using all possible types of screen to show fiction in an innovative way (TV, cinema, mobile phones, web, video games). Thanks to all the festival’s partners, tickets are free for all the screenings! It’s best to book in advance for a majority of the projections, however. There will also be some lectures, some debates, workshops and a family day. www.tous-ecrans.com/ Les Automnales, Autumn Fair; 7 -16 November Not only a good way to find out what’s new in the shopping world -and maybe find your Christmas gifts – but also lots of activities and shows. 3 main topics for the exhibition: housing, leisure and cooking. Check out the latest innovations! The fair includes lots of demonstrations and fun activities: cooking workshops, after-work drinks with DJs, a treasure hunt, a running race, circus and theatre. http://www.automnales.ch * Latin American film festival: 15 November – 30 November 16th edition of this great festival; http://www.filmaramlat.ch/READ MORE