Summer Events Calendar

2016 Summer PROGRAM Calendar

31 May 2016 Geneva “Meet up” at the English Clock

  • 7pm at The English Clock
  • Informal “meet up” and walking tour of Geneva

7 June 2016 Geneva Program Orientation and Kick-Off

  • 7pm – Location to be announced

Course week (GH, EEE, HA)

  • Monday, July 4-Friday, July 8, 2016
  • For more info, go to course info.

Program Wide Reception

  • Friday, July 8 6-7:30pm
  • Brasserie des Halles de L’ile

USA Mission Visit

Professional Development Event: Careers in Geneva and next steps

  • Tuesday, July 12th 6:00-7:30pm
  • Location to be announced shortly.

End of Summer Picnic

  • Tuesday, July 26th 6:00pm.
  • Park location to be identified.

Additional events will be scheduled throughout the course of the summer. Informal “meet up” gatherings and social events in town.

 2015 Summer Events & Festivals (2016 dates will be shared once available)

Grandes Medievales D’Andilly May 30-31 2015

Festival of medieval re-enactments. Some 650 artists performing. One of the best held in France. Ticket-entry 22 euros. To get there take the Frossard line from Unimail to Jussy (12 euros for the fair). Chemin de sous les bois.

Fête de l’espoir 30 May 2015: Music festival. Venue: Centre sportif du Bout-du-monde (Bus 11, 21 ; stop : Bout-du-Monde). Free admission.

Caves Ouvertes May 30 2015

Open House Day of Geneva’s wineries, nearly all of the canton’s wineries will be open on the day. Most of the wineries also sell food and many provide entertainment.

Rocknacht—May 30 – 2015

Tenvil – Aargau

Various rock bands performing close to Lake Hallwill

50CHF for the Saturday pass


The school’s annual community-wide fund-raising event of the year! Huge fancy fair with games, rides, 30+ food booths from all over the world, musical entertainment, tombola (raffle), silent auction, etc. Very popular with the local public too!

From 10:00 to 16:00 all around the school campus

Location : International School of Geneva, LGB campus, Route de Chêne 62, 1208 Genève

The Sword in the stone May 30-31 2015


The Medieval era is revived at Montebello Castle, which for three days reinvents its former splendour. A costume fete with sets and artists in fancy dress, craftsmen working, night time open air concerts, games, historical performances, armigers and flag-throwing shows

Sleepless night in Locarno May 30 2015

Open air shows, museums, the arts, music, theatre and more. Most for free.

Caribana Music Festival Venue: Crans-sur-Nyon June 3-7 2015

Enjoy live music on the shores of Geneva lake with an international line up. Up to 22,000 visitors expected at this years festival.

Tickets from 66chf

Les Samedis du vélo 2015

6 juin, 4 juillet, 1er août, 5 septembre

Organized cycle tours by Pro Velo Geneve each with a different cultural theme. Workshops on bicycle safety and mechanics. Registration required. In French.

Alphorn- Concert in Gruyères June 6 2015

From mid-May to mid-September musically entertainment with the Alphorn players and the flag-thrower in the town of Gruyères. The musicians begins with their tour at the fountain and make several stops up to the castle.

Golden Pit Festival June 5-6 2015

Music festival – Rock/alternative. Carrière d’Allonzier la Caille, Allonzier – France. 10 euros per evening, 15 euros for the weekend. Food and drink on sale. To get there book the Frossard line from Geneva to Allonzier.

Villars Rando Festival June 5-7 2015

A not-to-be-missed event for all lovers of nature and the mountains from 7 to 77! The Villars International Hiking Exhibition offers over 100 themed hikes conducted by professional mountain guides, as well films;not to mention a mountain book corner featuring over 2,500 works and many other exhibitors !

Festi’Neuch June 11-14 2015.

Venue: Neuchatel.

Open air music festival by the lake. 40,000 came last year. Days passes from 75chf.

Fete de Rues – June 13-14 Plainpalais.

Music, flea markets & food stands.

Slide the City June 13 1-6pm

Thrill seekers? Don’t miss the “Slide the city” event! Enjoy one of Europe’s biggest water slides (200 meters) in the heart of Geneva.

Rue Voltaire à Genève. 10chf for one hour of fun!

The BOL D’OR sailing race June 13 2015

This Saturday. Geneva Lake’s prestigious annual sailing race. Some 500 sailing boats will start the race from this end of the lake at 10:00am. You can see them off from the Quai du Cologny just after Geneve Plage.

Greenfield Festival 11-13 June 2015. Venue: Interlaken

Switzerland’s biggest rock festival takes place in Interlaken, in the heart of the Swiss mountains. 3 day pass 198chf. Book in advance!

Art Basel June 18-21 2015

Modern and contempory art exhibition. Undisputedly considered the most important world fair of the international art market. Over 300 carefully selected exhibitors from the world’s most important galleries.

48 chf for a day pass

Messe Basel, Messeplatz, 4005 Ba-sel

Zurich Pride Festival June 19—20 2015

The Zurich (Gay) Pride Festival from includes the Zurich Pride Week, an opening and closing party, 2 days Festival area with bars, food and big stage shows.

Tour de Suisse June 13-21 2015

The largest professional bicycle race in Switzerland.

NITRO CIRCUS – Moto Mayhem June 20 Stade de Genève

Since the inaugural tour of Australia four years ago, Nitro Circus Live has travelled the globe. With close to 100 shows penciled in globally for 2015, Nitro Circus has a firm grip on the title of the World’s most successful action sports touring brand.

Seats from 55chf

Fête de la musique France June 21 2015

Free music and entertainment during this annual music festival. All over France! Annemasse, Annecy, Lyon…….

Wrestling and Alpine Festival Schwarzsee – Fribourg June 21 2015

Traditional Swiss wrestling, music and food by the lake.

Tickets from 10chf. Book in advance!

Fête de la musique 19-21 June 2015 – Geneva

Over 3 days hundreds of artists and bands of all musical genres will be performing in public places in and around Geneva for free. Also in France.

Braderie—Street Fair

June 26—June 28 2015 Biel

Stalls, street entertainment and live music for free.


June 27-28 2015

Every year, numerous associations of Yverdon present a variety of activities associated with the water, such as introductions to diving, rescue demonstrations, aperitif trips on a solar boat etc. Music, conferences, exhibitions, raffles and entertainment for a young audience complete the rich programme of the event weekend.

Musiques en été June 29 to August 19 2015 : Jazz, classical et world music concerts.

Zurich Festival – 1-3 July 2015

The Zurich Festival attracts millions of visitors with a unique blend of folk music, carnival atmosphere and partying. The “Festival of Festivals”.

Lake Parade July 4 2015

Starting 2:00pm Parc mon Repos

Musilac Aix les Bains France – 10-13 July 2015

Outdoor music festival by the lake. Pop, rock and folk. Top international acts: Day pass 53 euros. Reserve online.

Montreux Jazz Festival July 3-18 2015

16 day music festival featuring over 1000 musicians from around the world. 230,000 visitors last year.

Book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets from 38CHF.

Fêtes de Geneve July 16 to Aug 9 2015

With more than 150 free concerts you’ll find your favourite music on the three Geneva Festival stages: the famous Club Stage in the heart of the Jardin Anglais; the very popular Funkytown Stage at Baby-Plage; and the new Wilson Stage, putting audiences in party mood on the Right Bank. With every musical genre represented on all three stages, Geneva Festival intends once again this year to ensure that residents and visitors alike enjoy some truly unforgettable moments. There will also be a large number of food stalls, bars and restaurants serving international cuisine, as well as the summer’s largest funfair.


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