EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY

Get yourself organised for months to come and don’t miss anything! Book now with our listing of future events in Geneva and the surrounding area. (We also cover ongoing events in this section).

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FUTURE EVENTS


 

INTERNATIONAL MOJITO FESTIVAL🍋

ON FRIDAY, the 24th AND SATURDAY, THE 25th OF AUGUST, it’s Mojito Festival time! Hurray! Summer’s still with us, so let’s celebrate 2 days with friends in several towns and cities around the world by drinking our favourite cocktail – mojitos (with or without alcohol) all at the same time.
Let’s  dance the salsa, kizomba, bachata… 💃 Let’s forget our differences and focus on what we have in common: le Mojito !

Download your Mojito pass on the internet site here – 6Euro.

https://mojito-festival.com/product/mojito-pass/ 📲

The pass entitles you to a 30% discount on mojitos in all participating bars in Geneva during the festival, discounted entry to the discos and a chance to win a trip for 2 to Cuba!vo

WHEN

Friday, 24th and Saturday 25th of August.

WHERE 

Participating bars in Geneva, including Village du Soir.

MORE INFO

https://mojito-festival.com/fr/produit/mojito-pass-2/

DRAGON  BOAT FESTIVAL – PADDLE FOR CANCER SUPPORT

ON SUNDAY 2ND OF SEPTEMBER join in the annual Dragon Boat Festival in aid of charity.
ESCA CancerSupport, offering emotional support and information in English in Geneva, Vaud, and nearby France, will hold its annual Paddle for CancerSupport Dragon Boat Festival at l’Abbaye on Lac de Joux Sunday 2 September.

Come and cheer on your favourite team, be it a company, an all-female team or simply a group of friends. A mini-regatta and other children activities, plus food and drink stands, a therapy tent and book stall make it an ideal day out, besides contributing to a good cause.

WHEN

Date: 02.09.2018

Start: 9:00

End date: 02.09.2018

End: 16:00

WHERE

Location: Lac de Joux

MORE INFO
You can register your team in the race or donate. Find out more on this website: www.paddleforcancer.ch

FIVE HEALTHS FENG SHUI WORKSHOP

In-depth learning from a 38th generation Chinese medical expert at this Feng Shui workshop (totalling 20 hours) run by Chi Rivers, a private practice in Geneva that offers traditional Chinese medicine treatments.

Taking place from 30th August-2nd September 2018 this will be a unique and enjoyable programme for anyone interested in the dynamics of the environment and our health, and for those who would like to add to their professional skill set (energy healers, TCM practitioners as well as estate agents, building and landscape architects, interior designers, etc.).


INTERNATIONAL COMEDY CLUB – DAVE FULTON

ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th, THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6th and FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7th catch Dave Fulton (USA), on his fourth appearance in the city(his first in 2008). Not afraid to pull punches in his observations, with a deceptively laid back stage manner that disguises a raw aggression. Un-missable comedy from one of the most dynamic and innovative comedians on the comedy circuit.

“Whiplash delivery and relentless pace” – The List 
“Compelling… a real breath of fresh air” – The Independent

Alongside him, making his first appearance on an International Comedy Club Tour, is Maff Brown (England), the founder and resident MC for Outside the Box, who has done TV warm up for ITV, BBC and SKY and has written on BBC shows ‘Mock The Week’ & ‘Shooting Stars’

‘Brilliant stand up, great material’ – Bill Bailey

WHEN

5th and 6th of September

WHERE 

International Comedy Club

MORE INFO AND BOOK TICKETS

http://internationalcomedy.club/events/


GENEVA STREET FOOD FESTIVAL 

ON THE 31st OF AUGUST AND THE 1st TO THE 2nd OF SEPTEMBER it’s that time again – the best actors on the Geneva astronomical scene  present their delicious creations at the Geneva Street Food Festival.

As always, this popular festival takes place on the Promenade de Saint-Antoine in the Old Town.

ON THE MENU: Food trucks, regional products, Djs and music and this time even a kid’s corner.

WHEN

31 August and 1-2 September 2018

Friday: 17h-24h
Saturday:  11h-24h
Sunday: 11h-21h

WHERE
Promenade de Saint-Antoine & Promenade du Pin
1204 Genève

MORE INFO

http://www.gvastreetfoodfest.ch

 


GENEVA YOGA FESTIVAL

FROM THE 5th-9th of SEPTEMBER don’t miss the 9th edition of the Geneva Yoga Festival! This event is organised by the Geneva Yoga Art Festival, a non-profit organisation, in collaboration with Espace solidaire des Pâquis (www.espaquis.ch).

 

 

On the menu: 4 days of yoga, 48 workshops, including 8 intensive workshops on Thursday (Jeune Genevois), and 5 evenings of music (concerts, kirtans, DJ and OM chanting).

You can also explore original practices such as Sufi dance and Chakra dance.

The teachers: As usual, this festival will welcome both local and international teachers, who will guide participants of all levels in accessible practices respecting the traditions.

The Temple of Pâquis, heart of the festival, will be a point for meeting, mingling, eating and drinking, thanks to the usual health food and health drink stands.

The GYF’s mission is to share the art of yoga in all the diversity of its approaches, but also the culture and way of life that accompanies it. Everything, as always, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, celebrating the pleasure of gathering around the passion of yoga.

For the full programme, click here.

WHEN 

Wednesday 5th – Sunday 9th of September.

WHERE

Different venues – in Pâquis and around the Cornavin train station.

MORE INFO

www.genevayogafestival.com

 


INTERNATIONAL COMEDY CLUB – Jonathan Pie 

ON THURSDAY THE 13th, FRIDAY, 14th and SUNDAY, 16th OF SEPTEMBER – Enjoy political comedy at its best with Jonathan Pie. 

Jonathan Pie, the frustrated News Reporter whose videos have been seen across the world, is embarking on his first dates in Europe  after selling-out across the UK earlier this year with his live show ‘Jonathan Pie: Back To The Studio’. 

Jonathan Pie is the creation of Tom Walker and has been described as ‘the most important satirical creation since Partridge’ (Rory Bremner).  With over 900k Facebook followers, his weekly videos regularly achieve millions of views. His response to the election of Donald Trump was viewed more than 120 million times world wide.

His debut live show last year began at the 70 seater Leicester Square Theatre studio space and was such a hit that it went on to a sell out run at Edinburgh, followed by a huge national tour including two sell out shows at the Shepherds Bush Empire and ending with another sold out show at the London Palladium.

The show was described as ‘a true tour de force’ (Evening Standard), ‘blisteringly brilliant’ (The Scotsman) and ‘desperately misjudged’ (The Times)

In this new show, Jonathan Pie is angrier than ever. 

Pie attempts to host a night of serious discussion on current affairs whilst simultaneously attempting to smash the system from within. Join him for a night of political comedy that soon descends into chaos. Political satire at its finest.

WHEN

Thursday, 13th of September, Friday, the 14th of September and Sunday, the 16th of September.

WHERE 

International Comedy Club

MORE INFO AND BOOK TICKETS

http://internationalcomedy.club/events/


ONE MILLION LEGO- BRICKS at PALEXPO, Halle 7

This unique exhibition is touring the world and will open its doors in Geneva on October 4th 2018. A sculptor internationally known for his brilliant and contemporary creations with LEGO bricks, American Nathan Sawaya is managing to place each brick to transform the LEGO pieces into works of art and has since raised the attention of art critics and pop culture novices alike. This exhibit is for all ages from 1-100, as it shows not only the most amazing sculptures but the artist also invites you take a journey through his life, changing his profession of being an unhappy 9-5 lawyer to making his passion his new career. Nathan Sawaya has taken the most popular toy as an art medium to new heights- A MUST SEE.
 
Ticket prices start at Chf 25.90 and can be purchased from www.Ticketcorner.ch
Opening hours 10-19:00 (last entry 17:30)
From 04.10. to 04.11. – every day
From 05.11.-23.12.- Wednesday to Sunday
From 24.12.-06.01.- every day
 
More infos : http://www.aotb.ch

 


 

 

ON-GOING EVENTS: 

TOUR DE LA RADE

1st of JUNE till 25th of AUGUST – 80 days: The Tour de la Rade in 80 days or #TDR80 is a free, multi-cultural OPEN AIR festival offering 80 days of lakeside activities : DJs, yoga, sunrise concerts, poetry, dance, circus art and more… This weekend’s programme includes a yoga brunch and silent disco.

We’ve not checked this out yet, so let us know what you think of this free festival.

Activities take place during the day and night for young and old. Food and drink is available.

 

WHERE: Parc Mon Repos – Perle du Lac, 1202 Geneva, LÎle Rousseau and other symbolic venues throughout Geneva.

HOURS: Monday – Thursday from 4pm till late.

Saturday and Sunday from 12pm till late.

MORE INFO: Download the programme here.


FREE CONCERTS IN THE PARK

Enjoy free concerts in Parc Bertrand in Champel, Geneva, as part of a series of summer concerts between June and August. This Sunday’s concert will feature contemporary dance music.

“Palette” & “Wodod”: Cédric GAGNEUR, Marc OOSTERHOFF and Raphaël SMADJA.

Take a picnic blanket and sit on the lawn or otherwise standing spaces or bring your own chair.

The concert starts at 4pm, so enjoy a cake and coffee or tea at Maison du Gateau at 57 Route de Florissant (not the fastest service but you can sit outside in the sun and watch the world go by) or Café Athénée at 37 Rue de L’Athénée (superior pastries particularly the tarte fine aux pommes and macaron framboise). Both tea rooms are open till 6pm or take a picnic.

The concerts are FREE.

Upcoming concerts will take place on August 19, 25th and 26th.

The park has a lovely play area for children.

For more info, the full programme and weather updates visit their website.

 


 

artgenève SCULPTURES IN THE GARDEN

UNTIL 8th SEPTEMBER take a stroll along the pathways of the beautiful Parc des Eaux-Vives, whilst discovering contemporary sculptures along the way, laid out as a series of encounters either in a dialogue with the landscape or in contrast with it – discover a giant mushroom, a bronze lightning-struck tree, phone booths with new uses or a flying saucer…

14 works in total will be exhibited in the first edition of the Sculpture Biennale in Geneva which follows on from the initiative of artgenève to present sculptures in public spaces on Quai Wilson during the fair. For the artistic scene in Geneva, the objective is to provide a second date in the international calendar of contemporary art events and, for the public, a new free summer exhibition.

 

WHERE: Parc des Eaux-Vives.

WHEN: 8th June – 8th September 2018.

COST: Free.

FURTHER INFO: Click here.

 


MUSIQUE EN ETÉ

This festival offers numerous open air summer concerts, with musicians and music styles from all over the world. It takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Parc de la Grange (next to Parc des Eaux Vives) on the Ella Fitzgerald stage.

Bring a picnic to enjoy beforehand.

A special new feature in 2018 is a full week of concerts in the park every night: from 6th to 12thAugust 2018, ranging from ADHD’s Icelandic jazz to folk-classical creations uniting the OCG and Jon Boden, and not forgetting dance nights with Fanfare Ciocărlia, the cumbia of Chico Trujillo or Tiken Jah Fakoly’s reggae.

These will be in addition to the usual programme, totalling no less than 30 concerts in July and August. Due to renovation of the Hôtel de Ville courtyard, the concerts will be held either in the Alhambra or the Victoria Hall, or Parc La Grange.

TOP TIP: Download the new mobile app «Genève en été», which will also give details of the rich line-up of summer events on offer in Geneva.

WHERE: Parc La Grange, Alhambra and Victoria Hall

WHEN: 6th July – 22nd August 2018.

COST: Free.

FURTHER INFO: Website: https://www.ville-ge.ch/culture/musiques/programme.html