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Feu Ô Lac: 800,000 people on the quayside over four days

Feu Ô Lac attracted an impressive crowd to the quayside. According to official estimations, over 800,000 people visited the quayside over the past four days to discover the different events.

personnes déguisées sur des paddle sur le lac

"Feu Ô Lac was a resounding success. We wanted to offer the population a festive event set against the unique backdrop of the bay and we achieved our goal,” exclaims the Mayor of Geneva, Marie Barbey-Chappuis. “These festivities showed that it is possible to organise a high-quality, popular event with free admission that brings the local population to life while showing Geneva in its best light.”

The three drone shows lived up to expectations, serving up a poetic performance that delighted the numerous spectators (600,000 people watched the show). According to the President of the State Council, Mauro Poggia: “The success of these festivities shows that the residents of the entire region thrive on conviviality and expect our authorities to display this creativity with them in mind so that they can reconnect with their inner child.”

The entertainment on the quayside, such as the soapbox race, the roller skate party, the tennis village and the stand-up paddle race, were hugely popular, in particular with families.

The evening concerts (free admission), with Tiken Jah Fakoly, Makala and Loco Escrito, attracted numerous spectators, as did the comedians of the Caustic Comedy Club.

The food trucks and refreshments stands associated with the event were kept busy, while the event also helped ensure that many restaurants in the city centre did a roaring trade in light of the number of people in the bay area.

According to the estimations of the Geneva tourist office, the hotel occupancy rate was very good, which would suggest that the event also had a positive impact in terms of tourism over the Ascension weekend.

Finally, we would like to stress that the event was primarily financed by private partners.

Press contacts

  • Marie Barbey-Chappuis, Mayor of Geneva, through the intermediary of Cédric Waelti, Head of Communication at the DSSP (079 596 19 79)
  • Mauro Poggia, President of the State Council, through the intermediary of Laurent Paoliello, Head of Communication at the DSPS (079 935 86 75)

Article modifié le 23.05.2023 à 09:36