With the arrival of the fine weather, snack bars, barbecue areas and deck chairs spring up in the city’s parks. From the different bathing sites to the summer events programme, find all the information you need to enjoy summer in Geneva to the full.
Where to go swimming in Geneva?
With swimming pools, paddling pools, Lake Geneva and the rivers, there are more than enough opportunities to take a dip! Find all the practical information and the list of sites where you can go swimming in Geneva.
Free sports classes
This summer, more than sixty open air classes, ranging from Pilates through Swedish fit (fitness to music) and pushchair gym to yoga, will be organised in seven locations around the city on both shores of the lakes. The classes will be organised in small groups, requiring prior enrolment.
During the summer, the City of Geneva offers the possibility of playing golf in the city centre free of charge. Almost 4 km long, the 9-hole course allows you to rediscover the most attractive sites around the city while enjoying a sporting activity.
Animations estivales au bord de l'eau
Le public n'a pas besoin d'aller bien loin durant l'été pour profiter du bord de l'eau: des lieux d'animations estivales et de restauration accueillent le public durant l'été. Plus d'infos prochainement!
Summer snack bars
With the arrival of the fine weather, numerous snack bars spring up in the parks around Geneva. Run by young people and/or neighbourhood associations, they serve drinks and snacks at reasonable prices accompanied by activities and, in certain cases, music.
A number of barbecue areas are specially installed in several parks around Geneva and made available to the public free of charge. Every summer (except in 2020), barbecues are also organised in different parks around the city.
Major events during the summer
- This summer rhymes with concerts! Almost fifty concerts will be organised this summer Mondays to Fridays, at the end of the afternoon or during the evening, indoors or in the open air and on both sides of the lake. Including classical music, jazz, world music and contemporary sounds, the programme is both rich and eclectic!
- A call for projects calls on the active participation of artists in every artistic discipline. Ideas developed as part of this tender must satisfy several objectives, in particular that of (re)creating a link between artists and the general public while promoting social diversity. It is also a question of exploring and experimenting with new formats and new venues connected to the health situation. Stay tuned;
- Every year on the day of the Fête nationale, the public enjoys an original entertainment programme designed for all ages along with a number of surprises to celebrate 1 August in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Article modifié le 15.06.2021 à 16:04