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Summer in Geneva

Photo du jardin anglais en été.

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.

Easter holidays

30 excursion ideas for children and families

Des enfants profitent des piscines pendant l'été

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.

personnes sur des chaises longues, vues de dos, qui lèvent les bras

Chaises longues gratuites dans les parcs

Des centaines de chaises longues sont mises à disposition du public gratuitement dans plusieurs parcs de Genève.

Golf urbain dans les parcs

Urban golf

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.

personnes en train de faire la position chien tête en bas de yoga sous une sorte de tente. Au loin, on voit des bateaux sur le lac ainsi que de la végétation

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! 

Les personnes profitent des buvettes durant la période estivale

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.

photo d'un ludobus

Ludobus summer rounds

Two Ludobuses will make stops in some forty parks and school playgrounds during the summer, bringing a selection of games and activities to children and families.

barbecue avec  des flammes, dans un parc. Au loin, des personnes sont dans l'herbe


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.

The summer programme

Find all the events organised this summer in the City of Geneva’s online diary and via the free Geneva in summer mobile app, available for download from Google Play or the Apple Store


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Article modifié le 03.05.2022 à 09:22