Geneva New Year’s Eve 2012 public celebration

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – If you are in town on New Year’s Eve 2012 and are still planning evening entertainment, here are a few tips: Geneva’s Mayor Remy Pagami is hosting a reveillon at the Plainpalais plaza (including dancing under a circus tent), and staging concerts by rue de l’Ecole de Medecine. From 22:00 to 03:00 the plain will […]

La Ville est a Vous says Goodbye with food, music and a flea market

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The last of the 2012 neighborhood flea markets in Geneva, takes place this weekend – 29-30 September – in Paquis. In spite of the rain, hundreds of people showed up on 29 September at the popular neighborhood to enjoy the festive atmosphere: music, flea market and food vendors. Food vendors from Ethiopia, […]

Sundays in Geneva: Neighborhood Flea markets (La Ville est a Vous)

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The neighborhood flea markets better known as La-Ville-est-a-Vous fairs are back from their summer hiatus bringing music, food and cheap second-hand items to Geneva neighborhoods. The fun parties go on until 30 September, plenty of kids activities. Check out the schedules here. Here’s one more idea for what to do on those […]

Geneva’s free summer concerts in the park

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The 2012 Musiques Colorées free concerts, part of the series Musiques en été festival, takes place at the Ella Fitzgerald stage at La Grange Park every Wednesday and Friday from 6 July until 24 August. All concerts start at 20:30 sharp and last anywhere between 60 to 90 minutes. The 11-year-old event […]

Jazz up your Independence Day celebration in Geneva

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – It may not seem so in Geneva, but today over 300 million US citizens celebrate the 236th anniversary of their independence from the British with patriotic songs, barbecues and fireworks. For those of you wanting to sing the Star Spangled Banner along a few compatriots, you will have to wait one more […]

Fete de la Musique (largest public music festival) around Lake Geneva

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Fête de la musique or World Music Day is a not-to-be missed musical extravaganza around Switzerland. If you are new to Geneva and have never been to one the fetes around the world, let me tell you that it transforms the city into a gigantic amphitheater with a wide range of musical […]

La ville est à vous: 2012 neighborhood parties begin

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – To the delight of many Geneva residents the  popular neighborhoods flea markets / public outdoor parties return. The La Ville est à vous, also known as the city’s Fêtes de rues, is an event for citizens to “take back the streets,” using the public space for their enjoyment. For its ninth edition, […]

What to do on Sundays around Lake Geneva

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Finding something to do on Sundays in Geneva and surrounding areas seems to be the perennial conundrum for many expats (and a few locals too) who find the area a bit tame on the weekends. Allow me the pleasure then, to bring you a selection of some of the most fun and […]

Tickets on sale now for the Cully Jazz Festival 2012

LAKE GENEVA REGION, SWITZERLAND – The Cully Jazz festival, also known as “the most intimate of Switzerland’s big jazz festivals,” is almost here; tickets are on sale now. Every spring, for nine days, the charming wine-making township of Cully is transformed into a jazz heaven; sort of a warm-up for the larger Montreux Jazz Festival. […]

Geneva, home of the… Blues?

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – If you like live music, and have an appreciation for blues, then, you’ll love this resource. The Geneva Blues Association, BAG in French, a Swiss non-profit dedicated to “preserving and advancing the exchange of blues between the English and French communities,” opens its doors to Blues enthusiasts Mondays and Thursdays. Better still, […]