From cultural attractions and music festivals to world-renowned sporting competitions, the spring and summer months offer up some of the most exciting events in Geneva. Situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, Hotel d’Angleterre is the ideal scenic retreat for those planning an upbeat cultural escape, located just minutes from Geneva’s picturesque Old Town and within stumbling distance of the stylish lakeside promenade. Take a look at our guide to Geneva’s spring and summer schedule and start planning your next escape.
Geneva International Motor Show
The Geneva International Motor Show is revving its engine once again for ten days of motoring events in Geneva. The ideal opportunity for collectors to browse a range of models – with everyone from Ford to Ferrari taking part – the motor show will also include special classic and concept cars.
From 5th – 15th March 2015.
More than 18,000 festivalgoers are expected to make their way to Geneva for the 12th annual Electron Festival. International guests, exhibitions, workshops and screenings are available across the four-day event, while night owls can continue partying until the wee small hours with plenty of live electronic entertainment.
From 2nd – 5th April 2015.
La Nuit des Musées 2015
A real life rendition of “Night at the Museum”, Geneva’s Nuit des Musées sees many museums across the city open their doors for special late night visits, some of which stretch through until sunrise. With around 30 museums set to take part, expect workshops, film screenings and more over the course of this cultural weekend.
From 16th – 17th May 2015 .
Open Cellars 2015
Situated in the heart of the Geneva countryside, Open Cellars allows visitors to step beyond the gates of many wineries that are usually closed to the public. One of the best events in Geneva for oenophiles, this is a unique opportunity to taste local wines straight from the source, and to learn a little more about the wines produced in the region.
Saturday 30th May 2015, 10am – 6pm.
49th Montreux Jazz Festival
Set on the shores of Lake Geneva, the Montreaux Jazz Festival will return to the city for its 49th year this July. With around 250,000 visitors expected to attend and a line-up of big name acts on the bill, this is one of the best summer events in Geneva for music fans.
From 3th – 18th July 2015.
Bol d’Or Mirabaud Regatta
Among the world’s most exclusive inland regattas, the Bol d’Or Mirabaud has been drawing thousands of competitors to the city since 1939. With approximately 600 vessels taking to the waters each year to battle it out for the coveted Bol de Vermeil trophy, the regatta is one of the top annual sporting events in Geneva.
From 12th – 14th June 2015.
Fêtes De Genève
The Fêtes De Genève sees a series of cultural events take over the Swiss city including parades, performances, exhibitions and musical events, and is topped off with an impressive fireworks display. Drawing in over 2 million visitors annually, this is a great way to celebrate summer in Geneva.
From 30th July – 9th August 2015.
Header image: Fêtes De Genève © Geneve Tourisme