Geneva’s favorite festivals canceled

GENEVA – As Switzerland inches closer to lifting its semi-lockdown, the Federal Council decided to leave for now, the question of seasonal music gatherings to cantons and organisers. Minister of the Interior Alain Berset said events of over a thousand people could be problematic. It is no wonder then, that a number of popular summer…

Geneva edition: Best summer music festivals

Geneva, Switzerland — Long spring days are finally here and with them come an embarrassment of riches in the way of music festivals. With over 300 large and small fests  you snooze, you lose — unless you’ve mastered the art of tele-transportation. Here’s my list of some of the most popular festivals in Geneva and…

Unspunne, the Swiss folk festival that comes once every 12 years

SWITZERLAND — If you thought that waiting a full year for the next Swiss National Day was long, imagine waiting 12! That is how long fans of the Unspunnen have waited to see the best of wrestling, flag and stone throwing, and yodeling in one place. All this Swissness will be on display at a…

What’s on and free in Geneva in July-August 2017

GENEVA, Switzerland — So much to do, and so much daylight to do so. Unless noted otherwise, the events take place in canton Geneva. A few favourites are highlighted in blue and those that could be of interest to kids and families are highlighted in green (for a full agenda of events for the little ones, checkout these websites, AmStramGram, Geneva…

Guide to free outdoor movies in Geneva

GENEVA, Switzerland – It is that time of the year when canton Geneva takes movies outside for the benefit of kids and grownups alike. Most films are fan favorites, not new releases. The point here thought, is the experience of the picnic and a movie under the stars.