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This year, Festiléman Evian returns with new creations: 5 thematic universes, 3 stages and many new partners and exhibitors. A festive, joyful and poetic artistic stage.

You will discover, during a weekend, all the richness of the life of Lake Geneva thanks to a multitude of local actors who will offer you numerous animations including:

  • exhibitions
  • gastronomic stands
  • boat models
  • concerts
  • initiations

Model boats
Evian model boats: models on a large basin Saturday, 27 May 2023 (day and night) and Sunday, 28 May 2023. Piloting school for children with diplomas, static models and books on the art of model shipbuilding. Takes place at the Promenade du port de plaisance.


© photo - Lisa Cirieco

The festival Feu Ô Lac takes place along the lakeside in Geneva. Put together by the Department of Security and Sports of the City of Geneva and under the responsibility of the Administrative Councillor and Mayor of Geneva, Marie Barbey-Chappuis.

On the program: animations and entertainment on the quays or on the water, concerts, food and drink zones; a unique drone show of 23 minutes will take place at 22h featuring an astounding 1,350 drones near the jet d'eau (photo above). All the activities and concerts will be free. Click here for a short video of the performance.

On the quays, several festive events are scheduled. Like the tennis village (quai Gustave-Ador), set up in partnership with the Gonet Open. During the four days, two mini tennis courts, a tent for autographs and a speed camera for services will be available to the public.

Near the lake stage, a giant Jass tournament will be held on Sunday, 21 May 2023 between 11h-16h.

photo VP rehearsal

Rehearsals for "Doubt: a Parable" are well under way as seen in these photos

The Village Players are putting on "Doubt: a Parable" by John Patrick Shanley directed by Margot Jaggy and are offering up a pair of tickets for one lucky knowitall reader!

Many will know Shanley's 2004 parable form the Oscar-nominated film adaptation. This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play is a gripping portrayal of a clash between progress, persuasion and the complexity of truth.

Catholic school prinicpal, Sister Aloysius, is wedded to tradition and holds fast to her beliefs, while basketball-playing priest, Father Flynn, is charismatic and forward-thinking.

As suspicions deepen, their actions spark a battle of wills from which no one will escape unscathed; but where does the truth lie? Without proof, the only thing certain is doubt.

The history of The Village Players (VPs)
The Village Players was founded on 11 November 1981 in La Conversion, Switzerland, by a group of enthusiasts of English language theatre led by Zelda and John McKillop.

Since then the Village Players have produced a wide range of shows in various theatres and halls in and around Lausanne and elsewhere in Europe.

Currently the VPs have staged 100+ Productions in front of paying audiences – including Old Time Music Halls and English language Theatre Festivals, not only in Switzerland but also in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany. Participation in these festivals has resulted in the awards being gained for Best Presentation, Original Script and a Discretionary Award for an actress with a non-speaking role!

The Village Players are a friendly and informal group who have been entertaining themselves and others in the Lausanne area with amateur theatre, music, song and dance for the last 30 years. In addition to the wonderful public productions the group puts on each year, members have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of monthly events including play readings, poetry recitals, musical evenings and social events.


The Morges Tulip Festival takes place every year - this year's theme is "The Stars" and will be through 14 May 2023. The Parc de l'Indépendance de Morges becomes a fully flowering park where you can wander at your ease around the colorful flowerbeds boasting 120,000 tulips. This year the festival boasts its 53rd edition! A spectacular view of Lake Geneva and the Mont Blanc is fronted by an abundance of flowers that will make every photo a winner.

A sound and light show was projected on the outer walls of the Château de Morges in 2022. You can relive the Sound & Light show specially designed for the 50th edition in a blackbox at the entrance to the "Parc de l'Indépendance". Held every 30 minutes: Monday through Thursday: 11h-15h; Friday through Sunday from 10h-16h (duration approx. 15 minutes). Cost: CHF 5.-/adult | CHF 2.-/child (12-16 years old).

Small restauration will be organized in the castle grounds. Accessible to people with reduced mobility.


With its splendor, its charm and its memories, Ripaille is one of the largest residences on the French Lake Geneva shore. A first-rate heritage and environmental interpretation site in Haute-Savoie, the medieval site is today a rare testimony to life in 1900.

Beyond history, visiting Ripaille means discovering a preserved nature, an exceptional land and magnificent landscapes between Dent d'Oche and Lake Geneva.

Settled in the Bronze Age, Ripaille was a prosperous villa in Gallo-Roman times, as evidenced by important ruins.