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NOTE: Our team will be on a summer schedule so the next WHAT TO DO will be sent out on 23 August 2021. Please check our website over the summer often for new articles, news, and events. Have a great summer!

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S U M M E R   C E L E B R A T I O N S

** 14 JUILLET
Wednesday, 14 July 2021
French National Day
All sorts of festivities, fetes, fun, and fireworks. Check your local town hall for events in your area. Everything will be shut on this day: banks, shops, and offices. Most towns will be holding their version that starts with a commemorative ceremony and speeches, parade, concert, fireworks, and dance. Of course there will be plenty to eat and drink on every corner! Click here for more information.

** VILLAGE SUISSE GENEVA
4 June through 29 August 2021
Geneva
The Village Suisse returns once again to animate the Jardin Anglais during the summer months. Don't forget that the Ferris wheel is not the only attraction! On the program are tasting events, food stands, animations, discoveries, DJs, activities for the family and much more. Click here for more information.

** 1er AOUT
Sunday, 1 August 2021
Swiss National Day
All around Switzerland
The 1er août is all about the bonfires, soup, and barbecued sausages in local towns and villages. Don't forget to gear up on some Swiss flags, candles, "lampions", and decorations to get into the spirit. The evening starts with a parade of children and their lampions (paper lantern on a stick with a real candle or electric light bulb). Most will have some sort of official ceremony with speeches, bell ringing, and band music. It is followed by a soup (in a take-home bowl with date on it hand crafted for your village for the 1er aout!) and other festival foods. The bonfire is the favorite thing, as each one is traditionally lit in sequence with the next village so that if you were looking from above (Jura or Salève) you will be able to see them but this is not always the case. Most of the bonfires are immediately followed by a firework display or dance with DJ or live music. Click here for more information.

** 15 AOUT
Sunday, 15 August 2021
Evian and Thonon, France
There will be a huge firework display on the lake to commemorate the liberation in 1944. Click here for more information.

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M U S I C   E V E N T S
So many more concerts are happening throughout the summer so please check our events calendar for other options!

** L'ETE AU JARDIN
12 June through 12 September 2021
Meyrin, GE
Radio programs & live concerts recording with Radio Vostok and the Undertown Saturday, July 3 + July 31 + August 28 5-6pm (program) 6-7pm (concert). National holiday and walking tour in the city Sunday, 1 August 2021. Click here for more information.

** MUSIQUE ET VIE FREE SUMMER CONCERTS
24 June through 7 August 2021 (except Sundays)
12h30-13h30
Geneva
If you are looking for a cool spot to listen to some great music during the hot summer months, then look no further. If you are in the old town of Geneva during your lunch break, then this might be of interest. 39 free concerts will be held at the Lutheran Church. Click here for more information.

** MUSIQUES EN ETE GENEVE
Tuesdays through Thursdays till 27 August 2021
Geneva
The access to these outdoor concerts is free and without reservation, within the limits of the available places. Held at Jardin Botanique and Parc de la Grange. Click here for more information.

** RIVES JAZZY 2021
8 July through 8 August 2021
Nyon, VD
For 27 years, the Festival has taken place in the lakefront Rive district of Nyon! Different styles of music live, from Jazz to Blues through Swing, Latino, and Rock. Click here for more information.

** IMPERIAL ANNECY FESTIVAL
14-29 August 2019
Annecy, France
Two weeks of concerts, shows, and surprises in the fantastic Imperial Palace Hotel! Some are free and some need tickets so please click here for more information.

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** Visiting the abundance of Swiss castles
Being in Europe, we are spoiled by the amount of castles on every hilltop and town center. How lucky we can just have so many at our doorstep. Whether with guests or your own family, you will surely find a few on this list that will amaze you! Click here to read our article.

** New swimming terms
Swimming pools will keep you cool over the holidays if you remain in the area. In order to avoid queues at the ticket counter, most places have set up an instantaneous attendance warning system on their website and/or online ticket sales. We strongly recommend that customers take note of this information before visiting pools. Click here to read our updated article.

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SUMMER CAMPS
Our Children's Activities Calendar has lots of suggestions. From sports to crafts, games to coding, you will surely find one that suits your child's interest and age. Click here for link.

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C O M P E T I T I O N

** VERBIER TRIATHLON FESTIVAL
There are multiple events scheduled to take place, including the much anticipated first edition of the Verbier Road Triathlon as well as an evening trail run. The classic off-road triathlon returns for its fourth year as do the family and children’s events. Thanks to Verbier Triathlon Festival for offering 3 lucky knowitall.ch readers a Fr. 50.- voucher towards your entry fee. The competition closes at midnight on Thursday, 15 July 2021. Click here to read our article.

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