Fête de la Musique; June: A three-day affair marking the summer solstice, with more than 500 concerts taking place in all corners of Geneva, mostly outdoors. Highlights include the Place de Neuve’s silent disco and open-air opera in Parc des Bastions.
Geneva Lake Festival; August: Two million visitors come for the fairground rides, food stalls and a nightly show of fireworks. The main challenge is deciding exactly what to do at Geneva’s main spectacular. The ten nights conclude with a float parade to the tune of deafening dance music.