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01.01 - 22.02
CHRISTMAS ICE-SKATING RINK
Open-air fun in the city centre
05 - 07.02
Event in the tradition of Middle-Age carnivals, with
masks, costumes, music and street entertainment.
04 - 14.03
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW
The largest fair of its kind in Europe where car-makers
of the whole world exhibit their latest products to
some 700'000 visitors.
06 - 07.03
A well-established carnival offering three days of Guggenmusik
bands, fancy dress contest, parade and entertainment
in the streets and under a tent.
20 - 28.03
Festival of contemporary music proposing concerts and
31.03 - 04.04
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITON OF INVENTIONS, NEW TECHNIQUES
The world most important fair for inventors, with over
19 - 25.04
SIHH - INTERNATIONAL FINE WATCHMAKING
EXHIBITION (for trade visitors only)
28.04 - 02.05
GENEVA INTERNATIONAL FAIR FOR BOOKS, PRESS AND
A highly popular fair dedicated to the pleasure of
reading and all related activities.
25 - 27.05
EBACE 2004 - European Business
Aviation Conference & Exhibition (for trade visitors
Free-of-charge festival where all artists perform on
a voluntary basis.
Days of Tourism
12 - 13.06
BOL D'OR (Lac Léman)
Europe's biggest lake sailing race.
18 - 20.06
Geneva turns into a huge musical stage with hundreds
of concerts of all types performed in the streets.
Classical, jazz and variety concerts held open-air in
An open-air movie theatre by the lakeside
AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY
The largest Independence Day celebration outside the
USA, with fireworks.
29.07 - 08.08
The highlight of the summer season, with fun fair, entertainment,
concerts, world food and craft, plus famous fireworks
of international renown.
SWISS NATIONAL DAY
Speeches, paper lantern parade, patriotic show, bonfire
End August - beginning September
26.08 - 11.09
LA BATIE FESTIVAL
A contemporary programme of music, theatre, dance and
03 - 05.09
VOGUE DE CAROUGE
Traditional fete of this old Sardinian city : arts and
crafts, stalls, music and parade.
06 - 03 September
Switzerland’s most prestigious circus.
11 - 12.09
EUROPEAN HERITAGE DAYS
Cultural visits on a chosen theme. In 2004 : «
Transports and Energy ».
18 - 19.09
GRAPE HARVEST FESTIVAL
Wine-tasting, village balls and parade in Geneva’s
29.10 - 07.11
CINEMA TOUT ECRAN
Festival of films produced by or for television
11 - 21.11
GENEVA FAIR - IDEAL HOME EXHIBITION
650 exhibitors from habitat, gastronomy, fashion and art
25.11 - 16.12
CONCOURS DE GENEVE
Geneva International Music Competition. 2004 disciplines:
violin, horn, string quartet.
25 - 28.11
GENEVA ANTIQUES FAIR
Furniture, carpets, chinaware, watches and clocks, jewellery,
silverware, glassware, books, paintings, stamps, postcards.
End Nov. - end Dec.
INTERNATIONAL CHRISTMAS MARKET - The
stalls set up in small cottages offer all types of Christmas
decoration, crafts and gifts.
CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL
Some hundred trees in the city centre are decorated
December - March
CHRISTMAS ICE-SKATING RINK
Open-air fun in the city centre.
03 - 04.12 (to be confirmed)
INTERNATIONAL SUPERCROSS GENEVA
Shows, contests and demos on Europe’s longest
THE « ESCALADE » RUN
Popular foot-race for all ages, professional or amateurs,
including a humorous category.
09 - 12.12
CSI-W GENEVA INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW JUMPING
Show jumping competition with the only World Cup Grand
Prix in Switzerland as well as the Top-10 Final with
the best ten riders on earth. And also breeding and
numerous attractions four days long.
11 - 12.12
THE « ESCALADE » CELEBRATION
Commemoration of the heroic victory of the Genevans
on invading Savoyan troops on 12 December 1602. Historical
parade in 17th century costumes.
COUPE DE NOEL
Annual Christmas swimming competition in the lake icy