Open Air Cinema in Nyon until 25th August- Some films in English!
The open air cinema has set up its screen until the 25th of August at the Promenade d’Italie. The following films will be shown in English:
Wednesday 14th 21:00: Wolverine 3D
Friday 16th, 21:00: RED 2
Sunday 18th,21:00 : Star Trek, Into Darkness 3D
“Mid-summer festival” in St-Cergue, Saturday 17th August
A tradition apparently dating back to the 1930’s, this day of festivities gives the cowherds a break from the alpages as everybody gathers in the village for bovine beauty contests, pig races and “toupin” (ie the huge cow bells) ringing. There will also be alphorn and rides in horse-drawn carts. The event takes place all day, in the middle of the village. Check the programme out here.
African Folk Music in Nyon, Sunday 18th August
The Compagnie Yankadiy will perform traditional and contemporary music and dances from Burkina Faso, in traditional dress. This takes place at the Esplanade des Marroniers from 11:00 to 13:30.
Barrel Organ Festival and Boat Parade in Rolle, Sunday 18th August
25 organists along the lakeside will turn the handle of their barrel organ for the pleasure of all, from 10:00. There will also be animations for children and a “Limonaire”, a huge and complex barrel organ (you can see a picture of one here). From 11:00, there will be a “canot” (small motor or rowing boat) parade. The day ends with a free concert in the Castle courtyard at 17:00
Dinner in White on the Ile de la Harpe in Rolle, Friday 23rd August
Initiated by bunch of friend in Paris in 1998, the “Diner en Blanc” is a concept where people meet up in an unknown but picturesque location, all dressed in white, with their own food and drinks to share a meal. This has now spread across the world, with more than 10 thousand participating in Paris and other cities, including Rolle. The next edition will take place on the Ile de la Harpe, just outside Rolle. This is a great way to meet new people in an exciting way and beautiful surroundings. Transport to the island is organised from the Casino. Inscriptions and more information here.
Kids’ Saturday, Nyon Saturday 24th August
Organised by the SIC- the commerce and industry association of the area, different events in the town centre, to have some fun before term starts.
“Fêtes des Pirates” in Nyon, 24th and 25th August
The Nyon pirates organise two days of festivities, tying in with the traditional flea market that takes place every last weekend of the month. Free tours aboard the “Nyolue”, their boat, “Pirate Village” and different animations are organised. Eat fresh fera from the lake and meet Nyon’s very own Pirates!
Country and Rockabilly music with Rocky Sandona, Nyon Sunday 25th August
This band of accomplished musicians will take you back to the 50s with their music inspired by Johny Cash, Elvis Presley etc… From 11:00 to 13:30 at L’Esplanade des Marroniers