Plogging, Spring Market, Intercultural Festival, Capoeira, Wine Tasting, Guided Tour of Nyon, Caribana continues, Rocketman – Events this weekend, plus a few ideas for family excursions.
Also, dates for your diary – Shakespeare (in English) at the Château of Prangins – 14th and 15th June.
Friday 7th June
On Friday at 15:00 there will be a guided tour of the town entitled “Nyon- 2000 years of history” Call Nyon Tourism on 022 365 66 00 to reserve a place. Meet in front of the château.
Saturday 8th June It’s both the Spring Market and the 15th Intercultural Festival Nyon
The market will be held in the streets in the centre of town – stalls, music, bars, food etc. The Intercultural Festival also takes place on Saturday, firstly at the market with a stall in Place Bel Air with music and a demonstration of capoeira. Later, at 18:00, the band “Full Groove” will perform down at the Place des Fêtes à Rive.
Plogging! (a combination of jogging with picking up litter) as part of Green Nyon week (see blog here) there will be a plogging run on Saturday between 10:30 and 12:00 to run around Nyon and pick up waste to help tidy up the town. The run leaves from the Triathlon of Nyon stand at the market in Place St Martin.
Alternatively between 13:00 -16.00 you can learn how to sow/make your own reusable bag out of a sari! Details here
On Sunday from 11:00 there will be traditional, international dances performed by local residents of different nationalities, world food and a buvette as part of the weekend Intercultural festival.
Caribana continues until Sunday 9th
Caribana is well underway (see our photos on the Living in Nyon Facebook page and Instagram page from Wednesday’s night’s concert). Check out the very young Caribana fan and photographer early in the evening! Later on, the “Manic Street Preachers” kept the crowd dancing despite the rain. They played hit after hit -“Take Me Out”, “Do You Want To” etc. One reader commented “Alex Kapranos was a great showman that night with sharp suits and moves”.
If you haven’t been to this lakeside festival it’s worth going along, there are still tickets available. Caravan Palace are on the line up on Friday night.
Caves Ouvertes Vaudoises this weekend 8 – 9 June
It’s open wine cellars this weekend in Vaud. Just pay CHF 20 for a wine glass which will then enable you taste wines from hundreds of cellars of the region.
Link here to the page of La Côte’s regions programme including info on free shuttle buses that leave from Gland, Rolle and Morges.
Don’t forget, Monday 10th is the Pentecost holiday and shops will be closed.
The cinema will be open and the Monday movie in English will be “Rocketman” screened at 20:45
Date for your diary – Shakespeare at the Château of Prangins in the Courtyard June 14th and 15th at 19:30.
Local wildlife zoo
Gardens of the Château de Vuillerens
The beautiful gardens of the Château de Vuillerens are now open and currently has an Iris Festival
There is lots of space for children to run around (children up to 11 enter free) and there are some amazing sculptures around the grounds. The paths are mainly flat, idea for buggies or wheelchairs and there is a lovely café/restaurant (note this is open until June 16)
Know-it-all passport has published a great list of places to go strawberry picking in both Geneva and Vaud.
Photo in headline banner – wild flowers outside Nyon post office.