FAR (Festival des Arts Vivants) is Nyon’s final major festival of the year and was launched on Wednesday night down at the Usine a Gaz in Nyon. This FAR festival brings artists and performers from across Switzerland and other countries. The full programme is on the FAR website and the festival continues until the 21st August. Performances and shows take place in venues across the town from the Conservatoire to the Salle Communale and at the festival’s centrepoint the Usine a Gaz.
If you have seen the tall wooden art installation on the Rive this is part of the festival too and is called “Probe”. You can climb up it if you want (at your own risk!).
Also coming up in the Nyon area (in Crans)on the 20-22nd August is a sailing regatta called the Crans Open with sailing events on the Friday at 14:00 (training yachts), Saturday 11:30 (regatta) and Sunday (regatta). There will be spectator boats provided to watch this, food provided, giant screen etc.