Geneva was able to offer the public enjoyable moments of sharing, leisure and emotions in 2023.
Changing with the seasons
People often say that there are no seasons any more… That’s not the case in Geneva, where each season is welcomed in turn. Winter has set up stall at The ice, a new complex offering saunas, massages, Nordic sports and a range of entertainment. It is also the season when the City lights up with the artistic installations of the Geneva Lux light festival. While spring blossomed in numerous parks, squares and streets around the City, summer set up camp at la CanopyL’Asphalt and the summer refreshment stands. Friendly gathering places were set up in les Bergues and les Eaux-Vives, while Quai Wilson gained a new bathing area. And autumn wasn’t to be outdone, with the focus on heritage and seasonal festivals.
Geneva worked up an appetite in 2023 with numerous events and activities focusing on sustainable food, such as Festi’terroirtea At table! competition and the organization of urban banquets in different neighborhoods around the City.
Time for sport!
Geneva also got in shape in 2023, thanks to numerous free classes offered to the population throughout the year. It hosted major events, such as the Climbing Racewhich sets a new record for the number of participants, the Gold bowl, Geneva Marathon and the Swiss street football finals. It paid tribute to its champions at the Sports nightand celebrated with Geneva Servette Hockey Club as it won its first national title in April, as well as Servette FC Chênois women’s teamwhich became Swiss champion for the first time in its history.
It’s all happening in Geneva!
Finally, the City hosted numerous popular events such as the Music Festival, Music in summertea Climbing festivitiestea Museum Nighttea School festival and the National Day on 1 August. It brought the harbor to life during Fire O Lakewith four days of drone shows over the Ascension weekend, and had the honor of hosting a monumental work by the artist Saype in September on Place des Nations.
Relive all the year’s highlights with the picture gallery below!
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