What's going on in the Alps this Summer?

28 Jul, 2016 by Investors In Property
Despite often being overlooked in favour of the more popular winter season, there is a lot going on in the Alps this summer. From mountain biking and rock climbing to popular annual events, there are plenty of reasons you’ll enjoy taking a break from the sun and sand of the Mediterranean and heading for the imposing beauty of the Alps instead.

For anyone who has decided to hit the hills for their summer holiday, we took a look at the best upcoming events over the next few weeks in some of our favourite ski resorts. The next five days will see the Cosmo Jazz Festival in Chamonix continue on, finishing on the 2nd of August. Similarly, the St Moritz Jazz Festival has been going on all month, coming to a close on the 7th of August.

Classical music lovers can enjoy the Verbier Festival, which started yesterday and also ends on the 7th of August, seeing a huge variety of concerts and master classes for festival goers. Later in the summer, we will see the Annecy Classic Festival (running from the 24th to the 30th of August) and the Lounge Music Festival in Les Gets from the 10th to the 15th of August.

Both festivals will see a variety of different music styles, appealing to young and old alike. The Les Gets festival also has music workshops for young people, and the headliner - Florent Pagny - is one of the biggest names in French music. For those staying nearby, both Geneva and Annecy have their annual Festival du Lac in August. Lake Annecy Festival is on the 6th, and will see some of the best fireworks in Europe in a show that lasts over an hour.

The Geneva Lake Festival also enjoys a night of fireworks, but the festival itself will go on from the 4th to the 14th of August, so there is plenty of time to swing by if you’re interested. The fireworks on the lake will be on the 13th at 10pm, but there’ll be amazing attractions for everyone throughout the festival. Au Bonheur des Momes will be taking place at the end of August, and will see a huge variety of shows and workshops for children of all ages.

The festival takes over the village, and has been going since 1992. There are four main zones, and they take over the entire village throughout the weekend of the event. Whether you’re looking for a romantic break or a fun trip for the kids, there is plenty to do in the Alps this month; from music festivals to fireworks and beyond. So if you have a free weekend, book a trip and swing by. You won’t regret it.
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