Spring is here, it will get hot soon, the sun will shine and hopefully, the viruses will give us a break. As always, spring marks the beginning of fun events in Geneva. But enough of this blah, blah, blah. Let’s see what’s on this month for families in Geneva!
Let’s do it!
La Cour des Contes
Plan-Les-Ouates; till May 8,
A festival of shows dedicated to children of all ages! Grab your tickets as soon as possoble, they disappear quickly every year. There are also workshop, an exhibition and other forms of fun. More info here.
Fete du Printemps
May, 7; Vernier Village
A new small animal parc by Pro Specia Rara is opening up in vernier Village on May 7th. They will have activities or kids, a presentation of the hives in the presence of a beekepeer, food stalls, plants market and more! Music will be assured by The Green Flamingos and the Groove Gang. The whole event will be accompanied by a second-hand bikes sale by ProVelo. Details here.
Revons la ville de demain,
Rue du Lyon; May 5-7
“Let’s dream the city of tomorrow” is a major free event organized by the HES-SO Geneva and the EXPLORE festival to discover, have fun and reflect on urban issues. From May 5 to 7, 2022, events, open-air exhibitions, urban pond (!), round tables and concerts await the public at the La Prairie site, 22 rue de Lyon. All in a scenography and with a visual identity designed by students from Geneva HES schools. Residents will also be able to express their visions and wishes for the Geneva of tomorrow. Workshops for kids included (check the program).
Fete de la Danse
Geneva, 10-15 May
Yey! Fete de la Danse is back! Many dancing and musical events, shows and workshops will take place in the canton. The program is rich in all sorts of events for all ages and tastes, check it out here.
Geneva Center, May 15
The Kidical mass is a family parade with children pedaling on their bikes, transported, or even on their balance bikes.
This is an authorized and supervised event in complete safety, to demonstrate the importance and advantages of cycling in cities, including for children. It is only by obtaining continuous and safe accommodations that our children will finally be able to move around independently and with their families.
Come and parade in color on a bicycle, cargo bike, balance bike, trailer, cart, tricycle, follow-me… with your family, grandparents and friends to claim these spaces in Geneva! All the details are on ProVelo website.
Salon du Livre
Geneva, May 18-22
The book fair in the city! This time it will take place at the beautiful promenade de la Treille, in the Old Town. A spring festival that brings together writers and readers in an idyllic setting in the heart of the city.
For 5 days, the public will be able to stroll from meeting to meeting in the city’s emblematic places and partner bookstores. La Cave gallery and the promenade de la Treille will be the central space of the show. The Grand Théâtre, the MAH, the Société de Lecture or the Chat Noir, and many other places will participate as well. All details here.
Cirque du Soleil,
Plainpalais, May 28 – July 3
The most famous circus in the world is coming to Geneva with their show “Luzia”. A perfect, mindblowing, beautiful performances without animals (you’ll never see info about circuses that use animals on this website). To book tickets and watch show previews check here.
Carouge, May 13-22;
This cool yearly celebration of spring this year will be all about cosmos! Immediate take-off! This year, the pride place is given to science and imagination. The public wiill be invited to marvel, reflect, contemplate and interact thanks to the shows, concerts, exhibitions and workshops that make up this 57th edition. All details are here.
Pavillon Sicli, till June 12
EQUATORIAL UTOPIA, an immersive and singular dive into the built and plant environment of Singapore. Through immersive projections, a dynamic map as well as imposing cutting plans, the event will offer a singular dive into the art of Singapore’s construction. Visitors will thus be able to discover selected projects from 1970 to the present day, testifying to the utopian dimension of its architecture. More info here.
The Night of the Museums
Canton Geneva; May 21,
La Nuit Des Musees is back! Many many many institutions join in the fun and prepare special events. Shows, workshops, performances, mapping, behind the scenes. On the website you can choose your favorite events and create a plan. It works great – see for yourself.
KIDS’ WOrkshops at SCHILLLIGER
Wednesdays & Sundays; Gland
Every Wednesday and Sunday afternoon Schilliger Garden Center in Gland offers fun nature-related workshops for kids. Including the May 8 – Fete des Meres. You can see all workshops on this website – just remember to click on the “Gland” store first.