A beautiful night out on the terrace of Restaurant du Theatre

It’s the last week in July, which means that while summer marches on, Lausanne slows to halt. You may have noticed “closed for vacation” or “summer hours” signs up on the doors of your favorite restaurants and shops. Don’t worry; by mid-August the pace will pick up again. Now is the time for picnics and summer hikes. And of course, with Swiss National Day coming up on August 1, there are still some great events in Lausanne to get excited about!

This week:

Life is Beautiful will be shown on the big screen in Mon Répos this Friday evening – and dinner options available at Folie Voltaire.

One final evening of salsa dancing in Sévelin Gardens.

On Tuesday night enjoy a jazz quartet concert in the open air theatre at the Casino de Montbenon.

Take a walk with a historian through Riponne, Rôtillon and St François. Tour is likely in French.

Still don’t speak French? A free French course is being offered…on the beach! Every evening from 18:00-19:30 until August 11.

August 1:

The city will be pulling out all the stops with their official celebration in Ouchy – festivities during the day and fireworks from 22:15.

Lausanne à Table, the fabulous organization that puts together culinary themed events each summer, is bringing back their August 1st picnic in Montbenon Park. If you’re looking for a day-time event that celebrates local Swiss products and is perfect for all ages, this is for you!

If traditional patriotism and family-friendly picnics aren’t you’re thing, all the cool people will be hanging out in the Flon’s People in the City event. This party gets great reviews every year, so you won’t be disappointed!

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