All eyes are on Vevey this week for THE long anticipated once-in-a-generation festival of the summer! Fête des Vignerons (or FeVi), the unique wine-themed celebration taking place every 20 years in the heart of Lavaux, is finally starting on Thursday. From 18th July to 11th August, expect to see Vevey transformed into an open-air stage with shows, concerts, performances and (of course) wine tastings. If you still haven’t heard about it, you can catch up here by reading our dedicated post. We will attend the opening night on Thursday and will make sure to share our experience with you from day one!
This week also marks the start of a series of summer Garden Parties set each weekend in a different park of Lausanne. They will feature music, dance, street art, food and drink stands and much more. What a great way to (re)discover some of the best green areas of our city. The first one lined-up is Parc de Milan from 19th to 21st July – check out the program here.
Here is our list of all the other exciting events in agenda for the week:
- Free open-air cinema Les Toiles de Milan all week long in Parc de Milan.
- Inspired by Swedish environmentally conscious runners, Lausanne 2020 Plogging (plocka means “to pick”) is on this Saturday. The idea is to pick up litter while out jogging: good for you and good for the environment!
- Do you want to learn French this summer without giving up those sunny summer evenings? The city of Lausanne is organizing free French classes for beginners at Vidy-Plage every day from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm starting today. No registration required and one free drink offered.
- Reggae, Dancehall and BBQ at Café des Philosophes on Saturday night.
- Colombian Festival from Friday to Sunday in Esplanade de Montbenon.
- If you are an early bird you will want to check out this Musiques à l’aube gig at Jetée de la Compagnie on Sunday morning at 6 am.