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What's Happening in Samoens, Morillon & Sixt Fer-a-Cheval?

Samoens, Morillon and Sixt Fer-a-Cheval are well known for their abundant summer mountain activities, perfect for those looking for an action packed holiday of adventure. But if you're looking for a more relaxing holiday, then you'll be pleased to know you are equally well catered for! There are a huge number of organised events in and around our villages, from live music concerts, festivals and arts, to top level sporting events and even car rallying! Not to mention the regular weekly markets, and of course, the many cafes, bars and restaurants, their sunny terraces, and stunning views!

Below is a list of the main events happening this summer in Samoens, MorillonSixt Fer-a-Cheval and the surrounding areas.

June 2019

8/6 - Journées botaniques - Samoens
Discover Samoens famous botanical gardens - guided tours, workshops, and plant market.

12/6 - Outdoor Swimming Pool Opening - Samoens
An firm family favourite, and perfect for cooling down on those hot summer days!

15/6 - Samoens Trail Tour - Samoens
Over 2000 runners, 6 races, and a fantastic atmosphere! A brilliant weekend for runners and spectators alike.

15/6 - Grand Massif Express Gondola Opening - Samoens
Offering quick access to Samoens 1600 for hikers, bikers, and sightseers. See our website for full information of all the lifts open in summer.

21/6 - Fête de la Musique - Samoens
An excellent evening of music, with several concerts around town to suit all musical tastes.

22/6 - Marché Gourmand - Sixt Fer-a-Cheval
Discover Haute Savoie and world wide cuisine - workshops, market, and tasting!

23/6 - Morillon en Arts - Morillon
A celebration of local artists, both amateur and professional. Literature, paintings, sculptures and theater.

30/6 - Les Musicales du Fer-à-Cheval - Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval
A unique music concert in the stunning Cirque du Fer-a-Cheval.

July 2019

04/7 - Samoens American Festival - Samoens
A fun filled weekend of all things American - line dancing, Harley Davidsons, hamburgers and much more!

05/7 - Folk concert at the Refuge Alfred Wills : Les Squarelies - Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval
A unique opportunity to enjoy a music concert at a mountain refuge!

08/8 - Concert à l’église - Verchaix
A concert by the Samoens choir in Verchaix church.

10/7 - Music'O Jardin #1 - Mat Leoty & CrossFire - Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval
Free music concerts offering an eclectic musical program in the beautiful and warm setting of the Abbey Gardens.

11/7 - F'Estival les Pépites - Yarol + The Wow Signal - Samoens
An eclectic mix of high quality emerging national and international artists will share their music in a series of free concerts around Samoens.

12/7 - UCI World Cup Mountain Biking - Les Gets
World class downhill & cross country mountain bike racing.

13/7 - Fête Nationale - Morillon
Music concert and fireworks at Lac Bleu.

14/7 - Fête Nationale - Samoens
An evening of music and fireworks in Samoens village centre.

17/7 - Music'O Jardin #2 - Zoubab & Cogito - Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval
Free music concerts offering an eclectic musical program in the beautiful and warm setting of the Abbey Gardens.

18/7 - F'Estival les Pépites - TheAngelcy + Behind the Locked door - Samoens
An eclectic mix of high quality emerging national and international artists will share their music in a series of free concerts around Samoens.

23/7 - Festival Bambins & Cie : Les Esserts en Fête - Morillon 1100
Part of the village is transformed into a huge amusement park - inflatables, wooden games, activities for young and old!

24/7 - Music'O Jardin #3 - Au comptoir des histoires & Elisapie - Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval
Free music concerts offering an eclectic musical program in the beautiful and warm setting of the Abbey Gardens.

25/7 - F'Estival les Pépites - Kristel + Arcanthe - Samoens
An eclectic mix of high quality emerging national and international artists will share their music in a series of free concerts around Samoens.

28/7 - Adopte 1 COL ! - Samoens
For one day only, the Col de Joux Plane road is reserved for cyclists only. Come and tackle this challenging climb made famous by the Tour de France.

31/7 - Music'O Jardin #4 - Louise Combier & Logar - Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval
Free music concerts offering an eclectic musical program in the beautiful and warm setting of the Abbey Gardens.

August 2019

01/8 - Lake Swimming Area / Beach - Morillon
Lac Bleu life guarded every day until 30/8, 1-7pm

01/8 - F'Estival les Pépites - Madame Robert + Ulysse Von Ectasy - Samoens
An eclectic mix of high quality emerging national and international artists will share their music in a series of free concerts around Samoens.

06/8 - Festival Bambins & Cie : Les Esserts en Fête - Morillon 1100
Part of the village is transformed into a huge amusement park - inflatables, wooden games, activities for young and old!

07/8 - Music'O Jardin #5 - Tombés du Camion & Anita Farmine - Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval
Free music concerts offering an eclectic musical program in the beautiful and warm setting of the Abbey Gardens.

08/8 - F'Estival les Pépites - Rumba de Bodas + Reco Reco + Zoébactabass - Samoens
An eclectic mix of high quality emerging national and international artists will share their music in a series of free concerts around Samoens.

06/8 - Concert des Chœurs de France - Samoens
A stunning evening of choir music featuring over 400 singers.

11/8 - Fete des Guides - Samoens
A celebration of the local mountain guides, come and discover all about them, and what they can offer.

14/8 - Music'O Jardin #6 - High Sensi B & Jeanette Berger - Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval
Free music concerts offering an eclectic musical program in the beautiful and warm setting of the Abbey Gardens.

16/8 - F'Estival les Pépites - Bezed'H + EZPZ + Sébastien Legoff - Samoens
An eclectic mix of high quality emerging national and international artists will share their music in a series of free concerts around Samoens.

22/8 - F'Estival les Pépites - Sparky in the clouds + Caroline Kennedy - Samoens
An eclectic mix of high quality emerging national and international artists will share their music in a series of free concerts around Samoens.

29/8 - F'Estival les Pépites - Gliz + Spit Reckless - Samoens
An eclectic mix of high quality emerging national and international artists will share their music in a series of free concerts around Samoens.

31/8 - La Mégawatt - Samoens
The first ever festival of electric mountain bikes - demonstrations and guided rides.

September & October 2019

05/9 - Rally du Mont-Blanc - Samoens/Morillon
A top weekend of motorsport action and a round of the French National Rally Championship.

05/10 - Fête du Pitin - Morillon
A celebration of apple juice! Demonstrations, music, food, and drinks!

19/10 - Foire d'automne - Mieussy
A huge autumn fair which takes over the entire town! Music, street entertainment, every kind of local food, cider making demonstrations (and drinking!), flea market.

Local Markets

Samoens Market - Wednesdays, 7am - 1pm

Morillon Market - Friday, 9am - 12.30pm (12/07 au 30/08)

Verchaix Market - Fridays, 7am - 1pm

Weekly Events

In addition to these larger events listed above, the tourist offices of Samoens, Morillon and Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval organise a range of family events around town which are announced on a weekly basis and can be found on the respective tourist office websites. We'll also post the weekly schedules on our Facebook page.

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