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Events calendar in Samoens, Morillon and Local Area - Summer 2018  

There's so much going on in Samoens and Morillon during the spring, summer and autumn, that even if you spend an entire Summer in our valley, you'll struggle to see and do everything! There are great events on almost every day especially during the school holidays.  These include friendly sport matches for kids, wine tasting, free music, bingo and family games, exhibitions and displays and historic tours.  We have compiled a list of highlights and one off events below, which is in addition to the near endless list of fabulous outdoor activities on offer.  For more details, Samoens and Morillon Tourist office can provide plenty of further information.

16-17 June - Samoens 6th Trail Tour
Starts from Samoens Village and ends at the Samoens lakes.
Come and participate, or spectate and see runners finishing from around 11am - 6pm.  Samoens' fantastic trail running race. Over 1500 runners take on 4 routes from 18km-83km.  

15-17 June - Morillon Festival of Music. Afternoons and evenings.
Lac Bleu, Morillon and Verchaix.
A free music festival organised by the Morillon music school, and based around the gorgeous alpine lake.

19 June - Concert of the choir of the college of Taninges. 8.30pm.
Bois au Dames, Samoens.  Free entry.

24 June - 182nd music festival of Faucigny. 9.30am-11pm.
Samoens.  1600 musicians gather on the streets of Samoens centre and at “la Place du Gros Tilleul”for the big music festival of Faucigny.   Free entry.

5-8 July - Samoens American Festival
Throughout all of Samoens village
Country music, line dancing, hamburgers, muscle cars, horse riding and all things American. Great atmosphere, great fun and huge event attracting people from all corners! 

1 July - 31st August - Weekly Yoga initiations. 8.30-9.45am.
Morillon Lake (Lac Bleu)

11 July - Family time with "La Labo mobile" 6pm.
La Grenette, Samoens centre.
A fun kids show with Professor Zweinstein who invites you to discover science while having fun with his crazy visual show!

11 July - Astronomy night. 9.30pm.
Tom'Astro, professional astronomer will help you observe the starry sky by approaching the stars at the top of the beautiful botanical gardens.
Register in advance at the Tourist Office free of charge.

11 July - Cultural night show. 6pm.
Lac Bleu Morillon.

12 July - Festival les Pepites. 8pm.
Samoens centre.
The group Stevans, created by Franco-Swiss singer songwriter Yvan Franel, marks the musical landscape of Switzerland and beyond.  Electro Power Pop music. Free entry.

13 July - Bastille Day Celebrations. 9pm.
Morillon lake (Lac Bleu).
Wonderful firework display across the lake.

14 July - Bastille Day Celebrations from 8pm.
Samoens centre.

Music and dancing followed by an ever impressive fireworks show from the botanical gardens above Samoens village centre.

16-20 July - Creative workshop week. 
Morillon lake (Lac Bleu).
Arts and crafts for all the family.  More information available from the Tourist Office in Morillon.

18 July - Clown show. 6pm.
Samoens square.
Family fun with the show "à visage découvert", where the character pays tribute to traditional clowns, moving from one character to another.

18 July - Music show. 9pm.
Morillon Lake (Lac Bleu).
Free entry.

19 July - Free Live Music. 8pm.
Elida Almeida is an artist from Cape Verde, with a warm and sweet voice. She will sing songs from her first album "Nta Konsigui" with Latin, African and Capverdian sounds. 

20th-30th July - Academy of Opera - Lustucru.
Bois au Dames Samoens.
An evolving and interactive theatrical and musical show that will cross the Giffre Valley for nine different performances each night.  A variety of composers will be on the program.  You can support him by volunteering to play, sing, recite, juggle.  Free of charge.

21 July - Thai boxing. 3.30pm.
Samoens Ice rink.
The most famous European and American organisations of Thai Boxing, MuayThai Grand Prix and Lion Fight get together to offer incredible fights, where the French will oppose the best English, American and Thai boxers.

22nd July - Beach tennis tournament and BBQ.
Samoens tennis courts. 
Friendly tournament, doubles and singles.  Register from 8.30am.  15 Euros per person.

23rd July - Samoens choir concert. 9pm.
Samoens square.
Contemporary and classic songs.  

15-31 July - Mosaïque d’Europe
Samoens village
The Geneva Opera Studio are performing 10 free concerts spread over two weeks, involving some 200 artists.

24 July - Church concert. 9pm.
Samoens centre.

24 July - Kids entertainment day.  11am-6pm.
Morillon Les Esserts.
Inflatables and kids games and activities.  Free entry.  

25 July - Family show. 6pm
Samoens centre.
A show by Nino Costrini - An Argentinian clown and circus performer.

25 July - Acoustic evening in the garden. 8pm
Botanical gardens.
Acoustic guitar session with Olivier, singing both English and French songs in conviviality and in the incredible scenery of the top of the botanical gardens. Registration in advance at the Tourist Office. Free entry.

26 July - Folk, rock and blues Music. 8pm.
Samoens centre.
The band Gunwood, are a trio playing folk, rock and blues. 

30 July - Concert. 9pm.
Samoens Church.
A flute and organ concert with Guy Angelloz and Claire Lizon, awardees of the Yehudi Menuhin foundation. 


More August to October events information coming soon.

14 August - Kids entertainment day.  11am-6pm.
Morillon Les Esserts.
Inflatables and kids games and activities.  Free entry.

22 August - Music show. 9pm.
Morillon Lake (Lac Bleu).
Free entry.

Morillon car rally

21-22 October - Foire d'Automne
A huge festival taking over the entire village! You'll find stalls selling all kinds of local produce, food, and cider, as well as kinds of second hand treasures on sale. The cider making demonstrations are intriguing!