Summer Events in Samoëns 2023

Samoëns, Morillon and Sixt Fer-a-Cheval are well known for their numerous summer activities, perfect for those looking for an action packed holiday full of adventure. But if you dream of 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 motorsport! Not to mention several great weekly markets, and of course, the many cafes, bars and restaurants, their sunny terraces, stunning views, and cool beer!

Here's a list of the main events this summer:

June 2023

2/6 - Grand Massif Express telecabine opening - Samoëns
The GME telecabine will open every day from the 3rd June.

2-4/6 - Vélo Vert Festival - Samoëns
A hugely popular mountain bike festival consisting of races, exhibitions, demonstrations, guided rides, entertainment and live music.

16-18/6 - Samoens Trail Tour - Haut-Giffre Valley

Eight races, from a 1.5km kids race to a 129km ultra tour covering over 9000m vertical gain! Whether competing or spectating, a top atmosphere is guaranteed!

17/6 - Samoens outdoor swimming pool opening - Samoëns

26/6 - 'Petit train' tours begin - Samoëns
Guided circuits around Samoëns village on board the famous train!

29/6 - 2/7 - Samoens American Festival - Samoëns
A fantastic weekend of American favourites - line dancing, Harley Davidsons, hamburgers and much more!

July 2023

1/7 - Samoens lake (Lac aux Dames) swimming area opens - Samoëns

1/7 - Morillon lake (Lac Bleu) swimming area opens - Morillon

1/7 - Grand Massif full opening of lifts - Samoens, Morillon, Sixt, Les Carroz, Flaine

6/7 - 24/8 - F'Estival les Pépites - Eight live music concerts throughout July and August - Samoens

8/7 - Concert of the Samoens Choir - Samoens

14/7 - Fête Nationale - Samoens
An evening of Bastille day celebrations, including fireworks and live music.

15-16/7 - Tour de France - Samoens
The 2023 edition of the tour de France sees stage 14 pass through Samoens and over the famous Col de Joux Plane on 15 July, before passing through Taninges, just a few kilometres from Samoens, during stage 15 on 16 July. Absolutely not to be missed!

15-31/7 - Festival Lyrique de Samoens - Samoens, Morillon, Sixt
Two weeks of live music, workshops and much more taking place throughout the valley.

17/7 - 13/8 - Music’o Jardin - Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval
Several live concerts in the stunning abbey gardens in Sixt.

17/7 - Classical music concert with Fred SNOEK - Samoens

18/7 - Spanish and South American guitar concert with Robin MAXIME - Samoens

23/7 - Adopte 1 COL ! - Samoens
For just one day, the Col de Joux Plane road is closed to vehicles and reserved for cyclists only. Come and take on this challenging climb made famous by the Tour de France.

Hiking In Samoens
Rafting In Samoens

August 2023

7/7 - 25/8 - F'Estival les Pépites - Eight live music concerts throughout July and August - Samoens

13/8 - The Vertical Kilometre of the Criou - Samoëns
Watch the best KMV specialists in the world take on the challenge of one of the steepest races in France.

13-18/8 - Criou Celtic Festival - Samoens
For one week, Samoens and the Haut Giffre valley will resonate with Irish sounds!

15/8 - August 15th Celebrations - Samoens
Fireworks, live music and a light parade at the Lac aux Dames, Samoens.

18/8 - Concert of the Samoens Choir - Samoens

18-22/8 - Fête des Commerçants - Samoens
The shops of Samoens host a big sale, followed by music and entertainment.

31/8-2/9 - Rally du Mont-Blanc - Samoens/Morillon
A great weekend of high level motorsport action in the mountains surrounding Samoëns which is a round of the French National Rally Championship.

September & October 2023

11/9 - Fête du Pitin - Morillon
Morillon celebrates apple juice! Various activities, food & drink, music, and the production/sale of apple juice.

22-24/9 - Autumn Wellness - Samoens
Three days devoted to wellness which includes yoga, pilates, Swedish massage and reflexology

21-22/10 - Foire d'automne - Mieussy
A huge autumn fair which takes over the entire village! Music, street entertainment, local food, cider making demonstrations (and drinking!), and a flea market.

Local Markets

Samoens Market - Wednesdays, 7am - 1pm
Morillon Market - Sunday, 9am - 12.30pm
Verchaix Market - Fridays, 7am - 1pm
Sixt Market - Mondays, 3pm - 7pm

Weekly Events

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

Tour De France 2023
Weekly Market In Samoens And Morillon