Dates of main events of Summer 2024


June/July


+ SATURDAY 29 AND SUNDAY 30 JUNE: THE MB RACE

The MB Ultra (up to 170 km and 7000 metres of altitude difference) is the most difficult mountain bike race in the world, and the end of the route passes through Praz sur Arly. The MB Explore offers a course with a unique distance of 55 km and 2800 m of altitude difference.

On both days, from 8.30 am to 12 pm: passage along the banks of the Arly and the Varins car park, with festive refreshments for the riders on Saturday at the Varins car park. Come and cheer them on. Free admission.

+ SUNDAY 7 JULY: LAKE FESTIVAL

The new swimming lake is already celebrating its first birthday! To mark the occasion, come and enjoy the free events: don’t miss the “Fabuleux” parade, as well as paddle- board challenges in the afternoon and, at the end of the afternoon, a big rubber-ring race open to all. From 5.30 pm, a concert by the charming duo, “Lo et Ben”. And don’t forget the first welcome drink of the summer at 6pm!

+ THURSDAY 14 JULY: ASSYLUM CONCERT AT ALTITUDE – Baroque Festival

Blending influences from ancient Eastern and Western music with resolutely modern worlds, Aliocha’s rich compositions are complemented and embellished by Patrick RUDANT’s melismas and the poetry (or tribality!) of Henri-Charles CAGET’s percussion. A concert at the summit with a view of Mont Blanc!

Concert starts at 2.30 pm. Free admission, chairlift charge: adults (aged 17 and over): €6.90, children (aged 6-16 inclusive): €5.

 

 

+ SUNDAY 14 JULY: FIREWORKS AT 23.00 – VARINS PARKING LOT

 

+ THURSDAY EVENINGS IN PRAZ: 18/25 JULY and 1/8/15/22 AUGUST

This summer, nightfall on Thursdays promises to be festive in Praz sur Arly! Every Thursday evening from 18 July to 22 August, from 7 pm to 11 pm, the main road will be closed from 6.30 pm and cars will make way for street artists: entertainment and workshops for families and 2 big concerts between 7pm and 11pm. Free admission.

+ SATURDAY 20 AND SUNDAY 21 JULY: SECOND WORLD WAR MILITARY CAMP

Reconstitution of a Second World War military camp. Come and meet history buffs and share their passions. On the programme: vehicles and base camp.

Meeting point on the banks of the Arly, with games for children. Access to the camp from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday.

+  SATURDAY 27 JULY: THE ARLY PETANQUE TOURNAMENT

Our traditional pétanque tournament on the banks of the Arly River. Inscriptions in pairs on the spot. Free access. Drinks stand and snacks available organized by the Praz sur Arly Ski Club. Banks of the River Arly from 10.00 to 19.00.

 


August


+ THURSDAY 15 AUGUST: JUMBLE SALE

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., shopkeepers’ jumble sale and private garage sale throughout the village closed for the occasion for pedestrians only… Route du Val d’Arly. Free access.

+ SUNDAY 18 AUGUST: “RETROMOBILE” VINTAGE CAR RALLY

Gathering of more than 60 vintage cars and rides for the benefit of bone marrow donations to the Sapaudia Association. Musical entertainment, American pin-ups, parades, activities for children, make-up and old-fashioned waffles… From 10.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 18.00 in the centre of the village and the Route du Val d’Arly. Free access.

+ SATURDAY 26 AUGUST: 3rd ESPACE DIAMANT CANITRAIL

A trail race with your dog. This summer, there will be two stages in Praz sur Arly to cheer on the participants. On the programme: between 10 and 15km per stage, with 500 to 800m of altitude difference. Registration on the “Canitrail du Diamant” Facebook site. Free access for spectators.

+ THURSDAY EVENINGS IN PRAZ: 1/8/15 and 22 AUGUST

This summer, nightfall on Thursdays promises to be festive in Praz sur Arly! Every Thursday evening from 18 July to 22 August, from 7pm to 11pm, the main road will be closed from 6.30 pm and cars will make way for street artists: entertainment and workshops for families and 2 big concerts between 7 pm and 11 pm. Free admission.

54 Route du Val d'Arly, 74120 Praz-sur-Arly, Haute-Savoie, France
Open every day from 9.00 am to 12.00 am and 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm