Fête du Lac Annecy
On the first Saturday of August every year, the Bay of Albigny welcomes the biggest pyrotechnic show of Europe… 70 minutes of fireworks in rhythm with music, lights, special effects… A special show to see at least once in its life ! Born from the great “Venetian style” party of 1860 on the lake in honour of Napoleon III, this event has evolved and integrated all the new technologies of fireworks. "Grandiose", magic, unique! About 200 000 spectators join lakesides to participate in this event.
* From 15h until 20h: live music in the streets of the Old Town
* at 20h opening of the doors
* at 21h45 show "Legend'airs" until 23h
Every year is a different theme, this year "Legend'Airs", the mythical big concerts from the last 50 years, from Woodstock to Lady Gaga, it should be legendarrryyyy!!
Parente Fireworks was chosen for this year which should be really musical, with the guitar sound of AC/DC and others. The guitar will be the star for that night and the lake a stage electro-pyro-melodic.
A few tips:
You can buy tickets (the price depends on how close to the lake you are or if you are standing up or seating).
It is difficult to see it without paying...unless you have some friends living in a high building with a nice view...Some restaurants have special offers for the night (dinner and firework to be booked early). You could also climb up a mountain to see it but not that easy...
Getting in Annecy should be kind of ok, but it will be crowed.
Everybody will leave at the same time, and it will be completly crazy.
So either walk there or park the car outside the center in order to exit quickly.
If it rains the show goes on, it can be cancelled if too windy or too stormy, in that case it can be postponed to Sunday.
For more info and booking http://www.annecy.fr/553-fete-du-lac-2015-annecy-billetterie-et-reservations.htm