SwitzerlandGeneva’s colorful Lake Parade, a summer highlight for techno music lovers, raves along Lake Geneva on Saturday, filling the city with techno music and dancing.
Parade goers gather at 2 p.m. at Avenue de France on the lake. If you’re there early enough, you might get to ride on one of the parade’s “techno floats.” The procession of floats blasting music and drum beats will wind along the lakeshore from 4-8 p.m.
But the festivities don’t end there: A free Lake Sensation party kicks off after the parade and runs until 3 a.m. The party features four stages with disc jockeys and plenty of room for dancing.
Go to www.lakeparade.ch (in French).
EnglandThis weekend’s Flying Legends air show at the Imperial War Museum Duxford highlights two exciting aerobatic teams: The Horsemen, the world’s only P-51 Mustang team, and The Flying Bulls, made up of aviation enthusiasts who have “a passion for rare historical aircraft and helicopters,” according to www.airshows.org.uk.Other air performances showcase such classic aircraft as the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane, two British single-seat fighter planes that are part of the Duxford museum’s collection. Day tickets cost 32 pounds (about $50) for adults and 11 pounds for children 5 to 15. Children 4 and younger get in free. Admission to the museum and flight line is included in the price. For more information on the show, see http://duxford.iwm.org.uk.
Germany Shop for that one-of-a-kind bargain Friday evening and Saturday in Pforzheim at the Gruschtelmarkt, touted as one of south Germany’s biggest flea markets. About 700 sellers from Germany, Switzerland and France will offer their wares from stands in the city’s center, the pedestrian zone and its side streets. Hours are 7-11 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Pforzheim website is www.pforzheim.de; it has an English option.