The best time of the year to visit Annecy is in the summer months between June and August. During the summer, the water in the lake is warm, making this the perfect time for those wanting to swim, sail, waterski or even dive to visit Annecy. July is the hottest month of the year with temperatures in the high 60s on most days, with the lake water in the low 60s. In the summer, there are a number of festivals that take place in Annecy, such as the International Animation Film Festival and the Musilac Music Festival that brings in musicians from all over Europe. At the start of August, there is a massive fireworks display at the lake, celebrating the annual Lake Festival. Pack an umbrella and rain jacket, as the area often experiences rain showers in the summer months. Those that enjoy snowboarding and skiing should visit Annecy is the winter months, as the city is surrounded by mountains that are ideal for winter sports. Dress warmly and head out to explore the city of Annecy or go skiing at one of the nearby ski resorts. There are festive Christmas markets to visit in the city throughout December as well.