Celebrations and festivals in Paris

Celebrations and festivals galore. The arts come together in some unexpected places in Paris

Festival Paris Quartier d'été © OTCP - Marc Bertrand

Throughout the year, there are numerous celebrations and festivals all over the city. In summer, the arts come together in some unexpected places: on the Seine riverbanks, in courtyards of mansion houses, on lawns, in woods, parks and gardens, and in museum galleries temporarily transformed for a concert or a performance ...

The Chinese New Year, the Carnaval de Paris and the Printemps du Cinéma at the beginning of the year, and the Fête de la Musique in June. The Festival de de l'Ourcq, the festivals Paris Quartier d'Eté and Paris Plages during the summer, the Journées du Patrimoine, the Techno parade and Nuit Blanche in autumn, and then at the end of the year a packed calendar of festive events for the Christmas season ...

Don’t forget to keep checking our calendar of celebrations and festivals in Paris to keep up to date with events that make the French capital a dynamic place buzzing with culture and energy in 2017!

The Big Wheel at Place de la Concorde

Celebration
from 11 November 2016 to 15 May 2017
Place de la Concorde - ., Paris

Each year, as Christmas approaches, the Big Wheel is set up on the Place de la Concorde.

Les Femmes s’en mêlent

Festival
from 27 March 2017 to 31 March 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

The 20th edition of the 100% female festival arrives in Paris at the beginning of Spring.

Foire du Trône

Celebration
from 31 March 2017 to 28 May 2017
Pelouse de Reuilly - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

Some 350 attractions on more than 10 hectares of land at the Pelouse de Reuilly.

Musical Fountains Show at the Palace of Versailles

Celebration | Show - miscellaneous
from 01 April 2017 to 29 October 2017
Château de Versailles Spectacles - Grille du Dragon - Pavillon des Roulettes, Versailles

A majestic walk in the gardens of the Sun King

Villette Sonique

Festival | Music - miscellaneous
from 23 May 2017 to 28 May 2017
Plein Air Parc de La Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

The free, open-air music festival returns for an 12nd edition.

Bastille Day, 14th July

Celebration
from 13 July 2017 to 14 July 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

French National Day.

Musical Fountains Show at the Palace of Versailles

Celebration | Show - miscellaneous
from 01 April 2017 to 29 October 2017
Château de Versailles Spectacles - Grille du Dragon - Pavillon des Roulettes, Versailles

A majestic walk in the gardens of the Sun King

Rendez-vous aux jardins

Celebration
from 02 June 2017 to 04 June 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

More than 2,300 gardens (historic, contemporary, exotic, urban and vegetable...) are open to the public.

Fountains Night Show at Versailles

Celebration | Show - miscellaneous
from 18 June 2016 to 17 September 2016
Château de Versailles Spectacles - Grille du Dragon - Pavillon des Roulettes, Versailles

A magical, memorable evening at the Château de Versailles.

Printemps des rues

Celebration | Show - miscellaneous
May 2017
Canal Saint-Martin - Quai de Jemmapes, Paris

During this weekend in May, it's all about street arts in Paris : theatre, puppet shows, singing, circus, dance, magic...

La Nuit des musées

Celebration | Exhibition
from 20 May 2017 to 20 May 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

During this one special night, you can visit or revisit the top museums in the French capital (activities, encounters, shows...)

The Grande Parade on the Champs-Elysées

Celebration
from 01 January 2017 to 01 January 2017
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - ., Paris

There will be a Grande Parade on the Champs-Elysées to ring in the New Year on 1 January: carnival floats, brass bands...

Paris Plages

Celebration | Festival
Mid-July - mid-August 2017
Tout Paris - ., Paris

Over the summer, Paris becomes a seaside resort with the Paris Plages (Paris Beaches) event.

Paris Carnival

Celebration
from 26 February 2017 to 26 February 2017
Tout Paris - ., Paris

Le Carnaval de Paris known as Saint-Fargeau, a festive and costumed parade through the streets of Paris.

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