Open-air events

A whole array of summer events and activities to enjoy until nightfall

Paris Plages, Quai de La Villette, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

With the arrival of summer days, Paris switches to summertime mode! Music, dance, theatre, sport, festivals ... many outdoor events are organized during the summer season and give a festive atmosphere to the whole Paris region! There is something for all tastes and all ages.

A rich programme packed full of a variety of events to keep you entertained during the daytime and in the evening, and ensure that you make the most of the Parisian sun.

Le grand feu de Saint-Cloud

Show - miscellaneous
September 2019
Domaine national de Saint-Cloud - Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud

The biggest fireworks display in Europe.

Firemen's ball

Celebration
from 13 July 2019 to 14 July 2019
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

On danse pour pour la Fête Nationale dans les casernes de pompiers.

Fête des Tuileries

Celebration
from 21 June 2019 to 25 August 2019
Jardin des Tuileries - Place de la Concorde, Paris

Children and adults, tourists and Parisians all enjoy the 60 or so attractions at this two-month-long funfair

Tréteaux nomades

Festival | Show - theatre
from 26 August 2019 to 08 September 2019
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

This festival presents a series of shows, including various types of performing arts, burlesque theatre, music, poetry and popular...

July 14th fireworks display

Celebration
from 14 July 2019 to 14 July 2019
Jardins du Trocadéro - Place du Trocadéro, Paris

Each year Bastille Day, or just le quatorze juillet (14th of July) is celebrated with gusto in Paris.

Paris Plages

Celebration | Festival
from 06 July 2019 to 01 September 2019
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

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

Rendez-vous aux jardins

Celebration
from 07 June 2019 to 09 June 2019
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

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

We love green

Festival | Modern music
from 01 June 2019 to 02 June 2019
Bois de Vincennes - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

This eco-friendly music event has an exceptional line-up of international artists for festival goers!

Festival Solidays

Festival | Modern music
from 21 June 2019 to 23 June 2019
Paris Longchamp - Bois de Boulogne - 2 route des Tribunes, Paris

Solidays is en event about solidarity - in the fight against Aids : concerts, entertainment and activities

Candlelight Evenings

Celebration
from 04 May 2019 to 05 October 2019
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte - Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy

2,000 candles are lit within the chateau and garden.

Villette Sonique

Festival | Music - miscellaneous
from 06 June 2019 to 09 June 2019
Parc de La Villette - Plein Air - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

The free, open-air music festival returns for another edition.

LaPlage de Glazart

Festival | Modern music
from 06 June 2019 to 28 September 2019
Glazart - 7-15 avenue de la Porte de la Villette, Paris

Glazart celebrates summer with music and fine sand.

Open Air Opera: Tosca

Festival | Show - opera
from 14 June 2019 to 07 September 2019
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Every summer, a well-known director puts on a great opera from the classical repertoire.

Paris Jazz festival

Festival | Jazz music
from 30 June 2019 to 22 July 2019
Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de Paris - Esplanade du château de Vincennes, Paris

Paris Jazz Festival artfully blends jazz melodies and the harmony of nature

Quinzaine des Fiertés

Festival
from 14 June 2019 to 30 June 2019
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

Two weeks of events for the LGBT cause

Carnaval Tropical in Paris

Celebration | Festival
from 07 July 2019 to 07 July 2019
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - De l'Arc de Triomphe à la place de la Concorde, Paris

Tropical rhythms take over.

Festival Fnac Live

Festival | Modern music
from 03 July 2019 to 05 July 2019
Place de l'Hôtel de Ville - Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, Paris

3 days of concerts featuring thirty or so artists, with a range of musical repertoires.

L'été en herbe

Celebration
July - August 2019
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Many educational, sports and cultural activities are offered for Eté en Herbe

The Peacock Society festival

Festival | Modern music
from 05 July 2019 to 06 July 2019
Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de Paris - Esplanade du château de Vincennes, Paris

The electro festival that takes place at the Parc Floral de Vincennes returns in 2019

Night at Les Invalides

Show - miscellaneous | Celebration
from 12 July 2019 to 30 August 2019
Hôtel national des Invalides - Esplanade des Invalides, Paris

The monumental sound and light show is back!

Lollapalooza Paris

Festival | Modern music
from 20 July 2019 to 21 July 2019
Paris Longchamp - Bois de Boulogne - 2 route des Tribunes, Paris

The famous American festival sets up base in Paris!

La Traversée de Paris (Drive through Paris)

Celebration
from 21 July 2019 to 21 July 2019
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

740 vehicles of all makes and from all periods drive through the streets of the capital.

La Chaise et l’écran

Festival
from 26 July 2019 to 09 August 2019
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Cinema festival in the 11th arrondissement.

Festival Classique au vert

Festival | Classical music
from 10 August 2019 to 01 September 2019
Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de Paris - Esplanade du château de Vincennes, Paris

This festival was founded by the Mairie de Paris with the aim of combining the pleasures of classical music and the delights of na...

Rock en Seine

Festival | Modern music
August 2019
Domaine national de Saint-Cloud - Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud

One of the most prestigious music festivals of Paris.

Lavage de la Madeleine

Festival
from 05 September 2019 to 08 September 2019
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

La Madeleine celebrates!

Fête de l’Humanité

Festival | Music - miscellaneous
from 14 September 2019 to 16 September 2019
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Over 50 concerts celebrating peace, justice and liberty

Culture au quai

Festival
September 2019
Quai de la Loire - Bassin de la Villette, Paris

Many cultural activities to discover on the Quai de la Loire

Techno Parade

Celebration | Modern music
from 22 September 2019 to 22 September 2019
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

This mega festive event attracts a large public who come to parade through the streets of Paris to promote electronic music cultur...

Paris Garden Festival

Celebration
September 2019
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

Over one weekend, the city's parks and gardens invite you to celebrate the beauty of nature during the Fête des Jardins (Garden Fe...