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
August 2021
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 2021 to 14 July 2021
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
July - August 2021
Jardin des Tuileries - Place de la Concorde, Paris

For 2 months, children and adults, tourists and Parisians all enjoy the 60 or so attractions at this two-month-long funfair

Tour de France: finish of the 21st and final stage

Sport
from 18 July 2021 to 18 July 2021
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

After more than three weeks of racing, the riders can finally push for home and celebrate the winner of the coveted yellow jersey.

Tréteaux nomades (Suspended)

Festival | Show - theatre
August 2021
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 2021 to 14 July 2021
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
July - August 2021
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

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

Rendez-vous aux jardins

Celebration
June 2020
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 05 June 2021 to 06 June 2021
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
June 2021
Hippodrome ParisLongchamp - 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
July - october 2021
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 27 May 2021 to 31 May 2021
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
July 2021
Glazart - 7-15 avenue de la Porte de la Villette, Paris

Glazart celebrates summer with music and fine sand.

Open Air Opera - Madame Butterfly

Festival | Show - opera
Summer 2021
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
August 2021
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 07 November 2020 to 07 November 2020
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

Two weeks of events for the LGBT cause

Festival Fnac Live

Festival | Modern music
June 2021
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 2021
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
July 2021
Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de Paris - Esplanade du château de Vincennes, Paris

The electro festival at the Parc Floral de Vincennes

Night at Les Invalides

Show - miscellaneous | Celebration
July - August 2021
Hôtel national des Invalides - Esplanade des Invalides, Paris

The monumental sound and light show is back!

Lollapalooza Paris (postponed)

Festival | Modern music
from 17 July 2021 to 18 July 2021
Hippodrome ParisLongchamp - Bois de Boulogne - 2 route des Tribunes, Paris

The famous American festival sets up base in Paris!

La Chaise et l’écran

Festival
July - August 2021
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Cinema festival in the 11th arrondissement.

Festival Classique au vert

Festival | Classical music
August 2021
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
from 27 August 2021 to 29 August 2021
Domaine national de Saint-Cloud - Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud

One of the most prestigious music festivals of Paris.

Fête de l’Humanité

Festival | Music - miscellaneous
September 2021
Parc départemental de la Courneuve - Georges Valbon - 55 avenue Waldeck Rochet, La Courneuve

Over 50 concerts celebrating peace, justice and liberty

Culture au quai

Festival
from 14 December 2020 to 15 December 2020
Le Carreau du Temple - 4 rue Eugène Spuller, Paris

Many cultural activities to discover on the Quai de la Loire

Techno Parade

Celebration | Modern music
September 2021
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...

Garden and urban agriculture festival

Celebration
September 2021
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...

Le Barboteur

Concert hall
20 quai du Lot, Paris, 75019

Le Barboteur est une péniche culturelle qui sillonne les canaux parisiens et franciliens. Les berges où s’amarrent le Barboteur......

Urban Week Paris La Défense

Festival
September 2021
Paris La Défense - Parvis de la Défense, Paris La Défense

A week of activities and workshops based around street culture on the Parvis of la Défense

Les Extatiques

Exhibition
Summer 2021
Paris La Défense - Coeur Défense - Tour B - 110 esplanade du Général-de-Gaulle, Paris La Défense cedex

4th edition of the outdoor contemporary art exhibition