Celebrations and festivals in Paris

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

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!

 More festive events and festivals in Paris

Top 10 festive events and festivals in Paris

Festive events at Paris bandstands

Festival | Music - miscellaneous
from 29 April 2017 to 17 December 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Five months of free music, outdoors

Autumn Festival in Paris

Festival | Show - dance | Show - miscellaneous | Show - theatre
from 13 September 2017 to 31 December 2018
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Every year, the public can discover almost 50 shows in various venues and institutions in Paris and around the Ile-de-France regio...

Windows displays at Galeries Lafayette

from 08 November 2017 to 30 December 2017
Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann - 40 boulevard Haussmann, Paris

The Galeries Lafayette Christmas: animated window displays, an illuminated façade and a giant tree under the dome.

Disney’s Enchanted Christmas

from 11 November 2017 to 07 January 2018
Disneyland® Paris - Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallée

The magic of Christmas is back at Disneyland® Paris.On the programme: the Disney parade, a giant Christmas tree, Disney Dreams®......

Christmas lights, avenue des Champs Elysées

from 22 November 2017 to 08 January 2018
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - De l'Arc de Triomphe à la place de la Concorde, Paris

The avenue des Champs-Elysées is decorated with lights and stunning decorations for Christmas and the New Year.

Christmas market at Champ de Mars

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
December 2017 - January 2018
Parc du Champ-de-Mars - Quai Branly - Avenue de la Motte Picquet, Paris

Skating rink, crafts and Christmas decorations beneath the Eiffel Tower

Noël Gourmand

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 15 December 2017 to 18 December 2017
La Cité de la Mode et du Design - 34 quai d'Austerlitz, Paris

Four days of gastronomy showcase the talent and expertise of the best artisans in France

Festival du Merveilleux

from 26 December 2017 to 07 January 2018
Pavillons de Bercy - Musée des Arts Forains - 53 avenue des Terroirs de France, Paris

Le Festival du merveilleux is opening to the public for ten days at the end of the year. Merry go round, street artists, magicians

The Color Run Paris

Sport | Celebration
from 15 April 2018 to 15 April 2018
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

The concept of The Color Run™ is unique: a colourful 5 km run through the streets of Paris

Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés festival

Festival | Jazz music
from 24 May 2018 to 04 June 2018
Quartier Saint-Germain-des-Prés - Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris

‘Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés’ festival has been an opportunity to hear the most prestigious jazz musicians and the hottest new t...