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 2018!

 More festive events and festivals in Paris

Top 10 festive events and festivals in Paris

LaPlage de Glazart

Festival | Modern music
from 07 June 2018 to 29 September 2018
Glazart - 7-15 avenue de la Porte de la Villette, Paris

Glazart celebrates summer with music and fine sand.

Les Pestacles Festival

Festival
from 13 June 2018 to 05 September 2018
Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de Paris - Esplanade du Château de Vincennes, Paris

Every year from June to September, the Parc Floral in Paris plays host to Les Pestacles, a festival for kids and their families.

Fête desTuileries

Celebration
from 23 June 2018 to 26 August 2018
Jardin des Tuileries - Place de la Concorde, Paris

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

Festival Chopin in Paris

Festival | Classical music
from 23 June 2018 to 14 July 2018
Parc de Bagatelle - Jardin botanique de Paris - Bois de Boulogne - Route de Sèvres à Neuilly, Paris

Many concerts and conferences which reunite the great specialists of the work of Chopin, the Romantic pianist

Night at Les Invalides

Show - miscellaneous | Celebration
from 27 June 2018 to 01 September 2018
Hôtel national des Invalides - Esplanade des Invalides, Paris

The monumental sound and light show is back!

Paris Jazz festival

Festival | Jazz music
from 30 June 2018 to 22 July 2018
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

Festival Paris l'Eté (Paris Summer Festival)

Festival | Music - miscellaneous | Show - miscellaneous
from 16 July 2018 to 04 August 2018
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Some fifteen shows in Paris and the Paris region with dance, theatre and music.

Open Air Cinema

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
from 18 July 2018 to 19 August 2018
Parc de La Villette - Plein Air - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

A cultural highlight every summer, the festival welcomes thousands of film fans with a programme of French and international films

Lollapalooza Paris

Festival | Modern music
from 21 July 2018 to 22 July 2018
Hippodrome de Longchamp - Bois de Boulogne - 2 route des Tribunes, Paris

The famous American festival sets up base in Paris!