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, the Fête de la Musique and Nuit Blanche 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 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 2022!

 More festive events and festivals in Paris

Top 10 festive events and festivals in Paris

Thoiry Lumières Sauvages

from 30 October 2022 to 05 March 2023
Thoiry ZooSafari - Château et parc zoologique de Thoiry, Thoiry

Giant illuminated sculptures on show this winter at the Thoiry ZooSafari

Chinese New Year in Paris 2023

from 22 January 2023 to 05 February 2023
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

From 22 January 2023, the Chinese New Year will take place in Paris: parades, lion and dragon dances, entertainment, gastronomy...

Ciné Junior

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
from 01 February 2023 to 14 February 2023
Val-de-Marne - Département du Val-de-Marne, Val-de-Marne

‘Ciné Junior’, an international cinema festival for children seeks to introduce kids and teens to cinema

Paris Face Cachée

Celebration | Festival
from 03 February 2023 to 05 February 2023
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Discover Paris and the Paris region in a different way

Carnaval des femmes

from 19 March 2023 to 19 March 2023
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

A picture-perfect parade through all of Paris

Paris Carnival. Promenade du Boeuf Gras

Celebration | Festival
from 19 February 2023 to 19 February 2023
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

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


from 25 March 2023 to 21 May 2023
Le Centquatre - 5 rue Curial, Paris

The Parisian festival for young European photography!

Foire du Trône

from 31 March 2023 to 29 May 2023
Pelouse de Reuilly - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

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

Cinéma du Réel festival

from 24 March 2023 to 02 April 2023
Bibliothèque Publique d'Information - BPI - Centre Pompidou - Rue Beaubourg, Paris

International documentary film festival.

Pathé-Baby. Movies at home

Exhibition | Celebration
from 06 September 2022 to 04 March 2023
Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé - 73 avenue des Gobelins, Paris

La fondation Jérôme Seydoux Pathé célèbre les 100 ans du "cinéma chez soi", ancêtre du home-cinéma.