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 2022!

 More festive events and festivals in Paris

Top 10 festive events and festivals in Paris

Candlelight Evenings

Celebration
from 14 May 2022 to 01 October 2022
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte - Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy

A candlelight journey back in time to the splendour of 17th-century celebrations at the Vaux-le-Vicomte château

Villette Sonique

Festival | Music - miscellaneous
from 27 May 2022 to 29 May 2022
Parc de La Villette - Plein Air - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

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

We love green

Festival | Modern music
from 02 June 2022 to 05 June 2022
Bois de Vincennes - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

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

Rendez-vous aux jardins

Celebration
from 03 June 2022 to 05 June 2022
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.

Paris Face Cachée

Celebration | Festival
from 10 June 2022 to 12 June 2022
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Discover Paris and the Paris region in a different way

La Fête de l’Océan

Celebration
from 11 June 2022 to 12 June 2022
Aquarium tropical - Palais de la Porte Dorée - 293 avenue Daumesnil, Paris

Un week-end consacré à l'Océan et ses bienfaits à l'Aquarium tropical de la Porte Dorée

Open Air Opera

Festival | Show - opera
June - September 2022
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.

La Défense Jazz festival

Festival | Jazz music
from 20 June 2022 to 26 June 2022
Paris La Défense - Parvis de la Défense, Paris La Défense

The forecourt at the Ile-de-France business district is transformed into an open-air concert hall.