Celebrations and festivals in Paris

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

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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 2021!

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Top 10 festive events and festivals in Paris

Destination Pompidou

Celebration | Exhibition
Until 15 September 2021
Centre Pompidou - Place Georges Pompidou, Paris

The Centre Pompidou has a great line-up of events this summer for modern art fans, Parisians, and other visitors alike.

‘Nocturnes’ at the Parc Zoologique

Festival | Celebration
from 17 June 2021 to 12 August 2021
Parc zoologique de Paris - Muséum national d’histoire naturelle - Croisement de l'avenue Daumesnil et de la route de la Ceinture du Lac, Paris

Have fun and observe wild animals at nightfall in Paris!

Zut - Zone d’Urgence Temporaire Artistique

from 18 June 2021 to 19 September 2021
Parc de La Villette - Plein Air - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

A temporary venue with an eclectic programme: visual arts, graffiti, digital arts, electro music, hip hop dance...

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...

Festive events at Paris bandstands

Festival | Music - miscellaneous
from 17 April 2021 to 31 December 2021
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Five months of free music, outdoors

We love green

Festival | Modern music
from 10 September 2021 to 12 September 2021
Bois de Vincennes - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

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