Celebrations and festivals in Paris

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

Festival Paris Quartier d'été © OTCP - Marc Bertrand

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!

The Big Wheel at Place de la Concorde

from 11 November 2016 to 15 May 2017
Place de la Concorde - ., Paris

Each year, as Christmas approaches, the Big Wheel is set up on the Place de la Concorde.

Foire du Trône

from 31 March 2017 to 28 May 2017
Pelouse de Reuilly - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

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

Villette Sonique

Festival | Music - miscellaneous
from 25 May 2017 to 31 May 2017
Plein Air Parc de La Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

The free, open-air music festival returns for a 12th edition.

We love green

Festival | Modern music
from 10 June 2017 to 11 June 2017
Bois de Vincennes - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

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


September 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

The festival eco-citizen returns in 2016 for a 8th edition.

Autumn Festival in Paris

Festival | Show - dance | Show - miscellaneous | Show - theatre
from 07 September 2016 to 31 December 2016
Paris et Ile-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...

Paris Garden Festival

September 2017
Tout Paris - ., Paris

Over one weekend, the city's parks and gardens invite you to celebrate the beauty of nature during the Fête des Jardins (Garden Fe...

Halloween at Disneyland® Paris

from 01 October 2016 to 02 November 2016
Disneyland Paris - Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallée

Encounter Disney goodies and baddies at Disney’s Halloween Festival

The Week of Tastes

from 10 October 2016 to 16 October 2016
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

A celebration of tastes!

Halloween at the Manoir de Paris

from 14 October 2016 to 06 November 2016
Le Manoir de Paris - 18 rue de Paradis, Paris

The Manoir de Paris has concocted a blood-curdling Halloween event: 112 actors in a non-stop 8-hour show

Halloween at the Parc Astérix

from 15 October 2016 to 02 November 2016
Parc Astérix - BP 8, Plailly

Evil characters at the attractions, haunted houses, spooky scenes in Dogmatix’s Forest: the Parc Asterix is scary!

Mon Premier Festival - 12th edition

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
from 19 October 2016 to 25 October 2016
Tout Paris - ., Paris

Mon Premier Festival gives children – from 2 years – the opportunity to discover cinema and the diversity of films for young audie...

Halloween at the Musée Grévin

from 19 October 2016 to 31 October 2016
Grévin Paris - 10 boulevard Montmartre, Paris

Get ready for a big fright at the Musée Grevin, with a Halloween-themed visit by day and a tour by torchlight at night.