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!

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Top 10 festive events and festivals in Paris

Taste of Paris

Trade fair, trade show | Festival | Celebration
from 17 May 2018 to 20 May 2018
Grand Palais - 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris

The Grand Palais is transformed into a temple of great cuisine on the occasion of the festival Taste of Paris.

La Nuit des musées

Celebration | Exhibition
from 19 May 2018 to 19 May 2018
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

During this one special night, you can visit or revisit the top museums in the French capital (activities, encounters, shows...)

FestiWall

Festival
from 20 May 2018 to 21 May 2018
Canal de l'Ourcq - Bassin de la Villette, Paris

The Parisian urban art festival returns to the Canal de l’Ourcq and the Canal Saint-Denis

Foire du Trône

Celebration
from 30 March 2018 to 27 May 2018
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 2018 to 30 May 2018
Parc de La Villette - Plein Air - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

The free, open-air music festival returns for a 13th edition.

Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés festival

Festival | Jazz music
from 24 May 2018 to 04 June 2018
Quartier Saint-Germain-des-Prés - Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris

‘Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés’ festival has been an opportunity to hear the most prestigious jazz musicians and the hottest new t...

We love green

Festival | Modern music
from 02 June 2018 to 03 June 2018
Bois de Vincennes - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

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

Candlelight Evenings

Celebration
from 05 May 2018 to 06 October 2018
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte - Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy

2,000 candles are lit within the chateau and garden.