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

Celebration
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

Celebration
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!

Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

Festival
October 2017
Grande Halle de La Villette - Parc de la Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

Sixth edition of this epic autumn festival.

Windows displays at Galeries Lafayette

Celebration
From 8 November 2016
Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann - 40 boulevard Haussmann, Paris

The Galeries Lafayette Christmas: animated window displays, an illuminated façade and a giant tree under the dome.

The Big Wheel at Place de la Concorde

Celebration
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.

Christmas market on the Champs-Elysées

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show
from 11 November 2016 to 08 January 2017
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - ., Paris

Charming wooden chalets line the entire stretch from Concorde to the Champs-Elysées roundabout, selling regional food specialities...

Champs-Elysées Christmas village

Celebration
from 11 November 2016 to 08 January 2017
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - ., Paris

Christmas market, Ice rink, Big Wheel, Grande parade... The biggest event of the Paris festive season will be taking place on the ...

Disney’s enchanted Christmas

Celebration
from 11 November 2016 to 08 January 2017
Disneyland Paris - Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallée

The magic of Christmas will delight visitors to Disneyland®. This year’s programme : Christmas procession, Christmas tree, Interac...

Christmas window displays: BHV Marais

Celebration
from 16 November 2016 to 01 January 2017
Le BHV Marais - 52 rue de Rivoli, Paris

BHV Marais has invited Val d’Isère, France’s most iconic and best known ski resort, to bring a taste of festive Alpine fun to Pari...

Christmas village on La Défense esplanade

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 17 November 2016 to 27 December 2016
La Défense et son esplanade - Parvis de la Défense, Paris La Défense

Village over 10,000m ² with more than 300 chalets with traditional arts and crafts, 400 m ² of festive decorations