Calendar of festive events and festivals in Paris

Throughout the year, there are festive events all over the city

Manège au Jardin des Tuileries, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Discover all the festive events and festivals that make the city a lively place all year long

 See our selection of festive events and festivals in Paris

Musical Sundays at the Madeleine

Festival | Classical music
All year
Église de la Madeleine - Place de la Madeleine, Paris

Classical concerts, with voluntary contribution to costs, all year long.

Festive events at Paris bandstands

Festival | Music - miscellaneous
Starting on 28 April 2018
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Five months of free music, outdoors

Candlelight Evenings

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.

LaPlage de Glazart

Festival | Modern music
from 07 June 2018 to 29 September 2018
Glazart - 7-15 avenue de la Porte de la Villette, Paris

Glazart celebrates summer with music and fine sand.

Les Pestacles Festival

from 13 June 2018 to 05 September 2018
Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de Paris - Esplanade du Château de Vincennes, Paris

Every year from June to September, the Parc Floral in Paris plays host to Les Pestacles, a festival for kids and their families.

Quinzaine des Fiertés

from 15 June 2018 to 01 July 2018
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

Three weeks of events for the LGBT cause

Open Air Opera: Carmen

Festival | Show - opera
from 15 June 2018 to 08 September 2018
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.

Fountains Night Show at Versailles

Celebration | Show - miscellaneous
from 16 June 2018 to 15 September 2018
Château de Versailles - Place d'Armes, Versailles

A magical memorable evening at the Palace of Versailles.