Outdoor festivals in Paris

Not-to-be-missed events for festival fun in the sun in Paris.

Paris has an all-year-round busy festival scene. Music, theatre, cinema, dance, street arts ... There’s something for all tastes and all ages. Attracting tourists and Parisians, each event is the opportunity to get together for a fun time with family or friends.

In summer, festival-goers can enjoy these great events outdoors. Here is a selection of not-to-be-missed events, to discover festive and cultural Paris outdoors!

PARIS MUSIC FESTIVAL

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19 to 22 May 2022

The Paris Music Festival celebrates music in all its diverse forms, featuring everything from pop and electro to rap, jazz and classical music. Over four days, artists and audiences will come together not only in concert venues but also at some of Paris’s legendary heritage sites, including the musée Carnavalet, Le Balzac Cinema and Ground Control.

Le Printemps des Rues

Printemps des rues 2016 © Quentin Thai

28 to 29 May 2022

For more than 25 years now, the most popular street art festival in Paris has been held around the Canal Saint-Martin. For 2 days, artists, slammers and theatre companies offer live performances to ever-bigger audiences. A free event which takes place this year in the 10th and 18th arrondissements.

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Festival Explore Paris

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1st June to 30 September 2022

The Festival ‘Explore Paris’ offers visitors the opportunity to discover Greater Paris, on foot, by boat or by bike. Discover or rediscover Parisian heritage through more than 1,500 visits led by enthusiastic guides, and at attractive prices.

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WE LOVE GREEN

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2 to 5 June 2022

We Love Green is one of the mainstays of Paris’s festival calendar. It’s a large-scale event, resolutely ethical and eco-friendly. It offers an eclectic, international programme of music together with opportunities to explore environmental themes.

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La Défense Jazz festival

La Défense Jazz Festival © Defacto

20 June to 26 June 2022

Every year in June, jazz stars get together in the business district of La Defense for a week of exceptional concerts! The forecourt becomes a platform for all types of jazz and even other musical styles. A free outdoor event with a quality line-up.

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Cinema outdoors at the Parc de La Villette

Cinéma en plein air à la VIllette © Yvan Grubski

20 July to 21 August 2022

During the 2 months of summer, the lawn at the Parc de la Villette is transformed into an open-air cinema. Relax in a deckchair or on the grass and enjoy, for free, one or more of the feature films selected for this extremely popular festival. A great outdoor event for family and friends.

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Festival Européen Jeunes Talents

Festival Jeunes Talents - Quatuor Hanson © Denis Blackghost - Karol Miczka

3 June to 22 July 2022

For this 22th edition, the European Young Talents Festival brings together the most talented musicians – winners of international classical music competitions. Thrilling moments to enjoy with these young instrumentalists at concerts (some free, some paying) mainly in the Marais (3rd), but also in the Buttes Chaumont (19th) or in the Square Saint-Lambert (public garden) (15th).

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L’Eté du Canal, l’Ourcq en Fête

9 July to 14 August 2022

Every year during the 2 months of summer, the banks of the Canal de L'Ourcq are the scene of fun and festivities! With dances, concerts, water sports, film screenings, seasonal bars and even cruises, this canal summer festival is an opportunity to experience summer in an offbeat way in the sun in Paris.

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PEPELE FESTIVAL

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The Pépélé Festival is a newcomer to Paris’s summer festival circuit. Come along and spend an entire day moving to the rhythm of Afrobeats in a former military barracks. Attractions include a large food area and Classics Only karaoke, where you can sing your heart out to top tunes from the 90s and 2000s.

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Paris l'Eté Festival

Paris quartier d'été © Nans Kong Win Chang

11 to 31 July 2022

Each year, the Paris l'Eté Festival takes place in Paris and the inner suburbs. Since 1990, this major event has been offering (mainly) free performances of dance, theatre, circus, and concerts in parks, at monuments and in Parisian squares.

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DREAM NATION FESTIVAL

16 and 17 September 2022

Head for Le Bourget exhibition centre for this two-day open air electronic music festival. With a packed and varied programme, Dream Nation is top of the bill for all electro fans!

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LA FÊTE DE L’HUMANITE

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9 to 11 Septembre 2022

Fête de l’Humanité is more than just a festival, it’s an experience to be shared. It celebrates tolerance, freedom and community spirit. The event lasts for three days offering a wide choice of concerts for all generations together with exhibitions, shows, debates and stands run by organisations from all over the world.

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Festival des canotiers

Festival
June 2023
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

The multidisciplinary festival takes place in good fun!

Garden Parvis

Festival | Celebration
from 30 June 2022 to 12 August 2022
Paris La Défense - Parvis de la Défense, Paris La Défense

6 weeks of entertainment to see La Défense in a different way.

Open Air Opera

Festival | Show - opera
Summer 2023
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.

La Chaise et l’écran

Festival
from 19 August 2022 to 02 September 2022
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Cinema festival in the 11th arrondissement.

Et 20 l’été

Festival | Show - miscellaneous | Show - theatre
from 22 June 2022 to 26 June 2022
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

The street arts festival returns for its 13th edition in the 20th arrondissement of Paris.

Les Solistes aux Serres d'Auteuil

Festival | Classical music
from 02 September 2022 to 04 September 2022
Jardin des serres d'Auteuil - Jardin botanique de Paris - 3 avenue de la Porte d'Auteuil, Paris

This classical music festival has put a spotlight on young European virtuosos

Festival of Chamber Music in the Orangery at Bagatelle

Festival | Classical music
from 19 July 2022 to 28 July 2022
Parc de Bagatelle - Jardin botanique de Paris - Bois de Boulogne - Route de Sèvres à Neuilly, Paris

L'Octuor de France propose le festival de musique de chambre dans le cadre exceptionnel de l'Orangerie de Bagatelle

Festival Paris l'Eté (Paris Summer Festival)

Festival | Music - miscellaneous | Show - miscellaneous
July - August 2022
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Some fifteen shows in Paris and the Paris region with dance, theatre and music.

The Peacock Society festival

Festival | Modern music
from 10 September 2022 to 11 September 2022
Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de Paris - Esplanade du château de Vincennes, Paris

The electro festival at the Parc Floral de Vincennes

Fête de l’Humanité

Festival | Music - miscellaneous
from 09 September 2022 to 11 September 2022
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Over 50 concerts celebrating peace, justice and liberty

Printemps des rues

Celebration | Show - miscellaneous
May 2023
Canal Saint-Martin - Quai de Jemmapes, Paris

During this weekend, it's all about street arts in Paris : theatre, puppet shows, singing, circus, dance, magic...

Villette Sonique

Festival | Music - miscellaneous
May 2023
Parc de La Villette - Plein Air - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

The free, open-air music festival returns for another edition.

We love green

Festival | Modern music
June 2023
Bois de Vincennes - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

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

LaPlage de Glazart

Festival | Modern music
Summer 2022
Glazart - 7-15 avenue de la Porte de la Villette, Paris

Glazart celebrates summer with music and fine sand.

Festival Solidays

Festival | Modern music
from 24 June 2022 to 26 June 2022
Hippodrome ParisLongchamp - Bois de Boulogne - 2 route des Tribunes, Paris

Solidays is en event about solidarity - in the fight against Aids : concerts, entertainment and activities

La Défense Jazz festival

Festival | Jazz music
from 20 June 2022 to 26 June 2022
Paris La Défense - Parvis de la Défense, Paris La Défense

The forecourt at the Ile-de-France business district is transformed into an open-air concert hall.

Paris Jazz festival

Festival | Jazz music
from 29 June 2022 to 07 September 2022
Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de Paris - Esplanade du château de Vincennes, Paris

Paris Jazz Festival artfully blends jazz melodies and the harmony of nature

Festival Européen Jeunes Talents

Festival | Classical music
from 03 July 2022 to 23 July 2022
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

This festival, which is a true artistic stepping stone, presents young musicians, emerging on the classical music scene

Festival Fnac Live

Festival | Modern music
from 29 June 2022 to 01 July 2022
Place de l'Hôtel de Ville - Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, Paris

3 days of concerts featuring thirty or so artists, with a range of musical repertoires.

Open Air Cinema at La Villette

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
from 20 July 2022 to 21 August 2022
Parc de La Villette - Plein Air - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

A cultural highlight every summer, the festival welcomes thousands of film fans with a programme of French and international films

Lollapalooza Paris

Festival | Modern music
from 16 July 2022 to 17 July 2022
Hippodrome ParisLongchamp - Bois de Boulogne - 2 route des Tribunes, Paris

The famous American festival sets up base in Paris!

Festival Classique au vert

Festival | Classical music
from 29 June 2022 to 07 September 2022
Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de Paris - Esplanade du château de Vincennes, Paris

This festival was founded by the Mairie de Paris with the aim of combining the pleasures of classical music and the delights of na...

Rock en Seine

Festival | Modern music
from 25 August 2022 to 28 August 2022
Domaine national de Saint-Cloud - Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud

One of the most prestigious music festivals of Paris.

Silhouette Festival

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
August - September 2022
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

For a week at the end of summer, the Silhouette association puts on a free festival dedicated to short films.

Tréteaux nomades

Festival | Show - theatre
from 22 August 2022 to 28 August 2022
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

This festival presents a series of shows, including various types of performing arts, burlesque theatre, music, poetry and popular...

Urban Week Paris La Défense

Festival
from 14 September 2022 to 18 September 2022
Paris La Défense - Parvis de la Défense, Paris La Défense

A week of activities and workshops based around street culture on the Parvis of la Défense