Open-air events

A whole array of summer events and activities to enjoy until nightfall

Paris Plages, Quai de La Villette, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

With the arrival of summer days, Paris switches to summertime mode! Music, dance, theatre, sport, festivals ... many outdoor events are organized during the summer season and give a festive atmosphere to the whole Paris region! There is something for all tastes and all ages.

A rich programme packed full of a variety of events to keep you entertained during the daytime and in the evening, and ensure that you make the most of the Parisian sun.

Le grand feu de Saint-Cloud

Show - miscellaneous
August 2022
Domaine national de Saint-Cloud - Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud

The biggest fireworks display in Europe.

Firemen's ball

Celebration
from 13 July 2022 to 14 July 2022
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

On danse pour pour la Fête Nationale dans les casernes de pompiers.

Fête des Tuileries

Celebration
from 03 July 2021 to 29 August 2021
Jardin des Tuileries - Place de la Concorde, Paris

For 2 months, children and adults, tourists and Parisians all enjoy the 60 or so attractions at this two-month-long funfair

Tour de France: finish of the 21st and final stage

Sport
from 18 July 2021 to 18 July 2021
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

After more than three weeks of racing, the riders can finally push for home and celebrate the winner of the coveted yellow jersey.

Tréteaux nomades (Suspended)

Festival | Show - theatre
August 2021
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...

July 14th fireworks display

Celebration
from 14 July 2022 to 14 July 2022
Jardins du Trocadéro - Place du Trocadéro, Paris

Each year Bastille Day, or just le quatorze juillet (14th of July) is celebrated with gusto in Paris.

Paris Plages

Celebration | Festival
from 10 July 2021 to 22 August 2021
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

Over the summer, Paris becomes a seaside resort with the Paris Plages (Paris Beaches) event.

Rendez-vous aux jardins

Celebration
from 04 June 2021 to 06 June 2021
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

More than 2,300 gardens (historic, contemporary, exotic, urban and vegetable...) are open to the public.

We love green (Cancelled)

Festival | Modern music
2022
Bois de Vincennes - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

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

Festival Solidays

Festival | Modern music
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

Candlelight Evenings

Celebration
from 03 July 2021 to 02 October 2021
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte - Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy

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

Villette Sonique

Festival | Music - miscellaneous
from 29 May 2021 to 30 May 2021
Parc de La Villette - Plein Air - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

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

LaPlage de Glazart

Festival | Modern music
Summer 2021
Glazart - 7-15 avenue de la Porte de la Villette, Paris

Glazart celebrates summer with music and fine sand.

Paris Jazz festival

Festival | Jazz music
from 30 June 2021 to 08 September 2021
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

Quinzaine des Fiertés

Festival
from 05 June 2021 to 03 July 2021
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

Two weeks of events for the LGBT cause

Carnaval Tropical in Paris

Celebration | Festival
from 03 July 2022 to 03 July 2022
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - De l'Arc de Triomphe à la place de la Concorde, Paris

Tropical rhythms take over.

Festival Fnac Live

Festival | Modern music
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.

The Peacock Society festival

Festival | Modern music
from 04 September 2021 to 05 September 2021
Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de Paris - Esplanade du château de Vincennes, Paris

The electro festival at the Parc Floral de Vincennes

Night at Les Invalides

Show - miscellaneous | Celebration
from 07 July 2021 to 26 August 2021
Hôtel national des Invalides - Esplanade des Invalides, Paris

The monumental sound and light show is back!

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!

La Chaise et l’écran

Festival
from 13 July 2021 to 24 August 2021
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Cinema festival in the 11th arrondissement.

Festival Classique au vert

Festival | Classical music
from 30 June 2021 to 08 September 2021
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 27 August 2021 to 29 August 2021
Domaine national de Saint-Cloud - Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud

One of the most prestigious music festivals of Paris.

Fête de l’Humanité

Festival | Music - miscellaneous
from 10 September 2021 to 12 September 2021
Parc départemental de la Courneuve - Georges Valbon - 55 avenue Waldeck Rochet, La Courneuve

Over 50 concerts celebrating peace, justice and liberty

Culture au quai

Festival
from 14 December 2020 to 15 December 2020
Le Carreau du Temple - 4 rue Eugène Spuller, Paris

Many cultural activities to discover on the Quai de la Loire

Techno Parade

Celebration | Modern music
from 18 September 2021 to 18 September 2021
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

This mega festive event attracts a large public who come to parade through the streets of Paris to promote electronic music cultur...

Garden and urban agriculture festival

Celebration
from 25 September 2021 to 26 September 2021
Tout Paris - 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...

Le Barboteur

Concert hall
20 quai du Lot, Paris, 75019

Le Barboteur est une péniche culturelle qui sillonne les canaux parisiens et franciliens. Les berges où s’amarrent le Barboteur......

Urban Week Paris La Défense

Festival
from 22 September 2021 to 26 September 2021
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

Les Extatiques

Exhibition
from 24 June 2021 to 03 October 2021
Paris La Défense - Parvis de la Défense, Paris La Défense

4th edition of the outdoor contemporary art exhibition