Antibes Main Events & Festival dates


Antibes 2020 Events & Festival dates

March events

Napoleon's Landed, Vallauris Golfe-Juan
Fans of Napoleonic history won't want to miss this reenactment of the landing of Emperor Napoleon after his exile in Elba. On March 1st 1815, Napoleon arrived with his army to the shores of the Cote d'Azur, a scene that is played out again each year on the beach in Vallauris Golfe-Juan. There are also talks and music concerts.
More information about the Napoleon's Landed.

April events

Antibes Art Fair – Antiques & Modern Art
Just before the start of the summer season, France's largest antiques fair takes place in Antibes. Held in Pre aux Pecheurs, the event takes place in an area covering 6,000m2. Antiques' collectors, sellers, buyers and enthusiasts come from all over Europe for this annual fair.
More information about the Antibes Art Fair – Antiques & Modern Art.

May events

Floralies d'Antibes, Antibes & Juan les Pins
To celebrate the arrival of spring, Antibes and Juan les Pins host a huge gardening festival that fills up the towns with over 50,000 flowers. Markets, activities for children, guided tours, exhibitions and workshops complete the programme.
More information about the Floralies d'Antibes.

Festival des Heures Musicales, Biot
Music and tradition go hand in hand for the Festival des Heures Musicales de Biot. This music festival has been happening annually for over 35 years, bringing some of the best international classical music performers to the church of Sainte Marie-Madeleine in Biot.
More information about the Festival des Heures Musicales.

Antibes Rally
The ever-popular Rallye Antibes Cote d'Azur takes place in some of the most dramatic cols and roads around the Riviera town, with France's best rally drivers behind the wheel. Expect classic car shows, exhibitions, as well as the rallying stages themselves.
More information about the Antibes Rally.

June events

Les Voiles d'Antibes
Les Voiles d'Antibes is the first major yachting event of the year and includes several competitions for all sorts of sailing vessels. The Bay of Antibes fills up with a wide variety of breathtakingly elegant vintage and classic yachts during the regattas, some of which were built in as early as the 19th century. Along with the sailing action, there are exhibitions, cocktail evenings and music concerts.
More information about the Les Voiles d'Antibes.

Festival Nuits Carrées, Antibes
Taking place at the Amphithéâtre Carrée, located right in front of the sea, this festival offers interesting international acts and an eco-responsible attitude with lots of different music genres on offer, from pop and rock to hip-hop and electronic music.
More information about the Festival Nuits Carrées..

Fête de la Musique
The Fête de la Musique is a celebration that takes place every summer solstice on June 21st in cities, towns and villages across France. More than a music festival, the Fête de la Musique is a free event that spills out from the bars and restaurants onto the streets and encompasses every type of music imaginable, from local amateur teen bands to professional classical musicians, from club DJs to traditional folk bands.

Antibes Main Events & Festival dates 2020

July events

Bastille Day
A national holiday with various activities being held across the city on July 14th, in memory of the storming of the Bastille on the same date in 1789. Look out for those fireworks!

Jazz a Juan, Juan les Pins
Hosted annually, Jazz a Juan is one of the biggest music festivals in the French Riviera. Born as a jazz festival in the beautiful Pinède Gould, a pine grove by the sea, it now attracts international pop, rock and electronic music artists.
More information about the Jazz a Juan..

Nuits du Sud Festival, Vence
World music takes centre stage at this festival but there is more to it than that: talent contests, workshops and children's entertainment all form part of the programme, and there are also exhibitions and film screenings.

Fete de la Saint Pierre, Antibes & Juan les Pins
Antibes and Juan les Pins celebrate their patron saint, Saint Peter, with three days of celebrations. As Saint Pierre is the patron saint of fishermen as well, many of the events take place in and around the sea with a nautical procession being the highlight.

August events

Musical Fireworks Festival, Antibes & Juan les Pins
The Festival Pyromélodique starts in mid-July and takes place throughout August. Exceptional fireworks shows will light up the Bay of Juan les Pins in carefully devised choreographies to the sound of music.


Antibes 2020 Events & Festival dates

September events

Festival International d'Art Sacré, Antibes
Sacred music in sacred places at one of the oldest music festivals in the Cote d'Azur. For several weeks in September, some of the most beautiful religious buildings in Antibes, including the cathedral and the Saint-Bernardin chapel, will host ensembles and orchestras from all over the world who will perform chamber music, sacred voice recitals and more.

Grande Braderie, Juan les Pins
To mark the end of the summer season, the shops in Juan-les-Pins bring all their reduced items out on the streets. These end of summer sales are the perfect place to grab yourself a bargain or two.

Festi'PAL, Antibes
Beach sports are celebrated at this festival where you can try kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing and other watersports for free. Live music and entertainment are also part of this event celebrated at Port Vauban and the Plage de la Gravette.

European Heritage Days
Exceptional locations around France, including Antibes, will be open to visitors on the Journées du Patrimoine, a European-wide event. The European Heritage Days (EHD) are an annual event in which members of the public are encouraged to immerse themselves in local history and culture. Museums, churches, and galleries all open their doors to the public for a weekend in September.