By Month

Things to do in and around Nice by Month: a guide to the best concert series, food festivals, flea-markets, sports events, etc.  From the classic to the completely unexpected; most free, and all unforgettable.

January (click for more details)

  • New Year’s Concert with Nice Philharmonic – Free
  • Galette du Roi
  • Prom Classic 10k Run on the Promenade des Anglais
  • Winter Wine Tasting: Fete de Saint-Vincent, patron saint of Bellet
  • Massive Annual French Winter Sales Start

February (click for more details)

  • carnaval float 2015Nice Carnival – Free if costumed
  • Carnaval Indepenant, Nice’s ‘other’ carnival – Free
  • Bataille de Fleurs, the Nice Flower Parade
  • Queernaval – Free
  • Rock & Roll 10k Run
  • Last weeks of Annual French Winter Sales
  • Pain, Amour, Chocolat Festival in Old Antibes
  • Peak weeks for viewing the Mimosa Forest – Free

March (click for more details)

  • March aux Musees – month-long museum-fest
  • Paris-Nice Bike Race Finish on the Prom – Free

April (click for more details)

  • April Fool’s Day, Niçois-style
  • The Chemin de la Croix Easter Candlelight Procession – Free
  • Easter in the Sun Rock Festival
  • Boutique Winery Salon – Free
  • Monaco Rolex Masters
  • Antibes Yacht Show
  • Nice Semi-Marathon
  • Village Flea Markets

May  (click for more details)

  • May Day – no buses or trams, museums closed
  • Cannes Film Festival – Some Free
  • Monaco Grand Prix – Free day
  • Nice Folklore Festivities in Cimiez – Free
  • The Night of the Museums – Free
  • Max de Bruit cover-band rock festival
  • Crossover Electronic Music Festival
  • Local Concerts
  • Village Flea Markets

June (click for more details)

  • Nice Port Festival – Free
  • Fete de la Musique – Free
  • Summer Nights Concert Series starts – Free
  • Winery Open House – Free entry
  • Fete du Chateau Weekend – Free
  • Nice Ironman – Free to watch
  • Local Concerts
  • Village Flea Markets

July (click for more details)

  • Summer Jazz Festivals: Nice Jazz Festival, Jazz à Juan, Nuits du Sud
  • Jazz Festivals  free ‘Off’ sections- Free
  • Summer Night Concert Series – Free
  • Crazy Week Rock/Pop music festival
  • Other local concerts around town
  • Massive Annual French Summer Sales Kick off
  • Bastille Day
  • Prom Parties – Free
  • International Fireworks Competitions – Free
  • Pink Parade – Free
  • Eze Medieval Festival

August (click for more details)

  • Summer Night Concert Series – Free
  • Last weeks of Annual French Summer Sales
  • Military Parades – Free
  • Assumption Day Fireworks August 14 – Free
  • Palais de Justice Summer Dances – Free
  • International Fireworks Competitions – Free

September (click for more details)

  • Last of Summer Nights Concert Series – Free
  • Grape Harvest – Ever dreamed of being a grape-picker? – Free
  • Foire aux Vins, Annual French Wine Sales
  • History Weekend – Free (plus all museums free)
  • Port Festival (Free) and Chef’s Village
  • Chef’s Festival Mougins
  • Wine Extravaganza Cagnes-sur-Mer
  • Yacht Shows: Cannes and Monaco
  • Nice Regatta
  • Cagnes-sur-mer Medieval Festival
  • Local Concerts
  • Village Flea Market season starts

October (click for more details)

  • C’est Pas Classique Weekend Music Festival – Free
  • Monaco History Weekend – Free
  • The Running of the Sheep – Free
  • Traditional Jazz Festival including outdoor Gospel Mass
  • Saint Reparate Weekend; Procession, Concert – Free
  • Grande Braderie de Saint Tropez
  • Local Concerts
  • Village Flea Markets

November (click for more details)

  • Beaujolais Nouveau
  • Nice-Cannes Marathon
  • Procession Catherine Segurane – Free
  • Local Concerts
  • Village Flea Markets

December (click for more details)

  • Winter in Nice
  • Local Concerts
  • Christmas in Nice
  • Bain de Noel Polar Bear Swim
  • New Year’s in Nice

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