Things to Do in September in and around Nice
Nice Ironman Free to watch!
Normally held mid-June, exceptionally this year it is postponed to September 12, 2021
An ultra-endurance race of insane proportions for mega-jocks, but we mere mortals can still watch! The Promenade des Anglais is closed to traffic all day, so even couch potatoes can take advantage of the unusually silent Prom for a relaxing drink at one of the bars facing the sea.
Prom Swim Open Water Swim September 18 & 19, 2021
Nice Semi-Marathon – September 26, 2021 In addition to the 21k semi-marathon, concurrent events also include a 2k run for kids, a 2k run for families, 5k for women, and a 10k.
Grande Braderie de Vieux Nice – 3rd weekend in September – all the old town shops put their wares on the street to tempt you with their bargain prices!
Fete de Sainte Fleur in Old Nice – FREE – Last weekend of September… The patron saint of florists is honored with food, music and a wandering floral fashion show made with over 6500 flowers.
History Weekend Fete du Patrimoine – FREE (plus all museums are free) – September 19 & 20, 2021
Sunday Orchestra Concerts in the Park – FREE – Every Sunday at 3:30pm the Nice Orchestra d’Harmonie gives a free concert in the gazebo in the Albert 1st gardens.
To find it, just walk to the end of the Promenade du Paillon, where the gardens meet the seaside, and it is in the far right corner. Click here for this week’s concert program.
Flea Markets: September is prime Flea Market season… look for the posters touting Vide Grenier, which translates to “empty your attic!”
The Crossover Music Festival is THE festival for electro, DJ, and cutting edge bands. Happening September 10 and 11, 2021, it has new home at the Palais Nikaia (Tram stop Nikaia), a new expanded format of 3 stages with the Crossover Village in between, and new hours, going until at least 5am!
Saint-Paul-du-Vence Grape Harvest – Ever dreamed of being a grape-picker? – Free
Monaco Classic Week classic wooden yacht show – September 8-11, 2021 – Free
Jewish European History Day September 5, 2021
Cagnes-sur-mer Medieval Festival
Nice Music Live presents jazz and world music concerts at local venues. Particularly interesting are the concerts at the open-air Theatre de Verdure, and also those at the Black Box, both of which have easy tramway access.
See Related Pages:
- Weekly Open-Air Food and Antique Markets – don’t miss the famous Monday Antique Market at Cours Saleya
- What to do on Sundays in Nice – free afternoon orchestra concerts, free museum days, special family-friendly concert matinees at the Opera House, and of course numerous Catholic masses to choose from…
- Nice by Nite – concerts, jazz clubs, salsa and tango venues, pub quiz nights, English-language theater and movie venues…