Things to Do in September in and around Nice

ironmanNice 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 Concert in the ParkSunday 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!”

Foire aux Vins: France-wide Autumn Blowout Wine Sales

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

Other Yacht Shows (but not free!)  Cannes Yachting Festival and Monaco Super-Yacht Show

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:

  • What to do on Sundays in Nicefree 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…

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