Fantastic sporting events, music festivals, fairs, parades, and cultural events take place in Paris every year. Attending some of them and mixing with the locals will probably make you feel like a local.
Paris Fashion Week
Held twice a year, this clothing trade show is part of the global "Big 4" fashion weeks. With some of the top fashion houses on the schedule, like Louis Vuitton and Dior, the event attracts many celebrities, locals and tourists every year.
The Grand Prix d’Amérique
Held every year on the last Sunday of January at Vincennes racecourse, The Grand Prix d’Amérique is the world’s greatest harness racing event, which brings the best trotters from all over the world together in the City of Light.
Nuit des Musées
Nuit des Musées is a cultural event, which allows the public to visit the museums in Paris for free. On the third Saturday of May, you can visit Parisian museums between 7 PM and 1 AM without paying anything.
Paris Jazz Festival
Taking place between mid-June and late July on the verdant lawns of the Floral Park in the French capital, it is a not-to-be-missed festival, because the entire city turns into one big party.
La Fête de la Musique
This lively street music festival takes place every 21st of June in Paris. Music overtakes the streets of Paris, with DJs, live bands, amateur musicians, and singers scattered throughout the city.
Paris Quartier d’Eté
Held between mid-July and mid-August, the festival offers (mainly) free performances of circus, theatre, dance and concerts in Parisian squares, in parks, and at monuments.
Le Tour de France
It is an annual long-distance bicycling event, which climaxes after 3,500km in the City of Light. Want to see your cycling heroes crossing the finish line on the Champs-Élysées? Then don’t miss this spectacular bicycling event that takes place in July.
Foire du Trône Funfair
One of the oldest traditional funfairs in France, the Foire du Trône offers a handful of roller coasters and haunted houses, a Ferris wheel, and many traditional fairground attractions like candy-floss stalls and rifle ranges.
Transforming a few spots in the city into full-fledged beaches, this free summer event enables you to find yourself in a beach chair along the sandy banks of the Seine River.
Carnaval de Paris
A colourful spectacle that happens in the French capital every year, Carnaval de Paris brings together many musicians, carnivalists, and spectators. It is an experience you will definitely love.