Many cool events are taking place in Bordeaux this weekend. For the foodies among you, we have the Basque food fair and a farmers’ market in a fancy chateau. Also, you can enjoy a headphones party, a posters fair in Darwin, a kids’ book salon and more. Here’s the list of things to do this weekend in Bordeaux (March 22-24).
Les Basques à Bordeaux
A big celebration of Basque food and culture will take place in Bordeaux (Hangar 14) on April 28-29. The event will include plenty of food stands featuring all the traditional basque products such as
When: April 28-29 / Where: Hangar 14, Quai des Chartrons, 33000 Bordeaux
Salon International du Disque de Bordeaux
The international salon of vinyl and cd records of Bordeaux will take place March 23-24 in the Parc des Expositions. It’s the 59th edition of this festival that brings together 80 exhibitors from France and abroad and proposes all genres of music: rock, pop, soul, jazz, punk, reggae and more. For more details click here. Price: Normal 3€50 / Student 2€ / free for kids.
When: March 23-24 / Where: Stadium-vélodrome, Cours Jules Ladoumègue, 33000
Le marché des producteurs in a château
The famous Château Pape Clément invites you this Sunday (March 24) to their first farmers’ market of the year. The event will include free wine tasting (the Bernard Magrez wine), for which you have to reserve a spot (for reservations call 05 57 26 38 34). For more details click here.
When: March 24 / Where: 216 Avenue du Docteur Nancel Penard, 33600 Pessac
This is the weekend of the big Carnival of Arcachon taking place on Sunday (March 24). The event starts in the morning at Place des Marquises with shows and activities for kids. In the afternoon (15:00) a grand parade will take place on the streets of the city (the route: casino de la
When: March 24 / Where: Place des Marquises, Arcachon
Village Festival – Posters sale
The European short film festival will start in Bordeaux in a week ( see more details about the event in my post on things to do in March). This Sunday (March 24), Darwin will open the Festival village with a big sale of movie posters. The event will also include stands and activities related to board games, virtual reality and more. For more details click here.
When: March 24 / Where: 87 quai des Queyries, 33100 Bordeaux
La Fête des Ruches à Bordeaux !
When: March 23/ Where: 6 place du Maucaillou, 33800 Bordeaux
Halles de Bacalan invites you this Saturday (March 23) to a day of responsible food. The Gaspi’Halles event will include a workshop where you will learn how to reuse your food for other dishes, a workshop about compost, meeting with ecological startups and games for kids. For more details click here.
When: March 23 / Where: 10
esplanade de pontac, 33300 Bordeaux
Vide-dressing for charity
This Saturday (March 23) a big second-hand sale will take place at the Maison Rose. The sale will include everything from clothing to bags, shoes, stylish accessories and more. The profits from the sale will go to La Maison Rose, an association supporting women diagnosed with cancer. For more details click here.
When: March 23/ Where: 9 Rue de Condé, 33000 Bordeaux
Salon du livre jeunesse
The 18th edition of the kids’ books salon will take place this weekend (March 22-23) at the Médiathèque La Source in Bouscat. This year it’s dedicated to space! The event will include plenty of activities for kids, such as storytelling, book signings and access to the planetarium. For more details click here.
When: March 22-23 / Where: Place Gambetta 33110 Le Bouscat
Les Fous Rires de Bordeaux
Les Fous Rires de Bordeaux (16-23 March) is a very unique humor festival hosting more than 80 artists and different activities taking place all over the city. The festival is an opportunity to experience humor in different forms, such as live on stage, in pictures and even through cooking!
There are two parts to the festival: Festival IN, with well-known artists on stage and Festival OUF– that proposes free activities during the whole week of the festival such as workshops, happenings, entertaining children in hospitals and more. See the full program here.
When: March 16-23 / Where: Different locations in Bordeaux
When: March 8-31 / Where: Quai de Queyries 33000 Bordeaux
Foire aux Plaisirs
This is the spring edition of the traditional Bordelaise Fair that is taking place at Place des Quinconces from February 22 to March 24. It’s a perfect activity for kids and for those who are young in spirit as La Foire aux Plaisirs de Bordeaux has it all: a big wheel, roller coasters, ghost trains, bumper cars, donuts, crèpes, barbes à papa and more. The fair is open daily from 14:00, you are not required to pay any entry fee, only for some of the attractions. See more info about the fair here.
When: February 22 to March 24 / Where: Place des Quinconces , 33000 Bordeaux
Silent tropical Party
Finally, the concept of headphone parties is arriving
When: March 22 / Where: 4 rue Achard, 33300 Bordeaux, France
Classic music at Saint André
This Friday (March 22) a classic concert will take place at Saint André. The Choir of la Maîtrise de Bordeaux will open the musical season in the main church of Bordeaux with the music of Vivaldi and Zelenka. For more details click here.
When: March 22/ Where: Place Pey Berland, 33000 Bordeaux
D’un soleil à l’autre – New exhibition at the Base sous marine
In the D’un soleil à l’autre exhibition artists present their poetic journey in space. Aspects like elastic distances, weightlessness, dazzling, infinitely large landscapes and incandescent materials are beautifully translated into contemporary and digital art. La Base sous marine is known for the phenomenal use of their unique space for art, so don’t miss this one. The exhibition will be presented at the museum from March 9 to May 19. For more info click here.
When: March 9 – May 19 / Where: Boulevard Alfred Daney, 33000 Bordeaux
Important notice for all you wine lovers, the open doors weekend at the châteaux of Medoc is in two weeks and I have all the details in my latest post.
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