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There are lots of great events this weekend! You have the big fair of contemporary art, a market for the famous black truffles of Périgord, a week of underground electronic music and plenty of shows, concerts, and exhibitions. If it’s too rainy for you, check out my list of things you can do when it’s raining in Bordeaux. You can also check out my new post about the best music festivals in Bordeaux and dream about the summer :). But for now, let’s get started with the list of things to do this weekend in Bordeaux.

Grand Marché de la Truffe

This weekend (February 2-3) a market of truffles will take place at Cours Malby. Grand Marché de la Truffe is a big event, dedicated to the famous black truffles of Périgord and other products of the region (foie gras, truffled liver pâtés and more). The event includes tastings and different activities related to the fancy mushrooms. The event is free. For more details click here.

When: February 2-3, starting 10:00 / Where: Salle Capitulaire de la Cour Mably, Rue Mably, 33000 BORDEAUX

Salon des Antiquaires et de l’Art Contemporain

The Salon of Antiques and contemporary arts is one of the biggest events in Bordeaux for Antique hunters. Around one hundred exhibitors, rigorously selected from different areas of France and other countries in Europe, will present their collections and knowledge in history and art. Le Salon des Antiquaires et de l’Art Contemporain will take place at the Parc des Expositions from January 26 to February 3. Entry is 10 euros and free for kids under 15 years old. For more details click here.

brocante in bordeaux

When: January 26 – February 3 / Where: Parc des Expositions, Bordeaux Lac, 33000 Bordeaux

Game In Jeux vidéo

Union Saint Jean invites you this Saturday (February 2) for a fun day dedicated to video games. The event includes activities for both kids and adults. The program for kids includes a family space with kids makeup, paper toys, arcade games, big puzzles and more. The adults can enjoy a game museum, board games and more. Check out the long program on the facebook page of the event.

When: February 2, 14:00- 18:00 / Where: 97 Rue Malbec, 33800 Bordeaux

A week of Underground electronic music

For the next two weeks Les Vivres de l’Art hosts a long line up of underground electronic music concerts. From February 1 to February 15, 17 live concerts will take place at this brilliant venue in the Bacalan district. The concerts include some big names from the international underground scene.  Check out the full program here.

When: February 1-15 / Where: 4 rue Achard, 33300 Bordeaux, France

Exposition Système de Nasti

Good news for street art fans! The amazing exhibition of Nasty (one of the most talented artist in this field) was extended until March 3rd! So if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a must! The exhibition is presented at the Institut Bernard Magrez. For more about the artist click here.

Street art Nasty

When: until March 3 / Where: 16 rue de Tivoli, Bordeaux, 33000

Marché des connaissances

This is the final event of the “Reboot : Semaine de culture scientifique“, a week dedicated to the relationship between humans and robots. This Saturday (February 2) a special fair will take place at the Halle de Chartrons that will reunite different scientific associations and players in the cultural scientific scene in Bordeaux, among them: Arts et Métiers (Bordeaux’s engineering school), Association des Sciences Archéologiques, Jeunes Sciences Bordeaux and others. See the full list of participants here. The event will include different activities, workshops for kids and games that address the topic of the human-machine relationship in a fun way. The entry is free and open for all.

When: February 2, 14:00- 18:00 / Where: 10 Place du Marché Chartrons, 33000 Bordeaux

Free museums Sunday

Like in most cities in France, the first Sunday of the month is a free museums day. You have a free entrance to all the public museums and to most exhibitions. Check out the full list of the museums in Bordeaux that you can visit for free this Sunday.

musee des beaux arts bordeaux

Pull à Facettes – Upgrade your clothes

This is a very cool evening for fashion lovers or just the creative ones among you. Pull à Facettes is an event created to get you out of the house for a winter cozy activity. You can bring your clothes and upgrade them with funky accessories. Make that old sweater of yours look cool again :). The event will include beer, hot wine, and karaoke! The event will take place this Saturday (February 2) at the Salle des fêtes Bordeaux Grand-Parc. For more details click here.

When: February 2, 19:00- 1:00/ Where: 39 Cours de Luze 33300 Bordeaux

Le Cirque Arlette Gruss

Arlette Gruss is a traditional French circus, founded in 1985. The circus has performed in Bordeaux several times in the last two decades and this time it’s coming back with a new show. This year they offer a free guided visit to the circus village to those who bought a ticket to the show. The circus tent will occupy the place de Quinconces from January 10 to February 6. For more details and tickets click here.

When: January 10 to February 6 / Where: Place des Quinconces, 33000 Bordeaux

Jazz Concert at Auditorium de l’Opéra

Richard Galliano, the French accordionist, will take the stage of the Auditorium of Bordeaux this Saturday (February 2). His concert will take you to a musical journey of exiles and sailors in Paris in the end of the 19th century. For more info and tickets click here.

When: February 2, 20:00 / Where: Place de la Comédie, Bordeaux, 33000

Misatango- dance show

Misatango was created in 1996 by the head of the Argentinian Orchestra, Martín Palmeri. This choreography is a spiritual journey that incorporates some of the Latin American musical traditions, especially tango. The show will take place this Saturday (February 2) at the Casino Barrière Theater. For ticket and more info click here.

When: February 2, 20:30 / Where: Rue du Cardinal Richaud, 33300 Bordeaux

Synapson – concert

The French electronic duo, Synapson, will take the stage of Rocher de Palmer this Friday (February 1). For tickets and more info click here.

When: February 1, at 20:20 / Where: 1 Rue Aristide Briand 33152 Cenon

Books market in Villandraut

A second-hand market for books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and board games will take place this Saturday (February 2) in Villandraut. It’s maybe a bit far from Bordeaux, but if you decide to travel to the South of Gironde, this is a very nice place to stop by. For more info click here.

When: February 2 / Where: Salle des fetes, 1 Place Paul Dunesme, 33730 Villandraut

Free Pony session for kids

Le Domain d’Ecoline is a farm in Sadirac that runs Pony workshops for kids throughout the year. This Sunday (February 3) you have a chance to discover their activity for free. For more details click here.

When: February 3, 14:00- 17:00 / Where: Lieu dit Joyeuse, 33670 Sadirac

That’s all for this weekend! If you want to plan ahead check out my winter edition of things to do in Bordeaux. And if you’re not on my email list yet, join me and get more tips about Bordeaux – subscribe here!

Although it’s officially Autumn, the weather in Bordeaux still feels like we’re in the middle of July and that gives us a chance to continue enjoying the outdoor events this city has to offer. Hopefully we won’t have pay for that with a long and cold winter. So what is waiting for us this weekend? A Visual Arts festival, Latin Music in Cenon, A sports day in Hostens, a magic festival in Eysines, and plenty of outdoor free concerts all over the city.

Here is the list of things to do this weekend in and around Bordeaux (September 21-23):

Events in Bordeaux Metropole

Echo a Venir –  an electronic music festival 

A big visual art and electronic music festival will take place this weekend in Bordeaux (September 20-23). For its 7th edition the festival invited artists from Montreal to unveil their  immersive  360°  projections on the pavilions created especially for the event. The program of the festival includes a lineup of Djs, a brunch on Saturday and a digital workshop for kids. Check out the facebook page  of the festival for more info. For tickets click here.

When: September 20-23
Where: Placette de Munich (quais de Bordeaux)

Les Talençaises

This weekend (Sep 21-22), Peixotto park in Talence is getting festive for the annual event of Les Talençaises. In the program: dj sets, concerts, interactive dance, a lot of food and a beautiful park to spend a fun afternoon with friends and family. The event is free, for more info click here.

When: September 21-22
Where: Parc de Peixotto, 33400 Talence

Latin Music Festival 

Corazon Latino, a Latin Music and dance festival will take place this weekend (September 21-23) in Rocher de Palmer in Cenon. The Program  includes music concerts, dance shows, three Latin parties andinternational dancers that came especially to teach you some moves. And of course plenty of Salsa , Bachata, Kizomba, Chacha, Semba, Tango, Lady Styling and Forró. For more info and tickets to some of the concerts check out the website of the event.

When: September 21-23
Where: 1 rue aristide Briand, 33150 Bordeaux, France

Festival Arts Mêlés

This is the 10 year anniversary of Arts Mêlés, a festival of magic and supernatural experiences that is organized by the town of Eysines. As always the program is full of magic shows, illusionists, acrobats and more (making it also fun for kids). The event is free and will take place on the weekend of September 22-23 at the Parc du château Lescombes. Check out the full program here. Read more about the festival and the performing artists here.

Festival Arts Mêlés

When: September 22-23
Where: 10 Rue de l’Église, 33320 Eysines

Cypher Party

The Move It organization will host a party this Saturday (September 22) right in the heart of the historic center of Bordeaux, Promenade Sainte-Catherine. This varied program will make you stay in the city center the whole afternoon: A dj set (15:00 to 16:00), dance battle (16:00 to 18:30) dance shows, live music and more. Check out the facebook page of the event.

When: September 22, from 15:00 to 19:00
Where: 25 rue Sainte-Catherine, 33000 Bordeaux, France

The Pavillon d’été of L’Orangeade

It’s almost the end of the Bordelaise summer and it’s the last opportunity to enjoy the summer pavilion on le Quai Deschamps on the right bank of the Garonne. The pavilion, organized by the Orangeade association, is hosting free music and gastronomy events. Take a look at the program for this Friday (Sep 21) and for this Saturday (Sep 22).

When: September 21-22, starting 6pm
Where: Quai Deschamps, 33100 Bordeaux

Open Air Festival

Bordeaux Open Air continues into September with more cool events of Electronic Music at different locations in the city center. The next event of the Open Air Festival will take place on September 23 at Square Dom Bedos.

When: September 23, 15:00
Where: Square Dom Bedos, Bordeaux

Journée Sports Nature

This Sunday (September 23) Hostens, the beautiful town and lake in the Parc Naturel Regional de Gascogne, will host its annual sports day. This event is all about spending time with your family while discovering outdoor fun sportive activities. The day includes 25 free sportive activities from kayaks to sand yachting, Rollerblading and archery. For more info click here.

When: September 23, from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 18:00.
Where: Domaine d’Hostens

A big second hand clothes sale

After many successful huge vintage clothing sales in Paris, Violette Sauvage arrives to Bordeaux with the same agenda of giving clothes a second life. The big vintage sale will take place this weekend (September 22-23)  in one of the most special places in Bordeaux, les Vivres de l’Art. A part from a huge amount of clothes, the event also includes food trucks and different workshops and activities. For more info check out the facebook page of the event. And for more details about the other events of Violette Sauvage click here.

When: September 22-23, from 11:00
Where: 4 Rue Achard, 33300 Bordeaux, France

Le Week-End De l’Imaginaire Ludique

Le Week-End De l’Imaginaire Ludique is an event created with the idea to promote games and the world of imagination. During the weekend (September 22-23) players of all ages will gather around the tables in the Centre d’animation Grand Parc to play and share their experiences. For more info click here.

When: September 22-23, from 11:00 to 19:00
Where:36 rue Robert Schuman 33300 Bordeaux

Exhibitions and Shows

Jazz weekend at the Caillou

If you’re looking for a Jazz concert for the weekend, Le Caillou in the Jardin Botanique is the place for you. Like every weekend in their fall program, different  musicians and groups will take the stage to smooth your weekend with some Jazz tunes. This weekend the program includes the Christophe Maroye trio on Friday (Sep 21) and the Kyara Lisa trio on Saturday (Sep 22).

When: September 21-22, at 20:30
Where: Le Caillou du Jardin Botanique, Esplanade Linné, 33000 BORDEAUX

Exhibition at the Institut Bernard Magrez

l’Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez is one of the cultural gems of Bordeaux, surprising us with new and inspiring exhibitions every few months. This time they host the painter Guillaume Toumanian, with an exhibition of 20 paintings called “De la lumière”.  The expo will be presented at Château Labottière until October 28. For more info check out the website of the museum.

When:until October 28
Where:16 rue de Tivoli, 33000 BORDEAUX

Snow White at the Grand Theatre

The Ballet of Angelin Preljocaj comes back to Bordeaux with Blanche-Neige (Snow white) created in 2008. It’s not only the  brilliant choreography that makes this pieces of art so special but also the costumes designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier and the stage decoration by Thierry Leproust. Seven shows of the Ballet will take place at the Opera of Bordeaux between September 21 and September 30. For tickets and more info check out the website of the Opera.

When:until October  21-30
Where: Grand Théâtre, place de la Comédie,33000 BORDEAUX

Flamenco by La Caramelita

“La Caramelita” our local phenomenal Flamenco dancer will take the stage on the Grande Poste this Friday (September 21). She will be accompanied by Romain Tranchant  on the guitar and by Alejandro Mendía singing. For tickets and more details check the facebook page of the event

When: September 21 at 20:00
Where: 7 rue du palais gallien, 33000 Bordeaux, France

If you want to plan ahead check out my general list of things to in Bordeaux in September 2018.

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Although there aren’t any huge events in the center of Bordeaux, like the wine festival next week, there is still a big variety of smaller fun events to entertain you and your families this weekend. Jazz lovers are going to enjoy this weekend with two Jazz festivals very close to Bordeaux. Other surprises in the music scene include the Open air festival in Cenon and the So Good festival in Canéjan. Of course it’s not all about music, there are food events, new art expos and even a Mojito festival.

For all of these events and many more, check out the list of things to do in Bordeaux this weekend (June 7-10):

Festivals and other events

Bordeaux Open Air #1

The first part of the third edition of the Bordeaux Open Air festival will take place on June 10 in Parc Palmer in Cenon. Bordeaux Open Air is a series of summer free electronic music events, all set in different locations and with a great city vibe to them. The second and third parts of the festival will take place on July 22 and August 12 in Jardin Public and Parc Palmer, respectively.

See more info about the event on their website and facebook page.

Bordeaux Open Air festival
Credit: openagenda.com

When:  June 10
Where: Parc Palmer , 1 rue aristide Briand, 33150 Bordeaux, France

Les Epicuriales

This is the last weekend of the event that has become an early summer Bordelaise tradition. For its 24th edition les Epicuriales festival transforms Allées de Tourny (next to the Opera) to a  gastronomic heaven with about twenty restaurants set up especially for the event. During the 16 days of the festival, the restaurants are open to the public for lunch and dinner.

The event takes place May 25 to June 9. See more details here.

Les Epicuriales food festival in Bordeaux
Les Epicuriales food festival – by lost in Bordeaux

When: May 25 – June 9
Where: Allées de Tourny 33000 Bordeaux

Festival Le Haillan Chanté

The 9th edition of the singing festival, Le Haillan Chanté, is taking place on June 5-9 in Le Haillan. French songs lovers will adore this event as it is full with performances of both current and more nostalgic songs. There is a long list of performers participating in the event, some of the names are: Michel Jonasz, Loïc Lantoine, Melissmell, Barbara Carlotti, Presque Oui, Wally, Hildebrandt, Jacques et Jacques, Hinamé, Marc Dessolas, Tiou, Eskelina, Buridane.  The two main venues where the events will take place are L’Entrepôt and the Théâtre de verdure.

To see the full program of the festival click here.

When:  June  5- 9
Where: 13 rue Georges clémenceau 33185 le haillan

Fete de mojito

La Fête du Mojito will take place this weekend (June 7-9) all over France with music, special activities and happy hour prices on Mojitos (up to 50% off). Bordeaux is not an acceptation and many bars in the city are going to participate is the festival with special evenings dedicated to the Cuban famous cocktail, among them La Tencha, The grizzly pub, the Bodega and Casa Latina. See the full list of the Bordelaise pubs participating in the events and the discount they are offering here.

You can see all the locations in France where Mojito will be celebrated here.

fete du mojito casa latina

When:  June 7-8
Where: See the full list of pubs in the link above

So Good Fest

Le So Good Fest is an electronic music festival of the Gironde department that takes place every year at Plaine du Courneau in Canéjan. The 8th edition of the festival will take place on June 8-9 and will include a two day lineup of French and international artists in the Electro, Dub and Techno music.
For more details and tickets check out the site of the festival.
When:  June 8-9
Where: Impasse de Calonge, 33610 Canéjan sur la ZA du Courneau, Canéjan
How much: 21 € for a day / 36 € for two days path

Jazz and Blues Festival in Leognan

The 23rd edition of the Jazz and Blues Festival of Leognan will take place as part of Leognan’s 300 years anniversary celebrations. Six concert nights will be given between June 7 and June 16 in four different towns in the area: Beautiran, Saucats, Martillac et Léognan. Take a look at the full program here.

When:  June 7- 16
Where: See all the locations in the link above
How much: the prices in the link above

la Fête de l’Huître

The 18th edition of la Fête de l’Huître will take place on June 8-9 in the center of Saint Augustin neighborhood in Bordeaux. During the day, you will see plenty of people who come to enjoy oysters and other goodies that the festival has to offer, while the ones who will stay for the evening will enjoy free concerts (LITTLE MONKEY, HS STREET BAND). See more info here.

photo by: Sanson

When:  June 8-9
Where: Place de l’Eglise Saint Augustin, 33000 Bordeaux

The Hermione ship arrives to Bordeaux

Hermione, the impressive ship, once used by La fayette, will arrive to Bordeaux on June 8. The ship will pass under the Chaban-Delmas bridge at 14: 45 and after turning at the Miroir d’Eau, will dock next to Ponton Quai des Marques until it’s departure on June 14 (20:20). During its stay in Bordeaux you have the chance to visit the ship and meet the crew. The visit lasts up to 30 minutes and the price is 5 €  for adults and 2 € for 6-15 years old. For more details click here. Read more about the ship and its journey here.

When:  June 8-14
Where: Ponton Quai des Marques , 33000 BORDEAUX
How much:5 €  for adults and 2 € for 6-15 years old


Trajectoires is a unique cultural event where talented students of music, theater and choreography will perform their works of art to pass their diploma. Around 50 different performances of theater, comedy, dance and music will be put on stage in different locations in Bordeaux. Six concerts will be given in Saint Genès this weekend (June 8-10) by the students of the Ancients instruments department of the Conservatoire de Bordeaux. For more details check out the facebook page of the event.  The entry is free.

Take a look on the full list of performances and details about all the events in June here.

When: June 8-10
Where: Chapelle de Saint-Genès La Salle

Festival Jazz 360

This is the 9th edition of the Jazz 360 festival whose goal is to support the creation of Jazz music. During the five days of the festival more than 50 professional and young artists will take the stage for nine free and four payed concerts. it will take place on June 7-10 in five different locations: Langoiran, Cénac, Camblanes-et-Meynac, Quinsac and Latresne.  For more details visit the site of the festival.

When: June 7-10
Where: see different locations here.

Fête Vigneronne

This Saturday (June 9)  Sainte-Croix-du-Mont invites you to the Fête Vigneronne. This is a gastronomic and a wine event in Château de Tastes, where visitors will  taste the wine of the château  and take part in different activities such as an art exposition, orchestra concert and a lunch prepared from the products of the region. For more details click here.

photo by: le republicain Marmande et Langon

When: June 9
Where: Château de Tastes, 33410 SAINTE-CROIX-DU-MONT

Arty Garden Party

The town hall of the Nansouty Saint-Genès neighborhood is organizing a summer welcoming party that will include musical, cultural and sports events. The three days event will take place on June 8-19 at the Dames de la foi garden in Saint Genès. For more info click here

arty garden party 2018

When:  June 8-10
Where: Dames de la foi (jardin), Rue St Genès, 33000 Bordeaux


Big Bang- Air and Space Festival

The Big Bang festival in Saint-Médard-en-Jalles will take place on June 5-10. The third edition of the air and space festival is dedicated to art and science and is promised to be both educative and entertaining. The program includes art and science exhibitions, conferences, planetarium, flight simulator, films, concerts and much more. Check out the full program of the event.

Big Bang Festival 2017
Picture by: Big Bang

When:  June 5-10
Where: Le Carré des Jalles, Place de la République, 33160 SAINT-MEDARD-EN-JALLES

Le Printemps des Doudous

Le printemps des doudous is a  music festival for kids that will take place June 9 in the Bastide neighborhood. The program will include shows, workshops and sport activities for kids such as yoga, gym kids and more. The workshops and sport activities are all free, while the price of the shows is 5 euros for kids and 8 euros for adults. For more detail click here.

le printemps des doudous program

When:  June 9
Where: Jardin BoutaniqueEspl. Linné, 33100 Bordeaux

Bambino Party

This weekend (June 9-10) l’Île aux enfants in Hourtin will hold a kids festival for children up to 12 years old. The theme of the festival is the wild west and the kids will be turned to little cowboys and Indians. For more details click here.


Odyssée de L’espace – Auditorium de Bordeaux

For this final concert of the symphonic season, the National Orchestra of Bordeaux chose to take on a more cinematic sound. The concert is called the Space Odyssey and besides the theme from Kubrick’s famous movie will include other pieces celebrating space like Start Wars. The concerts will take place June 7-8 at the Auditorium of Bordeaux.

For more details and tickets click here.

When: June 7-8
Where: 8 – 13 cours Georges Clemenceau, 33000 Bordeaux

Belle Gueules de Bordeaux – Photography 

A photography exhibition by the name of Belle Gueules de Bordeaux, will be presented in La Cité du Vin from June 8 to September 2. The photographs present 51 portraits of men and women working in the vineyards in the Bordeaux area  during the period of  12 months, as was captured by the photographer, Guillaume BONNAUD. Most of the works are presented at the entrance hall of La Cité du Vin and thus do not require a ticket to the museum.

See more info here.

When: June 8 – September 2
Where: La Cité du Vin, 134 Quai de Bacalan, 33000 BORDEAUX

Still some time left to see the Street Color Exhibition

This is the last chance to see the excellent art exhibition that is being presented from April 5 to June 24 at the Institut Bernard Magrez. The expo includes some well known street artists (mostly French ones), such as MAD C (GER), Seth (FRA), d’Alexöne (FRA) and more.

For more info and tickets.

seth-street-art merapi indonesia
Seth street art-Merapi Indonesia
When:  until June 24
Where: 16 rue de Tivoli, Bordeaux
How much: 8 €

Last chance to see the Wine and Music Expo

The art exposition at la Cité du Vin, named “Le vin & La musique, accords et désaccords“, reveals the relationship between wine and music through a visual journey that alternates between  paintings, music and stage art. Around 150 pieces of art will be put in place from French and European collections: ceramics, paintings, music books , instruments and more. The exposition has been running from march and will be presented at the museum until June 24. For more details and tickets check here.


When:  until June 24
Where: 134 – 150 Quai de Bacalan, 33300 Bordeaux
How much: 8 €

Là bas – expo by Yakassum 

Art Social Club is an association created with the goal to connect between artists and art lovers. Every month the Art Social Club hosts different artists from different genres of arts. Currently (May 17 – June 17) “la bas”, a collective exposition by Yakassum, a group of three painters, is being presented at the club. For more info click here.

When: May 17 – June 17
Where: 39 rue Bouquière 33000 Bordeaux

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If you want to plan ahead check out my general list of things to in Bordeaux in June 2018.

Have a great weekend!