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Now that Easter is over we can finally go back to events that don’t involve chocolate and treasure hunts. This weekend there are so many cool events all around Bordeaux, even Sunday is packed with activities you don’t want to miss. Open doors in Lalande de Pomerol, a celebration of asparagus in Etauliers, celebrating Bordeaux’s art and music on the banks of the Garonne and more in the list of things to do this weekend in and around Bordeaux (April 26-28).

To know what’s going to happen in Bordeaux in the next few weeks don’t miss my latest post about the 20 things to do in Bordeaux in May.

Open doors at Lalande de Pomerol

An open doors weekend will take place on April 27-28 at the châteaux of the Lalande de Pomerol appellation. During the weekend, 25 châteaux will offer plenty of activities such as guided tours, tastings, markets, an old cars exhibition, and many other activities. If you want to learn more about the Lalande de Pomerol appellation and its châteaux, click here. Check out all the participating châteaux and the offered activities in the picture below. For more details about the event click here.

When: April 27-28/ Where: Lalande de pomerol (see the list of chateaux in the picture

Festival Animasia

Animasia is a festival of Asian pop culture that brings together many elements like Manga, karaoke, Cosplay performances, martial arts and more. The chosen theme for the 7th edition of the festival is “China”. The event will take place this Saturday (April 27) at L’Entrepôt du Haillan. The entry is free, for more details click here.

When: April 27 / Where: 13 Rue Georges Clemenceau, 33185 Le Haillan

Fête de l’Asperge du Blayais

la Fête de l’Asperge du Blayais in Etauliers, taking place on April 27-28, is all about celebrating the greatness of asparagus. More than 8000 visitors are expected to stroll among the 50 exhibitors of local delights and enjoy the activities offered to both adults and kids (make-up sessions, mini farm, pony rides and more). See the full program.

When: April 27-28 / Where: Place principale, 33820 Etauliers

Le Bord’Osmose Festival

Le Bord’Osmose Festival celebrates Bordeaux’s art and culture. The festival will take place this Saturday (April 27) at the La Guinguette Chez Alriq, which you can visit before its big reopening on May 2. The program includes performances and concerts of local artists, exhibitions by some of the best Bordelais artists (NASTY is one of them) and plenty of great food trucks. You don’t want to miss this one!! For more details click here.

When: April 27 / Where: ZA Quai des Queyries, Port Bastide, 33100 Bordeaux

Search for beautiful antiques at the Brocante

The big brocante of Bordeaux is hosted twice a year at place des Quinconces with 200 antique dealers, horticulturists, restaurants, and craftsmen. It’s the biggest brocante event in the area and the selection is huge, from vintage home decor to paintings, antique furniture, garden accessories and more. While some items can be pricey, you can still find plenty of affordable pieces at this antique market. The merchants are very nice and are open to negotiations. The brocante is taking place from April 19 to May 5. For more info and the list of exhibitors click here.

When: April 19 – May 5 / Where: Place des Quinconces, Bordeaux

Tous au Pâquodrome – La Teste de Buch

If you’re a bit sad that Easter is over, this event is for you. A huge treasure hunt will take place this Friday (April 26) at the Hippodrome de la Teste. The event is limited to 150 kids. For more info click here.

When: April 26 / Where: 785 route de Cazaux, 33260 La Teste-de-Buch

Bal du Printemps

This Saturday (April 27) the Jardin l’Ephémère in Begles will host a big spring party. The program includes a big recycling market, games for kids, concerts and many workshops such as making a natural deodorant, how to make compost and more. See more details and the full program here.

When: April 27, starting 11:00  / Where: Jardin l’Ephémère, rue Faidherbe, Bègles

The opening of Décathlon Bègles

To celebrate the opening of Décathlon Bègles, the mega sports store invites you to a day full of free sports activities. The program includes climbing, rollerblades, yoga and artistic workshops for kids. The event will take place on Saturday (April 27). To see the full program click here.

When: April 27 / Where: Domaine De La Plantation, 33140 Villenave-d’Ornon

PIK NIK ZIK – free concerts

Pik Nik Zik is a series of free concerts organized by the Les P’tits Gratteurs association, that will take place every last Sunday of the Month from April to August. The first event will take place this Sunday (April 28) at the Quai des sports Saint-Michel and will include concerts by Naragansett, Vent d’est and the Bastards Of The Opera. For more details click here.

When: April 28, starting 17:00 / Where: Quai des sports Saint-Michel, Bordeaux

Kids Room in Halles de Bacalan

This Sunday (April 28) Halles de Bacalan will launch its kids’ room. Every Sunday (11:00 to 16:00) from now to the end of July, the market will run activities and workshops for kids with two operators, meanwhile, you can enjoy your drink and snack with friends without running after your kids. The activities are for kids over 3 years old and the price is 5 euros. For more details click here.

When: April 28 / Where: 10 esplanade de pontac, 33300 Bordeaux, France

Noche Del Pintxo

Noche del Pintxo is a fun event taking place in Halles de Bacalan every last Friday of the month. As the name indicates, this event is all about Pintxos, with ingredients coming solely from the market. This Friday (April 26) between 18:30 and 22:30 you’ll taste Pintxos and vote on the Pintxo of the month. One of the most fun things about these evenings are the prices: Pintxo = 2€, glass of wine = 2€.  For more info check out the facebook page of the event.

When: April 26, 18:30- 22:30 / Where: 10 Esplanade de Pontac, 33300 Bordeaux

Mama’s Brunch

Another fun event this Sunday is Mama’s Brunch. Mama Shelter invites you to its big buffet brunch which is a bit pricey (39 euros per person) but it includes almost four hours of activities and artistic workshops for kids, so it’s almost like brunch with a babysitter :). For more details and the menu click here.

When: April 27 / Where: 19, RUE POQUELIN MOLIERE, 33000 Bordeaux, France

Swing on the streets

Swing In Kiosque is a series of improvised dance events that are taking place in Jardin Public once a month. This weekend the event will take place on April 28. Take a look at the full program of events on their facebook page.

When: April 28 at 15:00 / Where: Jardin Public, 33000 Bordeaux

Roller Night

Every last Friday of the month the AIR Roller association is organizing a fun roller night. The group meets next to Hotel de Ville at 20:30 for about an hour ride. Everyone is invited. For more details click here.

When: April 26 / Where: Place Pey-Berland, 33000 Bordeaux

Itinéraires des Photographes Voyageurs – photography festival

The 29th edition of the “traveling photographers routes” festival is taking place on April 2-28. During one month, 18 photography exhibitions will be presented at the main cultural institutions in the city, among them, the Rocher de Palmer in Cenon, the Bibliothèque Grand Parc, Espace Saint-Rémi and others. Get the full list of all artists and more info about the event here.

photography exhibition at espace saint remi bordeaux
photo by : Gaelle Abravanel
When: April 2 -28 / Where: Different locations in Bordeaux (see program)

Exposition d’art au Château Pichon Bellevue

A big art exhibition is presented these days at the Château Pichon Bellevue in Vayres. The exhibition hosts four artists: Carole Collaudin (designer), Chantal Druet (photographer), Caroline Escaffit (painter) and Katrine Gaultier (sculptor). For more details click here.  

When: until April 30 / Where: 23 Avenue du stade, 33870 Vayres

Last chance to see the Sous les mers, au-delà de l’image exhibtion

“Sous les mers, au-delà de l’image” is a photography exhibition presented at the new Musee de la Mer et de la Marine until April 30. The expo consists of more than 100 photographs by Paul Nicklen and David Doubilet, two National Géographic photographers. Check out more info on the site of the museum.

When: Until April 30 / Where: 89 rue des étrangers, 33300 Bordeaux

If it’s your first time in Bordeaux don’t miss my full guide to a weekend in Bordeaux. Also, don’t forget to check out my list of things to do in May if you want to be up to date on all the events in the Bordeaux area.

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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!