This weekend we have free concerts on the banks of the Garonne, Jardin Public and at the charming port town of Andernos les Bains. Other than that, there are some interesting exhibitions for those of you looking to hide from the sun as well as plenty of ideas to enjoy the Bordelaise summer without spending a dime.
Here is the list of things to do this weekend in and around Bordeaux (August 18-19):
Enjoy a concert at the summer pavilion on the Garonne
The summer pavilion on le Quai Deschamps on the right bank of the Garonne is a great way to enjoy your evenings during the hot Bordelaise summer days. The pavilion, organized by the Orangeade association, is hosting free music and gastronomy events every Friday and Saturday until September 22. Take a look at the program for this Friday (August 17) and for this Saturday (August 18).
When: August 17-18, from 6pm
Where: Quai Deschamps, 33100 Bordeaux
Open Air Festival
Bordeaux Open Air is a series of free summer electronic music events, all set in different locations and with a great city vibe to them. The next event will take place on August 19 in Jardin Public and will be dedicated to Djs from London.
See more info about the event on their facebook page.
When: August 19, 15:00
Where: Jardin Public, place du Champ de Mars, 33000 Bordeaux
Like every summer the Tango Bordeaux association organizes public tango dance in different location in the center of Bordeaux. Join their tango party at the Grande Poste this Sunday (August 19), see more info on the facebook page of the event.
When: August 18– 16:00
Where: 7 rue du palais gallien, 33000 Bordeaux
Brasilian Funk in charming Andernos les Bains
Bate Funk Brasileiro is a group of 13 musicians playing tribute to Brazilian music from the Rio Black Power of the 70s to the Samba Funk of today. The concert will take place this Saturday (August 18) at the beautiful port town of Andernos les Bains. For more info check out the facebook page of the event.
When: August 18– 21:30
Where: Esplanade de la jetée andernos
Go to the beach at Bordeaux Lac
The beach is the perfect summer spot and if you’re in Bordeaux you don’t have to go very far for it. The cute beach of Bordeaux Lac has everything you need: a sandy clean beach with beautiful clear water and a lot of shade from the nearby trees for those who don’t really like the sun. the beach is open to the public daily from June 1st to August 31 and starting July 1st it offers water and beach activities such as sailing, kayaking, mini-golf and more. Check out the list of daily activities here.
When: June 1- August 31
Where: Boulevard Jacques Chaban Delmas, 33520 BRUGES
Dance on the Quai
This is the last weekend of Dansons sur les Quais, a series of dancing classes and events where people gather to dance together and learn a variety of dancing genres like Tango, Salsa, Bollywood, Forro, Hip Hop, Street Jazz, Zumba, Country and more. These activities are guided by professional dancers from different dance schools in Bordeaux and they are completely free, so this is a great opportunity you don’t want to miss. The dancing events are taking place daily on the quai until August 19. For more details and the full program check out the website of Dansons sur les Quai.
When: Daily until August 19
Where: Quai Louis XVIII, 33000 Bordeaux
Hide from the sun in the beautiful Parc Bordolais
Parc Bordelais, the biggest parc in Bordeaux, is located in the northern part of the city in the Cauderan neighborhood. Although a bit far from the city center, making an effort to get there really pays off. A lake, beautiful trees, huge green spaces and a lovely terrasse café are only part of what parc Bordolais has to offer. This park is one of the best places for kids in Bordeaux. Besides two large playgrounds (for younger and older kids), there is a puppet theater and a little train that takes you on a tour around the park. If you want to discover more parks in Bordeaux check out my list of the best picnic locations in the city.
Bordeaux Metropolitan Summer
Like every year Bordeaux Metropolitan invites you to discover the city and the area around it through a series of cultural events. More than 100 activities including music, dance, public reading, theater, circus and gastronomy are taking place between July 8 and September 25. These events are so widely spread across the metropolitan area of Bordeaux that you are guaranteed to discover places (especially parks) that you have never heard of before: Parc d’observation in Floirac, Parc du Viver in Merignac, Parc Camponac in Pessac and many more. Check out the full program of events here.
When: Daily from July 8 to September 25
Where: Bordeaux Metropolitan – check out the exact location of every event in the program.
Exhibition at the beautiful Espace Saint Rémi
Espace Saint Rémi is a beautiful place to go see exhibitions and cultural events in the center of Bordeaux. During the next ten days (August 16-26) the place will host an exhibition by three different artists: Léonard Lahoz (porcelain design), Twotom (aquarelle painting), Anne d’Aressy (pastels). A meeting with the artist Léonard Lahoz will take place this Friday at 18:00.
When: August 16-26
Where:Espace Saint-Rémi – 4 rue Jouannet – 33000 Bordeaux
Join the guided visit of the Urban Legends Exhibition
Legendes Urbaines, an exhibition that hosts more than 50 street artists, is beeing presented from June 21 to September 16 at La Base Sous Marine, one of the most unique places in Bordeaux. The exhibition follows the evolution of street art from the 80s until today and presents different art styles from graffiti, to video art, vitrage paintings, works on wood, fabric and much more. If you want to learn more about the meaning behind these fascinating pieces of art, join the guided tour that will take place this Saturday (August 18) at 16:00. The tour doesn’t require prior reservation and is limited to 30 people (price is 3 euros). For more details about the tour click here.
When: August 18, 16:00
Where: La Base Sous Marine, Boulevard Alfred Daney, 33300 Bordeaux
Garden Party – in one of the nicest terasses of Bordeaux
A nice collaboration is taking place this summer between Frida, a restaurant with a beautiful inside garden, and the French Gin producer G’Vine Gin. Every Sunday during the summer a cocktail party takes place at Frida, with a selection of special cocktails and a discount price of 6 euros for Gin and Tonic. For more info click here.
When: August 19, 17:00
Where:27-29 rue Buhan, 33000 Bordeaux, France
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If you want to plan ahead check out my general list of things to in Bordeaux in August 2018.
Have a great weekend!