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.
When: June 10
Where: Parc Palmer , 1 rue aristide Briand, 33150 Bordeaux, France
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.
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.
When: June 7-8
Where: See the full list of pubs in the link above
So Good Fest
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When: June 9
Where: Jardin Boutanique, Espl. Linné, 33100 Bordeaux
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.
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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Do you have other events to add to the list? Please share them in the comments so all of us can enjoy them 🙂
If you want to plan ahead check out my general list of things to in Bordeaux in June 2018.
Have a great weekend!
Merci pour ce article.
I will be moving to bordeaux after Xmas and do not know anyone – any ideas???
My French is rusty
Thanks for your comment…
Don’t worry, there is a huge English speaking community in and around Bordeaux and you will absolutely love this city. I would start by joining the Bordeaux expats facebook group which is a very lively and supportive group. And also check out the list (made by the Bordeaux expats blog) of all the other English speaking groups many of whom hold regular meetings. https://bordeauxexpats.blogspot.com/2018/03/expat-networking-in-bordeaux.html