This weekend you’ll find a lot of artistic events in the program as well as gardening activities because after all, it’s springtime. The biggest event this weekend is the Wine festival in Blaye, which is a beautiful place that you should definitely go to if you can. If you’re interested in boats don’t miss the big Salon Nautique in Arcachon. Here’s the list of things to do this weekend in Bordeaux (April 12-14).
The Blaye Spring Wine Festival
The Blaye Spring Wine Festival will take place on April 13-14 at the Blaye Citadel. The annual wine festival brings together more than 80 winemakers. The program includes discovery workshops (introduction to tasting, mixing and food and wine pairing), guided visits of the magnificent citadel by train or horse and more. For the full program and tickets click here.
When: April 13-14 / Where: Citadelle de Blaye, 33390 Blaye
Salon Nautique d’Arcachon
The big Salon Nautique d’Arcachon will take place this weekend (April 12-14) at Port de Plaisance D Arcachon. This is a fabulous event for boat lovers. More than 150 exhibitors will participate in the Salon, with 450 boats stationed all over the port. The event will also include a night show a triathlon, and an exposition of an exceptionally big vessel. For more details click here.
When: April 12-14 / Where:14 Quai Goslar, 33120 Arcachon
Salon des Vins de France & Gastronomie du Sud-Ouest
This weekend (April 13-14) a fair of French wine and
When: April 13-14 / Where: Château Malromé, 33490 Saint-André-du-Bois
Festival Musical Écran
Festival Musical Écran is a very unique film festival all dedicated to documentaries about music. The festival will take place on April 7-14 in different places in Bordeaux: Cinéma Utopia, Cour Malby, Bibliothéque Mériadeck, Institut Cervantes and Université de Bordeaux Campus Victoire. For the full program and all the details click here.
When: April 7-14 / Where: different locations, see the program
Bordeaux International Barrel Aged Festival
This is the first edition of the International Barrel Aged Festival that will bring together 20 different breweries and 10 distilleries from 14 countries. It’s a good opportunity to meet the best producers of beer and Gin, coming from Ireland, Finland, Spain and more. The evening will take place on Friday (April 12) at Mille et Une Bières Bordeaux. The program includes plenty of alcohol, a
When: April 12, from 18:00 / Where: 42 Rue Edmond Besse, 33300 Bordeaux, France
Semaine de l’art 2019
On April 12-20 an art week will take place at the Abbaye de Verneuil in the médoc region. Six artists (a sculptor, a photographer, a graphic designer and more) will present their exhibitions at the abbey. The evening program includes plenty of concerts. For tickets and more info click here.
When: April 12-20 / Where: 2 Place Saint-Pierre, 33180 Vertheuil
Fête des Jardins
The 10th edition of the big celebration of gardening in le Bouscat will take place this weekend (April 13-14). More than 30 exhibitors and associations will help you flower your balconies, gardens
When: April 13-14 / Where: Parc de l’Ermitage, Rond-point de l’Ermitage – 33110 le Bouscat
Festival Lier is an event that brings together several artists from different disciplines for an evening of cultural diversity. The program includes music from the balkans, afrobeat, French rock, beatbox and more. The event will take place this Saturday (April 13) at the Salle des fêtes Bordeaux Grand Parc at 18:00. For more info click here.
When: April 13, from 18:00 / Where: Salle des fêtes Bordeaux Grand Parc
Troc aux P
This Saturday (April 13) a day dedicated to plants and gardening will take place at Place du Marché des Chartrons. There will be stands and activities aimed to teach you everything you need to know about gardening. For more info click here.
When: April 13 / Where: 7 Place du Marché des Chartrons, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Printemps des Artistes
Printemps des Artistes in the city of Langon reunites 15 artists for a family friendly event dedicated to visual art. The program includes workshops, exhibitions, performances and a painting contest. The event will take place at the Centre Culturel des Carmes 33 on April 13. For more details click here.
When: April 13 / Where: 8 place des Carmes, 33210 Langon
Mably Afro Acid w/ Maryisonacid
This Friday (April 12) cour Mably hosts a big free party that will include a dj-sets by Maryisonacid and Ana al Fabet. For more details click here.
When: April 12, from 19:00 / Where: 3 rue Mably à Bordeaux
Students March for climate change
Join the students of Bordeaux for this important event. A student March for climate change will take place this Friday (April 12) at 14:00. The march will leave from Place de la Victoire. You can see more updates on their
When: April 12 / Where: Place de la
Le Bordeaux préféré de mon guide
This is a great opportunity to discover some hidden spots in Bordeaux. Every Sunday afternoon a guide from the Bordeaux tourist office will take you through an off the beaten track tour of Bordeaux where you will discover lesser known places in the city. For reservations and more info click here.
When: April 14 / Where: Bordeaux tourist office
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 artists and more info about the event here.
When: April 2 -28 / Where: Different locations in Bordeaux (see program)
D’un soleil à l’autre
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 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
If you need some ideas for things to do this weekend check out my new post about 30 things to do with kids in Bordeaux.
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If you want to know what other events are taking place this month in the city, check out my post about the 15 things not miss in April in Bordeaux.