This weekend there are plenty of events taking place in Bordeaux metrople, so you don’t have to go far to have a great time. If you do want to travel a bit, a great event takes place on the beach of L’herbe, so pack your swimsuits and go party! If you missed it, a few days ago I released my new article about the best things to in Bordeaux in September so check it out to plan ahead. Here’s the list of things to do this weekend in Bordeaux (August 23-25).

Les Odyssées

Les Odyssées is a free stage arts festival taking place every year in Ambès, about 30 minutes from Bordeaux. The festival will take place on August 24 at Parc de Cantefrène. Check out the full program here

When:  August 24 / Where: Parc de Cantefrène, 33810 AMBES

Fete de l’herbe Cap Ferret 

L’Herbe is an oyster farming village on the Arcachon bay. This weekend (August 24-25) the magical village invites you to its annual feast with concerts, games on the beach and food. For more info click here

When:  August 24-25  / Where: Village ostéicole de l’Herbe, 33950 LEGE-CAP FERRET

Festival “À L’est de la Guinguette” – Bubliczki

This weekend (August 23 – 24) la Guinguette Chez Alriq will host two groups from Eastern Europe, each with its own regional and cultural reference. Come enjoy two Balcan evenings at one of the happiest places in town.  For more info click here

la Guinguette Chez Alriq
la Guinguette Chez Alriq
When:  August 23-24  / Where: ZA Quai des Queyries, Port Bastide, 33100 Bordeaux

Bordeaux Open Air

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. Every event is dedicated to a different country and hosts its DJ’s for sets of electronic music. The next Open Air event will take place this Sunday (August 25) at Parc Mussonville in Bègles. For more details click here.

When:  August 25, starting 15:00 / Where:  Parc Mussonville, Bègles

Festival Musical’Ocean 2019

Festival Musical’Ocean is a classical music festival taking place at Lacanau-Ocean, a beautiful coastal town, about an hour drive from Bordeaux. The program of the festival is aiming to combine big names with new talents in classical music. The festival will take place on August 23-28 in Salle l’Escoure. For more info click here

When: August 23-28 / Where: Avenue de l’Europe, 33680 Lacanau Océan

Relache Festival

Relache Festival, created by the Allez les filles association, is a series of free concerts taking place at different venues and dates during the summer. The next event takes place this Friday (August 23) at Square Dom Bedos. For the lineup and more details click here.

When: August 23 / Where: Rue Jacques d’Welles, 33800 Bordeaux

Rallye Des 2 Rives – Cadillac

Rallye des 2 Rives is an event dedicated to old and exceptional cars. The event will take place this Saturday (August 24) in Béguey, a little town just next to Cadillac. For more info click here. 

When: August 24 / Where: Béguey

Le Verger Grand Format

On Saturday (August 24) les vivres de L’art will host a fun afternoon party with a 4 DJs line up. For more info click here

When: August 24, from 14:00 / Where: 4 rue Achard, 33300 Bordeaux

Nocturnes du château : Les combattants de l’ombre

An ensemble of 15 comedians will reenact the historic period of the village of Villandraut during the second world war. The spectacles will take place on August 23-24 at the beautiful Château de Villandraut. For reservations call 05 56 25 87 57. For more info click here.

When:  August 23, from 14:00  / Where: Château de Villandraut

La Boca Part en Live – Louise Weber

The Boca Foodcourt is hosting Louise Weber and his musicians for a fun musical evening this Friday (August 23). The concert will start at 20:30 but you are welcomed to enjoy the happy hour from 17:00 to 19:30. For more info click here.

When:  August 23, from 14:00 / Where: Boca Foodcourt, Euratlantique • Quai de Paludate, 33800 Bordeaux

Talence Estival

This weekend (August 23-25) Peixotto park in Talence is hosting a lot of fun activities for kids. There will be two separated spaces, one for the very little ones and one for bigger kids. For more info click here.

When: August 23-25, from 14:00 to 19:00 / Where: Peixotto park, Talence

The summer pavilion on the right side of the river

Another fun weekend of music is taking places at le Quai Deschamps (in the Bastide neighborhood) with live concerts every Friday (18:00 – 01:00) and Saturday (12:00 to 01:00). The next event will take place this weekend (August 23-24), for more details click here.

When:  August 23-24 / Where: Quai Deschamps, 33100 Bordeaux

Robots in Cap Science

Cap Science, the children science museum in Bordeaux is presenting a new exhibition that is dedicated to robots and their functions in our lives. The exhibition will be presented until May 3, 2020. For more details and tickets click here.

When:  Until May 3, 2020 / Where: Cap Sciences Hangar 20

If it’s your first time in Bordeaux you should definitely check out my ultimate guide to Bordeaux to get familiar with all the must-see places in the city. To help you choose a hotel in Bordeaux I’ve gathered a list of the best hotels in the center of Bordeaux as well as a guide to the districts of Bordeaux to help you find your preferred AirBnB location.

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