After a long summer vacation, Bordeaux is on full rentrée mode with events such as the water fight at the miroir d’eau! Apart from that, there are plenty of amazing festivals all over gironde. Two medieval festivals are taking place this weekend as well as several music festivals, open air screenings and more. Check out the full program for this weekend in this awesome weekend list!
Last week I released my new article about the best things to in Bordeaux in September, so go there to see what else is happening soon in and around Bordeaux. Bonne rentrée everyone!!
Grande bataille de Pistolet à eau
It’s time for the great battle of the year – a water gun fight at the Miroir d’eau! The event will take place this Saturday (August 31) at 14:00. For more details click here.
When: August 31 at 14:00 / Where: Quai de la Douane / quai Louis XVIII, 33000 Bordeaux
Les Halles en Salsa
This Friday (September 30) Halles de Talence will transform into a salsa dance floor. The evening will begin with a salsa lesson at 18:00 followed by a performance on the dance floor :). For more info click here.
When: August 30, starting 18:00 / Where: Place Alcala de Henares, 33400 Talence
Princesse Mononoké & Concerts Kouk / Lost Meridian
To finish the summer in a fun way le Forêt du Bourgailh in Pessac invites you to a day of music, cinema, and environment. The event is taking place this Saturday (August 31) and includes activities for kids, concerts, meditations and an open-air screening of the classic animation film Princess Mononoke at the end. For more info click here.
When: August 31, starting 16:00 / Where: 160 avenue de Beutre, 33600 Pessac
Slowday & Rock’n’roll
A wellbeing event will take place this Saturday (August 31) at the IBoat in the Bacalan neighborhood. The program of the day includes yoga classes, healthy food stands, a musical siesta, art therapy, a green market and more. For more details click here.
When: August 31 / Where: Bassin à Flot n°1, Cours Henri Brunet, 33300 Bordeaux
Médiévales de l’Estuaire
This is the 10th edition of the medieval times festival Médiévales de l’Estuaire that will take place this weekend (Aug 31- Sep 1) at the beautiful citadel town Bourg sur Gironde. This is an amazing festival for kids with plenty of activities such as a costume competition, a farm and a little tavern only for kids. Adults can enjoy a big artisan market, a workshop of medieval professions and more. For all the info about the festival click here.
When: August 31 – September 1st / Where: Parc de la Citadelle, Bourg 33710
Black Bass Festival 2019
Black Bass festival will take place this weekend (August 30-31) at the Domaine de la Paillerie, which is located at the Marais du Blayais. It’s an independent rock festival with a rich program of more than ten artists. For the full program and tickets click here.
When: August 30 – 31 / Where: Domaine de la Paillerie, 33820 Braud-Et-Saint-Louis
Journée médiévale de Saint-Macaire
The annual medieval festival of Saint Macaire is taking place this Saturday (August 31) in several places in this lovely medieval town. The program includes plenty of activities for kids, shows, a big market in the city center and more. It’s a very colorful event and coming in costumes in recommended. If you don’t have a medieval times costume you can rent one, check out more details about costumes renting here. The event is free apart from the big medieval dinner, which you can reserve online. For more info click here.
When: August 31 / Where: Saint-Macaire
An open-air cinema at Peixotto park
This Saturday (August 31) Peixotto park in Talence will host an open-air screening of “The Incredibles 2”. The event will start at 18:00 with activities for kids and many food trucks and the screening itself will begin at 21:30. For more info click here.
When: August 31 / Where: Château de Peixotto, 1 Allée Peixotto, 33400 Talence
Festival Tribus Libres
The Tribus Libres is a music, theatre and dance festival that brings regional talent to the doorsteps of Bordeaux. All the events of the festival will take place this weekend (August 30 – September 1) in the Parc du Château de Cadaujac. The rich program includes dozens of concerts, theater spectacles, dance performances, a local products market, a big escape game and more. For tickets and the full program click here.
When: August 30- September 1 / Where: Parc Du Château De Cadaujac
A cool event for car lovers will take place this weekend (Aug 31- Sep 1) at Parc du Prieuré de Cayac in Gradignan. This year the Gradignan classic event is dedicated to Italian cars and will allow you to discover the work of Italian artisans from the automobile industry. On Sunday (September 1) a car rally will leave to Graves and Sauternes. The tour will start at 7:30 from the Centre commercial Laurenzanne. For more info click here.
When: August 31 – September 1st / Where: 1 Rue de Chartrèze, 33170 Gradignan
Paille & Ripaille
Paille & Ripaille is a wine and farming festival taking place this weekend (Aug 30 – Sep 1st) in Langon. During the three days, plenty of French wine and cheese producers will present their products to the public. Also in the program, you can find an animal exposition, various workshops and activities for kids. For more info click here.
When: August 30 – September 1st / Where: Parc des Vergers, Langon
The last event of the summer pavilion
Enjoy the last summer parties of the Orangeade association at the Quai Deschamps (in the Bastide neighborhood). The events will take place this Friday (18:00 – 01:00) and Saturday (12:00 to 01:00). For more details click here.
When: August 30- 31 / Where: Quai Deschamps, 33100 Bordeaux, France
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 Saturday (August 31) at Square Dom Bedos. For the lineup and more details click here.
When: August 31 / Where: Square Dom Bedos
Soirée Espagnole at Domaine de Raba
A Spanish night will take place this Friday (August 30) at the Domaine de Raba in Talence. Come to celebrate the weekend with Paella, Flamenco and Sangria in one of the chicest places in the Bordeaux area. The menu is 30 euros per person. For more info click here.
When: August 30, starting 19:00 / Where: 35 rue rémi belleau, 33400 Talence
Fête du Mascaret
La Fête du Mascaret (the feast of the tidal bore) will take place this Saturday (August 31) at the port of Podensac. The big wave is expected at 18:57 so be sure to get there on time. The Mejazz group will accompany the event with swing, jazz and French songs. For more details click here.
When: August 31 / Where: Port of Podensac
A street art creative workshop
Have you already seen Mika’s street art exhibition at the Institut Bernard Magrez. If you haven’t this weekend is a good opportunity to do that. This Saturday (August 31) the museum will host a creative workshop where you will recreate one of Mika’s famous works. The workshop is open to adults and kids older than 5 years old. For more details and tickets click here.
When: August 31, at 15:00 / Where: 16 rue de Tivoli, 33000 Bordeaux
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