If you ate tons of heart-shaped chocolate for Saint Valentine’s today, you can continue the celebration with Bordeaux’s chocolate festival. Also, there are plenty of events for kids this weekend, such as a cartoon festival in Begles, a dance festival and more. I also added plenty of dance events and parties so it won’t be boring this weekend. Here’s the list of things to do this weekend in Bordeaux (February 15-17).
Chocolate Festival in Jardin Botanique
This tasty 10 days fair, organized by Fédération Autonome des Métiers Gourmands, is taking place at the Jardin Botanique until February 17. This year the theme is a vegetable garden and you’ll discover the beautiful sculptures made by the chocolatiers for the national chocolate competition of Bordeaux. Some of the best Bordeaux chocolatiers will present and sell their works at the fair. For the full program click here.
When: February 8-17 / Where: Jardin Botanique Bordeaux-Bastide, Esplanade Linné, 33100 BORDEAUX
Festival Pouce Bordeaux
Pouce is the annual kids’ dance festival taking place around Bordeaux metropole. During the festival, 8 dance shows will take place in Bordeaux, Pessac, Floriac, Bruges and other towns around the metropole. The program also includes a dance workshop for parents. Check out the full program here.
When: February 6-16 / Where: different locations around Bordeaux (check out the program)
A cartoon festival for the little ones
In the next two weeks, Cinéma “Le Festival” in Bégles will host a film festival for the little ones. During the festival, many cartoons and movies for kids (3 to 6 years old) will be screened, allowing parents to take their kids to
When: February 13-26 / Where: 151 Boulevard Albert 1er, 33130 Bègles
Black Valentine Weekend
Black Valentine is a new festival by the Bordeaux Swing association, taking place this weekend (February 15-17) in Chartrons. The program of the festival includes plenty of lessons with professional dancers for both beginners and advanced dancers. On Friday and Saturday evening two swing concerts will take place, where you can practice all you’ve learned in class. For the full program and tickets click here.
When: February 15-17 / Where: 6 rue Ramonet, 33000 Bordeaux
Festival Les Grenadines Givrées
La Boîte à Jouer association invites you to the Grenadines Givrées festival during the first week of school break (February 16-23). You can enjoy different cultural experiences, from theater to marionettes and storytelling. This is a great event for both kids and adults. For the full program click here.
When: February 16-23 / Where: 39 Cours de Luze, 33300 Bordeaux
Ratatam – kids festival
This is the third edition of the Ratatam kids festival, taking place at the
Entrepôt du Haillan on February 12-17. The program includes concerts, animation movies, a painting contest, video games, meetings with cartoonists, a comics workshop and more. Check out the full program here.
When: February 12-17 / Where: Entrepôt du Haillan, Rue Georges Clemenceau, 33185 Le Haillan
A spa salon with representatives from 70 establishments will take place on February 14-15 in Hangar 14. The program includes different conferences on health and thermal medicine. For the full program click here.
When: February 14-15 / Where: Hangar 14, Quai des Chartrons, 33000 Bordeaux
Hip Hop Party
A hip hop party will take place this Friday (February 15) in one of the coolest places in town, Mama S
When: February 15, at 21:00 / Where: 19, RUE POQUELIN MOLIERE, 33000 Bordeaux
A swing concert and party will take place this Friday (February 15) at the Quartier Libre club in Saint Michel. The entry is free and a chic outfit is obligatory :). For more info click here.
When: February 15 , at 20:00 / Where: 30 rue des Vignes, 33800 Bordeaux
Carnaval de Bayonne
If you’re in a mood for traveling this weekend, Bayonne is the place to go. This Saturday (February 16) it’s the Bayonne annual Carnival. This is a very traditional B
When: February 16 / Where: Ville de Bayonne
Romanian weekend at the Cite du Vin
This weekend (February 15-17) la Cité du Vin celebrates the bond between France and Romania. It will be a big celebration of Carpathian wines with conferences, tastings and a concert. For more details and reservations click here.
When: February 15-17 / Where: Esplanade de Pontac, 134 Quai de Bacalan, 33300 Bordeaux
Exposition “Carnaval des 2 rives”
In two weeks Bordeaux will host the beautiful Carnaval Des 2 Rives. This year as part of the preparations to the festival, the organizers of the festival invite you to an exhibition with costumes and masks created for the carnival. The exhibition will be presented at le 308 (Bastide) from February 12 to March 29. For more details click here.
When: February 12 – March 29 / Where: Le 308, 308 avenue Thiers, 33100 Bordeaux
Go to the park
It looks like there’s finally some good weather this weekend and I really hope it’s here to stay. But February is tricky and this weekend could be just a short break from the cold. So before the sun disappears, you have a chance to get to know all the beautiful parks in the city and to prepare
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IKEA takes your old book
If you have a stock of books in your house that you want to get rid of this is a good opportunity. This Saturday (February 16) you can bring your books and get a coupon for 10 euros at IKEA. The books have to be in a good condition and it doesn’t include magazines. You have to have an IKEA family card to participate. For more details click here.
When: February 16 / Where: Avenue des 40 Journaux, 33049 Bordeaux
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Have a wonderful weekend!