We have a great weekend full of events and this time your Sunday is going to be especially busy. We have some big events like the Chocolate fair and the Jumping International de Bordeaux but also plenty of nice smaller events for kids and adults. Don’t miss two beautiful exhibitions I recommend for this weekend and if you’re in a traveling mood, don’t miss the big Playmobile in Mios. Here’s the list of things to do this weekend in Bordeaux (February 8-10).
Jumping international de Bordeaux
Jumping International de Bordeaux is a big riding equestrian event that includes competitions, spectacles and a fun fair. The event takes place on February 7 -10 in Parc des Expositions de Bordeaux. More than 250 exhibitors will present their horses at the event which will include activities such as the Jumping world cup, amateurs competition, Equine Health Forum, a show of Iberian horses and more. For more details click here.
When: February 7-10 / Where: Cours Jules Ladoumegue, 33300 Bordeaux
Chocolate Festival in Jardin Botanique
This tasty 10 days fair, organized by Fédération Autonome des Métiers Gourmands, will take place at the Jardin Botanique on February 8-17. 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
Play Mios – Playmobile day
A Playmobil exhibition will take place this Saturday (February 9) in Mios. The event will include more than 50 exhibitors from all over the Bassin d’Arcachon presenting more than 43,000 Playmobil figures. The exhibition will include 17 dioramas of different themes such as Game of Thrones, Astérix and Star Wars. The program also includes nice activities for the little ones. For more info click here.
When: February 9 / Where: Salle
polyvalente Marc Daurys, Place Dominique Mayonnade, 33380 Mios
Green Market au Château des Tours, Bouscat
A green market will take place this Saturday (February 9) in Château des Tours in
When: February 9, from 10:30 / Where: 246 Avenue de la Libération Charles de Gaulle, 33110 Le Bouscat
Grande fête enfantine à Pessac
When: February 10, 14:00- 18:00 / Where: Parc Cazalet, Avenue de
Beutre, 33610 Pessac, France
Every winter the main streets of Bordeaux are getting filled with stands of clothes, shoes, toys, house supplies and more – this is the Bordeaux winter Braderie. If you’re in town for winter sales take the opportunity to check out the stands of more than 250 merchants on rue Porte Dijeaux, rue Sainte Catherine and rue des Trois Conils. The Braderie will take place on February 6-8.
When: February 6-8 / Where: Center of Bordeaux: rue Porte Dijeaux, rue Sainte Catherine and rue des Trois
Troc party vêtements
As part of the “not buy anything new” challenge, the Maison Ecocitoyenne of Bordeaux organizes this Sunday (February 10) a clothes party. You can come and exchange, buy or sell second-hand clothes. The event is free but requires prior registration. Click here for more info and registration.
When: February 10, 14:00- 17:00 / Where: Maison écocitoyenne de Bordeaux, Quai Richelieu, 33000 Bordeaux
Last chance to visit the Kaléidoscope exhibition
You have only two weeks to see the beautiful street art exhibition in Institut Bernard Magrez. The Kaléidoscope exhibition is all about feminine art, hosting nine female street artists to present their works in a genre that is usually considered more masculine. This is one of the most beautiful exhibitions presented in Bordeaux these days so go see it! The exhibition will be presented until February 24. For more info click here and here.
When: Until February 17/ Where: 16 rue de Tivoli, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Bengal stream – E
Bengal Stream is a beautiful architecture exhibition presented at the Erc en Rêve, the architecture center of CAPC (the contemporary art museum of Bordeaux). The exhibition presents pictures and models of tens of projects in Bangladesh, realized by emerging architects. Most projects had very little budget to work with, but with great imagination and the understanding of the local materials and weather conditions the final results are incredible.
This project is a testimony to the extraordinary architecture of this country. For more info click here.
When: Until March 3 / Where:
galerie blanche, arc en rêve, 7 rue Ferrère, 33000 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 and kids and professional dancers day on February 13. Check out the full program here.
When: February 6-16 / Where: different locations around Bordeaux (check out the program)
Villenave Trail Urbain
This Saturday a sportive event for kids will take place in Villenave
When: February 9, 14:30 – 20:00 / Where: 147, route de Léognan 33140 Villenave d’ornon, 33140 Villenave-d’Ornon
Surfrider clean up in Ambés
This Saturday (February 9) the Surfrider Gironde association is organizing a large clean up on the banks of the rivers in Ambés. This is a very nice and educative activity to do with the kids. Check out the program for the day here.
When: February 9, at 10:30 / Where: Route du Burck, Ambés – Bus stop “Le Marquis”
Trial Indoor International de Bordeaux
This is a great show for motorbike and action lovers. Trial Indoor International de Bordeaux will take the stage of Arkéa Arena this Saturday (February 9). The show will include plenty of acrobatic stunts and amazing urban decoration. For tickets and more details click here.
When: February 9, 20:30 / Where: Arkéa Arena, 48-50 avenue Jean Alfonséa, 33270 FLOIRAC
Recital at the Opera of Bordeaux
The American Opera singer and Soprano, Renée Fleming, will take the stage of the Opera of Bordeaux this Sunday (February 10). She will be accompanied by the German pianist Hartmut Höl. For more details and tickets click here.
When: February 10, 20:00 / Where: Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, place de la Comédie, 33000 BORDEAUX
Underground electronic music
Les Vivres de l’Art is hosting a long line up of underground electronic music concerts every weekend until February 15. Three nights full of concerts will take place this weekend (February 8-10). The concerts include some big names from the international underground scene. Check out the full program here.
When: February 1-15 / Where: 4 rue Achard, 33300 Bordeaux, France
That’s all for this weekend! I leave you with a few of the recent articles that you might find interesting:
And my latest post about the best blogs about Bordeaux