Another long weekend is ahead of us with plenty of amazing events all over Gironde. I really hope it’ll be sunny this weekend as the list of outdoor events is super long! We have music festivals in Talence and Canejac, open parks event, plenty of Jazz and more. If you want to plan ahead for the rest of the month, check out my list of things to do in Bordeaux in June. If big events are not your thing, you can enjoy the weekend in Marche des Capucins. I just wrote an article about my favorite places there, so check it out.
Here’s the list of things to do this weekend in Bordeaux (June 7-10).
Rendez-vous aux Jardins
Nature lovers will love this weekend! On June 7-9 plenty of parks and gardens in Nouvelle Aquitaine will welcome you and your family for three days of fun activities. The events include guided visits, exhibitions, gardening workshops for kids and more. This is an amazing opportunity to visit one of the 366 parks (out of those 255 are private) that will be open for the public this weekend. For the full list of parks and gardens click here.
When: June 7-9 / Where: choose a park from the list above
ODP Music Festival in Peixotto
This is the fifth edition of the ODP Festival, whose objective is to raise funds for the orphans of firefighters that have died on duty. The festival will take place on June 7-9 at Peixotto Park in the center of Talence. That’s one of the best music festivals in Bordeaux metropole and always has a great lineup. For more details and tickets go to the festival’s website and their facebook page.
When: June 7-9 / Where: Parc du Château Peixotto, 33400 Talence
Festival ODP KIDS
The organizers of the ODP music festival didn’t forget to entertain the little ones as well. Before the concerts in the evening, park Peixotto will host plenty of activities for kids such as creative workshops, hip hop workshop, escape games and more. The activities are free and will take place on June 8-9 until 16:00, when the music festival starts. For more details click here.
When: June 8-9, 10:00 to 16:00 / Where: Parc du Château Peixotto, 33400 Talence
Take your picnic to the Vineyard
Wine related activities and picnics are two favorite French pastimes, so why not combine them? Usually, the vines, owned by the different chateaux can only be visited as part of a guided tour in the chateau. However this weekend you have an opportunity to bring your picnic basket and spend a great day with your family and friends in the vineyards. The principle is quite simple: You bring your own picnic and the chateau will provide the wine and entertainment. Around 400 different wine domains from all over France are participating in the event taking place during the long weekend (June 8-10). More than 1000 activities will be proposed to families by the participating chateaux, they will reflect the specialties of the chateaux and the area, among them: art workshops, concerts, bike tours and more. There are 18 participating Chateaux in the Bordeaux area – see the list here. To find a chateau in other areas in France click HERE. The places are limited so I recommend reserving a spot as soon as possible!
When: June 8-10 / Where: Different châteaux around Bordeaux and France
Bordeaux Geek Festival
Comics, science fiction, video games, parallel worlds, creative industries – you’ll find all of these at the next Bordeaux Geek festival (BGF), taking place June 8-10 at Parc des Expositions. The goal of this festival is to experience geek culture and share knowledge on topics that are at the heart of the Geek community. The BGF brings together different players from these industries, among them: video artists, gamers, illustrators, designers, scientists, authors, comedians and more. For more details and tickets click here.
When: June 8-10 / Where: Hall 3 and 1 – Parc des Expositions, 33000 Bordeaux
So Good Fest
The So Good Fest is an electronic music festival of the Gironde department that takes place every year at Plaine du Courneau in Canéjan. The 8th edition of the festival will take place on June 7-8 and will include a two-day lineup of French and international artists in the Electro, Dub, and Techno genres. For more details and tickets check out the site of the festival.
When: June 7-8 / Where: Plaine du Courneau in Canéjan
Open doors at the chateaux of Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux
If you didn’t make it to the Open doors in Saint Emilion last month, you can make up for it with another wine area in the Bordeaux region: Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux. An open doors weekend will take place on June 8-9, with 45 different chateaux hosting you for wine tastings and other activities. For the full list of chateaux click here.
When: June 8-9 / Where: different locations around Cadillac (see program)
Salon de l’agriculture of Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Salon de l’agriculture of Nouvelle Aquitaine is an annual ten-day event where you get to discover the agricultural richness of our area through different activities. For example, a farm area with many animals and plants will be put in place, offering interesting activities for both kids and adults. Another feature that may attract you is the Gastronomy and Wine space, which will highlight the exceptional heritage of the region. The Salon de l’agriculture is part of a larger event taking place at the same time (Foire Internationale de Bordeaux) and is taking place on June 1-10 in Parc des Expositions. For more info check out the website, for tickets click here.
When: June 1-10 / Where: Parc des Expositions, Cours Jules Ladoumegue, 33300 Bordeaux
la Fête de l’Huître
La Fête de l’Huître (oysters celebration) will take place on June 7-8 at the center of the Saint Augustin neighborhood in Bordeaux. During the day, plenty of people will come to enjoy oysters and other goodies that the festival has to offer, while the ones staying for the evening will enjoy free concerts. For more info click here.
When: June 7-8 / Where: Place de l’Eglise Saint Augustin, 33000 Bordeaux
Portuguese Art and Gastronomy Market
Musicians, artists, and craftsmen, are coming to Cenon from the north of Portugal to introduce their culture during this three-day festival. The program includes tastings of Portuguese local products, stands of traditional art, concerts and more. The event will take place on June 7-9 in Domaine Du Loret and will include an area for kids. See the full program here.
When: June 7-9 / Where: Domaine Du Loret, 33150 Cenon
This weekend (June 8-9) l’Île aux enfants in Hourtin (Medoc Atlantic) will hold a kids festival for children up to 12 years old. This annual kids celebration will host plenty of artistic workshop and sportive activities. For more details click here.
When: June 8-9 / Where: L’Île aux Enfants, 33990 Hourtin
Festival Le Haillan Chanté
The 10th edition of the singing festival, Le Haillan Chanté, is taking place on June 4-8 in Le Haillan. French songs lovers will adore this event which is full of performances of both current and more nostalgic songs. To see the full program of the festival click here.
When: June 4-8 / Where: 13 rue Georges clémenceau 33185 Le haillan
Jazz and Blues Festival in Leognan
The 24th edition of the Jazz and Blues Festival of Leognan will take place on June 6-15. Six concert nights will be given in four different towns in the area: Beautiran, Saucats, Martillac et Léognan. Take a look at the full program here.
When: June 6- 15 / Where: See all the locations in the program above
Festival Jazz 360
This is the 10th edition of the Jazz 360 festival that was initiated to support the creation of Jazz music. During the six days of the festival, tens of professional and young artists will take the stage in several different towns and villages in Gironde. The festival will take place on June 5 -10 in six different locations: Langoiran, Saint-Caprais-de-Bx, Cénac, Camblanes-et-Meynac, Quinsac, and Latresne. For more details visit the site of the festival.
When: June 5-10 / Where: see different locations here.
Heures d’été in Caudéran
Heures d’été is a series of musical evenings taking place every Friday in different parks in the Cauderan neighborhood in Bordeaux. This week the musical evening will take place on Friday (June 7) in Parc de Lussy and will include a line up of three concerts. For the full program click here.
When: June 7 / Where: Parc de Lussy, Bordeaux
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 will take place this Thursday (June 7) at Place Saint Michel. For the lineup and more details click here.
When: June 7, at 18:30 / Where: Place Saint Michel, 33800 Bordeaux
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