This weekend the events are really varied so everyone can easily find something they like. We have a dance and circus festival, a climate change mega concert, a comics festival, a rosé party and more. If you’re heading to Arcachon this weekend, check out my latest post about things to do and eat in Arcachon. Here’s the list of things to do this weekend in Bordeaux (May 24-26).
Festival Echappée Belle in Blanquefort
The Echappée Belle festival is a great entertaining event for the whole family, merging theater, dance, circus and other forms of art. The festival will take place from May 23-26 in Blanquefort, starting in Parc Majolan and continuing for the weekend in Parc de Fongravey. See the full program here.
When: May 23-26 / Where: Different locations in Blanquefort (see the program)
WISFEST – Climate change festival
Wisfest is a climate change event that will take place this weekend (May 24-25) in the center of Bordeaux. The event includes plenty of debates on the most burning topics related to environmental and climate change. The climax of the event is the mega concert that will take place Friday night (May 24) at Place des Quinconces, with an incredible lineup of artists such as Mika, Tom Walker and more. You can see more details here and purchase tickets here.
When: May 24-25 / Where: Place des Quinconces, 33000 Bordeaux
Grand Crus Weekend
One of the most anticipated events in Bordeaux’s wine world is the Grand Crus Weekend that will take place on May 24-26. This event, organized by the Union des Grands Crus (the regional wine classification), aims to create an international meeting of wine lovers. The highlights of this weekend will include tasting wines from over 110 Grand Crus and meeting different chateaux owners as part of pre-organized dinners in the châteaux. Read more about the event and the full program here.
When: May 24-26 / Where: many locations in Gironde, see the program
Le Mai talençais
A super fun and free event for kids will take place this weekend (May 25-26) in park Peixotto in Talence. The program includes concerts, a creators market, activities for kids and fireworks on Saturday night. For more details click here.
When: May 25-26 / Where: Parc de Peixotto, 33400 Talence
Festival de la BD in La Teste de Buch
Festival de la BD, a comics fair, will take place this weekend (May 25-26) in La Teste de Buch at the Bassin d’Arcachon. The event will host about 40 professionals from the illustration world. Among them cartoonists, writers and colorists. For more details click here.
When: May 25-26 / Where: 18 Rue du 14 Juillet, 33260 La Teste-de-Buch
Sous les pavés la vigne
Sous les pavés la vigne is a natural wine fair taking place this weekend (May 25-26) at Le Garage Moderne. More than 50 producers of wine, beer and other spirits will present their organic products during the two-day event. For the full program of the event click here.
When: May 25-26 / Where: 1 rue des Etrangers, 33300 Bordeaux
Les Cogitations is a mocking art festival taking place in the L’entrepot in Lehaillan on May 22-25. Check out the full list of the performers here.
When: May 22-25 / Where: 13 rue Georges Clémenceau – Le Haillan
Le grand Apérosé
This Saturday (May 25), Les Vivres de l’Art will host a fun Apérosé event. Rosé and music in one of the coolest places in Bordeaux, what more do you need on a weekend? For more details click here.
When: May 25, from 12:00 to 20:00 / Where: 4 rue Achard, 33300 Bordeaux, France
Festival Escape Game et Imaginaire
An escape game festival will take place this weekend (May 25-26) in the charming village of Saint Macaire. Tens of different activities such as escape games, workshops and parties will take place in the first edition of the festival. For more info click here.
When: May 25 – 26 / Where: the center of Saint Macaire
Marché de créateurs et producteurs
Especially for the French mothers’ day, a creators market will take place this Saturday (May 25) in Parc du Castel in Floriac. For more details click here.
When: May 25 / Where: Parc du Castel 33270 Floirac
Caravansérail is a design event that brings together creators and craftsmen from all over the world. Among the stands, you’ll find home decoration, candles, bags, jewelry and more. The sale takes place on May 22-26 at Chineurs du monde, the brocante shop in the Saint Michel neighborhood. For more details click here.
When: May 22-26 / Where: Boutique Chineurs du Monde, 75 Rue Camille Sauvageau, Bordeaux
Foire de Printemps in Noaillan
A fair of gastronomy and crafts will take place this Sunday (May 26) in Noaillan. The event will also include a big vide grenier. For more details click here.
When: May 26 / Where: Lieu-dit Antonion, 33730 Noaillan
PIK NIK ZIK – free concerts
Pik Nik Zik is a series of free concerts organized by the Les P’tits Gratteurs association, that will take place every last Sunday of the Month from April to August. This week the event will take place on Sunday (May 26) at the Quai des sports Saint-Michel. For more details click here.
When: May 26, starting 17:00 / Where: Quai des sports Saint-Michel, Bordeaux
Quatre Tendances – Dance show
Quatre tendances is a collaboration between several ballets groups and choreographers. Like every two years, Quatre tendances will take the stage for several nights to perform a number of contemporary choreographies. This year the national ballet of Bordeaux will collaborate with Ballet Preljocaj – CCN d’Aix-en-Provence, le Malandain Ballet Biarritz and le CCN-Ballet de l’Opéra National du Rhin. Four choreographies will be performed during nine shows, taking place on May 22-31. For more details and tickets click here.
When: May 22-31 / Where: Grand Théâtre, place de la Comédie, 33000 BORDEAUX
The Thelonious Jazz bar in Chartrons will host two Jazz nights this Friday and Saturday (May 24-25). Check out their program here.
When: May 24-25 / Where: 18 rue Bourbon, Bordeaux
Le M.U.R de Bordeaux Performance
A-MO is the Bordelaise artist whose work will decorate the M.U.R de Bordeaux. You can meet him and see him perform his art on the wall this Friday (May 24). For more info check out the facebook page of the event.
When: May 24, at 18:00 / Where: place Paul et Jean-Paul Avisseau 33300 Bordeaux
Noche Del Pintxo
Noche del Pintxo is a fun event taking place in Halles de Talence once a month. As the name indicates, this event is all about Pintxos, with ingredients coming solely from the market. The event will take place this Friday (May 24). For more info check out the facebook page of the event.
When: May 24 18:30- 22:30 / Where: Place Alcala de Henares, 33400 Talence
Another fun event this Sunday is Mama’s Brunch. Mama Shelter invites you to its big buffet brunch which is a bit pricey (39 euros per person) but it includes almost four hours of activities and artistic workshops for kids, so it’s like brunch with a babysitter :). For more details and the menu click here.
When: May 26 / Where: 19, rue Poquelin Moliere, 33000 Bordeaux
Swing on the streets
Swing In Kiosque is a series of improvised dance events that are taking place in Jardin Public once a month. This weekend the event will take place on May 26. Take a look at the full program of events on their facebook page.
When: May 26 at 15:00 / Where: Jardin Public
Journées Portes & Bouteilles Ouvertes
An open doors event will take place this weekend (May 25-26) at Château de Bel located on the board of the Dordogne river. For more details click here.
When: May 25-26 / Where: Château De Bel, 1 Malbâtit, 33500 Arveyres
The Big Plants Sale
A big plants sale will take place this weekend (May 24-26) on Quai des Marques Bordeaux. The prices are guaranteed to be quite low (from 2€ to 10€) so it’s a good opportunity to fill your house with summer plants. For more details follow the facebook page of the event.
When: May 24-24 / Where: Hangar 15 à 19 – Quai des Chartrons, 33000 Bordeaux
That’s all for this weekend! If you want to leave Bordeaux for the weekend check out my posts about the best day trips from Bordeaux and the best chateaux to visit in Saint Emilion. If you want to have a super foodie experience, check out the Lost in Bordeaux food tours 🙂
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If you want to know what other events are taking place next month in the city, check out my post about the best things to do in June in Bordeaux.
Have a great weekend!