Although it’s officially Autumn, the weather in Bordeaux still feels like we’re in the middle of July and that gives us a chance to continue enjoying the outdoor events this city has to offer. Hopefully we won’t have pay for that with a long and cold winter. So what is waiting for us this weekend? A Visual Arts festival, Latin Music in Cenon, A sports day in Hostens, a magic festival in Eysines, and plenty of outdoor free concerts all over the city.
Here is the list of things to do this weekend in and around Bordeaux (September 21-23):
Events in Bordeaux Metropole
Echo a Venir – an electronic music festival
A big visual art and electronic music festival will take place this weekend in Bordeaux (September 20-23). For its 7th edition the festival invited artists from Montreal to unveil their immersive 360° projections on the pavilions created especially for the event. The program of the festival includes a lineup of Djs, a brunch on Saturday and a digital workshop for kids. Check out the facebook page of the festival for more info. For tickets click here.
When: September 20-23
Where: Placette de Munich (quais de Bordeaux)
This weekend (Sep 21-22), Peixotto park in Talence is getting festive for the annual event of Les Talençaises. In the program: dj sets, concerts, interactive dance, a lot of food and a beautiful park to spend a fun afternoon with friends and family. The event is free, for more info click here.
When: September 21-22
Where: Parc de Peixotto, 33400 Talence
Latin Music Festival
Corazon Latino, a Latin Music and dance festival will take place this weekend (September 21-23) in Rocher de Palmer in Cenon. The Program includes music concerts, dance shows, three Latin parties andinternational dancers that came especially to teach you some moves. And of course plenty of Salsa , Bachata, Kizomba, Chacha, Semba, Tango, Lady Styling and Forró. For more info and tickets to some of the concerts check out the website of the event.
When: September 21-23
Where: 1 rue aristide Briand, 33150 Bordeaux, France
Festival Arts Mêlés
This is the 10 year anniversary of Arts Mêlés, a festival of magic and supernatural experiences that is organized by the town of Eysines. As always the program is full of magic shows, illusionists, acrobats and more (making it also fun for kids). The event is free and will take place on the weekend of September 22-23 at the Parc du château Lescombes. Check out the full program here. Read more about the festival and the performing artists here.
When: September 22-23
Where: 10 Rue de l’Église, 33320 Eysines
The Move It organization will host a party this Saturday (September 22) right in the heart of the historic center of Bordeaux, Promenade Sainte-Catherine. This varied program will make you stay in the city center the whole afternoon: A dj set (15:00 to 16:00), dance battle (16:00 to 18:30) dance shows, live music and more. Check out the facebook page of the event.
When: September 22, from 15:00 to 19:00
Where: 25 rue Sainte-Catherine, 33000 Bordeaux, France
The Pavillon d’été of L’Orangeade
It’s almost the end of the Bordelaise summer and it’s the last opportunity to enjoy the summer pavilion on le Quai Deschamps on the right bank of the Garonne. The pavilion, organized by the Orangeade association, is hosting free music and gastronomy events. Take a look at the program for this Friday (Sep 21) and for this Saturday (Sep 22).
When: September 21-22, starting 6pm
Where: Quai Deschamps, 33100 Bordeaux
Open Air Festival
Bordeaux Open Air continues into September with more cool events of Electronic Music at different locations in the city center. The next event of the Open Air Festival will take place on September 23 at Square Dom Bedos.
When: September 23, 15:00
Where: Square Dom Bedos, Bordeaux
Journée Sports Nature
This Sunday (September 23) Hostens, the beautiful town and lake in the Parc Naturel Regional de Gascogne, will host its annual sports day. This event is all about spending time with your family while discovering outdoor fun sportive activities. The day includes 25 free sportive activities from kayaks to sand yachting, Rollerblading and archery. For more info click here.
When: September 23, from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 18:00.
Where: Domaine d’Hostens
A big second hand clothes sale
After many successful huge vintage clothing sales in Paris, Violette Sauvage arrives to Bordeaux with the same agenda of giving clothes a second life. The big vintage sale will take place this weekend (September 22-23) in one of the most special places in Bordeaux, les Vivres de l’Art. A part from a huge amount of clothes, the event also includes food trucks and different workshops and activities. For more info check out the facebook page of the event. And for more details about the other events of Violette Sauvage click here.
When: September 22-23, from 11:00
Where: 4 Rue Achard, 33300 Bordeaux, France
Le Week-End De l’Imaginaire Ludique
Le Week-End De l’Imaginaire Ludique is an event created with the idea to promote games and the world of imagination. During the weekend (September 22-23) players of all ages will gather around the tables in the Centre d’animation Grand Parc to play and share their experiences. For more info click here.
When: September 22-23, from 11:00 to 19:00
Where:36 rue Robert Schuman 33300 Bordeaux
Exhibitions and Shows
Jazz weekend at the Caillou
If you’re looking for a Jazz concert for the weekend, Le Caillou in the Jardin Botanique is the place for you. Like every weekend in their fall program, different musicians and groups will take the stage to smooth your weekend with some Jazz tunes. This weekend the program includes the Christophe Maroye trio on Friday (Sep 21) and the Kyara Lisa trio on Saturday (Sep 22).
When: September 21-22, at 20:30
Where: Le Caillou du Jardin Botanique, Esplanade Linné, 33000 BORDEAUX
Exhibition at the Institut Bernard Magrez
l’Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez is one of the cultural gems of Bordeaux, surprising us with new and inspiring exhibitions every few months. This time they host the painter Guillaume Toumanian, with an exhibition of 20 paintings called “De la lumière”. The expo will be presented at Château Labottière until October 28. For more info check out the website of the museum.
When:until October 28
Where:16 rue de Tivoli, 33000 BORDEAUX
Snow White at the Grand Theatre
The Ballet of Angelin Preljocaj comes back to Bordeaux with Blanche-Neige (Snow white) created in 2008. It’s not only the brilliant choreography that makes this pieces of art so special but also the costumes designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier and the stage decoration by Thierry Leproust. Seven shows of the Ballet will take place at the Opera of Bordeaux between September 21 and September 30. For tickets and more info check out the website of the Opera.
When:until October 21-30
Where: Grand Théâtre, place de la Comédie,33000 BORDEAUX
Flamenco by La Caramelita
“La Caramelita” our local phenomenal Flamenco dancer will take the stage on the Grande Poste this Friday (September 21). She will be accompanied by Romain Tranchant on the guitar and by Alejandro Mendía singing. For tickets and more details check the facebook page of the event.
When: September 21 at 20:00
Where: 7 rue du palais gallien, 33000 Bordeaux, France
If you want to plan ahead check out my general list of things to in Bordeaux in September 2018.
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