I love events!! Music festivals, medieval days, street theater you name it. The problem is though that there are so many events in Bordeaux recently that I’m getting into a serious FOMO mood. Look at this weekend’s plan!! You have a medieval festival in Bouliac, a dance festival in la teste, a food truck festival in Sautern and of course the famous Climax festival in Darwin. So hard to decide where to go!
If you’re interested in wine, check out my recent article about the harvest season in Saint Emilion and Bordeaux. You should also check out my article about the best things to do in Bordeaux in September. This is also your last chance to win a super cool kit offered by the Fine art museum of Bordeaux. One winner will receive a gift packet including a Liberty! themed tote bag, sunglasses, lanyard, and flip flops – as well as a chic umbrella to fully equip you for your new Bordelaise summer lifestyle! Follow this post to participate.
Here’s the list of things to do this weekend in Bordeaux (September 6-8).
The Climax festival taking place in Darwin focuses on environmental issues and climate change. Conferences and debates will take place throughout the four-day festival (September 5-8) and will be accompanied by art and cultural events. Every night, a rich lineup of electronic music will make the festival more attractive and dynamic. This is one of the biggest festivals in the center of Bordeaux located in one of the hippest places in the city. Take a look at the site of the festival for the full program.
When: September 5-8 / Where: 87 Quai des Queyries, 33100 Bordeaux
Running 42km is only a small part of the Medoc Marathon experience. It’s mostly about enjoying great wine, food and the great scenery. No wonder that it’s considered the longest marathon in the world. This year the marathon will take place in the vineyards of the Médoc region on September 7 and will include plenty of activities such as musical breaks and wine tasting stops. You don’t have to run to enjoy this event, many activities will take place on the day of the marathon and the day before, follow the program here. For more info check out the website of the marathon.
When: September 7 / Where: the Marathon will start in Pauillac
Get to know your neighbors at the Pique-nique des Quartiers
Do you ever feel like you have no idea who is living around you? Then this is your chance to socialize a bit with your neighbors. On September 6, Pique-nique des quartiers will take place all around Bordeaux. The picnics are organized by the local associations operating in the neighborhoods. Find the event near you in the list published by the town hall.
When: September 6 at 19:00 / Where: Different locations in Bordeaux, check out the program
The Medieval Festival in Bouliac
The 21th edition of the Medieval Festival will take place this weekend (September 6-8) in Bouliac. The festival will kick off with a medieval night on Friday evening, an event that requires prior reservation (price is 25 euros). The festival, which is free to the public, will continue with two days of fun activities such as a knight’s camp, street theater, medieval games, a fire show, a market and more. For more details click here.
When: September 6-8 / Where: Place Chevelaure, 33270 Bouliac
Bordeaux Open Air
Bordeaux Open Air is a series of free summer electronic music events, all set in different locations and with a great city vibe to them. Every event is dedicated to a different country and hosts its DJ’s for sets of electronic music. The next Open Air event will take place this Sunday (September 8) in Jardin public. For more details click here.
When: September 8, starting 15:00 / Where: Jardin Public, Bordeaux
Bordeaux Food-truck Festival
The food truck festival aims to mix street food with the finesse of the wine world. The program of the festival also includes free concerts, exhibitions, escape games, activities for kids and more. The next event will take place on September 7-8 at the Château de Rayne-Vigneau in the Sauternes appellation. The events are free but require a reservation – you can do it here. For more details click here.
When: September 7-8 / Where: 4 Le Vigneau, 33210 Bommes
Ouvre La Voix Festival
Ouvre La Voix Festival gives you the opportunity to discover the beautiful Entre-Deux-Mers region in Gironde in a special way. The three-day program of the festival (September 7-8) combines concerts, wine, and gastronomy with biking routes taking you to places like Créon, Frontenac, Sauveterre de Guyenne and more. All the hosting towns will hold concerts and gastronomic activities to welcome the riders and visitors. Most of the concerts are free, some activities require a reservation. Check out the full program here.
When: September 7-8 / Where: Different places at the Entre-Deux-Mers region (check out the program)
Portes Ouvertes de l’Appellation Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
This weekend (September 7-8) the Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux appellation will host its annual open doors event. The chateaux of this small appellation welcome you to a weekend of guided tours, tastings and wine-related activities. For the full list of chateaux click here and for more details about the event go here.
When: September 7-8 / Where: chateaux of Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
Festival des Gueilles de Bonde in Macau
This is the 17th edition of the Festival des Gueilles de Bonde that will take place on Friday and Saturday (Sept 6-7) in Macau, Médoc. The program of this free festival varies from music concerts to a street theater and a big gastronomic market. Check out the program of the festival here.
When: September 6-7 / Where: place de la Mairie, Macau, 33460
Festival Teste à Têtes
Teste à Têtes festival, organized by the circus school Komonò Circus, will take place this weekend (Sept 6-8) in La Teste de Buch. For three days you can enjoy plenty of activities dedicated to street arts and music concerts. For more details click here here.
When: September 6-8 / Where: Different locations in La Teste de Buch, see the program.
The Vino Voce festival
The vino festival is a celebration of voices in all forms, from singing voices to the voice on the radio, voices of actors and more. The festival, taking place in Saint Emilion this weekend (September 6-8) has a very rich program that includes music concerts, movie screenings, singing masterclasses and other platforms where voice plays an important role. For more info about the festival click here.
When: September 6-8 / Where: Different locations in Saint Emilion
Wanted Café’s birthday
You are probably familiar with Bordeaux’s biggest facebook group, Wanted Community Bordeaux. Well, the founders of this huge group also have a coffee place next to the Capucins Market and it’s celebrating its first year. This weekend (September 6-8) they will celebrate their anniversary with three days of music, fun activities, and food! Check out more details here.
When: September 6-8 / Where: 2 rue des douves, 33800 Bordeaux
Inauguration de la place Nansouty
After many months of work Place Nansouty will be finally inaugurated this Saturday (September 7). The event includes the inauguration ceremony, guided tours, an exhibition and food of course :). For more details click here.
When: September 7 / Where: 250 rue Malbec, 33800 Bordeaux
Moule frite & bière
Every few weeks the Halles de Talence hosts different themed evenings which are always fun and delicious. This week is the fried Mussels and beer evening that will be as usual accompanied by music and good vibes. For more info click here.
When: September 6 / Where: Place Alcala de Henares, 33400 Talence
Classical music in the Cathedral
This weekend (September 6-7) Saint-André, the main Cathedral of Bordeaux will host two classical music concerts. You can see the full program here.
When: September 6-7 / Where: Place Pey Berland, 33000 Bordeaux
Journées Portes Ouvertes – Arkose Bordeaux
Arkose, Bordeaux’s wall-climbing center will hold an open weekend on September 7-8. This is a fun event for both adults and kids (from 3 years old). For more details click here.
When: September 7-8 / Where: Galerie Tatry, 170 cours du médoc, 33300 Bordeaux
Liquidation totale – Friperie Cam
The second-hand shop Friperie Cam is about to close its doors soon. For the occasion, they are inviting you this Saturday (September 7) to a big sale where all the items will be sold at 1-5 euros. For more details click here.
When: September 7 / Where: 85 Rue Paul-Louis Lande, 33000 Bordeaux
Brunch des Producteurs au Château Pape Clément
The famous Château Pape Clément invites you this Sunday (September 8) to their farmers’ market. The event is free but reservation is required (write an email to [email protected]). For more details click here.
When: September 8 / Where: 216 Avenue du Docteur Nancel Penard, 33600 Pessac
That’s it for this busy weekend!
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