I was really hoping to release my “What to do in June in Bordeaux” list earlier this year, but there were so many events I had to include here that it took forever to finish! So I apologize to those who have been waiting for it 🙂
So what’s happening in June in Bordeaux this year? We have plenty of music festivals, wine events, a medieval festival, and Bordeaux’s famous wine festival. It’s hard for me to recommend which one of these events to attend as all of them are great, but I invite you to follow me on Instagram where I always share stories from the events I go to.
If it’s your first time here don’t forget to check my article about the 50 best things to do in Bordeaux as well as my Bordeaux district guide (especially helpful for those looking for accommodation in Bordeaux). Also, don’t miss my post about the best rooftops and terrace bars in Bordeaux.
Let’s start the list of the best events taking place in Bordeaux in June 2023!
Note: You can get a discount on all the exhibitions mentioned in this article if you purchase the Bordeaux city pass.
The best events in Bordeaux (and Gironde) in June 2023
Fête de la Morue
For more than two centuries, Bègles has been an important center of Morue (codfish) in France. Since 1996, this suburb of Bordeaux celebrates the Morue every year with la Fête de la Morue, a famous culinary and culture festival that gives a stage to young artists. This year the festival will take place on June 2-4, and as always it comes with a rich program of concerts, cooking workshops, exhibitions, tastings, conferences, and more. For more details follow the Facebook page of the event or check out the program.
When: June 2-4 / Where: Different locations in Bègles (see program).
The Soulac 1900 jazz festival is taking place this year on June 2-4 in the charming town of Soulac sur Mer located in the north part of the Medoc area. The idea of the festival is to get you into the vibe, art, and culture of the 1900s. All the events and concerts will take place on the streets of the town and the access is free. For more details click here.
Read more about what to do in Soulac and other towns nearby in my article about Medoc.
When: June 2-4 / Where: Soulac sur Mer
Festival Echappée Belle in Blanquefort
The Echappée Belle festival is a great entertaining event for the whole family merging theater, dance, circus, and other art forms. The festival will take place from June 1-4 at Parc de Fongravey. See the entire program here.
When: June 1-4 / Where: Parc de Fongravey in Blanquefort (see the program)
Rendez-vous aux Jardins
Nature lovers will love this weekend! On June 2-4, more than 200 parks and gardens (some are private) in Nouvelle Aquitaine are going to be open to the public. The events include guided visits, exhibitions, gardening workshops for kids, and more. For the full list of parks and gardens click here.
When: June 2-4 / Where: choose a park from the list above
Read my article to discover the most beautiful public parks in Bordeaux.
Festiv’Asques is a rock festival on June 2-3 in Asques, a small village in Gironde, located on the Dordogne River. For the full program and tickets click here.
When: June 2-3 / Where: 340 Rue de l’École, 33240 Asques
Dance at la guinguette chez Alriq
La Guinguette chez Alriq is a tavern in the Bastide neighborhood, on the rive droite of the Garonne. Especially loved by the local public, chez Alriq is a fun place to enjoy a summer evening in Bordeaux while listening to live music. The Guinguette is open from Thursday to Sunday. See the full program for this month here.
When: all summer / Where: ZA Quai des Queyries, Port Bastide, 33100 Bordeaux
Festival Jazz 360
This is the 10th edition of the Jazz 360 festival which 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 2-11 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 2-11 / Where: see different locations here.
ODP Music Festival in Peixotto
ODP is an annual music festival taking place in Parc Peixotto in Talence. This year the festival will take place on June 8-11. 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 8-11 / Where: Parc Peixotto, Talence
On June 10-11 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 workshops and sportive activities. For more details click here.
When: June 10-11/ Where: L’Île aux Enfants, 33990 Hourtin
For more kids-related activities check out my article about 30 things to do with kids in the Bordeaux region.
The pride parade
The pride parade of Bordeaux will take place on June 10. The parade will start at 13:00 at Place des Quinconces. See more details and updates here.
When: June 10 at 13:00 / Where: Place des Quinconces
The Medieval Festival of South Gironde
The Medieval Festival of Gironde will take place on June 10-11 in the Cabiros forest in Landiras (about 40 min. south of Bordeaux). This unique site, at the heart of the forest, creates a perfect medieval-times atmosphere for this unique festival. The medieval village, the costumes, and the sword fighting are only part of the activities that will help you discover the history and habits of those ancient times. For more info check out the website of the festival.
When: June 10-11/ Where: Landiras, 33720
Festival Le Haillan Chanté
The 12th edition of the singing festival, Le Haillan Chanté, is taking place on June 6-10 in Le Haillan. French song 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 6-10 / Where: 13 rue Georges clémenceau 33185 Le haillan
Jazz and Blues Festival in Leognan
The 26th edition of the Jazz and Blues Festival of Leognan will take place on June 7-10. Four concert nights will be given at three different towns in the area: Saucats, Martillac et Léognan. Take a look at the full program here.
When: June 7-10/ Where: See all the locations in the program above
Grand Crus Weekend
One of the most anticipated events in the Bordeaux wine region is the Grand Crus Weekend which will take place on June 9-11. 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: June 9-11/ Where: many locations in Gironde, see the program
Dali and Gaudi – Les Bassins de Lumières
Les Bassins de Lumières is hosting a new amazing exhibition! This time the immersive exhibition is dedicated to Dali and Gaudi. Les Bassins de Lumières is a visual arts space, situated in an old submarine base, that is known for its immersive exhibitions.
The new exhibition will be presented from February 3 to January 7, get your tickets here.
When: February 3 – January 7, 2024 / Where: Imp. Brown de Colstoun, 33300 Bordeaux
A huge electronic festival will take place on June 17-18 at the Parc des Expositions in Bordeaux. More than 30 live sets are waiting for you in the rich program of the Madame Loyal festival. See all the details and tickets here.
When: June 17-18/ Where: Parc des Expositions de Bordeaux
La Fête du Vélo
The 26th edition of La Fête du vélo will take place on June 17. In the morning a big cycling parade will take place at Parc de Bourran in Merignac and will continue to other parts of Marignac. See all the details here.
When: June 17 / Where: Different parts of Merignac, check out the program in the link above.
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. The events usually take place on weekends from mid-June to the end of September. The full program for this summer is going to be on their website soon. For now, you can enjoy the first event that will take place on June 18 at Parc des Sports in Saint Michel Bordeaux. See details here.
When: From June 18 to October 1st. / Where: Follow the website for the exact location
Fête de la musique
The Fête de la Musique is a French national day, dedicated to the celebration of music, with free concerts and street parties happening on this day (June 21) all over France. This is an extraordinary day where you get to walk around the city and enjoy an endless variety of small and big concerts from any genre of music. Like every other city in France, Bordeaux too will celebrate La Fête de la Musique with its own street concerts and activities. Follow Lost in Bordeaux for more information about specific concerts, which will be published in June.
When: June 21 / Where: All over the city of Bordeaux
Bordeaux Wine Festival
This month (June 22-25) the banks of the Garonne will be again filled with wine lovers celebrating the Bordeaux wine festival, Bordeaux Fête le Vin. During the days of the festival, big sailing boats will be docking along the banks of the river, be sure to reserve your spot if you want to visit them. Discover the other activities proposed during the festival here.
When: June 22-25 / Where: The banks of the Garonne
La Cité du Vin
La Cité du Vin has renovated its permanent exhibition and added plenty of cool and immersive sections for you to learn about wine. You can buy tickets here.
If you’re not sure if it’s worth the price, you can check out my article about the Cite du Vin to see what to expect during your visit there. Visiting wineries is always a good option in the Bordeaux wine region. Check out my new article about the best wine tours in Bordeaux.
Nuits Atypiques Festival
This multidisciplinary festival in south Gironde has been taking place every summer since 1992. From June 4 to July 22, plenty of events will take place in 12 towns in the Gironde department. The program includes a variety of activities such as concerts, theater, films, debates, tours to discover the towns, and more. Check out the full program here.
When: June 4- July 22 / Where: South Gironde- check out the exact location of every event in the program.
Festes Baroques is a Baroque music festival taking place at different wine chateaux in South Gironde. So if you want to enjoy wine, beautiful music, and some of the most interesting patrimony in this region, this event is for you. The event will take place from June 27 to July 6. See more details here.
When: June 27- July 6/ Where: Different chateaux in South Gironde
Street art at l’Institut Bernard Magrez
L’institue Bernard Magrez is a beautiful chateau in Bordeaux that regularly host street art exhibitions and events. Currently, there are three different street art exhibitions presented at the gallery. You can visit the chateau only on weekends. Buy tickets here.
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Rio Loco – the biggest music festival in Toulouse
Rio Loco, created in 1995, is one of the best festivals Toulouse has to offer. The festival is focused on world music and culture and aims to promote cultural diversity. Each year, the program includes plenty of open-air concerts, shows for kids, visual arts, and more. This year Rio Loco will take place on June 14-18. See more details here.
The festival takes place at Prairie des Filtres in the Saint Cyprien neighborhood (read more about Saint Syprien in my district guide).
When: June 14-18/ Where: Prairie des Filtres, Toulouse
Free music festival
A three-day music festival will take place on June 22-24 on the beach of Lac de Montendre in Charentes Maritimes (about an hour’s drive from Bordeaux). See info and tickets here.
When: June 22-24/ Where: Lac Baron Desqueyroux, Montendre
Take your kids to an inflatable water park in Biscarrosse
The huge inflatable water park in Biscarrosse (about an hour’s drive from Bordeaux) is about to reopen for the Summer at the beginning of June. The AquaPark is equipped with water ziplines, several diving boards of different heights, trampolines, catapults, climbing walls, slides, and more. The park is accessible to kids over 4 years old. For more details and tickets click here.
Where: Port Maguide, 18 Chemin de Maguide, 40600 Biscarrosse
If you need more ideas for activities with kids check out my post about 30 things to do with kids in Bordeaux.
We’re going to end our list with of the biggest music festivals in our region, the Garorock! The popular festival is about to take place from June 29 to July 2 in Marmande (about an hour’s drive from Bordeaux). Garorock is an international festival with 5 big stages that usually hosts more than 50 French and international artists. Click here for more info.
When: June 29- July 2 / Where: Plaine de la Filhole 47200 Marmand
Is it your first time in Bordeaux? If it is you should definitely check out my ultimate guide to Bordeaux to get familiar with all the must-see places in the city. To help you choose a hotel I’ve gathered a list of the best hotels in the center of Bordeaux as well as a guide to the districts of Bordeaux to help you find your preferred AirBnB location.
If you’re looking for more ideas for day trips in the Bordeaux region here are a few other articles you might want to read:
The best beaches around Bordeaux
Day trips around Bordeaux – wine, beaches and villages
10 day trips from Bordeaux by Public transport
A weekend in Medoc – Bordeaux wine tours
What to do and eat in Saint Emilion
You can also get plenty of tips on things to do in the Southwest of France via Lost in Bordeaux’s social media accounts and email list, check them out here: