I’m sitting here trying to plan my next few weekends and it seems almost impossible as there’s so much going on in June the Bordeaux region. We have plenty of music festivals, wine events, a medieval festival, and even a whole weekend dedicated to oysters. 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’m going to. Also, for those of you who missed it in May, I’m opening a new Lost in Bordeaux tour on June 14, where I’m taking you to my favorite streets and spots in Bordeaux. If you want to get lost in Bordeaux with me feel free to drop me a message through social media or at [email protected] for more details. 

In this article, I made a list of all the best events and ideas for things to do in Bordeaux in June 2022. In a few days I’ll also add the best exhibitions to see this month in Bordeaux so don’t forget to check out the article again soon. Don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter to receive many more updates about things to do here every weekend. 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). Let’s start the list!

Picnic in the vineyards 

People in this region really love visiting wineries and also doing picnics, so why not combine them? Usually, the vineyards, owned by the different chateaux can only be visited as part of a guided tour in the Chateaux, but this month you have to opportunity to bring your picnic basket and spend a great day with your family and friends between the vines. The principle is quite simple: You bring your own picnic and the chateau will provide the wine and the entertainment. 
Over 100  wine domains are participating in the event that will take place during the long weekend of June 4-6, about 15 of them are in the Bordeaux wine region. Take a look at the map. The places are limited so reserving a spot is recommended. 

When: June 4-6/ Where: Different locations in France (see map)

la Fête de l’Huître

La Fête de l’Huître (oysters celebration) will take place on June 3-4 at the center of the Saint Augustin neighborhood in Bordeaux. During the day, plenty of people will come to enjoy oysters and other goodies, while the ones staying for the evening will enjoy free concerts. For more info click here.
For those of you visiting the region, this event should not replace a visit to the real oyster kingdom which is Arcachon bay, here’s my article about the best places to visit in Arcachon

When:  June 3-4 / Where: Place de l’Eglise Saint Augustin, 33000 Bordeaux

BLIB – the beer festival of Bordeaux 

This is the 6th edition of Bordeaux’s beer festival taking place from June 1- 4. During the days of the festival, you can attend and participate in plenty of activities around craft beer in cellars, bars, restaurants, and breweries. The grand finale (June 4) of the festival will gather all the brewers at Hangar 14. Check out the Facebook page of the event for more info. 

When: June 1-4 / Where: Different places in Bordeaux

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 June 2-5 in Blanquefort, starting in Parc Majolan and continuing for the weekend in Parc de Fongravey.  See the full program here.

When: June 2-5 / Where: Different locations in Blanquefort (see the program)

Open doors at the chateaux of Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux

If you missed the Open doors in Saint Emilion and Medoc, 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 4-5, with 45 different chateaux hosting you for wine tastings and other activities. For the full list of chateaux click here.

For more open doors events in the chateaux of Bordeaux check out my article

When: June  4-5 / Where: different locations around Cadillac (see program)

Millesime Electronic music festival

This is a great event for all electronic music lovers who want to enjoy the unique atmosphere of an electronic music festival and still stay in the region of Bordeaux. Festival Millesime will take place on June 3-4 in La Réole (about an hour’s drive from Bordeaux) and will have 3 stages, more than 50 artists, a chill-out area, and many other activities, all in the open air on the banks of the Garonne – sounds like a perfect event! (disclaimer: I love elecelectronic music so I’m not objective 🙂 ). See more info here

If you’re looking for something to do in the region, visit Castelmoron d’Albret, the smallest village in France, see more details in my article

When: June 3-4 / Where: Hippodrome de La Réole, lieu dit Mijéma, 33190 La Réole

Festiv’Asques

Festiv’Asques is a rock festival taking place on June 3-4 in Asques, a small village in Gironde, located on the Dordogne river. For the full program and tickets click here

When: June 3-4 / Where: 340 Rue de l’École, 33240 Asques

The pride parade

The pride parade of Bordeaux will take place on June 12. The parade will start at 14:00 from Parc des Angéliques and will end with a party at Place des Quinconces starting at 17:00. See more details and updates here

When: June 12 / Where: Starting from Parc des Angéliques, Bordeaux

The Medieval Festival of South Gironde

The Medieval Festival of Gironde will take place on June 11-12 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 11-12/ Where: Landiras, 33720

Festival Le Haillan Chanté

The 11th edition of the singing festival, Le Haillan Chanté, is taking place on June 7-11 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  7-11 / Where: 13 rue Georges clémenceau 33185 Le haillan

Jazz and Blues Festival in Leognan

The 25th edition of the Jazz and Blues Festival of Leognan will take place on June 8-11. 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 8-11/ Where: See all the locations in the program above

Sauternes Fête le Vin – canceled

Sauternes is a wine region in the South of Gironde famous for its white sweet wine. On June 18 it will celebrate its wine with a day full of wine tasting, cocktails, and music. For more details and the list of chateaux participating in the event click here.

For more wine events in the Bordeaux region take a look at my article about the Open doors events at the wineries of Bordeaux

When:  June 18 / Where: Maison Du Sauternes, place de la mairie, 33210 Sauterne

La Fête du Vélo

The 25th edition of La Fête du vélo will take place on June 19. In the morning a big cycling parade will take place at Place des Quinconces (starting 10:30). Starting 11 am you’re invited to Darwin and a special cycling village in front of Darwin for different activities, games, and food. For more details click here

When: June 19 / Where: Different parts of Bordeaux, check out the program in the link above.

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 (June21) 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.

Fête de la musique a Bordeaux
When:  June 21 / Where: All over the city of Bordeaux

Bordeaux Wine Festival

This month (June 23-26) 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

Wine Festival on the quai in Bordeaux
Wine Festival on the quai
When: June 23-26 / Where: The banks of the Garonne

Grand Crus Weekend 

One of the most anticipated events in Bordeaux’s wine world is the Grand Crus Weekend which will take place on June 17-19. 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 17-19 / Where: many locations in Gironde, see the program

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 popular culinary and culture festival that gives a stage to young artists. This year the festival will take place on June 24-25, 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 24-25 / Where: Different locations in Bègles (see program).

Dance at la guingette chez Alriq

La Guinguette chez Alriq is a tavern at 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

Nuits Atypiques Festival

This multidisciplinary festival in south Gironde has been taking place every summer since 1992.  From June 3 to July 23, 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 30- July 23 / Where: South Gironde- check out the exact location of every event in the program.

Festival Garorock

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 30 to July 3 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 30- July 3 / Where: Plaine de la Filhole 47200 Marmande

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:

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  1. I am reading a book about the French Circus. Will there be any circus performances the week of June 3 to June 7?

    • Ira Szmuk Reply

      Hi Julio,
      I don’t think so. usually, the circus in Bordeaux is around January. But you have plenty of other cool events 🙂

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