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). 

Let’s start the list of the best events taking place in Bordeaux in June 2024!

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 has celebrated 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 from May 31 to June 2nd, 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.

The pride parade

The pride parade of Bordeaux will take place on June 1st. The parade will start at 13:00 at Place des Quinconces. See more details and updates here.

Relache Festival

Relache Festival, created by the Allez les Filles association, is a series of concerts taking place at Square Dom Bedos in Bordeaux over the summer. This year concerts are going to take place in June with the first weekend (June 1-2) being the opening weekend of the festival. For the lineup and more details click here.

Soulac 1900

The Soulac 1900 jazz festival is taking place this year from May 31 to June 2nd 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 in the city center 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

Soulac 1900 - a festival in the Medoc

Festiv’Asques

Festiv’Asques is a rock festival on June 1st in Asques, a small village in Gironde, located on the Dordogne River. For the full program and tickets click here.

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 May 30 to June 2 at Parc de Fongravey.  See the entire program here.

Open doors at the châteaux of Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux

The open door of Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux will take place on June 1-2. Cadillac is a small and less-known appellation in the Bordeaux wine region but is worth visiting if you’re here during that weekend. 

See the list of participating Chateaux.

When there, don’t miss the beautiful Château de Cadillac, one of the most important historic monuments in Gironde. Check out other beautiful towns you can visit in that part of Gironde in my article about the most beautiful villages around Bordeaux.

Rendez-vous aux Jardins

Nature lovers will love this weekend! From May 31 to June 2nd, more than 200 parks and gardens (some are private) in Nouvelle Aquitaine will 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.

Read my article to discover the most beautiful public parks in Bordeaux

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.

Festival Jazz 360

This is the 11th 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 from May 31 to June 9 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.

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 7-9. 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.

Bordeaux Rhum Festival

The Rhum Festival of Bordeaux will take place on June 8-9 at the Palais de la Bourse de Bordeaux. Come and taste some of the best Rhum in the world in one of Bordeaux’s most prestigious buildings. Here are more details.

Festival Le Haillan Chanté

The 13th edition of the singing festival, Le Haillan Chanté, will take place on June 5-8 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.

Brocante des allées de Tourny

 Allées de Tourny in the center of Bordeaux is hosting a big antique market on June 7-8. See all the details here.

Bambino Party

On June 8-9 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.

For more kids-related activities check out my article about 30 things to do with kids in the Bordeaux region.

The Medieval Festival of South Gironde

The Medieval Festival of Gironde will take place on June 8-9 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.

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 13-16. 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.

Madame Loyal

A huge electronic festival will take place on June 14-15 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.

Jazz and Blues Festival in Leognan

The 27th edition of the Jazz and Blues Festival of Leognan will take place on June 12-15. 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.

La Fête du Vélo

The 27th edition of La Fête du vélo will take place on June 15. 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.

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.

Fête de la musique a Bordeaux

When:  June 21 / Where: All over the city of Bordeaux

Bordeaux Wine Festival

This month (June 27-30) 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

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 2 to July 21, 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.

Les Escapades Musicales

Les Escapades Musicales is a big classical music festival that takes place in different natural and historic sites around the Bassin d’Arcachon. During five weeks (from June 20 – to July 20) plenty of international musicians will take part in this festival, aiming to concert the unique sites of Arcachon with the elegance of classical music. See the program here

If you need more ideas on things to do in Arcachon, check out my article about a day trip to Arcachon

Baroque Festival 

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 25 to July 4. See more details here.

Big events and things to do in other parts of the SW of France

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 12-16. 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).

Free music festival 

A three-day music festival will take place on June 21-22 on the beach of Lac de Montendre in Charentes Maritimes (about an hour’s drive from Bordeaux). See info and tickets here.

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 on June 27-30 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.

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

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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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