If you like surfing or surfers 🙂 head to Lacanau and enjoy the famous Lacanau pro event. Other fun events include the Bordeaux open air festival, an oysters festival in Gujan Mestras, a wine festival in Duras, a street art festival in Libourne and more. If you want to taste some wine in Bordeaux, check out my recent post about wine tasting in Bordeaux. You can also see what other events are taking place this month in Bordeaux in my article about the best things to do in August in Bordeaux. Here’s a list of things to do this weekend in Bordeaux (August 9-11). Enjoy the weekend!
Bordeaux Food-truck Festival
If you like the Bordeaux food truck festival events, you’ll be happy to hear that another one is coming up on August 10-11. The food truck festival aims to mix street food with the finesse of the wine world. Visitors can taste the wines of the hosting châteaux and the specialties of food coming from all corners of the world: French, Italian, Brazilian and many more. The program of the festival also includes free concerts, exhibitions, escape games, activities for kids and more. One of the events will take place on August 10-11 at the Maison du Tourisme in Pauillac. The events are free but require prior reservation – you can do it here. For more details click here.
When: August 10-11 / Where: La Verrerie, 33250 Pauillac
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 (August 11) at Square Dom Bedos. For more details click here.
When: August 11 , starting 15:00 / Where: Square Dom Bedos, Bordeaux
The Fest’Arts Festival
A three day celebration of street art will take place on August 8-9 in Libourne. The Fest’Arts festival was created almost 30 years ago to honor street performing artists. The center of Libourne will be turned into a big promenade and plenty of performances will take place on the pretty streets of the city. Check out the full program here.
When: August 8-10 / Where: The center of Libourne
Caraïbos au Caraïbos Lacanau Pro
Le Caraïbos Lacanau Pro is one of the most famous events in the surfing world, taking place in Lacanau-Océan. Every year, professional surfers from around the world arrive to the region to participate in the Championship tour. More than a surfing competition it’s a beach festival with plenty of activities, concerts, craft stands, sports, surfing lessons and more. The festival will take place from August 11 to August 17. For more info click here.
When: August 11-17 / Where: Lacanau-Océan
Gujan Mestras en Fêtes
Gujan Mestras, the oysters capital of Arcachon invites you to its annual summer celebration. The four day festival includes plenty of concerts, oysters, games for kids and fireworks. For more details click here.
When: August 8- 11 / Where: lac de la magdeleine, Sous voie rapide, 33470 Gujan-Mestras, Aquitaine, France
Duras fête son vins
The wine festival of Duras will take place this Sunday (August 11) in the center of Duras, next to the famous chateau. It’s a great opportunity to discover the excellent red, white and rosé of Côtes de Duras. If you stay there after the sunset you can enjoy the spectacle at the chateau with a special 4D screening. For more details click here.
When: August 11/ Where: Duras, Lot et Garonne
La Guinguette des Bons Copains
Halles de Bacalan invites you this Friday (August 9) to a fun evening with a live concert by Louise Weber and his ukulele. For more info click here.
When: August 9 / Where: 10 esplanade de pontac, 33300 Bordeaux, France
Dance on the Quai
Dansons sur les Quais is a series of dancing classes and events where people gather together to dance and learn a variety of dancing genres like Tango, Salsa, Bollywood, Forro, Hip Hop, Street Jazz, Zumba, Country and more. These activities will be guided by professional dancers from different dance schools in Bordeaux and they are completely free, so this is a great opportunity you don’t want to miss. Dansons sur les Quais is taking place every day until August 18. For more details and the full program check out the website of Dansons sur les Quai.
When: Daily from July 14 to August 18 / Where: Quai Louis XVIII, 33000 Bordeaux
Quai des Sports
This is the 11th edition of this fun sportive event taking place every summer (July 13 to August 11) at the Parc des sports Saint Michel. The program this month includes a variety of sportive activities such as a fitness night, beach volleyball, basketball, BMX, beach wrestling and more. The festival will be accompanied by artistic and music events. Many of the activities are aimed at kids and teenagers and are a perfect solution for entertaining them in the center of Bordeaux during the summer. Check the full program here.
When: Daily from July 13 to August 11 / Where: Parc des sports Saint Michel, Bordeaux
The summer pavilion on the right side of the river
Like every summer in the last five years, the Orangeade association opens its summer pavilion on le Quai Deschamps (in the Bastide neighbourhood) with live concerts every Friday (18:00 – 01:00) and Saturday (12:00 to 01:00). These events are not just music concerts but rather a place for friends and family to spend the weekend with yoga classes, creative workshops, activities for kids and more. The next event will take place this weekend (August 9-11), for more details click here.
When: August 9-10 / Where: Quai Deschamps, 33100 Bordeaux
A street art creative workshop
A few weeks ago a new exhibition by the street artist Mika was presented at the Institut Bernard Magrez. This Saturday (August 10) the museum will host a creative workshop where you will recreate one of Mika’s famous works. The workshop is open to adults and kids older than 5 years old. For more details and tickets click here.
When: August 10, at 15:00 / Where: 16 rue de Tivoli, 33000 Bordeaux
Relache Festival, created by the Allez les filles association, is a series of free concerts taking place at different venues and dates during the summer. The next event is taking place this Saturday (August 10) at Parvis des Frères Pouyanne. For the lineup and more details click here.
When: July 10 / Where: Parvis des Frères Pouyanne, Bordeaux
Dance tango in the night
Every summer the Tango Bordeaux association organises pubic tango events in Jardin Public, Place de Quinconces and la Grande Poste. The next event will take place at Place des Quinconces on August 11. See more details as well as a full list of events for this summer here.
When: August 11, 21:00 / Where: Place des Quinconces
Oyé Oh yeah, Vicious Steel One man band
A night of folk, rock 90’s and Mississippi blues will take place this Saturday (August 10) at La Laiterie in Talence. For more details click here.
When: August 10 / Where: Impasse Vieille Tour, 33400 Talence
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