It was soooo hot today that I could barely write or think, but somehow I made it to the end of the list and I have some great weekend plans for you 🙂 So what do we have this week? Fun activities for kids, a beautiful exhibition at the Opera, and plenty of outdoor activities. Now let’s just hope that the weather will go easy on us! 

If you missed it, this week I released a list of all the night markets taking place this summer in Gironde, Dordogne and Lot et Garonne. So if you don’t find anything interesting in this weekend list you can always go to one of these fun events. For more ideas of things on these hot summer days check out my article about things to do in Bordeaux this summer. If you want to read about my weekly idea for a day trip in the region, subscribe to my email list here. Here’s the list of things to do this weekend in Bordeaux (July 31 – August 2):

Quai des Sports

I’m happy to tell you that even this summer the annual Quai des Sports was opened at the Parc the Sports in Saint Michel. The Quai des sports is a continuous sportive event for kids and adults where you can take part in many sports activities for free. The event this year will take place until August 23. For more info click here

When: until August 23 / Where: Parc des Sports Saint Michel, Bordeaux

Open-air cinema in Talence

This Friday (July 31) the city of Talence invites you to an open-air cinema event. The movie “astérix – le secret de la potion Magique” will be screened at Parc Peixotto at 21:00. For more details click here

chateau peixotto
chateau peixotto in Talence
When: July 31, at 21:00 / Where: Parc Peixotto, 33400 Talence

Un été au Grand Parc Rivière

For several weeks this summer, Parc Rivière in Bordeaux is hosting daily events with different concerts and workshops. The next evening will take place this Friday (July 31) starting at 16:00. For more details click here.  

When: July 31, starting 16:00 / Where: Parc Rivière, Bordeaux

Costumes exhibition in the Opera of Bordeaux

A beautiful exhibition called “Plus que Parfait” is currently presented at the Opera of Bordeaux. The exhibition presents the incredible world of theater costumes and includes many items from shows that were previously played at the Opera. The exhibition will be presented until September 6 and is free for kids under 12yo. For more info and reservations click here

When: from Tuesday to Sunday until September 6 / Where: Place de la Comédie, 33000 Bordeaux

Run & Yoga à Bordeaux

This Sunday (August 2) Darwin is hosting a Run and Yoga practice – apparently, there’s such thing. The activity will be guided by Yosi Goasdoué who is the French semi-marathon champion for 2015. The event is free but you must register in advance. For more info click here.

When: August 2, at 10:45 / Where: 87 Quai des Queyries, 33100 Bordeaux

Marché des Créateurs

A creators market is taking place this Sunday (August 2) at Campus Atlantica in Artigues-près-Bordeaux. For more about the market click here.

When: August 2, 10:00 to 21:00 / Where:  24 Avenue Virecourt, Artigues-près-Bordeaux

Night Market in Arcachon 

During the summer the city of Arcachon is hosting a night market with music, a small creative market, and plenty of food stands. The market is taking place from Tuesday to Friday until August 20. For more info click here

When: Tuesday to Friday until August 20 / Where:  Place des Marquises, Arcachon

Picnic at the vineyards

vineyards in Saint Emilion

This is the last weekend of the Picnic at the vineyards events. The picnics are a great initiative by the Bienvenue à la ferme en Gironde association- every Friday 16 wineries in Gironde are hosting visitors for an event that includes wine and tapas of different local producers at a price of 7 euro per person. The visit has to be booked in advance directly from the winery – you can see the list of the chateaux here

Visit the Cité du Vin 

If the pricey ticket to the Cité du Vin has deterred you from visiting it so far, this summer is your chance! The interactive wine museum reduced its ticket price from 20 euros to 10 euros for the residents of Bordeaux Metropole and free for kids under 17yo. You must show proof of residence to get the discount. 

If you want to know what to expect in the museum, read my article about the Cite du Vin before going.  

Go to Blassimon Lake

If you live east of Bordeaux, getting to the beaches of Arcachon can be a long journey. Luckily there are a few lakes in the region where you can find beautiful spots that are perfect for a family day at the beach. One of them is Lac Blasimon in Entre Deux Mers. You can read more about it here

Free beach activities in Bordeaux

This summer (until August 31) Bordeaux Lac will offer FREE activities such as kayaking, SUP, zumba and more! The activities are taking place daily from 14:00 to 18:00 and registration is taking place on the beach starting from 13:30. Please read the content in this link as it includes instructions for some documents you need to present to be able to register as well as the schedule of the daily activities. For more events and activities taking place this summer in Bordeaux check out my article about things to do this summer in Bordeaux

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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