This weekend summer officially comes to an end. The big events that entertained us during the summer are now on their last days, among them the Bordeaux Open air festival and the Bordeaux food truck festival. But fear not! for October brings new fun weekly events like Friday at the Capucins market and the Darwin bio market. If you want to step out of town don’t miss my latest article about things to do and eat in Espelette in the Basque country. You can also plan your weekends ahead with my October list.
Here’s the list of things to do this weekend in Bordeaux (September 27-29):
Bordeaux Food-truck Festival
After an amazing summer at the most beautiful châteaux in the region, the food truck festival is coming to an end. The last event of the festival for this summer is taking place this weekend (September 28-29) at the Hippodrome du Bouscat. The events are free but require a reservation – you can do it here. For more details click here.
When: September 28-29 / Where: 8 Avenue de l’Hippodrome, 33110 Le Bouscat
Open Air Festival
Bordeaux Open Air continues into September with more cool electronic music parties at different locations in the city center. The next event of the Open Air Festival will take place on September 29 at Parc Palmer in Cenon This is the last Open Air festival for this summer so don’t miss it. For more info click here.
When: September 29 / Where: Parc Palmer – Cenon
Marché des Capucins Friday party
Here’s a new great tradition! Staring this Friday le Marché des Capucins is going to be open the whole day until 21:00. This weekend celebration is going to take place every Friday from now on. It’s quite a recent decision and they’ll test it for a few months, so come and support the best market in Bordeaux!. If you don’t know the market well check out my post about what to eat at Marché des Capucins for my favorites. For more info click here.
When: September 27 / Where: Marché des Capucins – Place des Capucins – 33800 Bordeaux
Marché des Producteurs
While many summer events are coming to an end this weekend new weekly events are starting to take place to keep us entertained. Starting this Saturday (September 28) Darwin will host every week a big organic market with many local producers from all over the southwest of France. Among others, you will find stands of oysters, wines, cheese, flowers and more. For more info click here.
When: September 28/ Where: Darwin Caserne Niel / 87 quai des queyries
Utopia fête ses 20 ans
Utopia is an independent cinema theater located in what was once an ancient church. This Friday (September 27) Utopia celebrates its 20th anniversary and invites everyone for an evening of concerts and other activities on Place Camille Jullian. For more info click here.
When: September 27 / Where: Place Camille Jullian, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Marché du Bon Goût d’Aquitaine
Marché du Bon Goût d’Aquitaine is a big event that will host 150 different farmers, local producers, chefs and other professionals related to the food industry. The program includes a big market with local products as well as activities related to biodiversity, animals and more. The event will take place on September 27-29 in the Bastide district. For more details click here.
When: September 28 / Where: 4 Place de Stalingrad, 33100 Bordeaux, France
Les Campulsations is a students festival, celebrating the beginning of the new academic year in different locations in the Aquitaine region: Bordeaux, Talence, Pessac, Gradignan, Bayonne, Périgueux, Agen and Pau. In Bordeaux Metropole, the events will take place in many different locations from university campuses to museums and theaters. The program is varied and includes such events as a brocante party, music concerts, theater shows, exhibitions and more. Check out the full program and find an event near you. The festival will take place from September 26 to October 5.
When: September 26 to October 5 / Where: Different locations, consult the program.
Salon ABC Kidz
A big event dedicated to future parents and young families will take place on September 28 – 29 in Hangar 14. Salon ABC kids is the annual gathering of all the important companies and organizations related to babies and little kids from clothing to room decoration, toys and different services like childcare companies and health providers. The event allows young parents to meet all the relevant products and services in one place. Many activities will take place at the Salon to make it more entertaining, among them a massage space, workshops for kids, soft play for toddlers and more. For tickets and more info click here.
When: September 28-29 / Where: 115 Quai des Chartrons, 33000 Bordeaux
IBOAT Birthday – Mini club des Marins
For its 8th birthday anniversary, IBOAT is hosting a fun party for kids that will take place this Saturday (September 28) afternoon, starting 15:30. The program includes workshops for kids, makeup, snacks and more. For more info click here.
When: September 28 / Where: Bassin à Flot n°1, Cours Henri Brunet, 33300 Bordeaux
Dance at la Guingette chez Alriq
This is the last weekend of La Guinguette chez Alriq before it closes down for winter. If the weather is good you don’t need much more than a concert at the tavern with a cool rosé. The concerts take place from Friday to Sunday (September 27-29). For more info click here.
When: September 27-29 / Where: ZA Quai des Queyries, Port Bastide, 33100 Bordeaux
Enjoy the last party nights at Mama Shelter, the coolest rooftop in Bordeaux. This weekend (September 27-29) Mama Shelter invites you to three DJ nights starting 21:30. For more info click here.
When: September 27-29 / Where: 19 Rue Poquelin Molière, 33000 Bordeaux
Festival d’Ici Danse
Festival d’Ici Danse is an annual dance festival taking place this week (until September 29) in Saint-Germain-du-Puch. Some of the concerts and the events are free and some require a reservation, check the full program here.
When: until September 29 / Where: different locations in Saint-Germain-du-Puch
Salon La Ferme en ville
La Ferme en Ville is a fair dedicated to local agriculture and better ways of consuming it. The event takes place this weekend (September 28-29) in Hangar 14. For more details click here.
When: September 28-29 / Where: 173 Quai des Chartrons, 33300 Bordeaux, France
Salon Bio and Local
Another fair dedicated to local and organic food will take place this Saturday (September 28) at the Bacalam Market. For more details click here.
When: September 28 / Where: 10 esplanade de pontac, 33300 Bordeaux,
The Big Plants Sale
A big plants sale will take place this weekend (September 28-29) in Hangar 14. The prices are guaranteed to be quite low (from 2€ to 10€) so it’s a good opportunity to fill your house with summer plants. For more details follow the facebook page of the event.
When: September 28-29 / Where: 173 Quai des Chartrons, 33300 Bordeaux, France
Graines de Sauvage
A fun evening with music and drinks will take place this Friday (September 27) at the cool terrace of Graines de Sauvages. For more details click here.
When: September 27, at 19:30 / Where: 2 Rue de Saintonge, Bordeaux
Finally, if you are looking for a fun and delicious activity in Bordeaux, check out my food tours in which I’ll take you through a three hours journey in the culinary scene of the Southwest of France.
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