The post about things to do in August in Bordeaux , that was released this week, is full of events and activities for the last month of this summer. So this weekend the list of things to do will be a bit shorter and will focus only on the biggest events of Saturday and Sunday (August 4-5). This time we have a reggae festival, a picnic in the forest, a great beach close to city center and more. Let’s get started:
Reggae Sun Ska music festival
The 22nd edition of this fun reggae festival will take place at the Domaine Equestre de Nodri in Vertheuil, which is located in the Medoc area (about an hour drive from Bordeaux) on the first weekend of August (3-5). The impressive long line up includes tens of performers from the reggae scene. You can check out the full line up here.
Although it’s a bit far from Bordeaux you don’t have to own a car to enjoy the festival, you can get there by train (Lesparre ou Pauillac stations) or a bus (line 703). For more info check out the facebook page of the festival and for tickets click here.
When: August 3-5
Where: 1 rue du Maquis, 33180 Vertheuil, Aquitaine, France
The summer pavilion on the right side of the river
A few weeks ago the Orangeade association opened its summer pavilion on le Quai Deschamps (in the Bastide neighborhood) hosting weekly events for music and gastronomy lovers. The association calls their summer village “un espace de bonheur partagé (a space of shared happiness) and invites you every Friday and Saturday until September 22 to a musical and culinary journey. Take a look at the program for this Friday (August 3) and for this Saturday (August 4). All the events are free.
When: August 3-4, from 6pm
Where: Quai Deschamps, 33100 Bordeaux
Dance on the Quai
Dansons sur les Quais is a series of dancing classes and events where people gather to dance together 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. The dancing events will take place on the quai almost daily until August 19. For more details and the full program check out the website of Dansons sur les Quai.
When: Daily until August 19
Where: Quai Louis XVIII, 33000 Bordeaux
Quai des Sports
Like every summer the Parc des sports Saint Michel hosts plenty of sportive activities for kids and teenagers. The daily programs are extremely varied and include things like climbing for kids, beach volleyball, basketball and more. The event will take place until August 12. Check the full program here.
When: Daily until August 12
Where: Parc des sports Saint Michel
Bordeaux Metropolitan Summer
Like every year Bordeaux Metropolitan invites you to discover the city and the area around it through a series of cultural events and activities. More than 100 activities of music, dance, public reading, theater, circus and gastronomy will take place between July 8 and September 25. These events are so widely spread across the metropolitan area of Bordeaux that you are guaranteed to discover places (especially parks) that you have never heard of before. Some of the activities proposed this weekend are:
- Ligne Art– guided tour on the tram to Merignac to discover the art on that route– Sunday at 14:00(August 5)
- Biking tour in Bacalan – Sunday at 17:00 (August 5)
- En Route – L’eau Bourde- Biking tour that starts in Pessac – Sunday at 9:00 (August 5)
- Tour in the observatory of Floriac – Saturday at 10:00 (August 4)
Check out the full program of events here (the full list with the dates is in the end of the PDF)
Picnic in the Forest
If you haven’t visit the beautiful park of Bourgailh in Pessac this weekend is a great opportunity is a great opportunity to do just that. This Sunday (August 5) the park will host a big picnic event, and if you don’t bring your food, don’t worry, a new super delicious Toast food truck will be there to feed you. For more details click here.
When: Sunday August 5
Where: Ecosite du Bourgailh, 179 avenue de beutre, 33600 Pessac
Music festival in Le Barp
Festival Country Rock will take place this weekend (August 3-5) in Le Barp (about 30 minutes from Bordeaux). Besides three days of concerts the program of the festival includes activities for kids, food trucks, bike tours and many stands with rock-country clothes. For more info click here and for the full program here. Ticket price is 5-7 euros.
When: August 3-5
Where: Plaine des sports, 33114 Le Barp
If it’s getting too hot and you feel like making it beach day you don’t have to go far. Bègles beach is a few minutes drive from city center and you can even get there by tram (Tram C – Terres Neuves station). It’s a nice, very local little beach, with a great play ground for kids and a perfect spot to end your day when the temperatures are rising in the afternoon.
Where: Bègles plage, rue Mendès France, 33130 Bègles
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Do you have other events to add to the list? Please share them in the comments so all of us can enjoy them
If you want to plan ahead check out my general list of things to in Bordeaux in August 2018.
Have a great weekend!