Ideas for festivals in Paris this summer

Do you want to punctuate your discovery of Paris with festive events this summer? This year is marked by the great return of festivals. Discover the capital's emblematic summer celebrations between music, cinema, humour and culture.

Music festivals

Solidays

After two consecutive years when the festival was cancelled, Solidays is back in force this summer at the Hippodrome de Paris-Longchamp from 24 to 26 June 2022. With over 80 concerts spread over seven stages, the programme has been designed to appeal to everyone. From rap to rock and techno, (re)discover established artists (Orelsan, Eddy De Pretto, M, Black Eyed Peas, Justice, etc.) as well as artists still unknown to the general public (Koffee, Sean, Samm Henshaw, etc). Take advantage of the warm June evenings to sing and dance until 5am with your favourite artists or groups!

In addition to the music, the festival offers a series of inspiring conferences in the Social Club. Each speaker describes his or her worldview on societal and environmental issues. If you want to have a free dialogue, the Solidarity Village is there for that, bringing together over 100 associations.

Lollapalooza Paris

Let's stay at the Hippodrome Paris-Longchamp on 16 and 17 July 2022. Lollapalooza Paris invites all festival-goers who want to get together for a weekend of celebration. With an air of French Coachella, internationally renowned artists have already been announced such as Pearl Jam, Imagine Dragons, David Guetta, Måneskin and A$AP Rocky. New this year, a hip-hop stage is dedicated to French rap artists such as Vald, Josman and Deen Burbigo.

The little ones are not forgotten with Kidzapalooza, a stage allowing children to discover artists on a stage and to participate in games.

To eat, the Street Food Market offers the best street food dishes. For food lovers, chefs Jean Imbert and Mory Sacko or pastry chef Cédric Grolet will be there to serve you.

Rock en Seine

The Domaine national du Parc de Saint-Cloud will be animated by the return of Rock en Seine from 25 to 30 August 2022. To celebrate the return of this emblematic festival after two years without it, the 18th edition promises to be exceptional. It is not three days of celebration that are announced but five. For fans of the international pop-rock scene, you can sing and dance with Rage Against the Machine, the Arctic Monkeys or Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Other events include exhibitions, conferences and the Mini Rock en Seine, a festival away from the crowds for children aged 6 to 12.

Parc Floral Festivals

The Parc Floral Festivals invite you to an eclectic summer. 31 concerts will be given of several musical styles: classical with Classique au vert and jazz with the Paris Jazz Festival. They will both meet on the occasion of the seven nocturnes planned from the end of June to the beginning of September 2022.

Cultural festivals

Festival Paris l’été

Throughout Paris and the Île de France, the Festival Paris l'été will brighten up your days in the capital outdoors and outside of traditional venues. Between dance, circus, theatre, music and performances, many emblematic or unusual places in Paris will be invested to promote access to art and culture. To go there, you can hop off at the stops of the blue route.

Japan Expo 2022

It is also a long-awaited return, particularly of the Japan-loving community: Japan Expo returns from July 14 to 17, 2022. For its 21st edition at the Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte, it is the not-to-be-missed event around Japanese culture. Numerous events will punctuate the days.

You will be able to attend meetings, signings and conferences with distinguished guests (musicians, producers, video game creators, mangaka, chara-designers, etc.). You will also be able to take part in initiation workshops, games, video games, sports, Cosplay... A true paradise of Japanese culture.

Entertainment festivals

Festival d’Humour de Paris

From 15 to 30 June, France's biggest comedy event takes place in various Parisian venues, including the Grand Rex and Bobino. The Festival d'Humour de Paris, FUP, offers 11 evenings with the theme of laughter. Located in the heart of Paris, you can hop off at the blue route stops to get there.

Fête des Tuileries

Young and old alike will be delighted by the 60 attractions and rides offered again this year by the Fête des Tuileries in the eponymous garden. This traditional funfair in one of the capital's most beautiful green spaces takes place throughout the summer, in July and August.

How to get there?

Blue route: Hop off at stop #6 Concorde.

Festival Silhouette

For film lovers, the Festival Silhouette returns for its 21st edition. At the end of the summer, from 26 August to 3 September, attend free screenings of some of the hundred or so short films on offer. These films are out of the ordinary, whether in terms of image or sound treatment, direction or ideas.

This summer, sport is also coming to the capital! Don't miss our diary of sports events in Paris where you can go thanks to the Tootbus tours.