Paris comes alive every month with some sort of events and festivals. The people in Paris love the vibrancy that is brought by festivals and events held at frequent intervals in the city of lights and romance. Celebrations, festivals and events have become an integral part of the lives of the Parisians. For an outsider, it may seem like a dream to live such an amazing life full of happiness and celebration. If you arrive in Paris during the festivals, you will never want to go back because you will be enthralled by its vivacity. It might be a little difficult to get Paris hotels to stay during festivals so prior reservation is advised

Art events galore in Paris and you can either participate or be witness to any or a number of those. Apart from the art events, other festivals mark the Parisian calendar all the year round. Some of the Parisian quarters including Montmarte, Menilmonant and Belleville allow people to visit the studios of artists during art events. This is known as portes ouvertes meaning open doors. These quarters celebrate open door weeks for the public when people can visit the studios of artists and find out how they work. Flyers are distributed with the same intention and also posters hung.

Paris Music Festival is held in June and is the celebration of all genres of music. You can either drop in at a concert or just enjoy the street music; you are likely to have an unforgettable musical experience. Paris Plage is another festival in Paris during the summer months. Beach boardwalk is organized every summer which has become an extension of the hedonist aspect of the Parisians. Enjoy the open air cinemas at the Parc de la Villette. An unparalleled experience for cinegoers and cinema lovers, this is organized in the summer months.

The Bastille Day is observed on the July14. The celebrations include street festivals, fireworks and animated parades. Paris celebrates its democratic republic on this day since 1789 when they first tested freedom. Fete des Rois is a special celebration of the Parisian patisseries’ pastries. It is the first grade celebration for the food lovers. Andros Trophy Finals is held in February and is one of the biggest car events in Paris. Big names participate in this and this is the best venue for sports lovers.

Gay and Lesbian film festivals are also held with much pride during the months of February. March witnesses the beginning of Paris Fashion Week, one of the most coveted events. Reserve the hotel in Paris and be a part of the celebrations.

Current events in the category Festivals and festivities

-Jardins musicaux (Music in the garden)
From April 3 2012 to October 23 2012
PARC DU CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES

-Soloists at the Serre d’Auteuil
From June 1 2012 to September 9 2012
Parc de Bagatelle

-Festival of Disney’s Magical Moments Member of PCVB Tourism & Handicap Certification Mental disability Hearing impairment Physical disability Visual impairment
From April 6 2012 to July 13 2012
Disneyland Paris

-Festival Soirs d’été (Summer Evenings Festival)
From end of June to mid-July 2012 (subject to confirmation)
Parvis de la Mairie du IIIe arrondissement

-14 July festivities (Bastille Day)
From July 13 2012 to July 14 2012
Paris

-Le déjeuner sur l’herbe du Chateau de Versailles
On July 14 2012
PARC DU CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES

-Bastille Day Fireworks, 14th July Celebration
On July 14 2012
Jardins du Trocadéro

-The Chopin Festival in Paris
From June 16 2012 to July 14 2012
Parc de Bagatelle

-LaPlage in Paris
From June 28 2012 to July 15 2012
Glazart

-Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Les étés de la danse
From June 25 2012 to July 21 2012
Théâtre du Châtelet

-International Tango and Argentine Folklore Festival
On July 21 2012
Trianon (Le)

-Festival Fnac Live
From July 19 2012 to July 22 2012
PARVIS DE L’HOTEL-DE-VILLE

-Paris Jazz Festival
From July 9 2012 to July 29 2012
Parc Floral de la ville de Paris

-La Traversée de Paris estivale
On July 29 2012
Paris

-Festival Paris Quartier d’été – 23rd edition
From July 14 2012 to August 15 2012
Paris

-Bagatelle Chamber Music Festival
From July 19 2012 to August 15 2012
Parc de Bagatelle

-Cinéma au clair de lune (outdoor cinema)
From August 1 2012 to August 19 2012
Forum des images

-Paris Plages
From July 20 2012 to August 19 2012
Paris

-Fête des Tuileries
From June 29 2012 to August 19 2012
Jardin des Tuileries – Paris 1er

-Rock en Seine Member of PCVB
From August 24 2012 to August 26 2012
Domaine de Saint-Cloud – Centre des Monuments Nationaux

-Open-Air Cinema
From July 25 2012 to August 26 2012
PARC DE LA VILLETTE

-L’été du Canal
From June 23 2012 to August 26 2012
Bassin de La Villette

-La Chaise et l’Ecran
From June 16 2012 to August 31 2012
XIe ARRONDISSEMENT

-Les estivales musicales
From August 27 2012 to September 2 2012
XIe ARRONDISSEMENT

-Grand Nocturnal Fountains
From June 16 2012 to September 8 2012
PARC DU CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES

-Festival Silhouette
From September 1 2012 to September 9 2012
Buttes-Chaumont (Parc des)

-Techno Parade
On September 15 2012
Bastille

-Les enfants du patrimoine
On September 16 2012
Centre d’Art et de Culture de Meudon

-Classique au vert (classical music series)
From August 4 2012 to September 16 2012
Parc Floral de la ville de Paris

-We love green
From September 14 2012 to September 16 2012
Parc de Bagatelle

-‘Fête des Jardins’ Paris garden festival
From September 22 2012 to September 23 2012
Jardin des Plantes

-Pestacles: Children’s Festival
From June 6 2012 to September 26 2012
Parc Floral de la ville de Paris

-Dancing on the banks of the Port Saint-Bernard
From May to September
Jardin Tino Rossi

-Music in the park
From May 1 2012 to October 1 2012
Paris

-Festival of the Théâtre de Verdure in the Jardin Shakespeare
From May 1 2012 to October 1 2012
Théâtre de Verdure du Jardin Shakespeare

-Nuit Blanche 2012
On October 6 2012
Paris

-A walk along the avenue des Champs-Elysées
Automne 2012
Avenue des Champs-Elysées – 8e

-Ile-de-France Festival
From September 8 2012 to October 14 2012
Paris

-Grandes eaux musicales
From March 31 2012 to October 28 2012
PARC DU CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES

-La Semaine du Goût 2012 (Tasting Week 2012)
October 2012 (dates to be confirmed)
Paris

-Renovation of the Molitor swimming pool
In 2012
XVIe ARRONDISSEMENT

-THE EIFFEL TOWER SPARKLES AGAIN ! Member of PCVB Tourism & Handicap Certification Mental disability Hearing impairment
From June 21 2003 to June 21 2013
Tour Eiffel

-Robin des Bois
From January 1 2013 to December 31 2013
Paris Expo Palais des Sports