What's Happening in Paris This Week

For full details about an event, click on the title to visit the official Web site (in English when available).

August 11-September 2

Outdoor classical concerts

Concerts in the park at Festival Classique au Vert every weekend.

Parc Floral

August 18-September 16

Classical concerts in the park

Summer concerts at the Festival de l’Orangerie de Sceaux.

Parc de Sceaux

Through August 19

Open-air cinema

Cinema en Plein Air is back with the theme “Let’s Sing,” featuring such films as La La Land, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Yellow Submarine, Jules and Jim and Sugar Man. Free admission. Above: from Céline Sciamma’s Bande de Filles.

Parc de la Villette, Paris

Friday evenings, through August 10

More free outdoor films

Ciné Quartier 13 shows movies in the parks of the 13th arrondissement on Friday evenings.

Various locations, Paris

Through September 2

Paris is a beach

Paris Plages offers fun in the sun on the banks of the Seine and the Bassin de la Villette: sandy beach, pool, dance lessons, restaurants, volleyball, free concerts, boating and more.

Quais de la Seine, Bassin de la Villette, Paris

Through September 9

Swimming in the canal

The water in the Bassin de la Villette has been declared clean enough to swim in, and a free swimming area has been set up.

Bassin de la Villette

Through September 29

Clubbing on the “beach”

Outdoor concerts and DJs nightly at the La Plage de Glaz’Art.

Glaz’Art, Paris

Through August 19

Summer arts festival

Paris Festival d’Eté is an annual festival of music, dance, theater and more from around the world.

Various locations, Paris

Weekends in July and August

Summer fun on the canal

The Été du Canal festival offers theme cruises (street food, music, art, etc.) and other activities like the construction of an ephemeral village, balls, restaurants and bars.

Canal de l’Ourcq

August 8, 22, 29 & September 5

Entertainment for kids

The Festival les Pestacles presents concerts and other entertainment for children age five and up.

Parc Floral, Paris

Through August 31

Summer garden

For its Jardin d’Été festival, the Musée du Quai Branly stages a variety of free events in its garden.

Musée du Quai Branly

Through September 1

Son et lumière

A sound and light show, La Nuit aux Invalides, commemorates the centennial of the end of World War I.

Hôtel National des Invalides, Paris

Through August 7

Bargains galore

The official biannual six-week sales period.

Retailers all over France

Summer 2018

Summer Party

The Mona Bismarck American Center opens up its townhouse and garden for a series of summer parties called Mona Darlin’ featuring electronic music.

Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris

Through Oct. 6

Dance in historic sites

Monuments en Mouvement offers free dance performances in national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and châteaux.

Various locations

July 27

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presentsVolontaire (Raising Colors), directed by Hélène Fillières.

Club de l’Étoile, Paris