Paris Update Events 19.06.2023

Links to events happening this week in Paris

June 21

Dancing in the street

The Summer Solstice festival, the Fête de la Musique, brings free music, good and bad, into the streets of Paris and now the world.

Various locations, Paris

Through June 21

Drawing season

Le Mois du Dessin becomes Le Printemps du Dessin: exhibitions and workshops highlighting this simple and accessible art form will take place across the country.

Various venues, France

June 22-24

Multidisciplinary art fair

Galleries, publishers, fashion collectives, art publishers and experimental music labels will take over Paris’s Communist Party Headquarters, an architectural gem designed by Oscar Niemeyer, for the  Manifesto art fair. Sign up for events online

Normandy Hotel, Paris

June 23

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents La Bête dans la Jungle, by Patric Chiha.

Publicis Cinéma, Paris

June 24

LGBT+ Pride

LGBT in the streets. The parade starts at 2pm at Place de la Nation and ends at Place de la République, where a concert will be held.


June 22-25

Jazz festival

International jazz acts gather for Festival Django Reinhardt.

Parc du Château de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau

June 23-25

Rock for AIDS

The AIDS-benefit rock festival Solidays has a great lineup this year of concerts, talks and exhibitions.

Hippodrome de Longchamp, Paris

June 23–25

Festival of augmented reality

Palais Augmenté showcases technological innovations in the realm of culture.

Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris

Through June 26

Free jazz

The La Défense Jazz Festival presents free outdoor concerts by well-known names in jazz.

L’Esplanade de la Défense

Through June 27

Classical music festival

The Festival de Saint-Denis features both stars and young talents.

Various locations, Saint-Denis

June 20-27

Contemporary film festival

The latest in French and American independent cinema will be on show at the Champs-Elysées Film Festival. 

Various locations, Paris

June 15- June 27

Jewish cultural festival

The Festival des Cultures Juives presents films, theater, concerts, exhibitions and conferences.

Various locations, Paris

Through June 30

Culture for all

Mouvement E. Leclerc presents the latest edition of Festival Culturissimo, a collection of over 50 cultural events, including theatre and cinema.

Various locations, France

June 30-July 1

Beyond kimchi

Discover real Korean food at the K-Food Festival. 

Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

Through July 1

Computer science meets orchestra

ManiFeste 2023 a musical exploration of artificial intelligence in the Ircam concert hall.

Centre Pompidou, Paris

July 1-2

Electro by the Seine

The Macki Music Festival brings electronic music styles, from house to electro jazz to synthetic punk, to Seine-side venues not far from Paris.

Various locations, Carrière sur Seine

June 28-July 2

Getting fit for the Olympics

Le Carreau du Temple presents Festival Jogging, which will host sports festivals each July to prepare Parisians for the 2024 Olympics. This year’s edition includes sessions on inclusive sports, demonstrations of unique sports from around the world and a roller-dance party.

Le Carreau du Temple, Paris

June 29-July 2

Outdoor music

The festival Les Étoiles du Classique presents outdoor classical and jazz concerts, opera, dance performances and recitals.

Various locations, Saint-Germain-en-Laye

July 2-5

Cheap Cinema

See first-run films for €4 in participating cinemas during the Fête du Cinéma.

Various locations, Paris

July 6-9

All things Indian

The Festival Namasté France celebrates relations between India and France with free concerts, dance performances, yoga sessions and even Bollywood dance workshops. Sign up online.

La Seine Musicale, Boulogne-Billancourt

July 6-9

Silver screen at the Louvre

The Cinéma Paradiso Louvre festival brings free films, concerts and DJ sets to the Carrée du Louvre. Sign up online.

Carrée du Louvre, Paris

Through July 9

Women composers

The Festival Un Temps pour Elles showcases works by women composers, performed in châteaux and other prestigious sites.

Various locations, France

Through July 14

Arts on the move

The Moviment festival offers free, rotating art shows, performances, films and more Galerie 3 of the Centre Pompidou.

Centre Pompidou, Paris

June 22-July 23

Summer of books

Author readings, workshops and more: Partir en Livre is bringing back reading as a top summer activity for young people.

Various locations, France

June 28-July 25


The official summer retail sales period in France.

Paris & most of France

June 28–July 29

Classic Minnelli

A retrospective of the films of Vincente Minnelli, including such epics as An American in Paris. 

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

June 29–July 29

Fun in the Urban Jungle

Garden Parvis is a month-long series of events, from concerts to glitter parties, in Paris’s dedicated business district

La Défense, Paris

June 22–August 10

A night at the zoo

The baboons and jaguars stay up late for the Nocturnes du Parc Zoologique de Paris, on Thursday evenings through August 10. Events for the kiddies, a bar for the adults.

Parc Zoologique de Paris, Paris

June 29–August 31

Free concerts

Up-and-comers and well-known artists alike take to the stage for Bercy Village’s summer celebration, Musiques en Terrasse, on Thursday evenings.

Bercy Village, Paris

June 23–September 17

Shaping up for the Olympics

Sports meet the arts for Forme Olympique, an ongoing series of free Olympics-related events and performances sponsored by the City of Paris.

Various locations, Paris

Through September 30

Candlelit château

Every Saturday through September 30 and Friday in July and August, the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and its grounds will be lit by 2,000 candles for the Soirées aux Chandelles. 

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Île-de-France

Through December 31

Free outdoor concerts

Free music in the bandstands of Paris’s parks and gardens for Kiosques en Fête.

Various locations, Paris

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