Eight films from as many countries will be presented at the Festival International des Films de la Diaspora Africaine.
The Biennale Paris (formerly the Biennale des Antiquaires) is now an annual event, with 95 exhibitors.
Grand Palais, Paris
Through September 15
One hundred design-related events happen all over the city during Paris Design Week.
Various locations, Paris
August 11-September 2
Concerts in the park at Festival Classique au Vert every weekend.
August 18-September 16
Summer concerts at the Festival de l’Orangerie de Sceaux.
Parc de Sceaux
Through September 2
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
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
Outdoor concerts and DJs nightly at the La Plage de Glaz’Art.
Weekends in July and August
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
The Festival les Pestacles presents concerts and other entertainment for children age five and up.
Parc Floral, Paris
Through August 31
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
A sound and light show, La Nuit aux Invalides, commemorates the centennial of the end of World War I.
Hôtel National des Invalides, Paris
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
Monuments en Mouvement offers free dance performances in national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and châteaux.
Lost in Frenchlation presents a free outdoor showing of La Reine Margot (Queen Margot), directed by Patrice Chéreau.