Events in Aix en Provence

With its internationally renowned festivals and the richness of its museums and monuments, Aix-en-Provence has established itself as the dynamic and festive cultural capital of the South. Discover here its unmissable events.

In the spring (April and May), Aix gives top billing to the comic strip, with its Comic Strip Festival and other associated arts. Exhibitions in several places, meetings, dedications, workshops, street art, projections, concerts: Those who are fan throw themselves into it wholeheartedly for two months.

At the end of April, come and celebrate the Carnival in the streets of Aix! Each year, a company imagines an original theme to get the streets of the City fill of enthusiasm, for the enjoyment of young and old alike.

Passionate about contemporary art, rendezvous during the second week of May at Parc Jourdan for the Smart (Mediterranean Exhibition of contemporary and abstract art).

A keen on horse, do not miss the Horse Festival in Calas in April: during three days, the equine animal is put in the spotlight, through numerous animations, as well as the traditional ceremony of blessing of horses at The Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette chapel.

Do you like classical music? The Easter Festival is held every year in several emblematic places: the Conservatoire, the Théâtre du Jeu de Paume, the Grand Théâtre de Provence, and also in the Cathedral of Saint-Sauveur.

In summer, the festival is in full swing at Aix! On the day of the Saint-Jean (summer solstice), a great flame from Catalonia is wandered through the streets of Aix before setting ablaze the Place de General de Gaulle.

During the first weeks of July there are the famous International Festival of Lyric Art in Aix-en-Provence, which rings out the most beautiful opera tunes throughout the city, at the Théâtre de l'Evêché, Théâtre du Jeu de Paume , The Conservatoire, the Grand Théâtre de Provence, to quote only the best known ... The celebrated in operatic art meet every year. For more information about this festival, you can consult our blog.

Jazz fans are not left out, as the well-known "Jazz in G minor" Festival is held at the same time (the second weekend of July). This event is also very well known.

If you are a music- loving, take a step further by attending the International Piano Festival held every summer at La Roque d'Anthéron: you will not regret it! For more information on this festival, you can consult our article in our blog.

During the summer there is also the Provençal Calades, a night market that allows you to discover local crafts on the Avenue of Mirabeau.

Not forgetting  the traditional fireworks and street concerts that illuminate the Aix summer.

The autumn agenda is also well-filled: in early September the traditional calissons' blessing takes place; in November and December, there is the Festival Tous Courts, which give top billing to the short film.