Music, theater, cinema - festivals are popping up left and right like daisies this summer, including festivals for kids! Sortiraparis offers you its selection of children's festivals, to try out and approve. They come in all shapes and sizes and there’s something for all ages! So, what will it be, an outdoor film festival (Cinéma en plein air), or a children’s music festival (Pestacles) in the Parc Floral?
Feel like taking the kids out for a day of fun? Why not try one of the many festivals for children in the city that offers kids shows, music, dance, or even outdoor movies? Take a look through the possibilities with our guide.
- Les Pestacles
Les Pestacles at the Parc Floral in Paris is one of summer’s main events for families, from June 8th to September 28th, 2016. Imagine concerts of all kinds, shows, dance, workshops and learning tours, all in an enjoyable and natural environment, in the beautiful Bois de Vincennes forest park.
“Un Printemps en Musiques” Festival at the Jardin d’Acclimatation
To celebrate the sunny weather, the Jardin d’Acclimatation welcomes the “Un Printemps en Musique” event, which includes a series of concerts for families on Saturdays and Sundays from April 2nd to July 14th, 2016.
L'Eté des p'tits futés
The 10th annual “l’Été des p’tits futés” festival awaits children all summer from July 5th to August 31st, 2016 at the Theater Darius Millhaud. Experience this clever festival that brings together culture and fun in the gardens at the Parc de la Villette and the Park Buttes Chaumont just 5 minutes away from the theater.
- Mini Rock en Seine, the Rock Festival for Kids
Mini Rock en Seine is just what it sounds like, the mini version of the famous Rock en Seine music festival in paris. For three days, August 26th, 27th and 28th, 2016, kids ages 6-10 can enjoy a fun space with a specially created program that includes workshops, costumes, a playground, dances and concerts just for them. And guess what? This event is free! We recommend signing up as soon as possible, since space is limited!
- Cinéma au Clair de Lune
The “Cinéma au Claire de Lune festival is back again this year from July 28th to August 10th, 2016. The Forum des Images will be taking to different outdoors spots throughout the capital to set up outdoor movies for free!
- Outdoor Movie Festival at La Villette
The “Festival du Cinéma en Plein Air,” at La Villette will take place from July 13th to August 21st, 2016. This outdoor movie festival features a month of free movie showings on the large lawn at La Villette, with movies that will take your breath away, from Jacques Tati to Pedro Almodovar and Christopher Nolan!
- Foot Foraine Soccer Festival at La Villette
For the 2016 UEFA Euro, La Villette is hosting “Foot Foraine,” a fun and artistic festival that celebrates the beloved sport of soccer. From June 5th to July 10th, 2016, Foot Foraine will feature a variety of activities, from exhibitions to interactive displays and workshops for kids!
- Coup de Foot at the Carreau du Temple
During the 2016 UEFA Euro, the Carreau du Temple invites you to experience “Coup de Foot” from July 6th-10th. Workshops, contemporary art, shows and even debates will all be part of the program for this spectacular soccer culture festival!
- Les Scènes croisées at the Domaine de Chamarande
Every Sunday in June and July, enjoy the fun “Escapades Insolites” programs at the Domaine de Chamarande! Settle in comfortably on the lawn chairs and along the vegetable garden and listen to concerts by local artists! Experience the dance shows, circus acts and theater performances in the park after spending the day playing with the kids on the fun playground structures around the castle, or take a ride along the lovers’ canal.
- La Scène au jardin, Outdoor Festival in Chantilly
For its second year, the Scène au Jardin festival will take place at the pheasant farm in Chantilly, from June 27th to September 13th, 2016. Every weekend, people of all ages can enjoy performances of great plays in the outdoor theater.
- Terrace Music Festivals in Bercy Village
Bercy Village welcomes the 4th “Festival de Musiques en Terrasse” from June 21st to August 25th, 2016. Eleven concerts are scheduled to be performed at the Bercy Village outdoor stage, starting the night of the Make Music Festival, June 21st! Don’t miss it!
- Nous n'irons pas à Avignon
The 18th “Nous n’irons pas à Avignon” theater festival will take place from July 6th-24th, 2016 at the Vitry-sur-Seine train station. It’s a great way to discover dance, theater, music performances and other shows for kids!
- Paris Quartier d'été
The “Paris Quartier d’été” summer festival is back from July 14th to August 7th, 2016. The program includes dance, music, theater and circus shows, and some are even free! See the festival events throughout the city in the most beautiful neighborhoods, and in the close suburbs.
So, what are you waiting for? Get the kids ready and head one of the many festivals for children in Paris!