Cultural capital par excellence, Paris is full of many events all year long. 2019 is no different and many celebrations are once again held in the French capital. Keep reading to know everything about the unmissable events you don’t want to miss in Paris in 2019.
Russian New Year
Around January 13, 2019
No snovim godom! If you’re more into being nostalgic for the Holidays and the magic they give, there’s a way to keep them alive for a bit longer in Paris… Switch to Russian time and come along to celebrate the Russian New Year on or about Sunday January 13, 2019!
Chinese New Year
From February 5, 2019
Paris and more particularly the 13th arrondissement, aka Chinatown, celebrate the Chinese New Year with several days filled with entertainments. From February 5, 2019, change your scenery with exhibitions, conferences, shows, opera and other ceremonies such as the famous festive parade. The occasion too to celebrate this new year in a festive fashion!
Fête de l’Ours
February 21, 2019
On Thursday February 21, 2019, the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature [The Museum of Hunting and Nature] holds the 3rd edition of the Fête de l’Ours [Bear Day]. On the menu of this exceptional day? Performances, dance, screenings, wild DJ set as well as a parade with bear costumes in the heart of the capital!
March 3, 2019
Paris Carnival is the occasion to take out your most beautiful costume and parade in the French capital… And this year, children and adults are invited to parade on the free theme: “One for all and all for sport!”. About the route, it shouldn’t change much: The parade departs from the Place Gambetta and finishes at the Place de la République. Get your costumes ready!
Carnaval des femmes
March 31, 2019
Carnaval des Femmes [Women Carnival] also known as the Fête des Blanchisseuses [Laundrywomen’s Day] is planned on Sunday March 31, 2019. This year, women are once again claimed queens. And as usual, men are required to dress up as women to be part of the celebration!
World Music Day
June 21, 2019
World Music Day is one of the unmissable events of the year. And during this very musical night, Parisians and tourists have the opportunity to take over the streets of the French capital and bars to honor – as it should be – this art that sounds so good to our ears. A very joyful event you don’t want to miss.
Paris Carnaval Tropical is coming back for its 18th edition. As usual, music, colors and dance will take over the French capital to make you travel to exotic places under the sun.
June 29, 2019
Gay Pride 2019 also known as the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) pride March is back again in Paris this year with a parade and many festive events. A national event aiming at highlighting the fight against homophobia and the pride to be homosexual, bisexual or transsexual. The chance too to have a friendly time around the respect of values.
July 14, 2019
Every July 14, France celebrates Bastille Day (National Day) and every year, events and other shows are planned for night-owls who can enjoy the many firemen balls as well as fireworks and other mappings.
August 25, 2019
Ganesh Chaturthi, the elephant-headed deity – Ganesha, celebrated every year in Paris 18th arrondissement is back this year to enchant us with the fantastic and mystical parade. The Hindu ceremony departs from the Elephant God Temple to make its way through Paris 18th arrondissement all afternoon long until 3 p.m.
The Montmartre Grape Harvest Festival
October 9 to 13, 2019
The unmissable Montmartre Grape Harvest Festival is back at the Butte Montmartre. And for this edition 2019, let’s celebrate with colorful shows, walks and exhibitions open to all… And always responsibly, of course.
October 31, 2019
Every October 31, children and adults dress up to celebrate Halloween. Paris houses many events each as scary as the other.
Please note that dates may change. Stay tunes so you won’t miss anything.