Summer in Paris and the Ile-de-France region: free concerts and music festivals not to be missed

Published by La Rédac · Photos by Caroline de Sortiraparis · Published on June 7th, 2023 at 01:10 p.m.
Summer in Paris is a time for strolling through parks and gardens, sunbathing on terraces, and enjoying great music. Jazz, classical, electro, rock or French variety... there's something for everyone! Here's an overview of the free concerts and music festivals not to be missed this summer in Paris and the Paris region.

It's a season that many Parisians look forward to. Synonymous with sometimes stifling heat, terraces galore, multiple ice cream tastings and bucolic picnics, summer is also the season for music festivals. While they spring up all over Paris and the Île-de-France region, and multiply a little more each summer season, it's rare to find music festivals that are accessible free of charge. And yet, they do exist. From Fnac Live to Défense jazz festival, Paris Jazz Festival to Classique au vert... these free musical events are a delight for music lovers who are careful with their wallets, but not only! These free open-air concerts, held every summer, also delight the ears of Ile-de-France residents who are constantly on the lookout for good music deals in the capital.

Here's a selection of free music festivals to discover this summer in Paris and the Ile-de-France region.

Jeux d'eau au Domaine National de Saint-CloudJeux d'eau au Domaine National de Saint-CloudJeux d'eau au Domaine National de Saint-CloudJeux d'eau au Domaine National de Saint-Cloud Concerts and water games 2023: a free outdoor festival at the Domaine de Saint-Cloud
This year, the Concerts et Jeux d'eau du Domaine de Saint-Cloud will be back from June 10 to 11, 2023. On the program of the 17th edition of this Parisian festival, a musical stroll in these historic gardens, magnified by waterfalls and water games. The opportunity to meet a selection of artists from around the world chosen by Françoise Degeorges, producer at Radio France. [Read more]

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La Défense Jazz Festival returns to the Parvis de Paris La Défense from Monday June 26 to Sunday July 2, 2023. An opportunity to enjoy new free outdoor concerts at the foot of the Grande Arche de La Défense. On the program? Marcus Miller, Joey Bada$$, Fatoumata Diawara, Tigran Hamasyan and Anne Paceo for her new creation "Chorale Breath & Whisper". Unfortunately, following a prefectoral decree, the last concerts of the festival have been cancelled. [Read more]

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The Classique au Vert Festival is back from June 28 to September 6, 2023 in the heart of the Parc Floral de Paris. Classique au Vert invites music lovers and neophytes alike to enjoy the good weather and the good tempo with renowned and up-and-coming artists. [Read more]

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The Paris Jazz Festival is back at the Parc Floral from June 28 to September 6, 2023, with as many musical talents to discover in a bucolic setting. Here is the program of the free concerts and the evening events! [Read more]

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After two festive evenings and 20 free concerts on the Hôtel de Ville forecourt and in its salons, Fnac Live is sadly coming to an end. As reported by BFMTV, the final evening of the festival, originally scheduled for Friday June 30 and featuring Aime Simone, Hervé and Selah Sue, has been cancelled due to the violence and riots currently affecting the Île-de-France region. [Read more]

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Join us until July 23, 2023 in selected gardens in northern Paris and the Montmartre Arena, as well as in the Parc Floral de Paris and Épinay-sous-Sénart, to enjoy the free open-air concerts of the Rhizomes Festival. The program features 16 dates, 12 venues and 100 artists, including Samaïa, Kin'Gongolo Kiniata and Bamba Wassoulou Groove. [Read more]

French Touch : les Galeries Lafayette célèbrent la création française en musiqueFrench Touch : les Galeries Lafayette célèbrent la création française en musiqueFrench Touch : les Galeries Lafayette célèbrent la création française en musiqueFrench Touch : les Galeries Lafayette célèbrent la création française en musique The French Touch stage: the free festival at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann _ Reserve your tickets
Galeries Lafayette Haussmann is celebrating French creation, from fashion to gastronomy, beauty and decor, from July 5 to August 31, 2023. A 100% tricolored event that also vibrates to the rhythm of the French Touch stage, a free music festival to be discovered from July 6 to 9, 2023 on the rooftop of the Grand Magasin. [Read more]

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Les Musicales du Châtel liven up the summer season in the medieval town of Provins with a series of free concerts every Saturday evening. Come and relax from 7pm to 10pm in the historic setting of Place du Châtel, between July 22 and August 19, 2023. [Read more]

Un kilomètre de danse, une journée festive et rythmée à PantinUn kilomètre de danse, une journée festive et rythmée à PantinUn kilomètre de danse, une journée festive et rythmée à PantinUn kilomètre de danse, une journée festive et rythmée à Pantin Pantin sur Mer, free open-air music festival: entertainment, workshops, designers, tattoos ...
Pantin Sur Mer returns in force for its 3rd edition! This free open-air festival is set to rock Pantin's Place de la Pointe from July 29 to 30, 2023. Come and experience two sensational days of music, creativity and conviviality just outside Paris! [Read more]

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After a great edition in 2022, the Techno Parade announces its return to the streets of Paris! The free musical event, which puts electronic music and culture in the spotlight every year, returns this Saturday, September 23, 2023. For the occasion, the traditional parade of floats will set off from the Place de la Bastille. Find out what's in store this weekend to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this not-to-be-missed event dedicated to electronic music. [Read more]

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In addition to free music festivals, a number of major concerts are also offered free of charge in the capital and elsewhere in Ile-de-France every summer, including of course those for the Fête de la Musique, as well as the Grand Concert de Paris, held every year at the foot of the Eiffel Tower on July 14th.

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The Festival des Canotiers returns this year to Ménilmontant for its 16th edition, from May 30th to June 4th 2023. On the program: Concerts and open-air cinema await you. And all this for free, a good plan not to be missed! [Read more]

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The Coulée Douce Festival is back on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June 2023 in the 12th arrondissement of the capital on the Promenade Plantée in the Jardin de Reuilly (Coulée Verte). During a festive weekend, enjoy free shows open to all. [Read more]

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Le Passage du Havre has a summer full of surprises in store for you! From June 14 to July 22, 2023, enjoy the Parisian shopping center's free mini-festival, punctuated by gaming sessions, concerts and outdoor sports classes. Celebrate summer in style in the heart of Paris! [Read more]

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Fancy a free concert by Yannick Noah on a floating stage, followed by a dazzling fireworks display? Join us in Enghien-les-Bains on Saturday, June 17, 2023, for another edition of the "Lac en Scène" event! [Read more]

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The Fête de la Musique is back on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 for our greatest pleasure! Get ready to vibrate to the rhythm of live music thanks to numerous free concerts and DJ sets organized outdoors, but also in theaters, museums or restaurants in Paris and the Ile-de-France region. We reveal you the best plans of this Fête de la Musique 2023 in Paris and in Paris region. [Read more]

Journée Olympique au Parc de Noisiel avec un Concert de Ben l'Oncle Soul et feux d'artifice gratuitsJournée Olympique au Parc de Noisiel avec un Concert de Ben l'Oncle Soul et feux d'artifice gratuitsJournée Olympique au Parc de Noisiel avec un Concert de Ben l'Oncle Soul et feux d'artifice gratuitsJournée Olympique au Parc de Noisiel avec un Concert de Ben l'Oncle Soul et feux d'artifice gratuits Olympic Day at Noisiel Park with free concert by Ben l'Oncle Soul and fireworks display
Join us for Paris - Vallée de la Marne Olympic Day this Friday, June 23, 2023 at the Parc de Noisiel. Open to all from 6pm to 11:30pm, the event promises sporting activities, entertainment, an exceptional concert by Ben l'Oncle Soul and free fireworks. [Read more]

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Élancourt celebrates music this Saturday, June 24, 2023, with a family-friendly afternoon and a free concert from the 80s to the 2000s at the Guy Boniface stadium! Patrick Hernandez, Début de Soirée, Claire from the L5 and Jean-Pierre Mader will be on hand to take you back in time for a truly festive event. [Read more]

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Fancy a free outdoor concert by Ibrahim Maalouf? Head for the town of Bondy, in Seine-Saint-Denis, on Sunday June 25, 2023. Starting at 4pm, the famous trumpeter will delight audiences at the Stade Léo Lagrange, accompanied for the occasion by the Appassionato orchestra. [Read more]

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To round off the Fête nationale 2023 in style, the Orchestre National de France, the Maîtrise and the Choeur de Radio France are organizing a grand symphonic concert at the foot of the Eiffel Tower on Friday, July 14, 2023, on the Champ-de-Mars in Paris. Find out more about the detailed program and guests for this 2023 edition of the now legendary Concert de Paris. [Read more]

Stay tuned for more free concerts and music festivals in Paris this summer.

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Dates and Opening Time
From June 5th, 2023 to September 23th, 2023

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