8th March – 10th March 2019: Mahana Lyon
While you are in Lyon you can start thinking of your next destination. Visit Mahana : the tourism fair will give plenty of incredible ideas for your future trips.
6th April – 7th April 2019: Marché de la mode vintage
This vintage clothes market takes place every year since 2001 and has become a flagship event in Europe. Find the best clothes and accessories from the 50’s to the 90’s and get inspiration for future looks.
29th May – 2nd June 2019: Les nuits sonores
Five days and nights of quality electronic entertainment around the city. Nuits Sonores welcomes 80,000 festival goers and 250 artists.
31st May – 27th July 2019: Nuits de Fourvière
Theatre, dance, music and circus arts are performed in the Roman amphitheatre above the city, as well as venues in the city centre.
14th July 2019: Fête nationale (Bastille Day)
Commemorating the start of the French Revolution, France’s national day sees street parties and fireworks on Fourvière Hill.
18th September 2019 – 5th January 2020: Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art
If you like contemporary art, you can’t miss the Lyon Biennale! The 2019 edition is organised by Jean de Loisy and his team from the Palais de Tokyo located in Paris. Discover all the best contemporary artists and let the beauty of art surprise you.
12th October – 20th October 2019: Festival Lumière
The Lumière Film Festival is an annual film event held in Lyon since 2009. It is named in honor of the Lumière Brothers, who invented Cinematography in Lyon in 1895. The festival celebrates the history of cinema, especially retrospectives, restored prints and tributes.
21st November 2019: Fête du Beaujolais Nouveau
Fireworks, music and festivals celebrate the release of the first local wine of the season, just weeks after the wine's grapes have been harvested. The largest celebration (called Les Sarmentelles) is held in the town of Beaujeu, around 80km north of Lyon, although there are parties across the region.
5th December – 8th December 2019: Fête des Lumières
There are a huge number of small festivals on the cultural calendar in Lyon, but the best known is the Fête des Lumières, which lasts for four days around 8th December each year. Traditionally, every house in the city burns candles on their windowsills to create a spectacular effect. Nowadays, much of the city is bathed in bright, colourful lights, including large buildings and sculptures.