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Major events

Last updated date : 11/09/2023

Here’s a round-up of all the main events in Lyon and its metropolitan area. To your diaries!

Music festivals that set the rhythm in Lyon

Nuits Sonores: The French festival that is entirely devoted to electronic and indie music, as well as innovative, visual and digital culture, will take place In May 2024.

Nuits de Fourvière: Held in the Roman theatres of Fourvière Hill, this festival brings a touch of magic to Lyon’s summer evenings each year.  We look forward to seeing the artists on stage, in a programme combining drama, dance, circus arts and music, in  June and July 2024.

L'ambiance des Nuits de Fourvière © Loll Willems

Woodstower Festival: This “eco-festival” is held at the end of summer on the edge of the lake at Grand Parc de Miribel-Jonage: 23 to 27 August 2023. We look forward to four days of partying to a superb selection of rap and electronic music. 

Jazz à Vienne: While this event is not held in Lyon, it is a major event on the local music scene will take place in July 2024

Food events in Lyon

Lyon Street Food Festival  is back with 4 days of festivities and a world tour of flavours from 13 to 16 June 2024, for just as much pleasure and enjoyment as ever!

Anne-Sophie Pic lors du Lyon Street Food Festival

Events for sports lovers

The women’s tennis tournament Open 6eme Sens is returning from in February 2024 at the Palais des Sports in Gerland.

For those who like to take on a challenge, the Lyon Urban Trail will be held on 24 March 2024, the Lugdunum Roller Contest, for 2 days in May 2024, the Ultra boucle de la Sarra on 25 and 26 May 2024, and the women’s cancer awareness run Courir pour Elles in May 2024 at Parc de Parilly.

Horse riding enthusiasts will be gathering at the next edition of Equita Lyon from 1 to 5 November 2023 at Eurexpo.

Run In Lyon is a running festival that brings together several thousand people each year. In 2023, it will take place on 22 October.

Brace yourself for the Rugby World Cup this fall! The city will host five matches at the OL Stadium from 24 September to 6 October 2023 and will be the basecamp for the All Blacks. 

Other essential events in Lyon’s diary

The upcoming and eagerly awaited The Dance Biennial will be held from 11 to 30 September 2023, with the famous Défilé (Parade) on 10 September 2023.

For all motor fans, the Lyon Auto Show will be held at Eurexpo from 28 September to 2 October 2023.

The Lumière Festival will be putting the spotlight on Lyon, the cradle of cinema, for a whole week of classic films, in the presence of international stars of the silver screen, from 14 to 22 October 2023.

The Silk in Lyon festival will offer a chance to discover French-made fabrics and products, from 16 to 19 November 2023 at the Palais de la Bourse in Lyon.

Last, but certainly not least, Lyon’s famous Fête des Lumières (Festival of Lights) will take place from 7 to 10 December 2023. 4 nights to see the city differently! 

Synergetics - Place des Célestins

Lyon's Fair will run from 22 March to 1 April 2024

The Quais du Polar international crime fiction festival is coming to Lyon from 5 to 7 April 2024. On the programme: meetings, book signings, events, investigations, exhibitions focusing on dark fiction...

Lyon BD Festival will be taking place over the 1st fortnight of June 2024 at various venues across the city.

The Marché de la Mode Vintage (Vintage Fashion Market) invites fashion addicts and bargain hunters on 23 and 24 September 2024 at La Sucrière.

Marché de la Mode Vintage