Online shop Tours, citypass, excursions,...

What to do in Lyon in May?

What's on

Last updated date : 03/05/2024

There’s no shortage of things to see and do in May, as the Lyon metropolitan is in full bloom! Make the most of the warm weather and public holidays to enjoy the nightlife, see the sights and do some sport.

Nuits Sonores - Recondite

See all pictures

Music and concerts in Lyon in May

The month of May is eagerly awaited by electronic music fans. Each year, over the Ascension Day weekend, for five days and four nights, Lyon pulsates to the sounds of electronic music. The festival ‘Nuits sonores’ welcomes stars of the international scene and visits various locations throughout the city, including La Sucrière. Don’t miss the ‘Extras’ and ‘Mini Sonores’, which invite children to explore music.

Shows in Lyon in May

What shows shouldn't you miss in Lyon in May? Take a look at the programme of the Les Fabricants festival, which since 2014 has been showcasing students from the CNSMD, or the Gipsy Lyon Festival, which celebrates gypsy culture at the Croix-Rousse every year.

Exhibitions in Lyon in May

The ‘Nuit européenne des musées’ (European night of museums) is one of the highlights of May, offering a fun way to (re)discover the collections of several museums in the metropolitan area (Musée des Beaux-Arts, Musée de l'Imprimerie et de la Communication graphique, Musée d'Histoire de Lyon, Lugdunum, etc.) when the sun sets…  

A month of sports in Lyon

Put your trainers on! In May, it’s time to get sporty in Lyon, with events such as the urban trail ‘Ultra Boucle de la Sarra’ (which promises splendid views and challenging slopes!), and ‘Courir pour Elles’ (a running race organised by an association that fights against women’s cancers).