Cannes annual events 2021

Cannes upcoming events

Cannes upcoming 2021 events :

After Paris, Cannes hosts more large-scale conferences and events than any other city in France. In addition to its world-famous film festival, Cannes welcomes a variety of large events ranging from cultural fairs to major sports tournaments. Below is the schedule of some of the most prominent upcoming events for 2021 and 2022.

Cannes international film festival

Founded in 1946, the Cannes Film Festival brings together major players in the global movie industry.  During the Festival, new films of all genres from all four corners of the world are highlighted. 

The main events are held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès and the access is by invitation only. Nevertheless, the Festival’s activities are not limited to the big screen and the red carpet—there are some events which are open to the public such as outdoor movie screenings.  Some visitors to Cannes during the Festival camp out in front of the Palais to catch a glimpse of their favorite film stars.

The 2021 Festival is scheduled to take place from July 6 to 17 and will return to May 11 to 22 in 2022.


International Games festival

The International Games Festival has taken place at Palais des Festivals et des Congrès every year since 1987. The event welcomes families and friends, keen gamers and people who are just curious, and offers players a chance to meet game designers and publishing companies. 

The International Games Festival highlights hundreds of traditional games, board games, video games, simulation games, collectible cards and the access to this event is free to the public. The next Games Festival is scheduled for February 2022.


Les plages électroniques

Les Plages Électroniques is a music festival which takes place every summer on the main beach of La Croisette during a three-day period. This event usually welcomes over 40 000 spectators and features 60 artists on four stages. The event is very popular for visitors to the French Riviera as well as locals.

The 2021 event will take place August 7 to the 9th.


Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (formerly the International Advertising Festival) is a global event for those working in creative communications, advertising, online advertising, social media, and related fields. This monumental event is considered the largest gathering of the advertising and creative communications industry in the world. The week-long program consists of talks, seminars, workshops and over 40 inspirational speakers.

The 2021 Cannes Lions will take place June 21 to 25.


MIPIM  (Le Marché International des Professionnels de L’immobilier)

MIPIM is one of the world’s largest real estate congress. This annual event offers exhibition area, networking events and expert-led conference sessions.

Given the large scale and variety of activities at MIPIM, the event attracts participants from a wide variety of real estate sectors. One key goal of MIPIM is to facilitate interaction between investors, corporate end-users, local authorities, hospitality professionals, industrial and logistics players and other real estate professionals. 

The event is scheduled to take place in early September 2021 and will be held March 15 to 18 in 2022.




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