A quick recap of all the must-see annual events in Antibes.
ANTIBES ART FAIR
Mid-April to early May
The Antibes Art Fair is a major art event that attracts visitors from the world over. The fair is located in the large pavilions set up on Pré des Pêcheurs, just outside of the ramparts of Antibes (opposite the port).
Photo credit : Antibes Art Fair
FETE DE LA MUSIQUE
This music festival takes place in all cities, towns and villages throughout France. Antibes’ contribution to this nationwide festival, sees the town become an outdoor music venue.
Starting early evening, you will discover all manner of music performances taking place within the old town. Many of the bars and restaurants also play host to live shows during the evening.
Photo credit : www.antibesjuanlespins.com
This is France’s National Day, where the whole country celebrates the storming of the Bastille which took place in 1789. The French like to celebrate this day with parades, parties and plenty of food.
Firework displays take place all along the coast, but the best to view in the local area is near Juan Les Pins. To get the best possible experience, book a table at one of the beachfront restaurants.
There is usually a firework display on the Antibes side of the cap (in the bay outside the harbour) on July 13th.
LES VOILES D’ANTIBES
First week of June
The Voile d’Antibes is a 5-day sailing regatta that attracts many of the most prestigious classic sailing yachts from around the world. Visitors can view the boats from the harbour side in Antibes port, during the week.
Photo credit : Les Voiles d’Antibes
JAZZ À JUAN
Around July 14 to 23
This Jazz Festival, is held in a temporary outdoor arena near the seafront in Juan Les Pins. This event attracts many top name musicians each year, with performers such as Sting, Macy Gray, Tom Jones, Gregory Porter having topped the bill in previous years.
With such music legends performing, it’s no surprise that this event is extremely popular – book tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Photo credit : www.jazzwise.com
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