Arles' Calendar of Events

  • © Lionel Roux

    © Lionel Roux

Arles' Calendar of Events Arles fr

January 

« Salon International des Santonniers », (Provençal nativity scene figurine trade show), until January 10th in the cloisters of St Trophime's cathedral

March

“Alice Neel, Painter of modern life” and “Calm and Exaltation. Van Gogh in the Bührle Collection” exhibition from March 4th to September 17th, at the “Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles”, http://www.fondation-vincentvangogh-arles.org

« Salon du vin et des gourmets », (Gourmet food and wine fair), March 5th and 6th,in the J.F. Lamour gymnasium, www.salonduvin-arles.com

« Drôle de Carnaval », March 12nd, street festivities and carnaval parade, www.arles.fr/carnaval

April

La « Semaine Sainte » (Holy Week), concerts held at Méjan chapel, www.lemejan.com

« Espace Toro », from March 9th to 13th , presentation of the bulls selected for the bullfights of the Easter Feria, and bullfighting related activities at the Gimeaux corrales (bullpens)

« Feria Pascale », » (Easter Feria), from March 14th to 17th, http://www.arenes-arles.com and www.feriaarles.com

May

« Fête des Gardians », (Herdsmen‟s day) and Election of the Queen of Arles, May 1st

« Festival Européen de la Photo de Nu », (European nude photography festival), http://www.fepn-arles.com/

« Jazz in Arles », (Jazz festival), from May 3rd to 13th, at Méjan chapel, www.lemejan.com

June

« Les Fêtes d’Arles » (Annual town festivities), from June 30th to July 3rd (Pegoulado (a torch-lit evening procession), July 1st

“the Luxury in Rom”, exhibition from June 15 to January 18, 2018 at the Arles Archaeological Museum, www.arles-antique.cg13.fr

July

« Les Fêtes d’Arles » (Annual town festivities), la Fête du costume (parade of women dressed in traditional costume of Arles)July 2nd, Cocarde d’Or (the most prestigious Camargue bull game) July 3th, www.festivarles.com

« Les Rencontres d’Arles » (International Photography festival) Opening week from July 4th to 10th, www.rencontres-arles.com 

The Rencontres d’Arles photography exhibits, from July 4th through September 25th

« Les Suds à Arles », World Music Festival, from July 10th to 16th,in the Roman Theater - www.suds-arles.com

« Les Escales du Cargo », (Live music concerts), in the Roman Theater- www.escales-cargo.com

« La Camargue aux arènes » et les « Courses Camarguaises de l‟été », traditional bull and equestrian shows, until the end of August,  www.arenes-arles.fr

August

« Arelate, les journées romaines d‟Arles » (family festival introducing the Roman world), www.festival-arelate.com

Festival du Film Peplum, (Sword and sandals film festival), in the Roman Theater, www.festivalpeplum-arles.com

 September

« Espace Toro », from September 3rd to 7th: presentation of the bulls selected for the bullfights of the September Feria, and bullfighting related activities at the Gimeaux corrales (bullpens)

Feria du Riz (Rice Festival) and Camargue Gourmande (Camargue fine food festival),from September 8th to 10th, www.arenes-arles.com / www.feriaarles.com
/ www.arlestourisme.com

Fêtes des « Prémices du Riz », (Rice harvest events and festivities), from September 15th to 17th

October

« Octobre Numérique »(digital technologies festival) www.octobre-numerique.fr

November

« Provence Prestige », (Provençal specialty food and crafts trade fair) at the Palais des Congrès,www.provenceprestige.com

« Foire aux santons » (Provençal nativity scene figurine fair) at Espace Van Gogh

« Salon International des Santonniers », (Provençal nativity scene figurine trade show), from Mid November until Mid January 2018 in the cloister St Trophime

December

« Drôles de Noëls », street theater shows and entertainment, www.droles-de-noels.fr, from December 21st to 24th

 

 

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