Travel France: Lyon Calendar (A list of events and seasonal attractions in Lyon)

Lyon is one of the three biggest cities in France and it used to be one of the capitals of the Roman Empire. That’s why you can find a lot of Roman ruins. It’s now the so-called Capitale de la Gastronomie and many events take place all the year long. The city hosts the Light Festival each year and many music festivals.

The following are a few notable events in Lyon this year and next.


Les Nuits SonoresLate May
Les Nuits de FourvièreJune to August
Biennale de la DanseSeptember
Braderie de la Croix RousseMid-September
Braderie de la Croix-RousseMid-September
Biennale d’Art ContemporainFrom September to January
La Vogue des Marrons October
Festival Cinéma LumièreEarly October
Lyon Ferris WheelNovember to March
Spend a “Night at the Museum” – Nocturnes du Musée des Beaux-ArtsFrom November to June
La Fête des lumièresDecember 8th
Crieur PublicFrom March to July
Quai du PolarEarly April
Football gamesThroughout the year
Fête de la MusiqueJune 21th
Puces du CanalEvery Sunday
Marché de la CréationEvery Sunday

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