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Greater Nice
Annual Events

Greater Nice has festivities taking place all through the year including concerts, festivals, fairs and sporting events.

The list below presents an overview of the major events in the Nice area.

January
Luna Park
A large fair with attractions for the young and not-so-young. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
New Year Concert
This festive concert at the Acropolis celebrates start of the new year. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
February
Carnival in Nice
Carnival in Nice, a leading winter season event on the French Riviera, has parades, bonfire, fireworks and more. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
March
Nice International Trade Fair
Trade Fair action unfolds at the Palais des Expositions. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
Nice Boat Show
Boat lovers gather to see the latest in water craft and accessories. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
Nice International Semi-Marathon
This annual three-day event has competitions for various age groups. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
Festin des Cougourdons
Local folklore and decorated gourds star at this annual festival taking place every spring. Fascinating shapes of locally grown gourds lend themselves to artistic interpretations. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
April
Nice Open Tennis Tournament
Clay court action draws tennis fans. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
Nice International Dog Show
Owners show off their prized canines. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
Egg Hunt
To celebrate spring, Nice children are treated to an egg hunt. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
May
La Fete des Mai
As the oldest festival in Nice, every Sunday in May brings folk traditions in dancing, picnics, and more to brighten up the Cimiez gardens and amphitheater. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
Fete de la Cuisine
Nice cuisine is highlighted at restaurants within the city. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
Art Jonction International, Contemporary Art Fair
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June
Sacred Music Festival
Chapels in the old town celebrate with music. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
Ironman France - Nice Triathlon
A 3.8Km swim, 180KM bike ride and 42.195Km run comprise this international event every June. Call 33 (0)4 97 03 26 86 for more information.
Fete de la Musique
Free concerts take place throughout the city. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
Salon du Livre
Book fair serves a page-turner for those who love to read. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
Fete de la Mer
The fishermen of Nice each year celebrate Saint Peter’s day with mass in the Gesu church, followed by a procession to Les Ponchettes beach in old Nice where a boat is burned in honor of the patron saint. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
July
Nice Jazz Festival
World-renowned soloists and ensembles gather at the Cimiez gardens and amphitheater to entertain as festival-goers munch on picnic fare. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
Nikaia
Every summer, some 20,000 spectators crowd into Charles Ehrmann Stadium for the world-class athletic spectacle. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
Bastille Day Celebration
Festivities include fireworks and dancing. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
August
Ball for the Liberation of Nice
The liberation of Nice is celebrated. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
International Open Summer Chess Tournament
Chess players plot strategy. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
September
Historic Automobile Tour de France
Starting in 1906, pausing for wars, the rally has evolved over the years while retaining great excitement. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
October
Nice-Matin Real Estate Trade Fair
Real estate brokers, associates, and others gather at the Acropolis. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
Mushroom Exhibition
For more than three decades, mushroom lovers have gathered to view the spectacular variety on display. Newcomers can learn how to distinguish a crème from a portabellini at the Parc Floral Phoenix. Call +33 (0) 492 144 610 for more information.
November
Rock and Mineral Show
Rockhounds gather to compare notes, buy, sell and trade. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
Cap Cyber Multimedia Show
Multimedia rules at this show. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
December
Christmas Village
Old-fashioned yule traditions come alive to warm hearts of young and old. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
International Star Regatta
Star-class racing with French Riviera flair. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
Nice International Open Chess Tournament
Chess players plot strategy. Call +33 892 707 407 for more information.
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