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What's On in Burgundy 2018?

The year ahead…a brief run down of the highlights to look out for in 2018 in the Bourgogne Franche-Comté region of France, from motor sports to concerts, exhibitions and spectacles. If your special interest is wine, see Gourmet Traveller.


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FEBRUARY 2018

February Events in Bourgogne Franche Comte

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars St.Vincent Festival, the patron Saint of wine, St.Véran Jan 27-28
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars
Percèe Du Vin Jaune, L'Etoile, Jura, February 3-4
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival of Contemporary Dance, Art Danse Dijon
to Feb 9
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Pampamapa, Nostalgie d'Argentine, Arsys Bourgogne Vézelay, 16.00, f.o.c. Feb 17
Historic Places Historic Places Open All Year

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Chalon-sur-Saône Carnival Feb 24-Mar 5


MARCH 2018

March Events in Burgundy

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Legends of Rock, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Guns 'n' Roses, Zenith Dijon, Mar 1
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Chalon-sur-Saône Carnival to Mar 5
Exhibition and Fairs
Nuits au Grand Jour- Wine Auction, Nuits St. Georges Mar 10-11
Exhibition and Fairs
Wine fair Auxerre, Le Salon des Vins de France, Auxerrexpo,
Mar 16-18
Exhibition and Fairs
Gourmet Fair, Journées Gourmandes, Marsannay-la-Côte
Mar 17-18
Historic Places Historic Places Open All Year
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête du Crémant et Tape-Chaudrons, Châtillon-sur-Seine,
Mar 17
Historic Places Châteaux open their doors for the season
Sport Rallye de Paris, Magny-Cours & Dijon Prenois, GT and Classic Cars, Mar 24-25
Exhibition and Fairs Foire Antiquités Brocante, Nolay Mar 31-April 2


APRIL 2018

April Events in Burgundy

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Easter (Pâques) April 2
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars International Festival Thriller Films Beaune
April 4-8
Exhibition and Fairs Salon des Vins et Produits du terroir, Nevers April 6-8
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Swan Lake, ballet and orchestra L'Opéra Nat
ional de Russie, Zenith Dijon, April 8, 2018
Exhibition and Fairs Special spring market Toucy, Beau Marché

Exhibition and Fairs Salon des Vins and Vinestival Mâcon April 20-22
Sport Classic Days, Magny Cours April 28-29, 2018


may 2018

What's on in Burgundy in May


Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Labour Day, Fête du Travail, May 1
Exhibition and Fairs Vide Greniers across the region

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Bienvenue a Savigny, wine festival May 5-6
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Victory Day 1945, Fête de la Victoire, May 8
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Ascension Day May 10

Exhibition and Fairs Gastronomy Fair, Gourmandes du Grand Morvan, Saulieu May 10-13
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Concert season opens at Château d'Ancy-le-Franc May 13
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Medieval festival Semur-en-Auxois, May

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival International de Musique Universitaire (FIMU) Belfort May 17-21
Exhibition and Fairs Salon des Antiquaires et de Brocante, Dijon Congrexpo May 19-27
Exhibition and Fairs Nuits des Musées, exceptional opening in the evening May 19
Sport Hot air Balloon Festival, Parc St. Nicolas, Chalon-sur-Sa
ône May 19-20
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Pentecost, Pentecôte May 21
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Chardonnay Day on social media
Sport 12 hr Magny-Cours May 25-27
Sport Oxfam Trailwalker, 100 km sponsored walk in the Morvan May 26-27
Exhibition and Fairs Fête de la Bague, Semur-en-Auxois

Exhibition and Fairs Book Fair, Festival du Mot, Charité-sur-Loire May 30-June 3


       

 

June 2018

June Events in Burgundy

Exhibition and Fairs Garden Open Days, Rendez-vous aux Jardins June 1-3
Sport
Coupes Moto Légende
Dijon Prenois
June 2-3, 2018

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Concert Château d'Ancy le Franc June 8
Sport
L'Age d'Or Dijon Prenois
June 8-10, 2018
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Marriage of Figaro, Opéra National d'Ukraine, Zenith Dijon, June 8, 2018
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance
Clos de Vougeot Classical Music Festival June 24
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Pardon de Mariniers, St. Jean de Losne
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Concert Château d'Ancy le Franc June 24
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival les Musicaves, Givry June 27-July 1


July 2018


Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Montbard Jazz Festival
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Nuits-St-Georges Music Festival - Son d'une Nuit d'Eté July 3-7
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Couches Jazz Festival
July 4-7
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Eurockéennes Festival Belfort Franche-Comté July 5-8
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance International Festival of Baroque Music, Beaune, each weekend
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival du Chablisien, Chablis July 7-12
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Rootstock Rock at Château de Pommard,
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Music Festival Noyers sur Serein
July 13-27
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Bastille Day, Fireworks throughout the region July 14
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Bach à Bacchus Meursault music festival July 14-17
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Chalon dans la Rue – Transnational Street Artist Festival July 18-22
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Buxy Music Festival, Buxy, part of the Chalon festivities
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Concert Château d'Ancy le Franc July 19
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête de la Madeleine,
Vézelay


JULY & AUGUST 2018

Historic Places Historic Pageant, Château St. Fargeau, La Puisaye Fri & Sat 22.00
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Son et Lumière, Cathedral St. Etienne, Auxerre
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars New Historic Show in Roman Amphitheatre, Autun
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Les Grandes Heures de Cluny

Exhibition and Fairs Festival Ciné Rétro, silent movies to live piano accompaniment Beaune
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Arc-et-Senans Son et Lumière,


AUGUST 2018

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Cajun Music Festival, Saulieu
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Musicales en Auxois- classical, Celtic, tango...
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars
Music Festival Châteuneuf-en-Auxois

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Concerts Château d'Ancy le Franc Aug 4.5
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars De Cep en Verre festival at Nolay,

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival Garçon la Note, Sens and Auxerre to end Aug
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Blues Festival Charité-sur-Loire
Exhibition and Fairs Nolay Antiques Fair Aug 14-16
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Assumption Day, Assomption Aug 15
Exhibition and Fairs Wine Fair Pouilly-sur-Loire
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Fête de la Vielle, hurdy-gurdy festival Anost Aug 18-19
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Concerts Château d'Ancy le Franc Aug 21
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Festival Street Art on the Roc, Villars-Fontaine
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Music Festival, Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay,

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Fêtes de la Vigne, Dijon
Exhibition and Fairs Fête du Charolais, Saulieu


SEPTEMBER 2018

September Events in Burgundy

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête du Cassis, Concoeur nr Nuits St. Georges
Sport Velotour, Dijon,
Exhibition and Fairs Montbard Foire Regionale
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Besançon music festival
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Concert Château d'Ancy le Franc
Sept 9
Exhibition and Fairs Foire de Auxerre
Historic Places Journées du Patrimoine - Heritage Day
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête de la Gastronomie


OCTOBER 2018

October Events in Burgundy  Bourgogne Franche Comte

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Musique au Chambertin, Couches to Vougeot
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Tribu Festival Dijon, world music,
Exhibition and Fairs
Autumn Fair, Maison du Parc, St. Brisson, Morvan

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance World Music Festival Dijon
Exhibition and Fairs Salon Bread.Wine and Cheeses, 'Pains, Vins et Fromages' Beaune
Exhibition and Fairs Salon de Vignerons Indépendantes Burgundy and Jura, Parc des Expo Beaune
Exhibition and Fairs Fête du vin Bourru, Nuits St. Georges,
Exhibition and Fairs Fête des Vins Chablis
Exhibition and Fairs Fête de la Truffe, Is sur Tille,


November 2018

November Events in Burgundy  Bourgogne Franche Comte

Exhibition and Fairs Dijon International Gastronomy Fair
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars All Saints Day, La Toussaint Nov 1, national holiday

Exhibition and Fairs Truffle market Noyers-sur-Serein
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Nevers Jazz Festival
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Armistice Day Novembre Nov 11
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Sarmentelles de Beaujeu - Beaujolais Nouveau, celebrations in the villages
Exhibition and Fairs Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction

Exhibition and Fairs Marché des Plaisirs Gourmands, Mâcon
Exhibition and Fairs Wine Fair, Salon des Vins et Saveurs, Chalon-s-Saône
Exhibition and Fairs Truffle market Noyers-sur-Serein


December 2018

December Events in Burgundy  Bourgogne Franche Comte

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Blues Boogie Festival Beaune
Exhibition and Fairs Dijon Christmas Market

Exhibition and Fairs Fête du Sapin, buy your tree, Saulieu
Exhibition and Fairs Marché de Noël Grenier à Sel et Maison des Sires Avallon
Exhibition and Fairs Marché de Noël Semur en Auxois
Exhibition and Fairs Marché de Noël, in front of St. Lazare Autun,
Exhibition and Fairs Marché au Chocolat, Santenay,
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Parade of Lanterns in Beaune, Hotel de Ville Beaune,
Historic Places Historic Places Open All Year
Exhibition and Fairs Brocante, Art, Wine, Château Ancy-le-Franc
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Christmas Concert at Eglise St. Hilaire de Bazoches, 
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Christmas Day (Noël) Dec 25
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars 41st European youth meeting by the Taizé Community


JANUARY 2019

January Events in Burgundy

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars New Year’s Day, Jour de l’An Jan 1 - national holiday
Historic Places Historic Places Open All Year
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars St.Vincent Festival, the patron Saint of wine, Vézelay
Jan 26-27,2019

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