Top events in Paris

List of the most important popular, cultural and professional events in Paris for 2024.

To help you plan your visit to Paris and organize your event, you will find below a list of events that take place every year.

Only the top events of the Parisian calendar are presented. Find the list of major Parisian exhibitions, Parisian sporting events and the complete agenda of trade shows and fairs held in Pairs.

JANUARY

Winter Sales

Every year, the Winter Sales begin on the second Wednesday in January, except if that day falls after the 12th of the month. In which case the Sales begin on the first Wednesday in January. Duration: 5 months.
2024 : January 10 to February 6

FEBRUARY

Chinese New Year

End January - beginning February. The Chinese community in Paris, for the most part resident in the 13th arrondissement, holds its New Year celebrations. There is a spectacular and colourful parade, with dragons, music and traditional costumes.
2024 : February 10

Valentine's Day

The day for lovers. Red hearts and roses fill the shop windows.
February 14

Paris Carnival

Festive air in the Paris streets with festival walk, performances, musical parade ... The Carnaval de Paris takes place every year between the beginning of February and mid-March.
2024 : February 19

APRIL

Foire du Trône funfair

End March to end May. A huge and celebrated funfair, situated on the Reuilly field in 12th arrondissement, it offers big wheels, spectacular and thrilling rides, traditional roundabouts (wooden horses, dodgems, etc.), haunted houses, shooting ranges to win cuddly toys, sweet stalls, waffles…
2024 : from March, 22 to April, 22 (duration exceptionally shortened for the Paris Games)

MAY

European Museums Night

European Museums Night (Nuit Européenne des Musées) is a cultural event. The public can visit Parisian museums and cultural sites free of charge. Many establishments offer a programme of special events for the occasion.
2024: May 18

JUNE

Nuit Blanche (Sleepless Night)

Visits of artistic and cultural Paris… by night.
2024: June 1st

Fête de la Musique

This 'celebration of music' event takes place around the world on 21 June (date coincides most often with the first day of summer), mainly in the evening and all night until early morning.

Summer Sales

Every year, the summer sales begin on the last Wednesday in June, except if this falls after the 28th in which case the sales begin on the next to the last Wednesday of the month. Duration: 5 weeks.
2024: from June 26 to July 16

Gay Pride

Lesbian, gay, bi and transgender parade. Protest, fun, themed floats and electronic music.
2024: June 29

Paris Fashion Week

Famous week of fashion shows in Paris with the spring-summer and autumn-winter haute couture events taking place each year, as well as the dedicated weeks of ready-to-wear. Takes place at the end of June/beginning of July depending on the year.
2024 : from June 24, to 27

JULY AND AUGUST

Bastille Day

The French National holiday celebrates 14 July 1789 and the French Revolution. In Paris and all over France, this popular celebration is witness to spectacular firework displays and fun-filled dances on the evening of 14 July.

Paris Plages

Dozing in the summer sun by the water, taking part in an exciting beach volleyball match, getting a tan together whilst the kids play … In summertime in Paris, this is all possible with the Paris Plages event!
2024 : to be confirmed

SEPTEMBER

Days of Heritage

An opportunity to discover, free of charge, marvels that are inaccessible during the rest of the year, in Paris and throughout France. Major private or official buildings open their doors to the public. It only takes place 2 days a year, the 3rd weekend in September.
2024: from September 21 to 22

Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week is a clothing trade show held semi-annually in Paris with Spring / Summer and Autumn / Winter events held each year. Dates are determined by the French Fashion Federation.
2024: from September 22 to 25

DECEMBER

Christmas in Paris

This is when you’ll find Christmas markets, decorated window displays at the department stores, illuminations along the Champs-Elysées or the Boulevard Haussmann, nativity scenes and midnight mass.
2023 : from November 23 to December 24