Events in Paris 2020
I always look for what to see in Paris and events in Paris to go. That is why I can’t ignore the events in Paris in 2020! Also, if you are planning your stay in Paris, take a look at Paris Travel Planning.
Paris is the perfect scenario for many exhibitions, concerts, shows, sports competitions. Here are some of the most important ones!
- 1 Events in Paris on January 2020
- 2 Paris Events on February 2020
- 3 Paris Events on March 2020
- 4 Paris Events on April 2020
- 5 Paris Event on May 2020
- 6 Paris Events on June 2020
- 7 Paris Events on July 2020
- 8 Events in Paris on August 2020
- 9 Events in Paris on September 2020
- 10 Events in Paris on October 2020
Events in Paris on January 2020
On January 2020 Paris Events will be a lot! That is also because of the enthusiasm for the New Year! January 1, 2020, is the Jour de l’An, the New Year’s Day. It is a French National Holiday. So, you will admire Paris in its celebrations. If you love New Year’s celebrations as I do, you need to note down another date! One of the most important events in Paris during January 2020 is the Chinese New Year parade in Paris and the Lantern Festival. It starts on January 25 but you can celebrate it during the following days too.
Another of the most important Paris Events in January 2020 are winter sales! Winter sales in Paris, also known as Soldes d’Hiver, start at the beginning of January, usually in the second week of the month. It is one of the best times of the year to buy both in boutique and department stores – Find out where to go shopping in Paris!
Fashion week in Paris in January 2020 is the place to be for fashion victims. On January 2020 there will be two Winter fashion weeks in Paris! The first is about men clothing, from January 14 to Sunday 19; the second one, from January 20 to January 23, is dedicated to Haute Couture.
If you do prefer the interior design, I suggest you going to Maison & Object. It is one of the greatest shows about home interiors in Paris. From January 17 to the 21st 2020, Paris Nord Villepinte will become the stage of both exhibitions and shows with special guests.
Paris Events on February 2020
If you are looking for what to do in Paris in February 2020, here some ideas.
February is a special month to spend in Paris because of Saint Valentine’s Day! Anyway, even if you might think that there might be too sweet for your taste, you can celebrate Valentine’s Day in Paris in an unconventional way. Just think that there will be a Valentine’s Day Run in Parc des Buttes Chaumont (arrondissement 19)! It will be on February 16. Info about the timetable is TBA. It is the event to go if you love love since it celebrates love for everyone, without discriminations.
February also is the month of Carnival! You can celebrate Carnival 2020 in Paris going to the traditional celebrations that will take place on February 23. The traditional parade will start at 2 pm. You will spot it along Belleville Street and at Place de la République.
Another event in Paris on February 2020 to go is the Retromobile Vintage Car Show. It is one of the most attended auto-show. There will be over 600 stands! The date to save is from February 5 to the 9th and the place to go is Porte de Versailles.
If you are more into agriculture, you must go to Salon Agriculture! It is an international agricultural show. There, you can join lots of farm activities to challenge yourself and see if you can handle this peculiar lifestyle. Salon Agriculture in Paris in February 2020 will take place from the 22nd to the 1st of March.
Paris Events on March 2020
If you are coming to Paris in the latest days of February or on March the 1st, you have the chance to join the Semi de Paris. It is the Paris Half-Marathon of March 2020 open to everyone! It is the event in Paris in March 2020 to go if you will put “become fitter” on your New Year’s things to achieve! Also, the half-marathon gives the chance to visit some of the most beautiful parks in Paris: Bois de Vincennes, the Parc Zoologique de Paris… Part of the route is along the Seine river too! The marathon will take place on March 1st. More information is still to be announced!
Paris attracts lots of travel professionals too. If you would like to deepen the travel industry, there is the perfect event in Paris in March 2020 to go. It is the Salon du Tourism, an event where you will find everything about the latest tourism trends. If you are curious enough to go, the Salon will take place at Porte de Versailles, from March 12 to March 15.
March 17th is dedicated to Saint-Patrick celebrations in Paris! If you want to celebrate like an Irish, I suggest going to the Quiet Man pub (Arrondissement 2) or to the McBrides Irish Pub (Arrondissement 1).
Booklovers and bookworms in Paris might have the perfect event too! On March 2020 there is the Bookfair in Paris, the biggest one of the nation! Writers, authors, and publishers will be at Porte de Versailles. From March 20 to March 23, you can be a part of this peculiar experience. It is for all ages, perfect if you are in Paris with kids too. Ancient and modern books but comics too are what you can admire or buy at this huge book fair.
The latest event in Paris in March 2020 you can’t miss is the Festival des Art Martiaoux. It will happen on March the 23rd at Accorhotels Arena!
Paris Events on April 2020
Paris Events in April 2020 are all about art and Easter! But first, note down that French people celebrate April Fools Day too! Be very careful at their jokes on the occasion of the so-called Poisson d’Avril.
As the first actual Paris Event in April 2020 to go, I would suggest the Art Fair at the Grand Palais. It is a contemporary art huge exhibition. Paintings and artworks come from more than 145 galleries from all over the world! It will take place from Apri 2 to April 5.
As in March, booklovers have the chance to visit one of the greatest international rare book & fine art fair in Paris on April 2020. The huge showcase will take place at the Grand Palais. From the 24th of April to the 26th, Grand Palais rooms will be filled with manuscripts, maps, prints, drawings, and photographs. They will be about European cultural history.
If you would like to spend Easter in Paris, the dates you have to note down are the sacred ones. Good Friday is on April 10, Easter Sunday is on April 12 and Easter Monday on the 13th. April 13th is a French National Holiday. This means that you have the possibility to see how Parisians celebrate Easter. It is the perfect situation to deepen French culture.
Paris lovers might already know how this city is important for many Expos. You can live this special experience of going to the Paris Expo in April 2020. It is an event about European home interiors and outdoors (gardens, etc). And, if you want, you can also take a look at the wine and gastronomy stands. Paris Expo will take place from April 30 to May 11 at Porte de Versailles.
Paris Event on May 2020
The first event in Paris in May 2020 takes place on the first day of the month. That is because is the Fete du Travail, Labour’s Day.
French people care a lot about this celebration. To join them, I suggest going to the big parade that starts from Bastille. Also, on May the 1st is a very important day to Parisians since it means the beginning of Spring too. It also means that you are in one of the best parts of the year to enjoy Paris!
After a few days, you can join another important France celebration. On May 8, you can go to the Arc de Triomphe to watch the Fete de la Victoire. Close to the Unknown Soldier’s Tomb, you can remember the surrounding of Nazis that happened on May 7, 1945. Celebrations usually start in the morning, around 10 am but more information is to be announced.
If you would like to celebrate Paris culture and Parisian taste, explore Paris through lifestyle and traditions and, once in the city, go to the Foire de Paris. It is a fair where you can find indoor and outdoor design objects. It will last until May 11 in the Grand Palais!
A great Paris Event in May 2020 to go is the Night of Museums! Known as Nuit des Musées, during that night you can visit many museums in Paris with special tours. Also, there are special discounts too! The real plus is that you can access to permanent collections of many museums for free, but I always recommend verifying with ones will join this important event. The official date is still TBA.
One other great event which dates still must be announced is the Roland-Garros Tournament. Also known as French International, since 1925 is one of the four greatest tennis tournaments (Grand Slams). The real recommendation is to watch at their official site to know the full program as soon as possible. This way, you can grab your ticket in time to see at least one match!
Paris Events on June 2020
As in May, also June 1, 2020, in Paris is an official holiday. It is a public day of rest during when you can fully experience the Parisian culture and relation with religion. That is because Whit Monday celebrates the day after Pentecost. Actually, it is also known as Pentecost Mondays and it is a Christian calendar moveable feast. This year, you can celebrate it in Paris on June the 1st.
There are two more moveable fests in June 2020. Actually, Mother’s Day 2002 in Paris is on June 7.
The same exception is for dads since Father’s Day 2020 in Paris is on June 21st. As I mentioned before, these all are occasions to see how French people behave in these celebrations. Anyway, if you are not in the mood, Paris always proposes many alternatives on what to do. Also, if you hate this type of celebrations, you can opt for taking a trip outside the city!
If you visit Paris in June and you would like to see how Parisian deal with a green lifestyle, I suggest going to the We Love Green festival. It is a festival where you can see how rock, pop, and electronic music is related to nature. It will be on Saturday 6 and Sunday the 7th in the magnificent Bois de Vincennes wood.
During the same week-end, from Friday the 5th to Monday 8 April 2020 there is Naturally Paris! That is the meeting point for all bio and organic food lovers! It is the perfect event in Paris in June 2020 for those who love wellness, health, and fitness too. It usually is at Porte de Versailles but I always suggest taking a look at the Naturally Paris official site.
Paris Events on July 2020
If you visit Paris in July 2020, you can enjoy a cheerful atmosphere. In July there is the perfect match of Parisians that aren’t on holiday yet, travelers and tourists. They all mix together in the most welcoming events of the year.
As the first event in Paris to go in July 2020, I suggest going to Paris Plages: Parisian beaches along the Seine and in Parc de la Villette. What is special about Paris plages is that they are the stage of many events. Sports, Concerts, DJ sets, tango performances… They all happen at Paris plages! Also, this is one of the things you can do in Paris for free.
The most important event of the month is THE celebration of Parisians and French people: Bastille Day. It is always emotional joining the celebration for July 14. The parades begin in the very center of Paris, close to l’Avenue des Champs-Elysees.
Paris Jazz Festival in July 2020 is another of the greatest events to go. If you love jazz music or you would just like to listen to someone very talented, you must follow the program of Paris Jazz Festival. More information are to be announced but the Festival lasts all month: if you are coming to Paris in July, you should have the chance to listen to something special. If you are into jazz music, take a look at the best Jazz clubs in Paris!
If you are into music, you shouldn’t miss Lollapalooza either! This year, the famous rock music festival will be in Paris. From July 18 to the 19th, you can listen to many concerts by going to the Hippodrome de Longchamp.
One of the most unconventional events in Paris in July 2020 is “Electroland”. It is a special event in Disneyland Paris on 4th July 2020. What is happening is a replay of a successful event of 2018. Many famous DJs will perform in Disneyland and a great part of this amusement park in Paris become a dance-floor!
One more date to save is July 19. It’s the day of the final stage of the Tour de France 2020! If you are in France during those days, you can’t miss the chance of seeing something historical!
Events in Paris on August 2020
Events in Paris in August 2020 are mostly en Plein-air! This means that joining them you are going to enjoy Summer as a Parisian. Summer in Paris is not too warm every day! Find out what’s the weather like in Paris during all times of the the year.
As a very important event in Paris in August 2020, the Palais des Congrés de Paris hosts a Toastmaster International Convention. It is a huge event that includes ceremonies and networking events. What makes me even more enthusiastic about this Summer event in Paris is that it also includes speaker sessions and the World Championship of Public Speaking! It is very challenging for the competitors and I love seeing how people win challenges. It will be from the 5th to the 8th of August.
I also want to write about a great event in Paris in August 2020 where you can go to participate or as part of the public. it is the 10th International Choir and Orchestra Festival in Paris that will be from the 19th to the 23rd of August 2020. The festival course includes meetings with conductors and musicians and touristic leisure activities. You will meet orchestras and musicians from all over the world. What I love of this event is that you will never know what to expect, since everything varies on the number and type of choirs and orchestras who will take part. I think this is perfect for who is coming to Paris for a long stay in August 2020.
Between these two huge events, If you are brave enough and you are looking for something really big to participate, note down info about the London to Paris bike ride. Find out how to go from Paris to London!
From the 12th of August to the 16th, you can submit your request to join this very long bike ride. It might be the experience of life. Also, you will contribute to raising funds for Christian Aid.
The end of August 2020 in Paris is for Athletes or sports fan. From the 25th to the 30th of August, Paris hosts the Athle Festival 2020. It includes sports competitions and events. Also, it is a program to track for its music and gastronomy happenings! The Athletics park will be on the Trocadero esplanade, a fantastic location that I always recommend visiting. Travelers and locals will both access for free! Find out more about what to do in Paris for free.
Events in Paris on September 2020
If you are going to spend September 2020 in Paris, you must note down the best events in Paris in September 2020.
As the first thing to know, September is the month of the Wine tasting festivals all over France. So, you will have many chances to join the Wine harvest festivals across Paris too! Also, this kind of event is always hosted in splendid locations! Anyway, dates are still to be announced for the 2020 edition.
One more thing to know immediately is that if you come to Paris in September 2020, you will be in time to experience Paris Plages. It is special. Paris Plages are artificial beaches along the Seine or close to the Parc de la Villette. It is a unique place to visit because there you can actually see how locals live Sunsets.
People dance, practice sport, drink or just take walks around Paris Plages!
September 19th is the most quoted date for the Technoparade 2020 in Paris. It is a huge festival about techno, a melting pot of cultures and parties. Many events are in the open air!
If you are into music, Paris always has something to offer. In September 2020 concerts in Paris will be a lot. Just note down Steven Wilson at the Zénith on Monday 21st September 2020. Also, Kalash will perform at the AccorHotels Arena on the 23rd of September 2020.
Another great event that will happen in Paris in September 2020 too, it’s the Heritage days. During some specific days – the days to be confirmed are 19th and 20th September 2020 – you can join free tours of monuments and historical sites around Paris and France. Also, you can enter in many museums in Paris for free and go to special openings. It is an event for people of all ages and all tastes. It’s difficult being bored in Paris or having nowhere to go!
Events in Paris on October 2020
Events in Paris in October 2020 will be all about exhibitions, concerts and – of course! – Halloween! Fall in Paris is magic since you can see how the city changes all its shades. Day after day, Paris becomes more and more enchanting.
Anyway, beauty is never enough! And that is why you can’t miss the chance to see the wrapping of the Arc de Triomphe made by Christo. It will happen from the 19th of September 2020 to October the 4th. It will be a huge event in Paris in October 2020!
From October the 15th, you will have the chance to visit an exhibition about Taharqa, Pharaoh of two lands at the Louvre Museum. It might experience good for a family in Paris too! If you are looking for the perfect exhibition for fashion victims, from October 2020, the Galliera museum will host an exhibition entitled “Vogue Paris 1920-2020”. It’s the fashion event in Paris in October 2020 to go to!
Also, Paris in October 2020 will host an exhibition about George Baselitz. From the 19th, you can see sculptures and paintings of this famous german contemporary artist.
For those who are looking for something good to listen, a must-know is that October 2020 in Paris is the month of jazz music! Even if most of the jazz festivals happen in Summer, if you are planning to go to Paris in October or/and November, I suggest taking a look at the program of Jazzycolors. It is a festival that includes many concerts of pro musicians. Also, since the concerts are in the very center of the city, it gives you the possibility to discover other sides of Paris.
Sports addicts need to wait to know the date of the 41st running event dedicated to the 20km de Paris. It will surely be in Paris in October 2020 though! And, another sporting event to go is the 98th Qatar Prix de l’arc de Triomphe, on Longchamp racecourse.