Blois, festive town

Throughout the year in Blois, large-scale cultural, social and sports events are organized and open to one and all for creation, education, sharing, celebration… and overcoming one’s limits.

Blois festive — © Ville de Blois, Alain Caillaud, Hachem El Yamani

Forty Key Rendezvous Throughout the Year

  • New Year’s greeting ceremonies (early janvier)
  • Pre-school reader’s festival (“Graine de lecteurs”, late January-February)
  • Record exchange (“Bourse aux disques”, February)
  • Elles (Women’s Rights Week, early March)
  • Book exchange (“Bourse aux livres”, March)
  • Carnival (March)
  • Puits-Châtel’s flea market (March)
  • Funfair (“fête foraine”, March–April)
  • Festi’sud (April)
  • Loir-et-Cher bicycle tour (early April)
  • Vintage vehicules exhibition (“Bouchon blésois”, late April)
  • Macadam (May or June)
  • Testing local produce (“Papilles en fête”, May)
  • Museum night (May)
  • Mix’Terres festival (music and art, May)
  • Étoile cyclo (children’s bike ride, May–June)
  • Neighbors’ day (May)
  • Le Hangar (artistic expression, June)
  • The scientific encounters of Blois (June)
  • Garden rendezvous ( June)
  • Citizen’s day (June)
  • Blois Basket Show (June)
  • Farmers’ summer market (June)
  • Hortibroc (gardeners’ flea market, June)
  • International tennis tournament (June)
  • World Music Day (21 June)
  • Summer festival (“Des Lyres d’été, 22 June–22 September 2019) — More than 200 events, including La Guinguette (riverside café) from 3 to 7 July 2019
  • Quartiers d’été (children’s creative activities, 3–11 July 2019)
  • Célébrations of the French National Day (13 July)
  • Flea market on the bridge (6–8 September 2019)
  • Fête du sport (7 September 2019)
  • European Heritage Days (20–22 September 2019)
  • Défi interentreprises (corporate sports contests, 20 September 2019)
  • Going downstream the Loire (21 September 2019)
    Note: the 2019 edition of this event has been cancelled for your safety, due to the current drought.
  • Tour Vibration (concerts, 26 September 2019)
  • Coupe de Poudloire (magical children’s universe, 28 September 2019)
  • Rendez-vous de l’Histoire (9-13 October 2019)
  • French Cup in track and field (12–13 October 2019)
  • Week of combat against violence victimizing women (22–27 November 2019)
  • bd BOUM festival (comics festival, 22–24 November 2019)
  • Winter festival (“Des Lyres d’hiver”, 30 November–5 January 2020) — One hundread events
  • Saint-Nicolas Fair (8 December 2019)

Hundreds of Special Events Every Week  

Throughout the year, the different cultural sites procced with their respective programs: film cycle, temporary exhibits, theater season, etc. In addition, Blois regularly hosts salons, block parties, sell-offs (braderies), garage sales (vide-greniers), etc.

These different ideas for outings may be found in the French-language agenda des sorties of Blois.