Cannes Summer Programme 2015

Cannes has many summer events and festivals happening so if you are in town as a tourist or you are a local looking to find out what’s happening in one place – read on!

(images:  I-cannes,, presseagence, idmedia)

(images: I-cannes,, presseagence, idmedia)

From classical concerts to dance parties on the beach, traditional festivals to trendy art exhibitions there is something for all interests and budgets.

My top 5 picks for free Cannes events:

  • Festival d’Art Pyrotechnique (free fireworks displays – various dates)
  • Cine-Quartier (free open-air cinema screenings – various dates and locations)
  • Anniversaire de la Libération de Cannes (WWI commemoration with military parade,  ball and fireworks – 24 August)
  • Pages a la Plage (book lending library at Plage Macé – until the end of August.  Note: €10 refundable bond/caution must be given to borrow books)
  • Night market at Cannes Vieux Port (Thursday evenings)

The full programme is viewable here:



Sightseeing – JUAN LES PINS / ANTIBES FIREWORKS (Summer 2013)

It’s fireworks season here again, so ‘here’s a head’s up’ (advance warning) of the dates for the free fireworks displays in Juan les Pins / Antibes:

13 July – 10.30pm at plage Salis / plage de Ponteil **Tip: good viewing spots are by the playground near Bastion St-André, or Royal Beach restaurant

14 July – 10.30pm at baie de Juan les Pins **Tip:  anywhere along the promenade by Le Ruban Bleu restaurant is a good viewing location

1 August, 8 August, 15 August – 10pm at baie de Juan les Pins

24 August – 10pm at plage de Brague / plage de Fort Carré in Antibes

Sightseeing – CANNES FIREWORKS 2013

It’s that time of the year when the annual Festival d’art Pyrotechnique begins along the French Riviera coast and the competition sparks off (excuse the pun) to win the judges’ ‘Vestale d’argent’ award for most beautiful fireworks display, and of course the Audience Choice award.

An annual free series, the local fireworks displays are great family-friendly events if you can bend the rules surrounding the kid’s bedtime.  See below for dates for Cannes:

Viewing location:  Baie de Cannes – anywhere along the boulevard de la Croisette will ensure a decent view

Time:  All displays commence 10pm

Dates:   4 July (Azerbaidjan) note: display only, not competing

14 July (Greece)

21 July (Italy)

29 July (France)

7 August (Hong Kong/China)

15 August (Portugal)

24 August (France) note: display only, not competing