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Fête de la Violette

Once upon a time, these purple flowers formed a main part of the local economy. Now you can only find them in a few specialist places, often in the form of sweets or bath salts. Every year, Toulouse celebrates its emblematic flower with this festival as a chance to relive the past and to preserve the skills of another age.

Date: 01 March 2018 - 31 March 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Place du Capitole, Toulouse.
Cost:

Free.


Zoom Arrière

A cinema event with a difference. This Toulouse film festival focuses on forgotten or overlooked works, with a different theme each year.

Date: 01 April 2018 - 30 April 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: La Cinémathèque de Toulouse.
Website: https://www.guidefest.com/festivals/festival-zoom-arriere
Cost:

6 - 8 €


Les Siestes Electroniques

This annual event in Toulouse celebrates, in its own words, ‘sweet and restful’ music. It’s a series of club evenings and outdoor concerts that feature contemporary music from around the globe. Lie back on the riverbank, close your eyes, listen and relax.

Date: 01 June 2018 - 31 July 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Prairie des Filtres, Le Théâtre Garonne and Le Bikini, Toulouse.
Website: http://www.les-siestes-electroniques.com
Cost:

Depends on the event, although some are free.


Rio Loco

Rio Loco, which translates as ‘Crazy River’, invites a foreign city to mingle on the banks of the River Garonne each year. Expect a month of outdoor music, a carnival atmosphere, food tastings and relaxed, continental drinking in the midst of this cultural exchange. It’s a great time to visit Toulouse and to feel the heat and rhythm of the city.

Date: 14 June 2018 - 17 June 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Prairie des Filtres, Toulouse.
Website: http://www.rio-loco.org
Cost:

Depends on the event.


Toulouse d’Été

Toulouse d’Été is the Pink City’s summer festival and it involves weeks of lounging by the river as jazz, rock, electronic music, waltz and tango fill the air. Several concerts also take place within Toulouse’s magnificent historic buildings, providing a relaxing way to appreciate the city’s past. From churches to park gardens to the station itself, no place is left untouched as Toulouse urges its citizens to have a good time.

Date: 01 July 2018 - 31 August 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Throughout Toulouse.
Website: http://www.toulousedete.com

Piano aux Jacobins

Set within Toulouse’s St Jacobins Church, with its stunningly tall pillars and other-worldly feel, this annual festival draws some of the best pianists in the world.

Date: 01 September 2018 - 30 September 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Eglise St Jacobins, Toulouse.
Website: http://www.pianojacobins.com/
Cost:

Entry fee.


Festival Occitania

Every year, the Occitan people (the local population of Toulouse) celebrate their ties with the Mediterranean and Oriental worlds. Events span several weeks and include a mix of classical and jazz music, dance and cinema, debate and, of course, food.

Date: 01 September 2018 - 31 October 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Throughout Toulouse.
Website: http://www.festivaloccitania.com
Cost:

Depends on the event.


Le Printemps de Septembre

Toulouse’s Printemps de Septembre is a three-week-long art festival extravaganza that manages to jam in sculpture, painting, video, photography, cinema and music to boot. Events take place in some dazzling venues across the city, making it a great way to explore Toulouse.

Date: 21 September 2018 - 14 October 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Throughout Toulouse.
Website: http://www.printempsdeseptembre.com/
Cost:

Depends on the event.


Le Marché de Noël (Christmas Market)

Toulouse gives the Anglo-Saxon countries a run for their money with its annual ‘Marché de Noël’. Surrounded by the pink-brick facades of Place du Capitole, the Christmas Market comes complete with an ice rink, spiced wine, dripping fairy lights and homemade crafts. Toulouse then adds its own touch to the proceedings with local cheese and wine.

Date: 01 November 2018 - 31 December 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Place du Capitole, Toulouse.
Website: http://www.marchedenoeltoulouse.fr/
Cost:

Free.