Events and Festivals in Montpellier

  • Festival Chretien du Cinema: This popular festival which is held in end of January or early February features the screening of a variety of films belonging to the theme of religion.
  • Vinisud: An international exhibition of Mediterranean wines and spirits that is held every two years in February, the event attracts the visitors and those working in the trade alike.
  • International Extreme Sports Festival: Held in the month of May, this festival is dedicated to the variety of sports such as BMX, inline skating, skateboarding etc. where amateurs and professionals compete in the constructed space at the Berges du Lez.
  • Saperlipopette Voila Enfantillage Children’s Festival: Meant for children, the festival is held at the Chateau d'O and other venues in Montpellier in the month of May. The festival programme features performances by actors, artists, acrobats, jugglers, puppeteers, clowns, musicians and dancers.
  • Printemps des Comediens: Taking place in the month of June, the festival is held at the Chateau d'O with events comprising of a month-long programme of theatre performances.
  • Montpellier Dance Festival: Taking place in the month of June, the Dance festival is a series of ballet and other dance performances held at various venues in Montpellier.
  • Radio France and Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon Festival: Occurring in the month of July, the festival is organized by the city of Montpellier in conjunction with Radio France. The events range from jazz concerts to plays and orchestral concerts, tinged with a youthful flavour.
  • Les Estivales: The festival is held on the Esplanade on Friday evenings during July and August. Local wine tastings, book readings and meetings combine to form its events list.
  • Mediterranean Film Festival: Come October and Montpellier gets ready to  feature films, short films, documentaries and experimental films from all over Europe which are screened at various venues in Montpellier.

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