Highlights

Lyon’s numerous artistic and creative centers make the city a leader in the areas of live entertainment and contemporary music. The news section of the website and the newsletter highlight the latest creations, including student events, as well as special offers reserved for students.



Highlights
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Free cultural newspapers list off-program events in many urban centers; these include Le Petit Bulletin, 491, Lyon Poche and Kiblind.

A few Lyon cultural activity highlights:

Three hundred outdoor artistic events take place throughout the summer; they are free and open to all.
So, outside everyone!

The start of school is the time for the Dance Biennial. This is the occasion to appreciate new talents, see leading artists and rediscover the choreographers who have marked the history of dance and the Biennial. A festival of pure enjoyment!
There are 57 choreographed works to be found in thirty venues in Lyon and the surrounding area. Encore!
This year, the parade will be held on September 12.

This fall:
World Students’ Night (Nuit des Etudiants du Monde)
On October 28 at the Transbordeur. This is an evening event to welcome international students. By invitation.
For more information, subscribe to the LyonCampus newsletter

Music festivals

Raout'Art: classical, jazz, in March
Festival A Vaulx Jazz: March
Musique en Scène Biennial: contemporary music, March
Festival l'Original: hip hop, April
Les Femmes s'en Mêlent: contemporary music, May
Absolute Gospel Festival: May
Les Nuits Sonores: electronic music and culture, May
Fête de la Musique (music festival): June 21, don’t miss it!
Vienne Jazz Festival – June-July in the Roman theater at Vienne (30 km from Lyon)
Woodstower: festival in a natural setting at Miribel in September
Zikemo Festival: electronic, ska, reggae, songs: October
Riddim Collision: electronic, dub, hip hop: October

Cinema festivals

Festival Lumière, the Greater Lyon film festival: from October 4 to 10
Festival du Film Court (short films): November
Les Reflets du Cinéma Ibérique et Latino-américain (Spanish and Latin American films): March
Les Inattendus (short films, documentaries, video art): January
Cine'O'Clock (British and Irish films): January
Caravane des Cinémas d'Afrique (African films): March
Festival International Cinéma Nouvelle Génération: September
Docs en Courts (short films, documentaries): November
Festival Hors-Ecran (independent films): May
Histoires vraies .doc (documentary films, debate, encounters, exhibitions): November
Festival Cinémas Cultures d'Asie (Asian cinema, artistic presentations): November
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Literature festivals

Le Printemps des Poètes (poets’ spring, a week of performances and encounters): March
La Fête du Livre de Bron (Bron book fair): March
Quai du Polar (literature, films, photos, treasure hunt): April
Les Assises Internationales du Roman (novels): May
Festival de Bandes Dessinées (Lyon cartoon fair): June

Mixed festivals

Les 24 Heures de l’INSA de Lyon: this festive event is organized by the INSA students on the La Doua campus and features bike, running and inline skating races, different activities and concerts: May
Les Invites de Villeurbanne (street art and concerts at Villeurbanne): June
Les Nuits de Fourvière (evening shows, theater, music and dance at the Fourvière Roman theater: June to August

Culture and markets

Marché de la Création, Marché de l'Art Vivant (artistic creation and live art market); every Sunday from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Quai de Saône (near Saint Jean).

Marché des Bouquinistes (secondhand booksellers’ market)
Every weekend from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting, Quai de la Pêcherie (69001 Lyon).

Marché de l’Artisanat et des Métiers d’Art (market for crafts and applied arts): Sundays from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; 150 artists and craftspeople exhibit their works, including creations in wood, glass, leather and marquetry, as well as jewelry and other items. Quartier Saint-Paul, along the Saône, Quai de Bondy (69005 Lyon), next to the Marché de la Création.

Les Puces du Canal (Canal flea market)
Negotiate a good deal at the Marché aux Puces in Villeurbanne right from market opening at 6 a.m.! Thursday and Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon; Sunday: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 rue du Canal 69110 Villeurbanne.

La Cité des Antiquaires (antiques)
117 boulevard Stalingrad - 69100 Villeurbanne
And Rue Auguste Comte - 69002 Lyon
www.quartieraugustecomte.com.