I don’t think many people like September. I guess kids especially don’t as the 1st September means for them the end of holidays. On the other hand, come back to school means also come back to friends! So, there is always a good side of any situation! On top of that the weather in Lyon in September is very nice! So it is an ideal time to enjoy Lyon fully! And I will help you out to decide what you should do in Lyon in September. Because ….
I have prepared a new & quite big & comprehensive list of All The Top Things to Do & Events to Take Part In…Lyon in SEPTEMBER! Have you already heard about them? Do you know any other?
The European Heritage Days. Discover the heritage of Lyon & France for FREE! During this 34th edition of the European Heritage Days, you will have a chance to explore Lyon through the Water Theme; Where: many places in Lyon. Full program here; When: 16 -17.09.2017; How Much: FREE
Lyon Street Food Festival After the success of the 1st edition, it returns with more chefs, street food, big tables, food trucks, workshops, concerts, masterclasses, many surprises and beautiful novelties. Where: Subsistances, 8 bis quai Saint-Vincent, 69001 Lyon, France; When: 8, 9 and 10.09.2017; How Much: FREE
Vide-Grenier des Pentes de la Croix-Rousse; 16th edition of so called Booth Sale with around 500 stands! Buy anything you want, second hand! Where: Pentes de la Croix-Rousse; 69001 Lyon; When: 10.09.2017; How much: FREE
Biennale d’art Sacre Actuel Admire the original works (paintings, sculptures, photos, installations) through a theme of ‘Deep Flipping’ organized in Lyon. The exhibitions are ‘outside the walls’ of unpublished works. It’s a great chance to explore more of art; all details here. Where: Different places; When: Dates to be confirmed. From September to December 2017. How Much: FREE
14e Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon Mondes Flottants. Admire modern art through the theme of ‘Floating Worlds’. Take part in one of the biggest art festivals in Lyon. Check for details here. Where: 81 quai Charles de Gaulle, 69006 Lyon 49-50 quai Rambaud; Lyon; When: 20.09. – 07.01.2018; How Much: 9 -16 €
Lyon Bridge Festival. Happening for the 4th time in Lyon, the three days of a festive bridge, in an easy & comfortable atmosphere. The Tournaments are open to all. More details are here. Where: Cercle Mixte, 22 Avenue Leclerc – Lyon 7; When: 22 to 24.09.2017; How Much: 25 – 50 € per player
THE MIXUP. The Fighting games world class event which offers 7 tournaments around three big names of the disciplines! Register here. Where: 291 Rue d’Athènes , 69140 Rillieux-la-Pape , Lyon; When: 16-17. 09. 217; How Much: 7,99 – 25,99 €
Juste pour Lyon. The French TV and many local cafés-theaters in Lyon join together to present the FESTIVAL JUSTE POUR LYON. Why Lyon? Because Lyon has Guignol and incredible artists = comedians such as: Florence Foresti, Béréngère Krief, Laurent Gerra, Yann Guillarme, Alex Ramires, G, Jim, Thais VauquiÃ¨res, Zach and Stan just to name few! Full program here. Where: different Lyonnais cafes – theaters; When: 09.- 1.10.2017; How Much: 10-50 Euros
Soirées d’Observation. Have a proper look into the sky…Where: Observatoire de Saint Genis Laval, 9 avenue Charles André, 69230 Saint-Genis-Laval; When: 01.09 to 31/07, 1st friday of the month between 9.30 PM and 11.30 PM; How Much: Prices not available;
Velo Vintage Festival Do you like cycling? Do you like vintage? Do you like fun? Here you have an ideal event to take part in! A fun and festive, urban and unavoidable day proposed by the Cyclub and the Recycler. Where: Quartier des Gratte-Ciel, Avenue Henri Barbusse, 69100 Villeurbanne; When: Dates to be confirmed in September 2017; How Much: FREE.
Tupiniers. More than 140 potters, coming from all over France and abroad, exhibit on one of the largest markets in France. A wide range of ceramics to be discovered in Vieux Lyon. The theme of this year is “Earth, Wood and Fire”, featuring contemporary wood firing. Where: Quartier St Jean 69005 Lyon 5th; When: 9 .09- 10.09.2017; How Much: FREE
Répétition du Concert de l’Hotel Dieu le Magnificat de Bach. The Concert of the Hostel-Dieu and the Hospices Civils of Lyon invite us to the public rehearsal of the Bach Magnificat by the choir. Where: Place de l’Hôpital 69002 Lyon 2nd; When: 16 September 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 (Reservation recommended ); How Much: FREE
Course A Obstacles. La Ruée des Fadas arrives in Lyon in the Grand Parc Miribel Jonage for 12 km exceptional run. Over 4000 runners are predicted to take part! Signup here. Where: Grand Parc Miribel Jonage; Chemin de la Bletta; 69120 Vaulx-en-Velin; When: 24.09.2017; How Much: 50- 60 Euros
Eco – Responsable la Braderie de la Croix Rousse. The association Lyon Côté Croix-Rousse wants to adopt an eco-citizen role for the district of Croix-Rousse. Where: Croix-Rousse; When: 16 and 17. 09. 2017; How Much: FREE – Donations
Briqu Expo Rhone Alpes. Don’t miss out on the first edition of the Briqu’Expo Rhône-Alpes. You will see LEGO® official trains as well as creations and even prototypes trying to beat the world record speed of 29.99 Km/h. What is more, the theme of this first edition will be History. A dozen MOCs (personal creation) will present the pages of history such as Egypt, Ancient Rome, the Middle Ages etc. Where: Hippodrome de Bron-Parilly; 4-6 Avenue Pierre Mendès France; 69500 Bron; When: 2-3.09.2017; How Much: 5.5 – 6 Euros
Festival of Barbaric Organs in OINGT. 37 th Edition of the International Festival of Organs of Barbarism and Mechanical Music. This year the village of the Beaujolais of the golden stones classified among “the most beautiful villages of France” located not far away from Lyon, will enchant you by their melodies of past and today Where: 1 Avenue du 8 Mai 1945; Le Bois d’Oingt 69620 Val d’Oingt; When: 2-3.09.2017; How Much: FREE
Apéritivos du Vaporetto. Every Wednesday evening in summer, the Confluence leisure and shopping center organizes aperitifs on its famous river shuttle. Boat + aperitif + water = wonderful combo! Where: l’embarcadère du Vaporetto, quai Antoine Riboud, in front of Pôle de Commerces et de Loisirs Confluence ; When: Every Wednesday until October 19, 6pm to 7pm / 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm; How Much: 10 euros to 15 euros
The exhibition “Vlan!”. 77 years of Comics in Lyon. The expo allows cartoon enthusiasts to reconnect with their youthful heroes, and to enter the world of contemporary comics. Through a chronological and thematic journey, the exhibition unveils this rich and colorful history through illustrations, publications, original documents and objects from the many comic book publishers since the 1940 armistice until today in Lyon and in the Region. Where: Lyon bibliothèque de la Part-Dieu, 30 Boulevard Marius Vivier Merle – 69003 Lyon; When: until November 4th, Hours and details; How Much: Free
Festival Woodstower . 19th edition! 3 days & 2 nights of concerts, shows, entertainment and fun! The programme is here; Where: Grand Parc Miribel Jonage; Chemin de la Bletta, 69120 Vaulx-en-Velin; When: Aug 25 at 2 PM to Aug 27 at 9 PM; How Much: 30 – 35 Euros
Musee Miniature et Cinema. New collection: 5 top Superheroes arrived in the Miniature and Cinema Museum worth seeing! You can admire the real costumes of Spider Man, Batman, Robocop, Hellboy and a Jaffa warrior from the TV series Stargate SG-1. Where: 60 rue Saint-Jean, Lyon 5e; When: 10 – 6.30pm Monday – Friday; Weekend: 10 – 7pm; How Much: 6,50 – 9 €
Carnets de Collections . The new expo at the Musee des Confluences. Why is it so special? Because it offers very detailed portrait of the Musée des Confluences. The collection presents a selection of works from different fields such as geology, ethnology, palaeontology, osteology and entomology and show the wealth of the world of humans and nature. Where: 86 quai Perrache, 69002 Lyon – France; When: until 9 September; every day 11-7pm and weekends: 10-7pm; How Much: 9 €
Tout l’Monde Dehors! A mixture of free artistic summer events in Lyon this Summer! It involves dance, cinema, theater, reading, games or music …ideal activities for all ages and preferences. Where: Lyon, check for news and updates here; When: usually evenings and weekends, more details here; How Much: FREE
Water Bordelan in Villefranche. The month of August, 40 ° C in the shade it is a proper heat wave in Lyon! So water is what is needed! Less than half an hour from Lyon, there is a lake bordered by a small sandy beach and a large lawn area. The swimming is supervised and you can picnic. Where: Route de Riottier; 69400 Villefranche-sur-Saône; When:1st July – 31 August, 10am – 10pm; How Much: Adults : 3€; Kids: 2€
Calicéo à Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon. The aquatic centers. A modern fitness center with balneo area, beauty-massages area, swimming pools, hammams, saunas, spa. Where: Rue Sainte Barbe, 69110 Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon; When: Everyday and holidays from 10am till 9pm; How Much: 26 euros pass
Did you find something interesting here? So what are you actually doing in SEPTEMBER?
*** Note*** I have been using the posters and images of the events provided by the companies who organize them or share additional information about events in Lyon. Thank you!