No way! It is already a full summer in Lyon! And I love summer, assuming I am near the air conditioning and bottle of water, as summers in Lyon are very hot. Yet, I dont complain. I prefer hot than cold! Anyways, did you know that Lyon in August is very very quiet? Do you know why? I couldnt belive! Half of the Lyonnais people go on holidays and I can confirm – it is a bit death here. I am enjoying the peace and silence of a big city, others complain that most of the restaurants are closed. Yes, it is true! Full holiday season, tourists are coming and most of the restos are closed because of the holidays. I can confirm yet it is not that bed. There is a lot of parks and green areas when you can have a picnic in Lyon – healthier and cheaper! And on top of that, I will add a list of things to do and events to take part in Lyon in August. So this city is very very welcoming in summer and August for everyone! Here you are the list and if you have other August events and activities in Lyon or around to add, please do!
My List of All The Top Things to Do & Events to Take Part In Lyon in AUGUST!
Palette des talents – Over 30 painters and sculptors present their work which we can buy. There are many animations organized, so that the creators and the public communicate The public votes to choose the preferable artist recognized artists. When: 1st Sunday of the month from 9am – 1am from March to December 2018; Where: corner of 53 rue de la Republique – 69160 Tassin-la-Demi-Lune; How Much: FREE
Woodstower – This year the Woodstower Festival is 20 years old and is planning to celebrate it! It is not 3 but 4 days of fun fill with music and great atmosphere. There are many artists alongside the artists already announced for Woodstower’s special 20 year concert with Supreme NTM, Disiz La Peste and DJ Cut Killer on Thursday, August 30th. When: From Thursday, August 30 to Sunday, September 2, 2018; Where: Great Park Miribel Jonage, Path of the Bletta – 69120 Vaulx-en-Velin; How Much: Adult: from 21 €, Student: from 19 €, Free for children under 10 years old. Price on site: 27 €, FREE Sunday day, Pass 2 nights: 40 €; Pass 3 nights = 85 €.Booking here
Festival Tout l’ Monde Dehors – Like every year, Lyon moves, sings, swings and vibrates with hundreds of events in all the boroughs! So, go on a discovery tour of the free and outdoor art events. When: From 21/06 to 01/09/2018. Dates to be confirmed; Where: Various places in Lyon; How Much: FREE
Apéritivos aboard the Vaporetto – Every Wednesday until the end of October, the Confluence River Shuttle offers an after-work aperitif to its passengers. From 6.30pm to 9pm, the boat transports visitors for a mini cruise. When: From 23/05 to 31/10/2018, every Wednesday. 23/05: Cellerier 30/05 and 06/06: GOMEX 13/06: GOURMIX 2 sessions: 6.30pm -7.30pm and 8pm-9pm; Where: Business and Leisure Center,112 course Charlemagne, nautical place Side Darse, stop Confluence Vaporetto – 69002 Lyon 2nd; How Much: Price ranging from € 12 to € 15 depending on the restaurant.
A sugar, please! – Le Sugar is a panoramic rooftop that, as its name suggests, promises us the delicious, gourmet moments. Independence and artistic requirement, here is the bias of the association Arty Farty who created this place open to all audiences. A real place for sharing experiences with innovative programming in the field of electro and indie music … a contemporary and convivial place, which paradoxically has nothing watered down! Concerts, festivals, club evenings but also brunch, workshops or workshops for children. Where: Open Wed from 6.30pm-10pm, Fri until 1h, Sat from 11pm-5am , Sun from 4pm to 11pm; 50 quai Rambaud – 69002 Lyon 2nd; How Much: FREE
Yokainoshima, spirits of Japan – The new exciting expo at the museum of Confluence. Great opportunity to explore the Japanese culture and traditions to wear costumes which makes it possible to transform oneself into a god, a demon or an animal. The exhibition traces a link between contemporary photographs by Charles Fréger, which show a large number of masked ritual figures, and the museum’s Japanese collections. Let yourself be guided in this island of spirits, from the foundations of Japanese spiritualities to current practices such as manga, cosplay or video game. When: From 07/07/2018 to 25/05/2019, Tuesday to Sunday from 11am-7pm; Where: Museum of Confluences, 86 quai, Lyon 2nd; How Much: 5 -9€
SPORTAIR exhibition – For 2 days, at the end of August, fans of sliding sports will be able to meet the professionals in this area. There will be representatives from the textiles industries, mountain sports and outdoor. Where: Lyon Convention and Exhibition Center, 69001 Lyon; When: the end of August 2018; How Much: FREE
Nordic’s walk – Come and discover and practice Nordic walking with the instructors of the Bureau Montagne de Lyon. The sticks that are specific to this activity will be provided for your sessions. When: Every Saturday from 9.30am to 11.30am; Where: Domaine de Lacroix Laval, 11171 road of Sain-Bel, Marcy-Star; How Much: 12.00 €
Unveiled compositions – Enjoy with this exhibition an overview of the richness and diversity of the works preserved in the Museum of Textiles but also, more anecdotally, the Museum of Decorative Arts. When: 21.10.2017 to 31.12.2018 from 10am – 6pm; Where: Museum of Fabrics and Decorative Arts; 34 rue de la Charité – 69002 Lyon 2nd; How Much:
Foreztival – In August, Lyon is immersed in a festive atmosphere. A multitude of events await visitors and locals. Music, dance, … an entire organization in order to mix different cultural tastes. An opportunity to discover talented artists like: Danakil Man Nneka, Talco etc. Where: Lyon, 69001 Lyon – Lyon; When: from August 3rd to 5th, 2018; How Much: FREE
Exhibition “Cultivons la ville en bonne intelligence”- offers many tools regularly updated to understand the urban project: a large physical model (1 / 750e), 3D models hyper-realistic and real-time, a documentary … A terrace oriented to south offers a breathtaking view of the building sites. When: Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 2pm- 6pm; Where: House of Confluence, Smith Street 73, Lyon 2nd Arrondissement; How Much: FREE
Guided tour of the Departmental Archives – Guided tour, every Tuesday at 2 pm, of the Archives building (registration by email or by phone). When: Every Tuesday at 2pm; Where: Departmental Archives of the Rhône, 34 rue Général-Mouton-Duvernet, Lyon 3rd Arrondissement; How Much: FREE
Musée des pompiers– Created in 1971, it recounts 250 years of history and is a place of memory of firefighters. It presents, on 2 levels, a collection of materials, clothing, vehicles. Museum also open every 1st Saturday and Sunday of the month (from 14 to 17 hours). When: Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9am – 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm; Where: Barracks of the Duchère, 358 Champagne Avenue, Lyon 9e Arrondissement; How Much: Full price: 6.00 €, Young people (for under 18s): FREE
Exhibition “L’ Art d’aimer”– An exhibition on the work of writing a comic book scenario inspired by Ovid’s Art of Loving, as part of Lyon BD Festival. When: Every day from 11am -6pm, From June 1st, 2018 until September 2, 2018; Where: Lugdunum – Roman Museum and Theaters, 17 rue Cléberg, Lyon 5th Arrondissement; How Much: Full price: 4.00, FREE for job seekers and under 18
L’Été en Cinémascope – This summer the Lumière Institute offers a selection of great films that have marked the history of cinema to discover or re-discover under the stars. Free screenings; On-site drinks sale. When: From June 26 to August 28, 2018; Where: Place Ambroise Courtois Lyon 8th; How Much: FREE
Passeurs d’Images with CinéDuchère – The CinéDuchère, through the Passeurs d’Images initiative, invites you to attend a series of outdoor screenings in various locations in the capital of Gaul, in July and August. When: From June 29 to September 1, 2018; Where: different locations in Lyon. Read more here; How Much: FREE
Photographic walks “Portraits of the city” – In 2018, Lyon celebrates the 20th anniversary of the inscription of the historic site of Lyon as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, for its character and universal value. On this occasion, take part in the photographic walks: take a walk, photograph and exhibit!. Your image may be chosen for the exhibition place Antonin Poncet!There will be 14 dates of walks will be proposed from April 8 to July 8 around 4 major themes of inspiration: In the intimacy of the river; Origins of a confluence; The city challenges the river; The city between 2 hills. Post your photo online on lyon.fr before July 11 (It must be at least 3400 x 5100 pixels and 100 DPI; Maximum file size: 10 MB). The selected “Portraits de Ville” will be exhibited at Place Antonin Poncet during the European Heritage Days on September 15 and 16 and until the end of November 2018. When: 8.04 – 08.07; Where: Lyon; How much: FREE with the limited places available. Register here
Andy Warhol Ephemera – The Andy Warhol Ephemera exhibition presents the graphic, advertising, commercial and private works of Andy Warhol. These documents come from the rich collection of Montreal’s Paul Maréchal, curator of the collection of the Power Corporation of Canada, professor at UQAM (University of Quebec in Montreal), lecturer and author of four catalogs on Warhol. When: 23/03 – 16/09/2018, 10.30 am-6 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Where: 13 rue de la Chicken – Lyon 2nd; How Much: 8 €
Touaregs – This exhibition of the Tuaregs who are the nomads, the skilled craftspeople who produce geometric and contemporary jewelry, the poets and artists with a lively, beautiful culture that is constantly evolving. So this expo shows their lifestyle illustrated with their poetry and music. There are 280 objects exhibited, from watercolors to archival documents, adverts, posters and comics. There are also many everyday tools and symbolic objects (such as weapons and saddles), as well as jewelry and amulets, leather goods and textiles. The exhibition ends with photographs taken by journalist Arnaud Contreras. When: 17.10.2017 – 4.11.2018, no Mondays; Where: Confluence Museum, 86 quai Perrache -Lyon 2nd ; How Much: 9 €
Hugo Pratt – Who does not know Corto Maltese, the romantic sailor? Discover the world of Hugo Pratt, an artist who has made a lasting impression on the cartoon landscape by giving birth to this perfect anti hero. When: 07.04.2018 – 24.03.2019, closed on Mondays; Where: Musee des Confluences, 86 quai Perrache – Lyon 2nd; How Much: 9 €
La vie mode d’emploi – exhibition at the Museum Tony Garnier which presents the evolution of the urban treaty, by including the issue of the evolution of the popular housing of the twentieth century – the Urban Debut to today. When: From 30/09/2017 to 16/12/2018; Open Tuesday to Sunday from 14h to 18h; Where: Tony Garnier Urban Museum; 4 rue des Serpollières; 69008 Lyon; Price: € 5 / € 4 / FREE – 12 years
Rosa Mir Garden – After a period of winter shutdown, the Rosa Mir Garden opens again. This year guided tours for 6 € per person will also be offered throughout the season on weekdays and Sundays. When: Every Saturday from 2pm – 5pm until October 27, 2018; Where: Rosa Mir Garden,87 Grande-Rue Croix-Rousse, Lyon 4th Arrondissement; How Much: FREE or guided visit 6 €
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