How quickly is the time passing? We are already approaching June. So following your lovely feedback I have prepared a list of top and very popular but also unusual, particular, not known by many, events and things to do in Lyon. Because together with my real Lyonnais ‘little’ helper we are on the mission to find the most interesting lyonnais events and make the most out of our time in Lyon. Not able to feature all (as there is so much going on in Lyon) here you are the selection of my favorite ones for June in Lyon. I hope you find it useful. Feel free to add other events and things to do in Lyon if you know any. Feel free to comment, share it and mostly enjoy the best French City! (Wouldn’t you agree with me?)
Anyway, here you are – June in Lyon. For All The Top Things to Do & Events to Take Part In!
Jazz in Vienne – It is a jazz festival created in 1981, internationally renowned. It lasts a fortnight each year around the first fortnight of July in Vienna in the Isère. All details and programme information are here. Where: Théâtre Antique de Vienne 7 Rue du Cirque, 38200 Vienne, France; When: 29 June – 13 July 2017; How Much: Buy your ticket at fnac
Lyon Lesbian and Gay Parade – This is a traditional lyonnais parade known as Marche des Pride Lesbians Lesbians Bi and Trans Rhone-Alpes. More than 16,000 people are expected in the streets of Lyon. Where: Avenue Verguin 69006 Lyon 6ème; Tél. : 06 29 94 95 10; When: 17 June; How Much: Free
Journees Archeologie – As every year, the Archaeological Service of the city of Lyon offers you a discovery of our heritage. Conferences, exhibitions, guided visits are on the program of these national days of Archeology. Where: Lieux divers 69123 Lyon, Tél. : 04 72 10 30 30; When: 16-18 June 2017; How Much: I don’t know yet, do you
Concert of Julien Doré – He returns to the Grand Théâtre for Les Nuits de Fourvière with his new album. Where: Théâtres Romains de Lyon; 6 rue de l’Antiquaille 69005 Lyon 5ème; Tél.: 04 72 32 00 00; When: 16 June 2017 at 9.30pm; How Much: 46 Euros
Festival Pas Pareil – Les Invités Villeurbaunne – The 15th Biennial Festival full of explosive and colorful shows happening on the streets of Villeurbaunne. For four days, the city reinvents and transforms. Where: Esplanade Geneviève Anthonioz de Gaulle 69100 Villeurbanne; Tél.: 04 72 65 80 90; When: 21 – 24 June 2017; How Much: FREE
Jazz a cours et a jardins – 38 concerts / 10 créations / 30 jardins, There are plenty of places for music and jazz meetings (but not only), which are open to all at no cost. Jazz is a cross-sectional, cross-cultural, creative music based on improvisation. It crosses with many forms and associates with others over time. It seems like Lyon love Jazz. Where: 69005 Lyon 5ème, Tél. : 04 78 36 54 99; When: 1 -4th June, 7 – 11th June; How Much: FREE
Lyon BD Festival – For its 12th edition, it brings together the whole universe of the 9th art – BD. There are varied and original events for the comics happening in Lyon. The cinemas, museums, restaurants, welcome the comics in all its forms. During 48 hours, more than 200 authors come to meet their public during dedications, performances, live shows, workshops, masterclass, and other jokes; Where: 69002 Lyon 2ème, check here; Tél: 09 50 21 74 00; When: 10-11 June 2017 (but whole June in general is dedciated to BD); How Much: 5-8 Euros
Croix Rousse En Fete – Great unpacking of the lyonnais traders, the exhibitions and sale of craftsmen designers of the Croix-Rousse but also of the region, huge garage sale and animations on the Boulevard de la Croix Rousse. This year the theme will be “Relive the 50’s in the USA!” On the program: pony rides and many other activities for kids, there will be a car show, the initiation to rock, limbo and hula and many more surprises. Where: Place de la Croix-Rousse 69004 Lyon 4ème, Tél.: 04 78 27 30 76; When: 10 June, 9-7pm; How Much: FREE
Les Brocantes in Vieux Lyon – Every year, the renaissance district of Vieux Lyon hosts a large fair in the flea market around the Cathedral Saint Jean for the weekend. About 60 professional exhibitors, antique dealers are present each time. The flea markets from different regions will exhibit for sale: postcards, antique furniture, themed documents, popular arts, and some crafts. Where: place Saint Jean 69005 Lyon 5ème, Tél.: 06 70 02 88 49; When: 10-11 June 2017; How Much: FREE
Planetarium – Conferences Une 9eme Planete dans Le Systeme Solaire – In 2014, the scientific magazine Nature published an article showing that some objects located at the bottom of the Solar System have their trajectory disturbed. But disturbed by what? This is the beginning of the search for a hypothetical 9th planet and a Conference round this subject will be held in the Lyonnais Planetarium. Where: Le Planétarium Place de la Nation, 69120 Vaulx-en-Velin; Tél.: 04 78 79 50 13; When: 1st June 2017 8 -10pm; How much: FREE
Musée Jean-Butaud – Little Lyonnais museum reopened! Museum of handicraft history presenting tools and materials of the craft and the building concerning several trades: painters, tilers, masons, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, metalworkers, etc, more than 1000 pieces some of the XVII ° s. Created by CAPEB (Confederation of Craftsmen and Small Building Enterprises) in 2008, it is now open to public. Where: 59, rue de Saint-Cyr, Lyon 9e. Tél. 0472857710; When: call to book in, but available all days except of Tuesdays, 8-4pm; How Much: FREE
Centre Culturel de Champvillard > Exposition Vues d’Artistes – Edition 2017 – Mysterious, empathic, touching expo featuring for example: stuning and unusual acrylics – portraits of Chantal Gadrey (Born in 1959, originally from Autun and living in Millery, a social worker, she has always been passionate about painting). Where: Centre Culturel de Champvillard Centre Culturel de Champvillard Rue de Boutan 69540 Irigny; Tél.: 04 72 30 47 90; When: 11 May – 27 June 2017, all Tuesdays, Wendesdays, Thursday and Fridays 2 – 6pm; Much: FREE
SoLatino – SoLatino dances solidarity in Lyon and Villeurbanne, with nearly 10,000 participants (each year) through a week of passion, discovery, exchanges and sharing, on the rhythms of Salsa and Latin dances! Sounds super for summer! Where: Different places in Lyon; When: 1-30 June 2017; How Much: FREE
Tout L’Monde Dehors – This summer, you can properly move, sing, swing and vibrate with the 300 events in all the boroughs of Lyon! The festival offers free artistic and open-air meetings throughout the summer. in all forms and especially the theater, music, dance and cinema, all in the open air. Let’s share together this cultural summer that looks promising! Where: All over Lyon, more details to be confirmed; When: 21 June – 2 September 2017, more details to be confirmed; How Much: FREE
Amac Festival – It is an international event of talks in which storytellers from all over France and elsewhere will discover all the Conte and the Arts of the ‘Parole’. AMAC is organizing the highlights of PAROLES EN FESTIVAL in May/June, from the Opéra de Lyon to the festivals of the Ardèche villages, from castles to libraries, because the Conte is universal and intergenerational and finds its place in France, Lyon as well. Its interesting to come and listen to learn more. Where: To be confirmed; When: 20 May – 17 June 2017; How Much: Entre 4€ et 16€ with many FREE
Livraisons d’ete 2017 – 3 weeks of circus shows, dance, theater, concerts and electro parties. A festival abounding, different, resolutely open on the city and on the world. A festival that makes as much room for contemporary creations “Made in Subsistances” as projects shared with many partners. From June 27 to July 1, there is a Special Week dedicated to artistic emergence, in collaboration with five structures in the Lyon region. Where: 8 bis quai Saint Vincent 69001 Lyon 1er, Tél. : 04 78 39 10 02; When: 13th to 17th June 2017; How Much: up to 38 Euros
Bifrost – The Bifröst exhibition is organized as part of the 16th edition of the Prix de la Jeune Architecture of the City of Lyon.It is a place of expression for young graduates invited to share a personal vision of architecture, this exhibition reflects thevisions and solutions of the new generation of architects facing social, environmental, patrimonial and territorial problems. Where: Archipelago CDCU; When: From 14 April to 4 June; How Much: Free
Coldplay Concert in Lyon – It is now official: the band Coldplay will perform in Lyon this summer. Chris Martin and his sidekicks will give a concert on June 8, 2017 at the Grand Stadium of Olympique Lyonnais and another on July 15, at the Stade de France de Paris. Where: at the Grand Stadium of Olympique Lyonnais; When: June 8, 2017; How Much: Get your tickets here
Tournoi Bouliste Bentecote – The big annual meeting of several thousand players of balls on the Place Bellecour. Come and see the Bellecour square transformed into a huge bowling ground. French and foreign gather in Lyon in order to dispute the traditional Pentecost Tournaments. Where: Place Bellecour 69002 Lyon 2ème,Tél. : 04 78 37 16 10; When: 3- 5 June 2017; How Much: FREE
Lyon Architecture Biennale – The first edition of the Lyon Architecture Biennale will take place at la Sucrière which will be transformed into a vast living room for a month where the actors of architecture, city and landscape will gather. Where: La Sucrière, 49 – 50 quai Rambaud Quartier Confluence 69002 Lyon 2ème; When: June 8 to July 9, 2017; How Much: I dont know yet, do you?
France Air Expo Lyon – It is the only general aviation exhibition in France. The show brings together the main players of the General Aviation in one place to offer the latest industrial innovations: from the business jet, passing by the helicopter and all the services and equipment dedicated, It seems ideal for passengers of aviation, pilots, professionals. 300 exhibitors and 15 000 Visitors are expected. Where: Lyon-Bron LFLY Aéroport de Lyon Bron, 69500 Bron, Tél. : 04 92 97 52 47; When: 8, 9 and 10 June 2017; How Much: 10 Euro
La Fête du Cinéma – Every last Sunday of June, the Fête du Cinéma returns to Lyon for 4 days! This is the opportunity to enjoy all the movies on big screen at the exceptional rate of 4 € per session for 4 days. Where: Cinemas in Lyon; When: 25 – 28 June 2017; How Much: 4 €
Guignol Puppet Show – Guignol un Gone de Lyon – Compagnie Daniel Streble – the famous Lyonnis Puppet Show is always a great experience and happening this summer. After each show, there will be a guided tour of the backstage with its 150 puppets. Duration: 50 mn. Where: 65 boulevard des Canuts 69004 Lyon 4ème; Tél: 04 72 32 11 55; When:2 May – 25 June 2017, all Wendesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 3.30pm. How Much: Full price: 9,50 € (reduced 8 €), Kids: 7,50 € (reduced 6 €).
LES RENCONTRES LUDIQUES – Festival du jeu de Lyon – More than 18 hours of play for all! Alone, with family, friends, children or adults, there will be something for everyone! The Rencontres Ludiques de Lyon are the highlight of the Spring of the Game this year featuring Tomtect – traditional games (bridge, go), role-playing games, video games , cosplay, conferences, quizes. Where: Palais de la Bourse de Lyon, Place de la Bourse 69002 Lyon 2ème, Tél. : 06 79 47 62 00; When: 3 June2017 12 – 10.30pm, 4 June 2017 10am 18h; How Much: Adulte : 3 €, Kids: 1 €
BIG BONUS: Puy de Lumières Show – Communauté d’agglomération, in conjunction with the Tourist Office, offers a show of projections and lights at nightfall on its amazing monuments such as The Cathedral Notre-Dame du Puy; The Rocher Saint-Michel d’Aiguilhe; Theater; City Hall; Chapel of Saint-Alexis in the courtyard of the Hôtel du Département, every evening. Where: 200 km from Lyon. Office de Tourisme du Puy-en-Velay;2 Place du Clauzel; 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay; 04 71 09 38 41; When: May 12 to September 30, 2017; How Much: FREE
Did you find something interesting here? So what are you going to do in June?
*** 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!