La Manche, in Normandy, has an action-packed calendar of events including concerts of all kinds, food and drink festivals, carnivals, street entertainment, circus shows, and nautical events.

 

New events are regularly added to our list. Below is a list of the key events which take place throughout the year. .

Holiday Normandy

 

Granville Carnival - FREE


This popular family festival is an institution in Granville! With its flower-decked floats and the great cavalcade, the carnival also gives a satirical outlook of the news. On the programme: opening concert, children’s ball, cavalcades, dance, confetti fights and much more...
> from 21st to 25th February 2020 - Granville
 

Weekend Normandy


 

Festival Jazz sous les pommiers

Each year, during Ascension week, Coutances beats to the rhythm of Jazz music! The festival also welcomes artists performing world and electro music and blues... International artists, new talents, street performances, brass bands and “amateur” musicians ...
> From 26th to 23rd May 2020 - Coutances

 

Holiday Normandy

 

Festival Papillons de nuit

This festival is one amongst the 10 key French events dedicated to modern music. Each year, many famous artists perform in front of some 70 000 spectators... and the festival is still growing!...
> From 29th to 31st May 2020 - Saint-Laurent-de-Cuves

 

Festivities around D-Day FREE

Every year, June is the opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of D-day and the liberation of Normandy. On the programme: ceremonies, exhibitions, reconstructions of military camps et many other events…
> Around 6th June - in the Bay of the Cotentin

 

La Barjo

Trail running event in la Hague...
> 21st June 2020 - La Hague
 

Festival Les Art'Zimutés

This multidisciplinary festival welcomes famous and young local artists on the beach of Cherbourg: visual arts, circus performances, public awareness of ecological issues for children and adults...
> From 25th to 27th July 2020 - Cherbourg

 

Holiday Normandy
 


Festival “Sorties de bain” FREE

A festive and cultural event to be enjoyed by the whole family, and completely free! On the programme: dancing, theatre, comedy, story-telling, and singing... A joyous event to celebrate the start of the summer holiday!
> From 2ndth to 5th July 2020 - Granville


 

Regatta “Tour des Ports de la Manche”

This is one of the major regattas on the French coast and a key nautical event. The race stops in the most important harbours of la Manche where some 700 sailors and the public gather around many festive events
> From 5th to 10th July 2020 - Harbours of la Manche

 

Festival Chauffer dans la noirceur

Festival “Chauffer dans la noirceur” A contemporary music festival organised on a protected natural site, near the waterfront. If “Chauffer dans la Noirceur” gives new talents a place of honour, the festival also welcomes several well known artists. A key event in the world of modern music in Normandy!
> From 10th to 12nd July 2020 - Montmartin-sur-Mer
 

Holiday Normandy


La Nuit des Soudeurs FREE

A pile of scrap metal left on the quay of Granville harbour is all that will be needed to inspire artist-welders who will set up their workshop for the night. Their sculptures will be sold at auction on the next day. A unique event!
> 1st and 2nd August 2020 - Granville
 

Holiday Normandy


Festival Grandes Marées (Jazz en Baie)

In the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel, from Granville to Genêt, a key rendez-vous for some of the big names in Jazz! During 12 days, along 23 km of coastline, some 20 000 visitors come and listen to jazz, funk, Gypsy and Cuban music...
> From 22nd July to 2nd August 2020 – Bay of Mont Saint-Michel

 

Normandy Horse Show

This is one of the key equestrian events in France with more than 5 000 professionals and 45 000 spectators. Every year 5 days of competition held in the prestigious national stud farm of Saint-Lô
> From 3rd to 9th August 2020 - Saint-Lô

 

Maritime Festival “Voiles de Travail” FREE

Granville – first fishing harbour for shells in France, with a long tradition of privateers and ship-owners – celebrates its history where navigation was often the main source of income. On the programme: boat excursions, exhibitions, concerts, and sea food sampling.
> From 19th to 23rd August 2020 - Granville


Holiday Normandy


Festival Traversées de Tatihou

A musical festival to the rhythm of the tides ! For the last 20 years, this festival has offered a very eclectic programme! Visitors will walk from Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue to the island of Tatihou at low tide before enjoying concerts.
> From 12nd to 23rd August 2020 - Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue

 

 

Seafood festival  FREE

“Toute la mer sur un plateau”
Come and sample deliciously fresh seafood to the sound of music, on the harbour side. On the programme: culinary workshops, concerts, sale of fish and seafood in the fishmarket.
> 26th and 27th septembrer 2020 - Granville

 

And also...

Rendez-vous soniques

A music festival around French and Anglo-Saxon songs, with many artists performing on the scene of the “Normandy”.
From 6th to 10th Novembre 2019 - Saint-Lô

 


This list is not exhaustive