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.


Before going into the details of the various events in Manche, we offer you this summary list: 



> Carnaval de Granville - FREE

> Festival Jazz sous les pommiers

> Festival Papillons de nuit

> Festivities around D-Day FREE

> La Barjo

> Festival Les Art'Zimutés

> Festival “Sorties de bain” FREE

> Regatta “Tour des Ports de la Manche”



> Festival Chauffer dans la noirceur

> La Nuit des Soudeurs FREE

> Festival Grandes Marées (Jazz en Baie)

> Normandy Horse Show

> Maritime Festival “Voiles de Travail” FREE

> Festival Traversées de Tatihou

> Seafood festival FREE

> Sonic Rendezvous 


Carnaval de Granville - February 25 to March 1 CANCELED


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...



Festival Jazz sous les pommiers - May 20 to 28, 2022



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 ...



Festival Papillons de nuit - June 3 to 5, 2022



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!...




Festivities around D-Day - Around 6th June



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…



La Barjo - June 18 and 19, 2022


Trail running event in la Hague...


Festival Les Art'Zimutés - June 29 to July 2, 2022


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...


Regatta “Tour des Ports de la Manche” - July 2 to 9, 2022



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.


Festival Sorties de bain - July 7 to 10, 2022


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!



Festival Chauffer dans la noirceur - July 14 to 17, 2022


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!

Festival Grandes Marées (Jazz en Baie) - July 23 to 31, 2022


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...

La Nuit des Soudeurs - 6-7 August 2022



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!

Normandy Horse Show - July 30 to  August 7, 2022


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


Festival Traversées de Tatihou - August 11 to 16, 2022


Un festival musical au rythme des marées! Depuis 20 ans, ce festival propose une programmation très éclectique! Les visiteurs marcheront de Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue à l'île de Tatihou à marée basse avant de profiter des concerts.


Maritime Festival “Voiles de Travail”- August 24 to 28, 2022


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.



Seafood festival Toute la mer sur un plateau - October 1-2, 2022



Come and enjoy deliciously fresh seafood to the sound of music on the harbour side. The programme includes culinary workshops, concerts and the sale of fish and seafood at the fish market.



And also...

Sonic Rendezvous - November 8 to 13, 2022

A music festival based on French and Anglo-Saxon songs, with many artists performing on the "Normandy" stage.



This list is not exhaustive