The OFF Festival on the square in front of the Palais des Papes in Avignon - Photo credit: Frédéric Dahm / Empreintes d'AilleursThe OFF Festival on the square in front of the Palais des Papes in Avignon - Photo credit: Frédéric Dahm / Empreintes d'Ailleurs
©The OFF Festival on the square in front of the Palais des Papes in Avignon - Photo credit: Frédéric Dahm / Empreintes d'Ailleurs|Frédéric Dahm / Empreintes d'Ailleurs

Year-round festivals

Avignon boasts an intense cultural scene throughout the year: from the contemporary dance festival Les Hivernales, in the heart of winter, to the comic book festival in November, not forgetting Festo Pitcho, an event dedicated to families and young audiences in April, Résonance, a festival of electro music in heritage sites, the Tremplin Jazz in early August, which showcases emerging talent, … not to mention the famous Festival d’Avignon and Festival Off in July.not forgetting the famous Festival d’Avignon and Festival Off in July. Culture is alive and kicking all year round!

My festival

Avignon, MY city, is famous the world over for 3 things: the Palais des Papes, the Pont d’Avignon and the Festival, one of the most important international events in contemporary performing arts. Every summer, for 3 weeks, I see my city transformed into the world’s largest theater! I’m a big fan of dance and theater, and I love this unique atmosphere: the city is plastered with posters of shows! Walls, store windows, lampposts, benches… everything is covered in incredible chaos.

Chloé, holiday advisor at Avignon tourist office

Avignon's major cultural events

Art, dance, music, sport, festivals, cultural events…find out more about Avignon’s major events in 2024.

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