What's On Guide

Discover our guide to the best events on the French Riviera this week or weekend. Do not miss any major events such as the Cannes film Festival, Nice and Menton Carnival, Monaco Grand Prix or the Monaco and Cannes Yacht Shows.

Check our guide often as possible, you will be updated with the best things to do on the French Riviera (exhibitions, shows, races, concerts and more...).

Looking for Free Knots

09 February to 28 May 2024

Le Quai exhibition space on the port in Monaco is hosting a new group exhibition, Looking for Free Knots, curated by Maria Katia Tufano, from a selection of artworks from the collection of Silvia Fiorucci. The exhibition explores concepts around memory and identity and features works from more than a dozen artists. It's open until 28th May at Le Quai, which can be found on the 4th floor at 8 Quai Antoine Ier in Monaco. To book a visit, email contact@lasocietadelleapi.mc

Brigitte Bardot: Beyond the Image

09 March to 26 May 2024

On the occasion of her 90th birthday, Brigitte Bardot is being celebrated with a unique exhibition in the Citadelle of Villefranche-sur-Mer. Brigitte Bardot: Beyond the Image features some previously unpublished photos from the private collection of writer and journalist Henry-Jean Servat, and takes a look at her many links to the Riviera. One of the first films in which Brigitte Bardot starred, Un Acte d'Amour, was filmed in Villefranche-sur-Mer alongside Kirk Douglas. This exhibition can be found inside the Chapelle Sainte Elme from 9th March to 26th May and you'll find more details at lacitadellevsm.fr

English-American Library exhibition

19 March to 30 April 2024

The English-American Library of Nice presents an exhibition of colourful collages by its resident librarian, Derek Gillespie, who was born in Scotland and trained in the London Central School of Arts.  The opening is on Saturday 23rd March from 3-6pm. Entry is free, and it’s a chance not just to see the artworks on exhibition but also to visit and discover the library itself. The library can be found on Rue de France in Nice, but entrance is via Holy Trinity Anglican church on Rue de la Buffa. See nice-english-library.org

Antibes Art Fair

12 April to 21 April 2024

This year, the 52nd edition of the Salon d’Antibes promises to be magnificent and bigger than it used to be with 3,500m2, with the presence of some exceptional pieces and several new exhibitors from France and Italy. Each year, more than 20,000 discover some of the prettiest pieces proposed by the international art market. The exposition will be from the 12th to the 21st of April at the Antibes Art Fair. See https://www.antibesartfair.com/ 

Events in Cannes

12 April to 21 April 2024

A collection of events are taking place in Cannes starting this Friday 12th of April until the 21st. From 4:30pm to 7:30pm this Friday, you will find a range of free cultural, sports and leisure workshops for families with giant wooden games, circus games and sports initiations. On Saturday 13th, a slow art day from 4:30pm to 7:30pm filled with Themed visits and a fashion show cleverly entitled so far…. So Clothes.

JIM MOSON Exhibition

13 April to 12 May 2024

Internationally renowned artist-engraver Jim Monson will hold an exhibition in his adoptive town, at the espace culturel de Tourette-Levens happening from the 13th of April to 12th of May every weekend, Friday to Sunday, 2pm to 6pm. Showcasing over 40 sculptured wood at this free entry venue, it is the perfect occasion to discover his world of imagination, colour and poetry.



Ramatuelle Street Art Festival

13 April to 28 April 2024

An exhibition is happening in the lovely village of Ramatuelle from the 13th to the 28th of April. The theatre des marquises features a mix of 18th century and contemporary technology with stage costumes and various presentations of photos and short films at the Salle Le Garage – avenue Clemenceau.

From the 26th to the 28th The actress from “Marquises et Cie” will bring the venue to life in person. The venue has free admission which you can access every day, Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm; Saturday 2pm to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 1pm.



16 April to 30 May 2024

The exhibition NICE IS PARADISE is still happening at the Deck Hotel, on 2 rue Maccarani, where the talented photographer Dylan Tomasoni exhibits for the first time a dozen of some of his most beautiful pictures on the theme of street photography, until the 30th of May. The aim of the artist is to tell the story of life and its precious moments showcase different aspects of Nice’s lifestyle through the different passerby’s of the Promenade des anglais.


Darts at Le Marathon Every Tuesday

16 April to 01 September 2026

Are there any dart players out there? The Monaco association of Darts meets every Tuesday at the Pizzeria le Marathon at 47 Rue Grimaldi, in Monaco from 6:45pm, playing on the upper floor.

La Napoule Boat Show

19 April to 30 April 2024

Presented By Cap3000, The LA NAPOULE BOAT SHOW on the 19th of April to the 30th APR. you’ll find two boats installed at the Porte de Cannes and the Parvis exterieur sud Porte de la riviera.

12th Sainte Devote Tournament at the Stade Louis 2.

19 April to 20 April 2024

The Monegasque Rugby federation is organising the 12th edition of the Sainte Devote Tournament at the Stade Louis 2. This is the benchmark 7-a-side rugby event for young rugby players under the age of 12. Taking place on the 19th and 20th of April, 24 U12 teams from 21 different countries will attempt to win this prestigious competition.

Watercolour Exhibition in Entrevaux Village

19 April to 30 April 2024

From now until the end of April in ENTREVAUX, recently voted "un des plus beau villages de France", an art exhibition by well-known local watercolourist Nadine Francois-Wear and Marie-Laure Camera, ceramist, with guest exhibits by Sylvie Monti artiste-peintre. The exhibition is free to enter and open every day from 10am to 5pm.


Just one hour from Nice via the RN202, this is a great time to visit this stunning fortified village. The exhibition is held in the gallery La Remise Henry, just next to the Mairie.  Entrevaux can also be reached by the Train des Pignes from Nice, Gare du Sud.

Flore Passion

20 April 2024

This Weekend in Cannes, find a lovely exhibition of plants and vegetation from Flore Passion. From 10am to 6pm at the Square de Verdun, pointe Croisette, boulevard de la Croisette, Flore Passion will welcome producers, collectors, farmers associations and government bodies that promote the protection of plants and the enhancement of the living environment. Do note that this event will be inaugurated on Saturday 20th at 11am.

1000 Summer Jobs

20 April 2024

This Saturday 20th of April, from 10am to 4pm, La Mairie de Cannes recruits its future seasonal workers for this summer offering a multitude of jobs in varied fields. Jobs are available to those older than 17, to students and to jobseekers. In parallel, an encounter with a trainer in the hotel and catering professions is also organised at the Bureau Information Jeunesse at 91 bd de la Republique in Cannes


21 April 2024
Valbonne Sophia Antipolis

The city of Valbonne Sophia Antipolis is organising the Loca’Val event on Sunday 21st April. On the programme, activities for the whole family: escape game, walk on the edge of the brague, circus show, creation of a miniature garden... But above all, not to be missed, the opening for the occasion of the strange school of dowsers... Apprentice magicians will be able to discover the powers of water between magic classes and scientific experiments... From 6 years old. Register for environnement@ville-valbonne.fr


You can find the full program of the event here: https://www.ville-valbonne.fr/evenement/locaval-2024/

British Association Saint George's Day Dinner

23 April 2024

Celebrating William Shakespeare birthday on Saint George’s Day on the 23rd of april, the Maison du Caviar are offering a three-course meal, wine, coffee and water while participating in a quiz night. Come as a team or join a group to answer some fiendish questions about the playwright as well as St. George and his many guises. Prizes are expected fror best team name, winners and maybe losers! Do note that deadline to register is this Friday 19th of April.


Talk with Dr Maria McHale at the Princess Grace Irish Library

24 April 2024

At the Princess Grace Irish Library this coming Wednesday 24th of April, Dr Maria McHale will give a talk about musical culture in fin-de-siecle Ireland and Britain at 7pm.  With a PhD studying British musical culture at the turn of the twentieth century, Dr Maria McHale will focus on Eithne, the first Irish-language Opera. So, if you're fascinated by the theater, opera and history, make sure not to miss this fascinating talk on the 24th of April at 7pm at the Princess Grace Irish Library.

More info and tickets at pgil.mc

Public Awareness Event for Recycling and Environmental Protection Issues

26 April to 27 April 2024

Next week on Friday and Saturday, Cap3000 joins forces with Veolia for a major initiative to raise public awareness for recycling and environmental protection issues. These two days, on the 26th and 27th, will feature a programme structured around a series of powerful yet fun activities. happening both days, an upcycling and second-hand village and on the 27th participatory waste collection and educational events will take place.

Monte-Carlo Fashion Week

26 April 2024

The 12th edition of the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week returns in the Principality of Monaco from the 22nd to the 26th of April. It will feature resort, cruise and 'essentials' collections, showcasing local and international designers.

Les Olivades Clavesienne

26 April 2024

You always wanted to know more about the olive tree but never had a chance to do so? Look no further! Les Olivades Clavesiennes is the annual fete which is all about the olive tree and what you can do with it. Happening at Clavier from 10am to 6pm on Sunday the 26th of April

Neighbourhood Networking Group - the American Club of the Riviera

26 April 2024

Free, and open to the public in Frejus, the American Club of the Riviera is gathering for a Neighborhood Networking Group on the 26th of April, from 10:30am to 12pm at the Brasserie Le Palais, 277 rue Jean Jaures. You'll be able to learn and share information and experiences about your local area.

Cap3000 Veolia

26 April to 27 April 2024

This Friday and Saturday, Cap3000 joins forces with Veolia for a major initiative to raise public awareness for recycling and environmental protection issues. These two days, on the 26th and 27th, will feature a programme structured around a series of powerful yet fun activities. happening both days, an upcycling and second-hand village and on the 27th participatory waste collection and educational events will take place.

La Rade Classique

04 May to 05 May 2024

The not-to-be-missed event for enthusiast and lovers of classic cars and motor sport, The Rade Classique returns to Villefrance-sur-Mer for its third edition on the weekend of the 4th and 5th May. In Program, on Saturday at 11:30am, the 120 competitors will gather in the Wilson car park before the start pf the first historic climb, which will take place on the Grande Corniche, at the Col des 4 chemins. The cars (over 30 years old) will drive along 2.7km of closed road to the Col d’eze. On Sunday, The Citadelle will hold a remarkable car exhibition.

Jeux de Reflets at CAP3000

14 May to 19 May 2024

From the 14th to the 19th of May CAP3000 will be transformed into a true art trail, featuring the captivating works of street artist Le Diamantaire. Entitled "Jeux de Reflections", this exhibition features creations inspired by diamonds, combining movement and light effects in an original artistic approach in which spectators become players in the exhibition by taking photos with the works and exploring their multiple facets. There's also a modern, quirky treasure hunt: the aim is to find the mini-diamonds stuck here and there by the artist in the shopping center, with some great prizes in store.

16th Edition of the Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes Nice-Cannes

03 November 2024

Registration for the 16th edition of the Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes Nice-Cannes has opened last Thursday to participate in this year’s event happening on the 3rd of November 2024, leaving you plenty of time to warm up and stretch. As a reminder, the record for the race has been set in 2018 by Millaw Abrha 2h7min25secs.