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...).

"Every Day is Saturday" - Photographs of Liverpool

24 June to 16 October 2022

There's an exhibition by English photographer Tom Wood at the Center de la Photographie in Mougins called "Every Day is Saturday". Between 1978 and 2001,  Tom Wood photographed Liverpool. His images capture relationships and loneliness but also solidarity and the hard times that the community spirit makes more acceptable. It's a portrait of the city and its inhabitants. Featured series of photographs include those of the Cammell Laird shipyard, the Chelsea Reach nightclub and Liverpool football club. The exhibition is on until 16 October and you can find more information in English on the website https://centrephotographiemougins.com/?lang=en

5th Biennale des Arts de Nice

24 June to 31 December 2022

The 5th Biennale des Arts is taking place in Nice right through to the end of this year and it's on the theme of flowers.There are 11 exhibitions open to the public and each of the municipal museums has approached this theme in the context of its own work. For example the Musée Matisse has an exhibition called Matisse-Hockney, Un Paradis Retrouvé, on until the 18 September. The Musée de la Photographie Charles Nègre is featuring Nick Knight - Roses from my Garden until 25 September. The full calendar of exhibitions is on the website https://www.nice.fr/fr/culture

Helmut Newton Exhibition

29 June to 13 November 2022

There's a major new exhibition at the New National Museum of Monaco, called "Newton, Riviera" it explores the work of major 20th century photographer, Helmut Newton, in a different way, through 280 photographs, some famous and others rarely presented to the public. For Helmut Newton the Cote d'Azur was a place of inspiration which he photographed from the 1960's until his death in the early 2000's. It's at the Villa Sauber on Avenue Princesse Grace in Monaco until November 13.

Sciacarée: the Outdoor Festival of the Regional Natural Park of the Ligurian Alps

29 June to 07 August 2022
Liguria, Italy

It's the first edition of Sciacarée: the Outdoor Festival of the Regional Natural Park of the Ligurian Alps. It's a total of seven weekends, fourteen dates and one hundred events over the summer in villages such as Pigna and Rocchetta Nervina. In each place and for each weekend there are activities such as trekking, cycling, e-biking, canyoning, climbing, but also simple walks in the villages and gastronomic activities, introduction to sports activities, moments of relaxation, music, activities for children and families. You can get more information on the website https://www.sciacaree.it/

Exhibition of the Works of Pascal Vailler

30 June to 07 July 2022

There's an exhibition of the works of Pascal Vailler taking place in Nice. He was one of the pioneers of Parisian street-art in the field of stencil in the early 1990s. Since his last exhibition before his death in 1995, his works haven't been exhibited in an art gallery but you'll be able to see them from June 30 to July 7 at the Atelier Franck Michel at 28 rue Catherine Segurane near the port of Nice. The first day of the exhibition, June 30, is also a specal evening called "On Art" when seven local galleries in that area invite you to visit and see the works on display. For more details see the Facebook page On Art - Nocturne Artistique.

Monaco Summer Festival

01 July to 31 July 2022

The Société des Bains de Mer have announced the lineup for Monaco’s premium summer festival. It will kick off this year with Pink Martini the American band who went to No.1 in France with their first album and the title single Sympathique remains a classic to this very day. Also playing will be James Blunt, Rita Ora and IMany, who’s hit ‘Don’t Be Shy’ is long-time favourite here on Riviera Radio. All shows for the Summer Festival in July are on sale now with tickets starting at €120 each from Monte Carlo SBM

Exodes Exhibition

01 July to 30 September 2022

There's a major contemporary art exhibition taking place in St Raphael in the Var. The Exodes Exhibition features 85 artists of 15 nationalities of the Mediterranean basin and the international art scene, around the theme of exodus, in all its forms. It's at La salle RAPHAËL - QUAI ALBERT 1ER on the OLD PORT - JARDIN BONAPARTE from July 1 to September 30. Entrance tickets are €10. Opening hours of the eight exibition sites is from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., evenings on Thursdays until 10 p.m. Online booking is available on boutique.ville-saintraphael.fr and more information can be found on ville-saintraphael.fr/exodes

Jazz a Juan

06 July to 19 July 2022

There are several big musical events taking place on the Riviera in July. Jazz a Juan is happening from the 6th to the 19th. Artist appearing include George Benson, John Legend and Herbie Hancock. You can get more details and tickets on www.jazzajuan.com

Saint-Raphael Jazz Festival

08 July to 11 July 2022

The annual Saint-Raphael Jazz Festival is taking place from 8 to 11 July. It’s one of the not to be missed summer events in the Var, especially if you’re a jazz fan. You can get more information on www.ville-saintraphael.com

American Club of the Riviera Happy Hour

08 July 2022

The American Club of the Riviera to the American Club Happy Hour which will take place in Monaco once again, at Apéro Pizza Etc, 26, allée Lazare Sauvaigo 98000 Monaco. The fireworks from our big July 4th celebration may be extinguished, but the sizzling vibrancy continues for a happy hour to celebrate the birth of this great nation! Come relax and meet new people on July 8th from 6-9pm!  Apéro Pizza is right outside the train station exit to the Condamine. We look forward to meeting new people and welcoming club members. Please join us to end the weeklong party with a bang!

Fayence Antiques Fair

09 July to 18 July 2022

If you're an antiques lover why not take a day out in the countryside to explore the Fayence Antiques Fair. Art and design, antiques and collectables, jewellery, rare items, antique furniture, art deco, glassware, drawings, posters and much more. And you can enjoy a meal under the shade of 100 year old trees at the Terrasse Restaurant. The Fayence Antiques Fair is close to Cannes and it's on from the 9th to the 18th of July at Le Grand Jardin. More information on  www.le-grand-jardin.net

Annual Pyrotechnic Art Festival

14 July to 24 August 2022

There are going to be some spectacular fireworks lighting up the skies in Cannes over the summer in the annual Pyrotechnic Art Festival. Teams from various countries will be participating in pyrotechnic displays. On July 14, it's the French team, followed by Poland on July 21, Norway on July 30, Italy on August 8, Canada on August 15 and Switzerland on August 24. All the displays start at 10 p.m. over the Bay of Cannes. You can get more information on https://www.festival-pyrotechnique-cannes.com/

Nice Jazz Festival

15 July to 19 July 2022

One of the major events on the Riviera's musical calendar is happening in July. The world-famous Nice Jazz Festival is on from the 15th to the 19th. This year's line-up features some top artist including Iggy Pop and Marcus Miller. It's taking place in the centre of Nice at the Place Massena and the Theatre de Verdure and you can get more information in English on www.nicejazzfestival.fr

Kate Powers Foundation Event at StarsNBars

16 July 2022

There's a special family event in memory of Kate Powers, the much-missed co owner of StarsNBars in Monaco who passed away last year. The event will also  introduce the Kate Powers Foundation which has been created to carry on Kate's passions of caring for the community and the environment. Volunteers from the Foundation will be raising funds by organizing games for kids and adults including a bouncy castle, face painting, silent disco, dunk tank, 3 legged race, wellness corner, music, meditation, sound bath and a special tombola. There's a 30€ entrance fee for all activities. It's on Saturday 16 July from 4pm to 10pm at StarsNBars on the Port of Monaco.

Valberg “La Rando Gourmande”

16 July 2022

The station of Valberg is organizing the 7th edition of “La Rando Gourmande” on the 16th of July. Come and enjoy a 2 hour hike in a beautiful setting with gourmet stops to taste local cuisine made with fresh seasonal products, ending with dessert at the Sainte-Marie shelter. They look forward to welcoming you. Find out more at valberg.com