Nice Côte d’Azur cultivates the art of celebration throughout the year.
Enjoy a very rich and diversified programme.
International sporting events, traditional local cultural celebrations, Christmas market, Prom’Party, Nice Jazz Festival, Carnival… all these major events are an invitation, a real opportunity to enjoy Nice Côte d’Azur to the full. Discover our selection of the main events below or consult the agenda.
The Nice Carnival
The Côte d’Azur’s flagship winter event, one of the world’s largest Carnivals, offers a programme of unforgettable shows… Carnival parades, Illuminated parades, Flower Battles… An explosion of colours and music to discover during two weeks in February! An ephemeral artistic creation, the Nice Carnival attracts nearly a million visitors each year. It usually takes place during the second half of February.
IronMan and Marathon
Every year in June, the eyes of the sports world are riveted on Nice, the cradle of European triathlon, and its hinterland: the one and only IronMan on French territory covers the official distances of triathlon: 3.8km of swimming, 180km of cycling and 42.195km of running, that is to say 225 kilometres of cumulative races.
It is now the biggest Ironman in the world and each edition attracts 3,000 French and international athletes. A major sporting event!
In November, the Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes invites runners to a 42.195 km challenge along the Côte d’Azur coastline, between the Promenade des Anglais in Nice and the Croisette in Cannes. The Marathon Relay allows you to cover the entire course by forming one or more teams of 6 runners.
Put together your teams in your company’s colours and experience an unforgettable human and sporting adventure together. Volunteers can also get involved by joining the marathon staff. 1,300 people are mobilised throughout the course to carry out supply and supervision missions. A unique opportunity to support your favourite teams!
Nice Jazz Festival
The first jazz festival created in France in 1948, it was in 1974 that the Nice Jazz Festival acquired its true identity.
For several decades now, the greatest names in jazz have performed there in the open air and under the starry sky of the Côte d’Azur: from Louis Armstrong to Dizzy Gillespie, from Django Reinhart to Diana Krall, all the legendary artists have set the nights of previous editions alight.
Three concerts are scheduled each evening on each of the two stages. The first faces the Place Masséna where 6,000 spectators can be accommodated. The second, at the Théâtre de Verdure, offers 2,500 seats. Thirty groups perform during the five nights of programming. Each year, in July, in the heart of Nice, in the Albert 1st Gardens.
A good idea
Take part in the Nice Jazz Festival in unique and exceptional conditions and create your event at the heart of the event by offering your employees the opportunity to be at the heart of the show, in a relaxed and warm atmosphere!
Christmas time in Nice
Nice invites young and old alike to discover numerous free events and live shows. There is always more entertainment throughout the city. The whole heart of the city beats and is dressed in lights.
All the districts come to life through the magic of Christmas in Nice. Children’s eyes will be wide open, hot chocolate will warm hearts and the streets will vibrate with song and dance.
So come on in…
Visit the Christmas village and its sixty or so chalets housing a wide range of handicrafts based mainly on products linked to this festive period. Take advantage of the fun activities and the ice rink installed for the occasion in the open air… Music and Christmas carols, live nativity scene… Enter the magic of a Christmas in Nice!
During the whole month of December on the Place Masséna.
By following this link, you will be redirected to our public website