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Best-of events

Throughout the year, as the months and seasons change, Beauvais and its area host a number of festivals and special events.

The High Points :


Festival du Blues autour du Zinc: free concerts in the town’s streets and bars. Also rock, blues and pop concerts. A festival for enthusiasts and a high-quality programme.





April/may :

Festival de violoncelle: enthusiastic cellists performing in various locations, often playing together for the first time.

June :

Fêtes Jeanne Hachette. In the last weekend in June, step back into the past and push Charles the Bold’s troops out of the town of Beauvais with local heroine Jeanne Hachette.

Every two years, the Fête de l’Âne et des traditions in Aux Marais brings 250 donkeys and mules together, to the delight of young and old alike. Beauty contest, carriage driving, craft village with demonstrations of arts and crafts etc. In 2017, it will be an exceptional event!

Giant omelette in Herchies: 6,000 eggs, 60 kg of diced bacon and 40 kg of mushrooms cooked in a frying pan 2 metres in diameter. Looks like a great opportunity for fun and friendship.


July /august :

Les scènes d’été. Free circus acts, street entertainment and amplified contemporary music.


Canada Beach: all you need to relax and enjoy yourself in summer, with your feet in the sand and your head full of holiday ideas at Canada Lake. A whole programme of entertainment for all ages.


Festival Malices et merveilles: Want to find out more about the circus, street entertainment and original musical shows? Head for the Maladrerie Saint-Lazare. Every year in August, you can stroll among the performers in a delightful setting that’s ideal for relaxation. Conviviality is the order of the day. Further info: www.maladrerie.fr


September :

Les Photaumnales: international photographers invite you to share their view of the world and travel with a series of exhibitions in various locations throughout the town of Beauvais.



October :

Pianoscope: a meeting between the piano and dance, theatre and voice, with exceptional performers.

Fête du cidre in Milly sur Thérain: the ”Cider Festival” is a gourmet exhibition with tastings, arts & crafts stalls and apple pressing demonstrations. A chance to enjoy traditions in an informal atmosphere.


December :

Christmas magic in Beauvais: ice rink, Christmas market, concerts and entertainment. In short, a thousand and one opportunities for fun!

Marché de Noël, Saint Martin le Nœud: a great traditional Christmas market. Late night opening on Saturday evening.