Find out all the info and dates for your essential events in Lyon

Here’s a round-up of all the main events in Lyon and its metropolitan area. To your diaries!

This article will be regularly updated to take Covid developments into account.

Last updated date : 09/02/2022

Music festivals that set the rhythm in Lyon

Nuits Sonores: The French festival that is entirely devoted to electronic and indie music, as well as innovative, visual and digital culture, did not take place in 2020. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that it will be possible this year. The provisional dates are from 25 to 29 May 2022.

Nuits de Fourvière: Held in the Roman theatres of Fourvière Hill, this festival brings a touch of magic to Lyon’s summer evenings each year. The dates for 2022 have just been announced. We look forward to seeing the artists on stage, in a programme combining drama, dance, circus arts and music, from 2 June to 30 July 2022. The organisers are doing their utmost to welcome the general public in the best possible health conditions. The programme will be revealed soon.

L'ambiance des Nuits de Fourvière © Loll Willems

Woodstower Festival: This festival was not held in 2020, but the dates have been set for the 22nd year of this “eco-festival” that is held at the end of summer on the edge of the lake at Grand Parc de Miribel-Jonage: 24 to 28 August 2022. We look forward to four days of partying to a superb selection of rap and electronic music. 

Jazz à Vienne: While this event is not held in Lyon, it is a major event on the local music scene. The 2020 edition was cancelled, so we are all the more excited at the prospect of heading to the Ancient Theatre of Vienne, from 29 June to 13 July 2022, to enjoy some special summer evening concerts once again. The Jazz à Vienne team is currently looking at ways to welcome audiences safely.

Food events in Lyon

Lyon Street Food Festival is returning for four days of fun and a world tour of flavours, from 23 to 26 June 2022, at the former Fagor-Brandt factory. This 6th edition is eagerly anticipated by the general public and the chefs, who will be keener than ever to take us on a culinary journey with their specialities.

Anne-Sophie Pic lors du Lyon Street Food Festival

Events for sports lovers

The women’s tennis tournament Open 6eme Sens is returning from 26 February to 6 March 2022 at the Palais des Sports in Gerland.

For those who like to take on a challenge, the Lyon Urban Trail will be held on 27 March 2022, the Lugdunum Roller Contest on 14 and 15 May 2022, the Ultra boucle de la Sarra on 20 and 21 May 2022, and the women’s cancer awareness run Courir pour Elles on 22 May 2022 at Parc de Parilly.

Horse riding enthusiasts will be gathering at the next edition of Equita Lyon from 26 to 30 October 2022 at Eurexpo.

The dates for the running festival Run In Lyon and the urban walking event NordicWalkin'Lyon by Alptis have yet to be announced for 2022. This event will offer chances to (re)discover Lyon’s most beautiful sites. 
Run In Lyon is a running festival that brings together several thousand people each year.

Other essential events in Lyon’s diary

The Marché de la Mode Vintage (Vintage Fashion Market) invites fashion addicts and bargain hunters on 12 and 13 March 2022 at La Sucrière.

Marché de la Mode Vintage

The eagerly awaited Foire de Lyon will be held from 18 to 28 March 2022, at Eurexpo. This edition will keep the ingredients of a success story that is 105 years old: a wide, diverse offering based on three themes: home, shopping and leisure.

For all motor fans, the Lyon Auto Show will be held at Eurexpo from 7 to 11 April 2022.

The international crime fiction festival Quais du Polar, will be taking place in Lyon from 1 to 3 April 2022, which will be its 18th year. With meetings, signing sessions, activities, investigations, exhibitions on noir fiction and more, the city is set for another thrilling summer.

Comic book nerds will be flocking to the Lyon BD Festival from 10 to 12 June 2022 at various venues around the metropolitan area.

The upcoming and eagerly awaited Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale will also be gracing various locations around the metropolitan area with its presence, from 14 to 31 September 2022.

The Lumière Festival will be putting the spotlight on Lyon, the cradle of cinema, for a whole week of classic films, in the presence of international stars of the silver screen, from 15 to 23 October 2022.

The Silk in Lyon festival will offer a chance to discover French-made fabrics and products, from 17 to 20 November 2022 at the Palais de la Bourse in Lyon.

Last, but certainly not least, we hope to be able to welcome you in December 2022 for Lyon’s famous Fête des Lumières (Festival of Lights).

Synergetics - Place des Célestins

Villeurbanne 2022, French Capital of Culture
This year, don't miss the many events organised in different places in Villeurbanne! 
Find the highlights of this event in our dedicated article: Villeurbanne 2022!

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