Discover all the major events

The Carcassonne Festival, the Burning of the Medieval City (Grand Fireworks), the Magic of Christmas, the Feria, the Tour de France… are unforgettable moments in Carcassonne.

Medieval City Fireworks

July The 14th


Fired from the Medieval City, the Carcassonne fireworks display is the must-see event in the world, attracting hundreds of thousands of people every year.

It has become one of the most famous and most beautiful fireworks displays in France, lighting up the city’s skies every year since 1898.

Come and watch this extraordinary and unforgettable show. Golden rain, butterflies and whirlwinds, hearts and smileys, palm trees, stroboscopic stars… will delight young and old.

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© Ville de Carcassonne

The Carcassonne Festival

A festival not to be missed

Ranked among the top 10 largest French festivals with its 120 shows and concerts each year, 80 of which are free on 12 stages, the Carcassonne Festival attracts nearly 200,000 spectators.

See you in July in Carcassonne, every year.

There is something for everyone, and whether you pay or not, the quality is no exception. The Carcassonne Festival offers an eclectic programme that will delight all lovers of entertainment and culture.

Carcassonne Games Festival

September 7 and 8 2024

The 3rd edition of the festival returns to Carcassonne.

Discover animations in different historical universes installed in the Medieval City of Carcassonne, with games tables, shows and workshops of all kinds on a very specific time.

Many goodies and surprises exclusive to this event are also planned throughout the weekend!

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© J.ROCHE - Ville de Carcassonne

The Feria of Carcassonne

From the 31th of august to the 3rd of september 2023

A real festive event, the Feria de Carcassonne invites you to discover traditional Spanish and Sevillian music and dance.

After an absence of 2 years, the Feria de Carcassonne returns in its traditional form with 4 days of festivities in the city centre (bodegas, concerts, Sevillian dances…).


The Jean Alary Theatre

An unmissable programme of cultural evenings

For all tastes and in all genres, the programming of the Jean Alary Theatre will once again surprise you with the quality and variety of its program!

For this new season, new concerts, plays, comedy shows, operas, operettas but also dance, conferences, … To your diaries!

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©Sébastien Carles

The Magic of Chistmas

From the 2nd of december 2023 to the 6th of January 2024

A month of magic, a month of enchantment

Carcassonne lights up and puts on its winter coat. From the Bastide Saint-Louis to the Medieval City, Carcassonne does everything possible to offer you the most beautiful of Christmases.

Sensational attractions, concerts, street entertainment, magical decorations and lights, an ice rink, a Christmas market, a Ferris wheel, a carousel and a multitude of shows will be available to you throughout the month of December.

CitéCiné Festival

From the 11th until the 15th of January

Discover the world’s political works!

The International Political Film Festival (FIFP) is a film festival for the general public and schoolchildren highlighting exceptional works.

For four days in January each year, the city of Carcassonne celebrates cinema and political works.

Le Tournois de Chevalerie dans la Cité Médiévale