January: National Antiques Market
June: Fête de Printemps
The annual spring festival held each June in the heritage village of Saint-Emilion features wine tastings (of course), and lively parade through the medieval hamlet. The local wine producers and elders walk through the streets wearing colourful crimson costumes.
June: Bordeaux Wine Festival
June – August: Les Estivales de Musique
Held throughout June, July and August, this three-month festival is held on the Linné Esplanade on the right bank with a series of concerts aimed at promoting local musicians. Entry is free and in 2016 there were 55 events showcasing jazz, classical, blues and world music.
June – September: Cinesites
July – August: Bordeaux Organ Festival
September: Marathon du Medoc
October: Wine & Flea Market
Held over two days each October, this flea market and wine tasting centres on Rue Notre Dame, well-known for its many second-hand stores, and spills across the Chartrons district. Around 80 dealers attend and there is the chance to sample new vintage wine releases.