Operation cleaning shore, medieval festival, equidays … there is a range of festive and family events for young and old, even in autumn!
The list is not exhaustive. Programme subject to change or cancellation without notice. The sanitary pass and the wearing of a mask may be compulsory for certain events, ask your tourist office or the town hall.
Events of September :
Sentier des Arts (The Arts Trail), Douvres-la-Délivrande
From 3 September to 3 October, from the Barony to the Cour d’Yvrande – artistic installations, photographic exhibitions, reproductions of works and ephemeral creations by artists: associations and schools from Douvres will be scattered in various places in the town, along a marked out route of 1.5 km. The exhibition is open to all, residents, visitors and walkers. Free 7 days a week.
Operation Clean Shore
Saturday 4 September, 2.30-5pm – Let’s act together against littering! Beach clean-up, discovery of the upper beach, fauna and flora on the beaches of Luc-sur-mer, Langrune-sur-mer, Saint-Aubin-sur-mer, Bernières-sur-mer and Courseulles-sur-mer. During the activity, the supervisors make us aware of the problem of abandoned or stranded waste on the Calvados coastline. It is also an opportunity to talk about the preservation of species and fragile ecosystems affected by this waste.
During the collection of waste, explanations will also be given on the fauna and flora of the seashore (presence of cuttlefish bones, whelk eggs, algae, etc.). Organisers: CPIE, Gemel, Cœur de Nacre. Compulsory registration at the tourist offices. Equipment provided if necessary.
Sanitary pass required. More information.
The Barony Festival
Saturday 11 September, 11am-10.15pm, Parc de la Baronnie, Douvres-la-Délivrande – medieval and family festival with a costume parade in the shopping streets at 11am, 2.30pm-6.30pm medieval village with a “little knights” area, exhibition, pony ride, “the king’s artilleryman” show, 7pm meal with music and 9.30pm fire show. More information.
European Heritage Days
From 18 to 19 September – guided tours, conferences, exceptional openings on the theme “heritage for all”, discover the programme.
The Equidays 2021
From 23 to 28 October – a horse festival throughout Calvados. For six days, subject to and in strict compliance with the health measures in force, Calvados will celebrate the horse in all its forms through a hundred or so events, for all audiences, throughout its territory. And in the heart of six towns, the Equidays village will offer numerous free activities, equestrian shows and a large parade. For more information, click here.
The scallop festival, Courseulles-sur-mer
20 and 21 November, fishing port – Courseulles-sur-mer celebrates the star of the plate: the scallop: culinary activities, local market, concerts…