Discover the must-see events of the summer
Fireworks, summer concerts, night markets… there is a wide range of festive and family events for young and old. You won’t know where to turn !
Non-exhaustive list, events subject to change without notice.
Credit : S. Freres
- Courseulles-sur-Mer : 14 July at 11pm and 14 August at 10.30pm-11pm, DJ night at 9pm, fireworks from the beach,
- Luc-sur-Mer : 14 July at 11pm, firework from the beach,
- Langrune-sur-Mer : 20 July at 11pm and 19 August at 11pm, fireworks from the beach,
- Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer : 22 July at 11.30pm, 15 August at 11pm, fireworks from the beach,
- Bernières-sur-Mer : 17 July at 11pm, fireworks from the beach.
The night markets
- Luc-sur-Mer night market: Monday evenings from 11 July to 22 August 2022, from 6pm, in the rue de la mer,
- Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer night market: Tuesday evenings from 5 July to 23 August 2022 from 6pm to 11pm, with a concert at around 9pm,
- the craft and local produce market in Courseulles-sur-Mer: on Sunday 24 July and Sunday 7 August 2022 from 10am to 7pm on the market square.
Flea markets and garage sales
- Langrune-sur-Mer: 3 July, 24 July and 28 August,
- Luc-sur-Mer: 10 July and 21 August,
- Courseulles-sur-Mer : 31 July, 14 August,
- Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: 17 July and 21 August,
- Bernières-sur-Mer: 7 August.
Other major events to remember
Credit : D. Bordas
Le sentiers des art (art trail)
Douvres-la-Délivrande, until 31 July, departure Cour d’Yvrande, 1,5km
From the Cour d’Yvrande to the Barony via the Thomas de Douvre pedestrian promenade, admire the artistic works exhibited outdoors.
St John the Baptist’s Day
Friday 24 June, Courseulles-sur-Mer, Juno Beach Centre, 7pm
Join the staff of the Juno Beach Centre in a warm atmosphere to celebrate St. Jean Baptiste, the traditional holiday of French Canadians! Concert by Les Fils de Juno. Refreshments and Canadian meal.
Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June, from 11.30am, Langrune-sur-Mer
Country dance fans, the Texas Dance Country will be on hand on the 6th of June square. Concert by the Dusty Roads. Country stalls, catering on site.
The Tribute Fest
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July 2022, Luc-sur-Mer, parking in front of the sea
This open-air rock revival festival brings together tribute bands over 2 days. The Tribute Bands are not only copies, they allow the memory of mythical bands to live on. The Jack (AC/DC), les Fortune Tellers (Tribute Rolling Stones), the Littles (tribute des Beatles)…
Tuesdays July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23, 9pm, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer
Summer concerts at the Pillier Park bandstand.
- Bernières-sur-Mer, Fridays 8 July, 15 July, 22 July, 29 July, 19 August, Parc Georges Regnauld
- Langrune-sur-Mer, Fridays 8 July, 15 July, 22 July, 29 July, 5 August, 12 August, 26 August, Place du 6 juin
festival on the theme of the sea
From 9 to 31 July, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer
This year, we dive into the depths of the oceans! On the programme : maritime sculptures, exhibitions on the theme of saving the planet, conferences, sea chanteys, screen printing workshops for children…
Grilled fish tasting
Saturday 9 July, Saturday 6 August and Friday 19 August 2022, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, on the beach, 5pm
Started at the beginning of the 20th century, the fish stone is held every year on the beach of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer. The crier has been replaced by an army of volunteers who prepare small plates of grilled fish, to be shared with families or friends, facing the sea, with their feet in the sand.
Concerts and karaoke in Courseulles-sur-Mer
Saturday 9 July, Tuesday 12 July, Saturday 16 July, Tuesday 19 July, Saturday 23 July, Tuesday 26 July, Saturday 30 July, Tuesday 2 August, Saturday 6 August, Tuesday 16 August, Saturday 20 August, Tuesday 23 August, Courseulles-sur-Mer
Musical or karaoke evenings, Tuesdays next to the swimming pool and Saturdays at the market place.
The aperitif concerts
Mondays 11 July, 18 July, 25 July, 1 August, 8 August, 15 August, 22 August 2022, 6.45pm, Luc-sur-Mer in the town hall park
After a short visit to the night market on rue de la mer, go to the town hall park, where the incredible skeleton of the whale is on display. In the centre of the park, tables and chairs are set up around the stage.
Crédit : D. Bordas
Concerts in the Place du Petit Enfer
Wednesday 13 July, Thursday 21 July, Friday 29 July, Thursday 4 August, Thursday 11 August, Thursday 18 August, Thursday 25 August 2022, 9pm, Luc-sur-Mer, Place du Petit Enfer
Musical evenings on the brand new Place du Petit Enfer.
The Bernières festival
From 14 to 17 July 2022, Bernières-sur-Mer
Treasure hunt, fish market, oyster tasting, fair, helicopter flight…. and a festive evening with fireworks and concert.
French national festive day on 14 July
Sale of lanterns and torchlight procession, departure in front of the town hall, 9.30pm. Animation with a barrel organ on popular French songs.
Torchlight procession 9pm, departure from the Salle Aubert and 14 July ball 9.30pm at the Parc Pillier bandstand.
DJ on the sea wall at 9pm, torchlight procession at 10pm (to be confirmed), fireworks at 11pm.
The big wheel
From 14 July to 28 August 2022, Courseulles-sur-Mer, every day from 11am to midnight
Get a good view : to the West, the Juno Beach Centre, the Juno Park, the fishing port and the large sandy beach. To the East, the sea wall and the seaside resort of Courseulles-sur-Mer.
The sea festival
Sunday 17 July 2022, Courseulles-sur-Mer, on the Quai des Alliés
Festive day around the theme of the sea: procession of the Virgin, blessing and procession of the boats, market of local produce, sea and crafts, concert, visit of the sea rescue boat and fishing boats, and many other activities.
From 18 to 24 July, Fontaine-Henry Castle
During the whole week, discover exclusive activities around the medieval theme.
Friday 22 July, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, 3pm-1am, Place du Général de Gaulle
Open-air festival of electro music.
Hélène Ségara in concert
Thursday 28 July 2022, 9pm, on the esplanade of the Casino Tranchant, in Luc-sur-Mer
The French artist will perform on stage as part of the great summer concert organised each year by the Casino Tranchant group.
Try out the water activities for free
Saturday 30 July, 9am-5pm, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, on the beach
Free water activities open to all: in the morning: swimming race, kayak and paddles, in the afternoon: discovery of the catamaran and sand castle competition.
7 August 2022, Langrune-sur-Mer, Place du 6 juin
See you at 12 noon for this picnic by the sea, with a hat competition. Music group les Frères Dubois.
Acadian Week Festival
From 7 to 15 August 2022, Courseulles-sur-Mer and the Côte de Nacre
This flagship event for Acadia in France pays tribute to the Acadian soldiers who landed on the beaches of Normandy on 6 June 1944. It celebrates the vitality of today’s Acadia.
On the programme: concerts (Isabelle Boulay, Pierre Billon on the rock, a guitar concert proposed and organised by Jean Félix Lalanne with : Anggun, Michael Jones, Tom Leeb, Robben Ford, Jean-Félix Lalanne, Gaëlle Buswel, Eric Gombart, Gwen Cahue, Jean-Marie Ecay, Kevin Reveyrand, Valérie Duchateau…), country ball, theme days (the landing, Cap à l’Ouest and Acadia in the 18th century), painting exhibition, tasting and sale of maple products, commemorative ceremonies, children’s workshops, the great tintamarre… and many other surprises! For more information. Ticketing.
Sea wall festival
14 August 2022, Bernières-sur-Mer, seawall and place du 6 juin, 2-6pm
Animation of the sea wall with decorated cabins, magic, make-up for children, giant games, tales, music groups, catering.
Sunday 14 August, Luc-sur-Mer, 10pm
100 drones will link 2D and 3D paintings with concrete and abstract forms, at a height of 90m, to the rhythm of a soundtrack. Visual and sound show offered by the Casino Tranchant and the city. Free of charge.
The village festival
15 August 2022, Langrune-sur-Mer, Parc des Chasses, town centre, Place du 6 juin
Costume and float parade on the theme of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days at 3.30pm, departure from Parc des Chasses. Picnic on the Place du 6 juin at 7pm, catering on site. Concert with Cocktail Passion at 8.30pm.
19 and 20 August 2022, Langrune-sur-Mer, Place du 6 juin and Bois Joli
2 festive days aimed at promoting culture and revitalising the area in which it takes place, with the following programme: a space for artistic expression, discussions and exchanges with professionals in the artistic and technical field, a meeting combining concerts, theatre, dance, street art and plastic art.
The celebration of the coronation of the Black Madonna
150th anniversary, 22-28 August 2022, Douvres-la-Délivrande
Throughout the week: mass, recitation of the rosary, exhibitions, concerts, conferences and sound and light shows every evening at 10pm outside the Basilica.
Running race with stops to taste Norman products
5th edition, Saturday 27 August 2022, 5pm in Langrune-sur-Mer, place du 6 juin
Take part in this 13km race without a time limit, just for fun, with stops to taste regional products. The course alternates between the foreshore, the dykes, the beaches and the coastal path, passing through the communes of Langrune-sur-Mer, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Bernières-sur-Mer, and Courseulles-sur-Mer. The “gourmet stops” for regional products are scattered along the route (seafood, Norman biscuits, teurgoule, cheese, cider, etc.).
And this autumn ?
The medieval festival of the barony
Saturday 24 September 2022, Douvres-la-Délivrande
The Barony Park plunges us into the medieval era with its local market, the parade in costume and the many family activities offered throughout the afternoon and evening.
Saturday 29 October, Courseulles-sur-Mer
The town centre of the seaside resort is invaded by little monsters and witches. On the programme: entertainment, face painting, distribution of sweets and the costume parade!
The Shell Festival
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November 2022, Courseulles-sur-Mer
The resort celebrates the star of the plate: the scallop: culinary activities, local market, concerts…
The list is not exhaustive. Programme subject to change or cancellation without notice. The health pass and the wearing of a mask may be compulsory for certain events, ask your tourist office or the town hall.