Not to miss

Art Deco Spring

Exhibition / Fair / Open Day-Festival-Guided tour

From 02/04/2021 to 30/05/2021


This event, which has become a must in the Hauts-de-France region, enables visitors to discover or rediscover the region’s Art Deco heritage through a rich programme based on the architecture, know-how and ‘art de vivre’ of the period between the two world wars: visits, conferences, discovery workshops and concerts!
The event brings together 13 territories of the region that stand out for their Art Deco heritage.

Tél : +33 3 22 22 58 90

Grand Air Fair: 20,000 Leagues in the Sky

Initiation-For young people-Leisure activities and relaxation

From 08/05/2021 to 09/05/2021


Entry is €2/person (free for children under 10).
The 17th annual ‘20000 lieues dans les airs’ will take place at the Amiens-Glisy airfield on 8 and 9 May 2021. It is the largest air fair for the whole family north of Paris, and has taken place every year for the last 15 years. It is organised by Aéro-club de Picardie Amiens Métropole and France Bénévolat Somme. It attracts over 10,000 visitors every year, with over 700 first flights and 2000 meals served. 18 professionals, 27 associations, four institutions and the Institut d’Administration des Entreprises participate in the event. The city of Amiens, Amiens Métropole, the Conseil Général, and Caisse d’Epargne de Picardie are among our sponsors. Numerous activities are proposed.

GLISY
Rue Francis Desavois

International Garden Festival: Hortillonnages Amiens

Exhibition / Fair / Open Day-Leisure activities and relaxation

From 29/05/2021 to 17/10/2021


Take the time to stop and admire unique landscapes and to play at Robinson Crusoe on foot or by boat in the famous Amiens Hortillonnages.
Thanks to the gardens and the installations imagined by young landscape designers and artists from around the world, the International Garden Festival: Hortillonnages Amiens is one of the region’s must-see family and cultural events. Visitors marvel at these gardens that magnify this natural paradise in an urban environment!
The Hortillonnages are accessible from Amiens station, the cathedral and the city centre on foot or by bike, taxi or bus.
The creations are installed on the Île aux Fagots, Île Robinson, Chemin du Malaquis and around Étang de Clermont.
Several tours are possible on foot or by boat to visit the festival. Open 7/7

Jardins paysagers des Hortillonnages d'Amiens
CAMON
35 Rue Roger Allou Accueil au Port à fumier

Garden event

Exhibition / Fair / Open Day-Festival-Leisure activities and relaxation-Nature trails

From 04/06/2021 to 06/06/2021


Market gardens, orchards, conservatories of heirloom varieties, workers’ and shared gardens...
Gardeners, owners and activities leaders accompany you to discover their extraordinary gardens during visits, conferences, readings and various events. A golden opportunity for a breath of fresh air in the most beautiful gardens in Hauts-de-France!

Tél : +33 3 22 97 33 00

Amiens Comic Book Festival

Festival-For young people-Reading

From 05/06/2021 to 06/06/2021


Every year the "Rendez-Vous de la Bande Dessinée d’Amiens" in the Hauts-de-France region is held in the city during the first weekend in June for a whole month of activities, and it is a major event in the field of the 9th art.
With nearly 90 guest authors, the festival offers a wide variety of innovative events: workshops, projections of live drawing sessions, exhibitions, autograph sessions, conferences, etc.

Pôle universitaire cathédrale
AMIENS
Rue de la Vallée
Tél : +33 3 22 72 18 74

Saint John’s Fair

Circus/Fun Fair-For young people-Leisure activities and relaxation

From 16/06/2021 to 20/06/2021 from 12:00 to 22:45 12:00 22:45

From 21/06/2021 to 24/06/2021 from 12:00 to 00:00

From 25/06/2021 to 26/06/2021 from 12:00 to 01:00

From 27/06/2021 to 01/07/2021 from 12:00 to 00:00

From 02/07/2021 to 03/07/2021 from 12:00 to 01:00

From 04/07/2021 to 08/07/2021 from 12:00 to 00:00

From 09/07/2021 to 10/07/2021 from 12:00 to 01:00

From 11/07/2021 to 14/07/2021 from 12:00 to 00:00


Today, the Fair is still the special place to get great deals in a friendly atmosphere! Young and old alike come every year to experience a moment of sharing and discovery. With 280 exhibitors and 20,500 sq m of exhibition space devoted to 5 major sectors, it is the only event that brings together such a diverse offer in the same place at the same time. Whether you come to taste wine with friends, bring to life your latest home improvement, share a convivial summer meal or simply to participate in one of its many events, the Fair will delight and surprise you once again this year... More than just a place for business, the Fair also offers you a host of events throughout these 9 days. You will find all the essential exhibits but also some surprises and new things related to the annual theme.
The Fair is a true Amiens tradition and has been regularly held in the city for several hundred years. It attracts several tens of thousands of people every year.

Esplanade de la Hotoie

Summer in Amiens

Initiation-For young people-Leisure activities and relaxation

From 05/07/2021 to 29/08/2021 from 11:00 to 19:00


UN ÉTÉ A AMIENS (Summer in Amiens) offers you the possibility to have fun, relax, and share an excellent moment with all the family. Once again this year, Parc Saint-Pierre will be transformed into an entertainment park to become your favourite summer meeting place. In a summer ambience that is specially created for the occasion, enjoy the many areas devoted to play, relaxation and food!

AMIENS
Boulevard de Beauvillé
Tél : +33 3 22 97 40 40
Site internet : http://www.amiens.fr

International Street Arts Festival

Concert-Festival-For young people-Leisure activities and relaxation-Show-Theater

From 05/07/2021 to 09/07/2021


One of ten major annual Street Arts events and certainly one of the first in the Street & Circus category. This event has shone another light on Amiens for over 40 years now. It provides the public with an occasion to participate in the ‘In’ and ‘Off’ performances of over thirty highly-renowned professional companies. Shows, performances and installations transform the city’s streets and squares. All performances are free! Just one hour from Paris and Lille, this artistic and festive event attracts over 40,000 spectators every year!

City center
AMIENS
Place Gambetta
Tél : +33 3 60 01 02 40

The Chés Cabotans d’Amiens summer, tourist and cultural season

Exhibition / Fair / Open Day-For young people-Leisure activities and relaxation-Theater

From 09/07/2021 to 14/08/2021


The Amiens puppet theatre has put together a summer for all - big and small alike!
With traditional farces, shows for children, and workshops and tours, Chés Cabotans has something for everyone! At the Chés Cabotans Theatre you’ll find all kinds of ways to amuse yourself and your family, with, first of all, the return of two traditional farces: ‘Pierre et le Loup’ (Peter and the Wolf) and ‘l'Attaque d'apoplexie’ (The Fit of Apoplexy). Lafleur will also hold fun workshops for young audiences.

The exhibition : From the golden age of puppetry at the beginning of the 19th century to the beginnings of the Chés Cabotans theatre in 1997 in the iconic Saint Leu neighbourhood—delve into the history of the troupe created by Maurice Domon in 1933—and of our local hero Lafleur.
This tour is supplemented by a presentation of part of the puppet backdrop and puppetry accessories.
Free visit on performance days: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm.


Picardy Théâtre d'animation, Chés Cabotans d'Amien
AMIENS
31, Rue Edouard David
Tél : +33 3 22 22 30 90

Chroma, the Monumental Experience of Amiens Cathedral

Leisure activities and relaxation-Show

From 12/07/2021 to 31/07/2021 from 22:30 to 23:20

From 01/08/2021 to 31/08/2021 from 22:00 to 22:50

From 01/09/2021 to 12/09/2021 from 21:45 to 22:35


The Chroma light show uses colour as the guiding line for an immersive experience in the heart of a contemporary scenario. From the blue that evokes the dye merchants who contributed to the funding of the monument to a new polychromatic restitution, the highlight of this journey through time, the interplay of illumination and mystery on the cathedral continue to fascinate.

SQUARE OF THE CATHEDRAL
AMIENS
Place Notre-Dame
Tél : +33 3 22 71 60 50

13 July festivities/Fireworks

Concert-Dance / Ball-For young people-Leisure activities and relaxation

13/07/2021


To celebrate French National Day, the city of Amiens offers three dances and a fireworks display on the eve of 14 July. It provides an occasion to celebrate from 6 pm to 2 am.

Place de l'hôtel de ville Boulevard de Beauvillé

French Ballon au Poing Championship

Leisure activities and relaxation-Introduction/Sports event

15/08/2021 from 08:00 to 20:00


A true religion for an entire region, ballon au poing matches have been organised in Picardy for over two centuries. It is played in teams of six and, in contrast with other hand games, it uses a ball. To hit the ball, players wrap their hand and fist with a strip of fabric or leather. Each match consists of 6 or 7 sets which are scored as in tennis. This sports and cultural event traditionally takes place at the Amiens - Parc de la Hotoie ballodrome.

PARC DE LA HOTOIE
AMIENS
Tél : +33 3 22 96 86 65

Medieval Festival by the Waterside

March / Procession / Carnival / Parade-Market-Show

From 04/09/2021 to 05/09/2021


The 30th annual "Médiévales au Bord de l'Eau" will immerse the Saint-Leu district in a medieval atmosphere... This traditional popular festival will charm you with its numerous events.
‘Tradition and modernity’ are the keywords of a programme that once again this year will bring its share of surprises and long-awaited events: the medieval market, ‘hortillon’ soup, the reconstruction of medieval camps, water jousting tournaments, the various ‘ripailles’ (feasts), the ecumenical celebration with a release of doves and, of course, the traditional Saturday night parade and fireworks! From Boulevard du Cange to Boulevard Baraban, you will discover regional products and the trades and crafts of yesteryear. A good number of craftspersons set up their stalls on the medieval market, while the reconstructed camps with their warriors, as well as a ‘court of miracles’ with its beggars and rogues, will delight history lovers.


SAINT LEU DISTRICT
AMIENS
Place Parmentier
Tél : +33 6 28 58 42 66

European Heritage Days at Amiens Metropole

Concert-Congress / Conference-Exhibition / Fair / Open Day-For young people-Leisure activities and relaxation-Guided tour

From 18/09/2021 to 19/09/2021


During 2 days, most of the monuments and cultural centres highlight their cultural heritage through free tours, workshops and meetings with enthusiasts.


Picardy Autumn fair

Exhibition / Fair / Open Day-Leisure activities and relaxation

14/10/2021 from 10:00 to 20:00

15/10/2021 from 10:00 to 22:00

From 16/10/2021 to 18/10/2021 from 10:00 to 20:00


Today, the Fair is still the special place to get great deals in a friendly atmosphere! Young and old alike come every year to experience a moment of sharing and discovery. With 280 exhibitors and 20,500 sq m of exhibition space devoted to 5 major sectors, it is the only event that brings together such a diverse offer in the same place at the same time. Whether you come to taste wine with friends, bring to life your latest home improvement, share a convivial summer meal or simply to participate in one of its many events, the Fair will delight and surprise you once again this year... More than just a place for business, the Fair also offers you a host of events throughout these 9 days. You will find all the essential exhibits but also some surprises and new things related to the annual theme. Follow the information on the event website

Avenue de l'Hippodrome
Tél : +33 3 22 66 33 33

Amiens International Film Festival

Cinema

From 12/11/2021 to 20/11/2021


The biggest cinema event in the north of France. With 400 films, the Festival welcomes 63,000 spectators and over 450 professionals from around the world. The detailed programme will soon be available at fifam.fr

2 Place Léon Gontier
Tél : +33 3 22 97 79 77

Amiens Christmas Market

For young people-Leisure activities and relaxation-Market

From 26/11/2021 to 30/12/2021 from 10:30 to 19:30


The biggest Christmas market in the north of France. With fairground attractions, Christmas lights, carols, events for young and old and 135 chalets in the city centre for your home decorations and Christmas presents.

City center
AMIENS
Place Gambetta Rue des 3 cailloux
Tél : +33 3 22 72 14 09

Spring Flea Market

Antiques / House sales-Market

17/04/2022 from 05:00 to 18:30


With its 80,000 vistors,the garage sale (called "réderie" in Picardy) is the second most important event of this type, after this of Lille.

On Sunday, the 22nd of April, Amiens will wake up in the festive atmosphere of its traditional spring "réderie". You must be on place very early to find good deals! 51 streets are full of antique-hunters from Picardy, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Canada, Italy, and even Australia!

From 5a.m, about 500 professional sellers and 1500 amateur sellers prepare their "shop", like an Aladdin's cave...

Halles du Beffroi (belfry's hall) and town hall
AMIENS
Tél : +33 3 22 71 60 50

Autumn Flea Market

Antiques / House sales-Market

02/10/2022 from 05:00 to 18:30


‘Like the Amiens spring réderie (flea market) in April, Amiens will come alive in the festive atmosphere of its traditional autumn réderie. You’ll have to get up early if you’re looking for a bargain in one of the 51 streets (or 15,000 sq m)!
From 5 am, the streets are invaded by treasure seekers from the entire region, but also from Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Canada, Italy and even Australia!
No less than 500 professionals and 1500 individuals from all over France set up stands that are worthy of Ali Baba’s cave.’


CITY CENTRE
AMIENS
Tél : +33 3 22 92 90 10