Events in Pays de Fontainebleau

The Pays de Fontainebleau, a territory rich in great events!

Throughout the year, the region offers great events to discover during your stay.

A very nice program in 2022 awaits you. The destination is mobilized and offers you the pleasure of going out with artistic, cultural and sporting events in exceptional settings such as the Château de Fontainebleau and the Grand Parquet. The imperial city of Fontainebleau and the villages of character such as Barbizon and Samois-Sur-Seine will also be places of events to experience! Nature will also be in the spotlight in 2022, with beautiful events related to living things, fauna, flora, but also man in his precious relationship with his environment, with everything that surrounds him.


Major international music events and festivals

The International Django Reinhardt Jazz Festival in the park of the castle: June 23 to 26, 2022. The off will be in Samois before the festival.

The Festival of American Art Schools at the Château de Fontainebleau: July 2022

The FBLO Music Festival (Live Nation) at the Grand Parquet: September 17 and 18, 2022

The American Art Schools Festival


Installed since 1921 at the Château de Fontainebleau during the summer, the American Art Schools (EAAF) are grouped into a French foundation that welcomes young musicians and composers who have graduated from major American universities.

The Django Reinhardt Festival


The Django Reinhardt Jazz Festival returns once in again ! In the line-up of this 2022 edition (June 23-26) will be on the big stage in the Chateau de Fontainebleau park, an exceptional natural setting.

Barbizon Jazz Inn


The jazz festival which reveals young talents, and which recalls the adventure of the Tumble Inn, high place of the regional jazz between 1925 and 1947, rue Ménard in Barbizon.

FBLO Festival 2022


The new back-to-school event to keep the taste of the holidays alive and enjoy the big names of the moment or simply to see unforgettable artists or simply to see unforgettable artists again.

Samois Off


Samois-sur-Seine is the cradle of the Festival! The opening of the festival takes place here, the Saturday before the concerts in Fontainebleau. Rendezvous in this place full of history for a magical concert on the village square.

Major international art events and festivals

The Art History Festival (theme: animals / guest country: Portugal) at the castle: June 3, 4, 5, 2022

The European Série Series Festival at the Fontainebleau Theater: June 29 to July 2, 2022

Art History Festival


A journey to Portugal in 2022 and an invitation to discover the delicate artistic inspiration carried by animals in the history of art. 3 days - 40 places - 300 events - 300 guests

Major sporting events, particularly high-level equestrian events, open to the public

National and international equestrian competitions thanks to the presence of the Grand Parquet (a mythical site for equestrian sports, show jumping and eventing) and the new BO Ranch site for the reining discipline with renowned organizers. A very active and exceptional equestrian destination in 2022!

The Printemps des Sports Equestres at the Grand Parquet (GL event), from April 20 to 24, 2022

The Bonneau International Bonnet at the Grand Parquet (BIP), from April 28th to May 1st 2022

The Harcour show jumping competition at the Grand Parquet (Harcour), from June 3 to 6, 2022

The European Veterans’ Championship at the Grand Parquet (Grand Prix Classic), from June 30 to July 3, 2022

The Great Week of Breeding at the Grand Parquet (SHF), from August 26 to September 4, 2022

and also international reining competitions at the BO RANCH: June 7 to 12/August 23 to 28, 2022

In the field of marathon and trail: the Foulée Impériale in May and the Trail Impérial in September!

Derby Maturity Bo Ranch compétition of Reining

La Chapelle-la-Reine

An event exclusively dedicated to Reining, high level western dressage where you can admire horses from all over Europe as well as all the European champions of the discipline. An event with a guaranteed change of scenery.

NRHA EUROPEAN Futurity 2022 at BO Ranch

La Chapelle-la-Reine

The new international equestrian competition center in the Pays de Fontainebleau, exclusively dedicated to Reining, high level western dressage, will host a new international Reining competition from May 23 to 29, 2022: the EUROFUTURITY BO RANCH

Nature is also honored through our events

The Naturiales in Fontainebleau: May 14 and 15, 2022

The Festival of Parks and Gardens in Barbizon: May 6 and 7, 2022

The Night of the Forests: from June 17 to 26, 2022

Branche & ciné (projection in the forest) in July 2022

Forest Nights


Take advantage of the beginning of summer to (re)discover the forest and its multiple functions!

2022 will also be a great year for the Château de Fontainebleau and the inauguration of the restoration of its horseshoe staircase on May 21.

Here’s a preview of what the destination has to offer for the 2022 season, a wide range of moments you can experience to revitalize and enrich yourself.
The full calendar will be announced soon so you can plan your next visit.

Discover all the big and small events to enjoy on the territory thanks to our agenda section.