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 2023 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 2023, 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 2023. The off will be in Samois before the festival.
The Festival of American Art Schools at the Château de Fontainebleau: July 2023
The FBLO Music Festival (Live Nation) at the Grand Parquet: September 2023
Le Festival Django Reinhardt est de retour en 2023 pour sa 44ème édition du 22 au 25 juin 2023 : un rendez-vous incontournable pour les amoureux du jazz.
Pour son retour à Fontainebleau, FBLO Festival est heureux de confirmer sa tête d’affiche, STING, qui donnera un concert spécial My Songs dimanche 18 Juin 2023, dans un nouveau lieu : le Parc du Château de Fontainebleau.
From 4 to 30 July, the American Art Schools Festival returns for another edition! The musical notes of students and musicians resound in the castle and the English garden. Lectures, guided tours and musical walks punctuate the month of July.
Major international art events and festivals
The Art History Festival (theme: animals / guest country: Portugal) at the castle: June 2023
The European Série Series Festival at the Fontainebleau Theater: June and July 2023
Un voyage en Belgique en 2023 et une invitation à découvrir le thème du climat.
Série Series is the meeting place for European series and their creators, designed by those who make them.
La Nuit des musées est un évènement idéal pour se nourrir et apprécier autrement les trésors des musées de nuit ! Un accès facilité aux gourmandises de la culture.
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 2023!
The Printemps des Sports Equestres at the Grand Parquet (GL event), April 2023
The Bonneau International Bonnet at the Grand Parquet (BIP), from April to May 2023
The Harcour show jumping competition at the Grand Parquet (Harcour), June 2023
The European Veterans’ Championship at the Grand Parquet (Grand Prix Classic), from June to July, 2023
The Great Week of Breeding at the Grand Parquet (SHF), from August to September 2023
and also international reining competitions at the BO RANCH: June to August 2023
In the field of marathon and trail: the Foulée Impériale in May and the Trail Impérial in September!
The Grand Parquet will host for its 21th edition the Bonneau International Pony. Over the years, this great event has become a must for pony jumpers and horse lovers.
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.
Harcour revient à Fontainebleau pour la deuxième année !
The Imperial Trail is a unique competition which takes place in the Fontainebleau Forest.
The event, dedicated to nature, dogs and horses, is an opportunity for families to experience a multitude of fun activities and to interact with professionals.
An exceptional setting and sports program for the French Championships and the 4* International Show Jumping Competition.
Nature is also honored through our events
The Naturiales in Fontainebleau: May 2023
The Festival of Parks and Gardens in Barbizon: May 2023
The Night of the Forests: June 2023
Branche & ciné (projection in the forest) in July 2023
Le 8 juillet, l’Office national des forêts vous invite à la 5ème édition du festival Branche & Ciné. Vivez une expérience rare de cinéma : des films en forêt !
An event to show that the environment and aesthetics related to nature and gardens are a source of joy and well-being for all.
Take advantage of the beginning of summer to (re)discover the forest and its multiple functions!
Event dedicated to nature and the environment designed to raise public awareness of ecological heritage and sustainable development issues around a flower market and a local market.
Here’s a preview of what the destination has to offer for the 2023 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.