Big events around Metz

Festivals, shows, and cultural and sporting activities take place all year round in Metz Métropole. Calling all enthusiasts, the curious and collectors, come and celebrate!

Spring

Marly Jazz Festival

May, in Marly

Marly is turned into a culture and jazz hotspot over the course of several days. Come and see the aperitif concerts, exhibitions, musical workshops and even educational concerts at Le Nec in Marly. 

Potters’ market in Plappeville

Mid-May in Plappeville

40 professional potters come from all over France to display their original creations, made from different techniques and materials. Activities for young and old alike. This market puts the ancient tradition of pottery in pride of place, as well as the imagination and talent of today's ceramicists. 

Strawberry festival in Woippy

May-June in Woippy

This unmissable event has taken place in Woippy every year since 1929. Concerts, bric-a-brac, a funfair and a parade give rhythm to the festivities. The culmination of this event: the Gala evening which marks the election of the Queen of Strawberries and her two dauphines. 

Summer

Montigny Gardens

June-July for one month, in Montigny-lès-Metz

Families get together every year for this festival in Montigny. On the agenda: open-air activities, concerts and shows. The unmissable picnic in the parks and gardens closes the festivities with a gourmet market in the Europa Courcelles park. 

Mécleuves Terres de Blues Festival

July, in Mécleuves

Blues lovers meet in this charming village in the Metz Métropole for a weekend of listening to and appreciating the many concerts from national and international artists. A quality programme to be discovered!

Mondial Air Ballons (Hot Air Balloon Festival)

End of July, every two years in Chambley (54)

The Mondial Air Ballons festival is the largest gathering of hit air balloons in the world. Every two years this event brings together 1,000 hot air balloons coming from the seven continents to Chambley, between Metz and Nancy. With introductory flights, aeronautical demonstrations, kites and even mini hot air balloons, the programme will delight young and old alike. The magic is guaranteed when all of the balloons take flight and fill the sky...

Autumn

Garden and Flavour Festival in Laquenexy

End of September-beginning of October at the Laquenexy Jardins Fruitiers

Meet in the Laquenexy Jardins Fruitiers for the Garden and Flavour Festival which takes place every October. There are three days of festivities: tastings of local produce, discovery of plants and gardening tools, and even decorative objects.

Nature and Ecology Festival in Woippy

Beginning of October, in Woippy

This festival puts nature and environment conservation in pride of place. On the agenda for this event: conferences with famous speakers, plant and vegetable exhibitions, educational workshops and a concert by the Union de Woippy musicians. 

Les rencontres de BD (graphic novel festival) in Marly

October, in Marly

This event is the opportunity to meet authors, attend exhibitions and autograph sessions, and even join in with activities to discover the 9th  art. Graphic novels, manga, comics... there’s something for everyone.

The Corrida Pédestre race in Montigny-lès-Metz

October, in Montigny-lès-Metz

For running enthusiasts, participate in the Corrida in Montigny-lès-Metz which offers routes adapted for the youngest, and a 13 km course for the most enduring. 

The Salon d’Arts en Artisans (Arts and Crafts Fair) in Montigny-lès-Metz

October, in Montigny-lès-Metz

Calling all art lovers, come to Château de Courcelles in Montigny-lès-Metz to discover exceptional objects and creations, and to meet skilled artists coming from all over France.

“Musique sur les Côtes” Festival

Mid-October, in the towns of Mont Saint-Quentin

Attention music lovers! Each year, the “Musique sur les Côtes” Festival offers four concerts in the fortified churches of Lessy, Lorry-lès-Metz, Plappeville and Scy-Chazelles.

Woippy Salon du Livre d’Histoire (History Book Fair)

3rd weekend in November, in Woippy

The Woippy History Book Fair is not to be missed for reading enthusiasts. It attracts visitors and enthusiasts every year who come to meet over a hundred authors. On the agenda: meetings, round-table discussions, exhibitions and even film screenings, there's something for eveyone.

Winter

Salon du Livre de Jeunesse (Children’s Book Fair) in Montigny-lès-Metz

February, in Montigny-lès-Metz

Held every two years, the Children's Book Fair takes place over a weekend in February, and helps children and teenagers rediscover a love of reading. On the agenda: books, comic books, meetings with several authors, shows, as well as workshops and activities in order to present the theme in different artistic forms. 

All year round

Les "Expos Château" à Montigny-lès-Metz

All year round in the Espace Europa-Courcelles in Montigny-lès-Metz

Château de Courcelles hosts different paintings and sculptures from several famous artists. Popular with art lovers, these exhibitions are also open to school children in order to teach them about culture.

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