What to do in Lyon this weekend? Our selection of six unmissable events.
Explore the peninsula animated by the Lyon Braderie Festival
The very first edition of Lyon Braderie Festival takes place this weekend. The whole peninsula is pedestrianized and various activities highlight local know-how. A way to find good deals from Lyon’s merchants and artisans, or to feast on street food, Place de la République.
Three days of street performances in Villeurbanne
The street theater company royal deluxe presents a unique show in the streets of Villeurbanne: “The Bull Machine of Villeurbanne”. The artists of the company transform the city into a giant theater where two giant dog-machines, Xolo and Bull Machin, will explore the city and look for each other. On Sunday, the two giant dogs will compete in a race hosted by two completely crazy comedians.
Friday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday September 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday September 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Throughout the city of Villeurbanne
Lyon Bike Festival
Cyclists young and old, beginners or amateurs are in the spotlight during the Lyon Vélo Festival. At the Parc de Gerland, workshops present handisport innovations and repair stands give a second life to old bicycles. Circuits are also organized to explore Lyon by bike or support the fight against breast cancer through hiking. ride for them.
Biennale of contemporary art – URDLA, art with the 5 senses
From September 14 to December 31, 2022, the 16th biennale of contemporary art in Lyon presents the works of international artists around the theme Manifesto of fragility. 12 places welcome creations specially made for the occasion, as well as thousand-year-old works. One of the places, URDLA, the international print and book center, showcases photographs of sculptures and paintings as well as video and sound installations. Enough to amaze visitors in every way!
Rock concert at the Transbordeur
For the Cold Fame Party, the Transbordeur stage will vibrate to the sound of 8 music groups. Last train, Mnnqns, Bandit Bandit, Park, Iohnnie carwash, Aratan n’akalle, W!zard and Bricciu Will be present. The French group Lysistrate will even play exclusively the songs from his next album.
A free festival for the start of the school year
Free’stival, born of a collaboration between Le Crous, student associations and collectives, has imagined a completely free festival reserved for students, on the weekend of September 24 and 25. On the program: free thrift stores, concerts and DJ’s sets, sports sessions, or temporary tattoo stands and a recycling center. Something to start the new school year on a good streak.