August 2018

Find out more about the main events in the region.

(Subject to alteration)

>Until end August: 'Rendez-vous à la Cathédrale', Bayeux, Calvados

Sound and light show around the cathedral, at dusk, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

> Every Thursday: Les Jeudis du Pin, Le Haras du Pin, Orne

Weekly shows with dressage displays and show-jumping.

> Until 5th August: «Jazz en Baie» festival, from Genêts to Granville, Manche

Jazz festival along 14 miles of the Mont-Saint-Michel Bay.

> 2nd – 5th August: Festival A Fond La Cale, Bréhal, Manche

Quirky festival combining music, street shows, games, firework displays and more!

> 3rd – 4th August: Medieval Festival, Creully, Calvados

Sound and light show held at Creully Castle.

> 3rd – 12th August: Normandie Horse Show, Saint-Lô, Manche

Horse show celebrating the Norman and French thoroughbred.

> 4th August: 'La Nuit des Artistes', Honfleur, Calvados

Nocturnal art show.

> 4th - 5th August: 'Foire aux Fromages', Livarot, Calvados

Major cheese fair with over 100 stalls.

> 4th - 5th August: La Nuit des Soudeurs, Granville, Manche

A festival celebrating the fine art of metalwork, with art, music, food stands and exhibits galore.

> 5th - 12th August: 'Les Médiévales' Crèvecoeur-en-Auge, Calvados

Medieval festival at Crèvecoeur Castle.

> 8th - 15th August: Acadian week, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Calvados

Concerts, exhibitions and numerous other events.

> 6th – 15th August: Tatihou Festival, Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Manche

Folk music festival which takes place at low tide when the island of Tatihou is accessible on foot.

> 10th - 26th August'Foire d'été', Dieppe, Seine-Maritime

One of Normandy's biggest summer fun fairs. Lots of rides for all ages.

> 11th August: 'Fête de la carotte', Créances, Manche

Carrot festival with a large market, tastings, music and fireworks.

> 11th - 12th August: 'Bénédiction de la Mer', Port-en-Bessin, Calvados

Boat blessing festival.

> 11th - 12th August: ‘Fête Médiévale’, Falaise, Calvados

Annual medieval festival at the William the Conqueror’s Castle.

> 15th August: 'Jazz aux Greniers', Honfleur, Calvados

Jazz festival held in the famous Greniers à Sel.

> 19th August: Fête de la Mer, Veules-les-Roses, Seine-Maritime

Festival celebrating sea and fishermen in one of France's prettiest villages.

> 19th August: Retro Festival, Saint-Aubin-des-Bois, Calvados

38th edition of this famous harvest festival, complete with many vintage vehicules.

> 22nd - 26th August: 'Festival des Voiles de Travail', Granville, Manche

Maritime and seafood festival.

> 25th - 26th August: Très Cool Festival, Deauville, Calvados

New indie music festival held in a secret location!

>31st August - 9th September: American Film Festival, Deauville, Calvados

One of the country’s most famous film festivals, with premiere screenings of the latest US film releases and big stars on the red carpet, including Morgan Freeman, Joaquin Phoenix, Kate Beckinsale and Sarah Jessica Parker this year.