October 2017

Find out more about the main events in the region.

(Subject to alteration)

>1st October: 'Fête de la Crevette', Honfleur, Calvados

Shrimp festival with sea shanty, shrimp peeling competitions and other activities.

>4th – 8th October: Ouest Park Festival, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime

Music festival held in the Tourneville Fort. Headliners include Metronomy, Morcheeba, Keziah Jones and Mr Oizo.

>6th – 8th October: Art'Up, Rouen, Seine-Maritime

One of France's major contemporary art festivals.

>7th – 8th OctoberFêtes Normandes, Evreux, Eure

Festival celebrating all things Norman.

>8th October: A Summer in Le Havre - Anniversary Day

The closing ceremony will be a major rendez-vous around a digital and interactive artistic masterpiece, which will become a permanent symbol of the involvement of the local population in the 500th anniversary celebrations.

>8th October: Patrouille de France, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime

The precision aerobatic demonstration team of the French Air Force will fly over Le Havre for the final day of the city's anniversary celebrations.

>14th – 15th October: 'La Fête du Ventre', Rouen, Seine-Maritime

A farmer’s and local produce market on a massive scale with over 100 stalls, cooking demos and street entertainment.

>20th October - 19th November: Foire Saint-Romain, Rouen, Seine-Maritime

One of France's most important funfairs, boasting 200 rides for all ages.

>22nd OctoberFête du Cidre, Beuvron-en-Auge, Calvados

Major Cider festival held in one of Normandy's most picturesque villages.

>21st - 22nd October: Fête de la Coquille Saint-Jacques, Vire, Calvados

Scallop and seafood festival.

>27th - 29th October: Fête de l'Andouille, Vire, Calvados

Festival celebrating Vire's genuine andouille.

>27th October – 5th November: Transat Jacques Vabre, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime

13th edition of the most famous two-handed transatlantic race. The departure will take place on the 5th of November.

>29th OctoberFête de la Pomme, Conches-en-Ouche, Eure

13th edition of the most famous two-handed transatlantic race. The departure will take place on the 5th of November.