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What's on in Cannes April 2017

Enjoy spring time on the Riviera in Cannes' beautiful port

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Pam Williamson | Cannes Editor | Published: 30 Mar 2017


What's on in Cannes April 2017

As the sun begins to heat the earth and our skin we can certainly feel that spring is in the air here in Cannes. 

Now it's time to get out and enjoy the fresh air and sample the very best that this stunning part of the French Riviera has to offer.

The Riviera in full bloom


April begins all along the Cote d'Azur with the inaugural Festival des Jardins. With the theme of 'Awakening of the Senses' the very first garden festival brings together the scents of Grasse and the Mediterranean, the citrus trees of Menton, the sounds of cicadas and the waves and the stunning landscapes that can be found all along the coast.

Step into the world of TV & drama


Every April, the world’s most successful distributors and buyers attend MIPTV to strike distribution and co-production deals, attend high-level conferences and network with leading players from the global entertainment industry. With some world premiers and the top names in TV drama coming to the infamous red carpet of Cannes this is your chance to see the celebrities without the crowds of the Film Festival.

Ninja Warriors on the Croisette


For the second year TF1 will be bringing the set of Ninja Warriors to the Croisette in Cannes. Set up over several weeks the enormous structure will dominate the skyline in front of the Old Port as contestants battle to complete the insane assault course in front of them. The 2016 season saw no-one complete the course so here's hoping for more luck in 2017. Even if you don't get the chance to watch the live event there will certainly a buzz around the port so don't miss out on this electrifying atmosphere.

Sail away...


Every year, approximately 70 exhibitors will offer over 350 boats, from 4 to 26 meters, selected and prepared with care for re-sale at the Salon du Bateau d'Occasion (Second Hand Boat Show) in Mandelieu-la-Napoule. If you are looking for a boat but don't want to stretch your finances too think then this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

Dreams do come true


Relive those childhood stories, the magic and entertainment of the boy who wouldn't grow up. Stardust, flying through the air and swashbuckling sword fighting. With monumental sets and exceptional costumes, more than thirty dancers revive the story of the boy who refused to grow. Peter Pan- the ballet will be in Cannes on 15th April.

Time to stretch your legs!


The Trail des Balcons d'Azur is a weekend of trail running in the stunning Esterel mountains. With the arrival of spring the running season is finally here, and enthusiasts from all over will bear their legs once again after a harsh winter. 

More inspiration...

If you are coming to Cannes this month then keep an eye on our events calendar for more entertainment and check out our favourite restaurantsbars and cafes