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What's On in Cannes August 2017

A month of music and flowers in Cannes

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Pam Williamson | Cannes Editor | Published: 25th July 2017


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We're halfway through the summer and the holiday season is fully underway, which means that plenty of events are organised across in and around Cannes. Here are our top picks for August.

The month kicks off with the wonderful Jazz a Domergue festival which is set in the Mediterranean gardens of the Villa Domergue. Built by painter Jean-Gabrial Domergue in 1929 it was originally named Villa Fiesole, the villa is highly influenced by the Italian Renaissance style. The Jazz Festival at Domergue has become the go-to venue for the increasing number of devotees who want to enjoy great quality jazz music in a wonderful place in the gardens of the Villa Domergue.

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Down the coast in Frejus you will find music of a very different kind with Le Mas des Escaravatiers event. This is also an unusual venue as the concerts are hosted in a vineyard with the vines and olive groves around you. A series of summer concerts that are aimed at bringing together music, art and a family atmosphere. For a more intimate gig, this is certainly one not to miss.

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Also see: Towns & Villages in Cannes, France

Les Squares Dansant are a real Cannes institution. An outdoor dance event hosted on four dates over the summer - in August be sure not to miss the 9th and the 23rd! Accompanied by a band in the style of ballroom dancing (rock, tango, paso doble, waltz, chacha, etc.), you can join the dancing fun for the small sum of 10 euros. 'Taxis Boys' are also present for the occasion to offer you a dance partner should you need one.

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Another piece of Cannes tradition can be found in the Joutes Provencales - a sort of jousting on water event that will take place in the fishing port of Cannes. Imagine 'It's a Knockout' and add a touch of traditional flare and you are in for a medieval treat on the Quai Saint-Pierre.

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Tradition comes in the form of flowers as the following week brings the Parade Fleurie through the streets of Cannes La Bocca. Taking place on the evening of the 13th August this parade is filled with colourful floats and tons of flowers...quite a sight to behold.

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For a bit of culture, the month ends with a festival celebrating all things Russian, the Festival de l'Art Russe. There are dances, traditional music, films, arts and crafts, fashion and typical Russian food, all hosted in and around the Palais des Festivals. 

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Plenty going on and with the warmer weather and outdoor activities to enjoy, Cannes is a great choice for a holiday in August - check our Events Calendar for a full run down and find some accommodation for your stay in our Hotels.

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