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Major Events in Franche-Comte Region
Cultural, Sports, Festivals, Fairs &Shows
Belfort | Doubs | Haute-Saône | Jura
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Major Events in Belfort Territory

Flea Market in the Old Town

Date: 1st Sunday morning of the month from March to Dec.
Place: Belfort 90000
Phone: 03-84-54-24-24

MAR - DEC

First Sunday

2013

Eco Home Show

Date: March 30 to April 2
Place: Belfort 90000
Phone: 03-84-21-65-65

MARCH-APRIL

30-2

2013

Transhumance Festival

Date: May
Place: Giromagny 90200
Phone: 06 71 01 84 28

MAY

-

2013

Belflorissimo! - Flower Market

Date: May
Place: Belfort 90000
Phone: 03-84-54-24-24

MAY

-

2013

International University Band Competition

Date: May 18 to 20
Place: Belfort 90000
Phone: 03-84-54-25-81

MAY

18-20

2013

Eurockéennes

European Rock Festival, one of the most important music events in France, with four stages and internationally acclaimed artists.

Date: July 4 to 7
Place: Belfort-Malsaucy 90000
Phone: 03-84-22-46-58

JULY

4-7

2013

Mercredis du Château

Wednesdays of the castle - Free concerts

Date: July-August
Place: Belfort 90000
Phone: 03-84-22-61-63

JULY-AUGUST

Wednesdays

2013

Les Rigolomanies

Comedy shows at the Maison du Peuple in Belfort, every Thursdays

Date: July-August
Place: Belfort 90000
Phone: 03-84-55-90-90

JULY-AUGUST

Thursdays

2013

Les Festiv'été

Cultural and various visits organized by the tourist office of Belfort.

Date: July-August
Place: Belfort 90000
Phone: 03-84-55-90-90

JULY-AUGUST

-

2013

Montée du Ballon d'Alsace à vélo

Hill Climbing by Bike of the Ballon d'Alsace

Date: August
Place: Ballon d'Alsace 90
Phone: 06-76-63-48-47

AUGUST

-

2013

"Passerelle des Arts" (Art Exhibition)

Amateur artists paint exhibition

Date: August
Place: Belfort 90000
Phone: 03-84-55-25-21

AUGUST

-

2013

Wine and Food Fair

Date: September
Place: Andelnans 90400
Phone: 03-84-21-65-65

SEPTEMBER

-

2013

Les Ballons du Territoire

Hot-Air Balloon Festival

Date: September
Place: 90
Phone: 03-84-21-65-65

SEPTEMBER

-

2013

Le Lion Semi-marathon

Date: September 22
Place: Montbéliard-Belfort
Phone: 03-81-93-62-90

SEPTEMBER

22

2013

Mountain Bike Race Transterritory

Date: September
Place: Territoire de Belfort 90000
Phone: 03-84-22-63-08

SEPTEMBER

-

2013

Entrevues

International Film Festival

Date: November-December
Place: Belfort 90000
Phone: 03-84-22-94-44
E-Mail: infos@festival-entrevues.com

NOV-DEC

-

2013

Major Events in Doubs Department
Besançon | Montbéliard | Pontarlier | Other places

Besançon and Surrounding

Monthly Flee Market

Date: Second Sunday of every month
Place: Micropolis, Besançon 25000
Phone: 03-81-41-08-09

JAN-DEC

2nd Sundays

2013

Salon Animalia

Exhibition and sale of baby dogs, kittens and other domestic animals.

Date: January
Place: Micropolis, Besançon 25000
Phone: 03-81-41-08-09

JANUARY

-

2013

Erotism Show

Date: February 8 to 10
Place: Micropolis, Besançon 25000
Phone: 03-81-41-08-09

FEBRUARY

8-10

2013

Spring Flea Market

Date: March 9 & 10
Place: Micropolis, Besançon 25000
Phone: 03-81-41-08-09

MARCH

9-10

2013

Immopolis

Realestate fair.

Date: March 15 to 17
Place: Micropolis, Besançon 25000
Phone: 03-81-41-08-09

MARCH

15-17

2013

Records and BD Fair

Date: March 17
Place: Micropolis, Besançon 25000
Phone: 04-78-19-30-72

MARCH

17

2013

Salon Bio et Co

Date: April 5 to 7
Place: Micropolis, Besançon 25000
Phone: 03-81-55-73-68

APRIL

5-7

2013

Les Provinciales

Outdoor gastronomic show

Date: April 20 to 21
Place: Place de la Révolution, Besançon 25000
Phone: 03-44-11-48-48

APRIL

20-21

2013

Foire Comtoise

Franche-Comte Fair
Guest of Honor: Brazil

Date: May 4 to 12
Place: Micropolis, Besançon 25000
Phone: 03-81-41-08-09

MAY

4-12

2013

Foire de la Pentecote

Date: May 20
Place: Micropolis, Besançon 25000
Phone: 03-81-82-81-76

MAY

20

2013

Festival International de Musique de Franche-Comté
et Concours des Jeunes Chefs d'Orchestre

International Music Festival and Young Conductors' Competition

Date: September 15 to 21
Place: Besançon 25000
Phone: 03-81-82-08-72

SEPTEMBER

15-21

2013

Animopolis

Animal show

Date: September 21 to 22
Place: Micropolis, Besançon 25000
Phone:

SEPTEMBER

20-21

2013

Book Fair: Les Mots Doubs

Date: September 20 to 22
Place: Parc de la gare d'eau, Besançon 25000
Phone: 03-81-25-81-25

SEPTEMBER

20-22

2013

Salon de l'habitat, déco et jardins

Home and Garden Expo

Date: October 11 to 13
Place: Micropolis, Besançon 25000
Phone: 03-81-41-08-09

OCTOBER

11-13

2013

Biennale des Arts Plastiques

Exhibition place as well as meeting and exchange place between artists and visitors.

Date: October 18 to 20
Place: Micropolis, Besançon 25000
Phone: 03-81-41-08-09

OCTOBER

18-20

2013

Salon de la Mariee - Bridal Show

Date: November 8 to 10
Place: Micropolis, Besançon 25000
Phone: 03-81-41-08-09

NOVEMBER

8-10

2013

Salon des Antiquaires

Antiques Show

Date: November 8 to 11
Place: Micropolis, Besançon 25000
Phone: 03-81-41-08-09

NOVEMBER

8-11

2013

Talents Comtois

Franche-Comte Talents

Date: November 15 to 17
Place: Micropolis, Besançon 25000
Phone: 03-81-41-08-09

NOVEMBER

15-17

2013

Brocante de Noël

Christmas second-hand goods trade

Date: December 7 & 8
Place: Micropolis, Besançon 25000
Phone: 03-81-41-08-09

DECEMBER

7-8

2013

Montbéliard and Surrounding

Festival "Rencontres et Racines"

To the discovery of music and flavor of the world

Date: June
Place: Audincourt 25700
Phone: 03-81-36-37-78

JUNE

-

2013

Festival des Mômes

Youngster Festival

Date: August
Place: Montbeliard 25200
Phone: 03-81-91-86-26

AUGUST

-

2013

Fête des Saveurs et Balade Gourmande

Date: October
Place: Vandoncourt 25230
Phone: 03-81-34-56-39

OCTOBER

-

2013

Fête de la B.D

Comic book festival

Date: October 12 & 13
Place: Espace Japy, Audincourt 25400
Phone: 03-81-36-37-58

OCTOBER

12-13

2013

Salon Maison Decoration

Home and Interior Decorating Show

Date: October
Place: Montbéliard 25200
Phone: 03-89-21-70-62

OCTOBER

-

2013

Les Lumières de Noël

Chrismas Fair

Date: December
Place: Montbéliard 25200
Phone: 03-81-94-45-60

DECEMBER

-

2013

Pontarlier and Surrounding

Rencontre internationale de cinéma

International cinema meeting

Date: February 1 to 3
Place: Pontarlier 25300
Phone: 03-81-69-12-63

FEBRUARY

1-3

2013

Festival des Nuits de Joux

At the castle.

Date: July 26 to August 17
Place: Chateau de Joux, Pontarlier 25300
Phone: 03-81-39-29-36

JULY-AUGUST

26-17

2013

Salon des Annonciades

Annonciades Fair: Painters, scupltors and engravers

Date: July 7 to August 25
Place: Pontarlier 25300
Phone: 03-81-38-82-12

JULY-AUGUST

7-25

2013

"Les Artisans au grand cours"

Discovery of the work of craftmen through demonstration.

Date: August 15 to 18
Place: Pontarlier 25300
Phone: 03-81-38-81-12

AUGUST

15-18

2013

Haute Foire de Pontarlier

Date: September 12 to 16
Place: Pontarlier 25300
Phone: 03-81-41-08-09

SEPTEMBER

12-16

2013

Transroller : Pontarlier/Malbuisson/Mouthe

Date: September 14 and 15
Place: Pontarlier 25300
Phone: 03-84-33-45-13

SEPTEMBER

14-15

2013

Absinthiades

Date: October 5 and 6
Place: Pontarlier 25300
Phone: 03-81-38-82-12

OCTOBER

5-6

2013

Other Places in Doubs

L'Envolée Nordique

Cross-country race

Date: January
Place: Chapelle-des-Bois 25
Phone: 03-81-69-13-14

JANUARY

-

2013

La Transjurassienne

International long distance cross-country ski race, from Lamoura to Mouthe
Click here for more information

Date: February 9 and 10
Place: Jura et Doubs
Phone: 03-84-33-45-13

FEBRUARY

9-10

2013

Course de chiens de traineaux

Dogsled race

Date: March 9 and 10
Place: Les Pontets 25240
Phone: 03-81-69-18-65

MARCH

2-3

2013

Journée Voie Verte
Tour du lac Saint-Point sans voiture

Green Journey: Tour of Saint-Point lake without car

Date: June 9
Place: Malbuisson 25160
Phone: 03-81-69-31-21

JUNE

9

2013

Fête du Sapin Président

Date: July 27 and 28
Place: Les Fourgs 25300
Phone: 06-08-63-34-17

JULY

27-28

2013

Journées Art et Artisanat

Date: August 3 and 4
Place: Ornans 25290
Phone: 03-81-48-94-55

AUGUST

3-4

2013

Festi'Cheval

Date: August 10 and 11
Place: Houtaud 25300
Phone: 03-81-46-76-79

AUGUST

10-11

2013

La descente des vaches

Date: September
Place: Les Hopitaux Neufs 25370
Phone: 03-81-49-28-88

SEPTEMBER

-

2013

Major Events in Haute-Saône Department
Vesoul | Gray | Luxeuil-les-Bains | Other places

Vesoul and Surrounding

Festival International des Cinémas d'Asie

International Film Festival of Asian Cinema

Date: February 5 to 12
Place: Vesoul 70000
Phone: 03-84-76-55-82
Site: www.cinemas-asie.com

FEBRUARY

5-12

2013

Foire de la Sainte-Catherine

Date: November 25
Place: Vesoul 70000
Phone: 03-84-97-10-85

NOVEMBER

25

2013

Gray and Surrounding

Brocante mensuelle

Monthly second-hand goods fair

Date: 4th Sunday of the month
Place: Gray 70100
Phone:

JAN-DEC

4th Sunday of the month

2013

Fête de la St Vincent

St Vincent Celebration. One of the oldest wine celebration of the region, dating from 1612.

Date: January 22
Place: Champlitte 70600
Phone: 03-84-67-64-10

JANUARY

22

2013

Festival Rolling Saone

Festival with around 10 concerts: rock, pop, song or reggae.

Date: May 9 to 11
Place: Gray 70100
Phone: 06 70 74 01 87

MAY

9-11

2013

Fête de l'Eté

Summer festival with firework show.

Date: August
Place: Gray la Ville 70100
Phone: 03 84 65 58 69

AUGUST

-

2013

Luxeuil-les-Bains and Surrounding

Fête des Cerises

Cherry Festival

Date: July 6 & 7
Place: Fougerolles 70220
Phone: 03-84-49-12-91

JULY

6-7

2013

Les Pluralies, festival des arts en scene.

Artist, singers, dance and music are present in the historic district of the town.

Date: July 3 to 6
Place: Luxeuil-les-Bains 70300
Phone: -

JULY

3-6

2013

L'Art dans la rue

Weekend dedicated to the art, for adult and children.

Date: September
Place: Luxeuil-les-Bains 70300
Phone: 03 84 93 67 58

SEPTEMBER

-

2013

Other Places in Haute-Saone

Festival de la randonnée

Hiking Festival in the "One thousand pounds land" Region

Date: April 28 to June 16
Place:
Phone: 03-84-63-22-80

APRIL-JUNE

28-16

2013

Fete Art et Terroir

Art festival

Date: May 4 and 5
Place: Pesmes 70140
Phone: 03 84 31 23 37

MAY

4-5

2013

Course des 3 Ballons

3 Ballons Race (Grand Ballon - Ballon d'Alsace - Ballon de Servance)
Arrival at la Planche-des-Belles-Filles.

Date: June 8
Place: Champagney 70
Phone: 03-84-23-13-98

JUNE

8

2013

Festival Musique et Mémoire dans les Vosges Saonoises

Music Festival in the "One thousand pounds land"

Date: July 19 to August 4
Place: Faucogney et la Mer 70310
Phone: 03-84-49-33-46

JULY-AUGUST

19-4

2013

Fête de la myrtille

Blueberry Festival

Date: Last weekend of July
Place: Belfahy 70
Phone: 03-84-23-60-17

JULY

last weekend

2013

Festival international de folklore

International Folk Festival

Date: August 5 to 11
Place: Port sur Saone 70170
Phone: 03 84 78 18 08

AUGUST

5-11

2013

Fête de la Patate

Potato Festival

Date: 1st Sunday of October
Place: Ronchamp 70
Phone: 03 84 63 50 82

OCTOBER

1st Sunday

2013

Major Events in Jura Department
Arbois | Dole | Lons le Saunier | Haut-Jura | Other Places

Events in Arbois & Surrounding

Celebration de la Percee du Vin Jaune
(Wine opening Celebration)

After being 6 years and 3 months in barrels, the best Yellow Wines are selected and presented to the public.

Date: Febuary 2 and 3
Place: Voiteur 39
Phone: 03-84-66-26-14

FEB

2-3

2013

Montée du Mont Poupet - International Foot Race

Date: May 19
Place: Salins les Bains 39
Phone: 03 84 73 08 68

MAY

19

2013

Les petites fêtes de Dionysos

Gastronomic and literary festival

Date: 1st weekend of July
Place: Arbois 39600
Phone: 03-84-66-55-50

JULY

1st weekend

2013

Festi'caves

Music festival around the Arbois vineyards

Date: July
Place: Arbois 39600
Phone: 03-84-66-55-50

JULY

-

2013

Cérémonie du Biou

Grape pre-harvest ceremony

Date: 1st Sunday of September
Place: Arbois 39600
Phone: 03-84-66-55-50

SEPTEMBER

1st Sunday

2013

Cérémonie du Biou

Grape pre-harvest ceremony

Date: 3d Sunday of September
Place: Pupillin 39600
Phone: 03-84-66-55-50

SEPTEMBER

3d Sunday

2013

Cérémonie du Biou

Grape pre-harvest ceremony

Date: 4th Sunday of September
Place: Vadans 39600
Phone: 03-84-66-55-50

SEPTEMBER

4th Sunday

2013

Events in Dole & Surrounding

Dole Randonnee Les 30 clochers

Mountain bike ride or walk through the north part of Jura.

Date: September 1
Place: Dole 39100
Phone: 03-84-82-64-71

SEPTEMBER

1

2013

Events in Lons Le Saunier & Surrounding

Grande Braderie du Jura

Date: January
Place: Juraparc, Lons-le-Saunier 39000
Phone: 06-66-99-35-95

JANUARY

-

2013

Salon de l'Habitat - Maison Passion

Home Show

Date: April 5 to 7
Place: Juraparc, Lons-le-Saunier 39000
Phone: 08-79-19-14-65

APRIL

5-7

2013

Jumping International

Date: June
Place: Lons-le-Saunier 39000
Phone: 03-84-25-68-18

JUNE

-

2013

Festival du Bouche à Oreille

Concerts and gastronomy with various entertainments

Date: July 20 to August 4
Place: Saint Julien 39320
Phone: 03-84-85-47-91

JULY-AUGUST

20-4

2013

Foire du Jura

Jura's Fair

Date: October
Place: Lons-le-Saunier 39000
Phone: 03-84-86-24-56

OCTOBER

-

2013

Events in Haut-Jura

Marathon des Neiges

Cross-country ski race,

Date: Febuary 3
Place: Prenovel 39
Phone : 03-84-60-40-97

FEBRUARY

3

2013

La Transjurassienne

International long distance cross-country ski race, from Lamoura to Mouthe.
Click here for more information

Date: Febuary 9 & 10
Place: Jura and Doubs
Phone : 03-84-33-45-13

FEBRUARY

9-10

2013

Juraquettes

Snowshoeing for all public

Date: Febuary 17
Place: Les Bouchoux 39
Phone: 03-84-42-71-13

FEBRUARY

17

2013

6/46 Blanche: on snowshoes

Snowshoeing for all public

Date: Febuary 24
Place: Morbier 39
Phone: 09-66-85-17-83

FEBRUARY

24

2013

Les Rousses en apesanteur

Hot air balloon rides over the Haut-Jura.

Date: March
Place: Les Rousses
Phone: 03-84-60-02-55

MARCH

-

2013

Défilé des Soufflaculs

Procession of floats, music and confetti in celebration of this traditional carnival. Everyone wears a white nightgown and a nigntcap. The men, a bellows in hand, chase the evil spirit which used to hide under the women's skirts.

Date: March
Place: Saint-Claude 39200
Phone: 03-84-45-34-24

MARCH

-

2013

Salon Habitat du Haut-Jura

Home Show of Haut-Jura

Date: April 12 to 14
Place: Les Rousses 39220
Phone: 06-98-70-12-28

APRIL

12-14

2013

Transju'Trail

Transju'Trail race from Mouthe to Lamoura

Date: June 2
Place: Mouthe-Lamoura 39
Phone: 03-84-33-45-13

JUNE

2

2013

Haut-Jura Music Festival

Many great classical music and chorals concerts. They take place in churches in Saint-Claude and its vicinity.

Date: May to June
Place: Haut-Jura and Switzerland
Phone: 03-84-41-42-62

MAY-JUNE

-

2013

Tram'Jurassienne

Hiking and Mountain Biking

Date: June 30 and July 1
Place: Champagnole 39300
Phone: 03-84-52-43-67

JUNE-JULY

30-1

2013

Ideklic

International Children Festival: creativity and expression centers. Each year offers a different theme.

Date: July 10 to 13
Place: Moirans-en-Montagne 39260
Phone: 03-84-42-00-28

JULY

10-13

2013

Fête de l'Abonde

Street shows; local products; art, collectors and craftsmen exhibits. All make it a feast of creativity and imagination.

Date: August 15
Place: Lamoura 39310
Phone: 03-84-41-20- 28

AUGUST

15

2013

Lumberjack Festival

Demonstration of felling, bark stripping and sawing skills.

Date: August 15
Place: St Laurent en Grandvaux 39150
Phone: 03-84-60-15-25

AUGUST

15

2013

Morbier Festival

Celebration of Morbier cheese.

Date: August
Place: Morbier 39400
Phone: 06-07-27-14-79

AUGUST

-

2013

Trans'Roller

Trans' Roller race from Pontarlier to Mouthe

Date: September 14 and 15
Place: Morez 39400
Phone: 03-84-33-45-13

SEPTEMBER

14-15

2013

La Forestière

Mountain bike race (80, 65 or 50 km) from Lamoura in Jura department to Oyonnax in Ain Department.

Date: September 21 & 22
Place: Jura et Ain
Phone: 04-74-77-20-98

SEPTEMBER

21-22

2013

Azimut Festival

A weekend of various concerts: blues, jazz, rock, music from around the world

Date: October 4 to 6
Place: La Pesse 39370
Phone: 03-84-42-79-02

OCTOBER

4-6

2013

Other Places

A l'assaut des remparts

Medieval festival

Date: July 28
Place: Nozeroy 39
Phone: 03-84-51-19-15

JULY

28

2013

Estivales des Orgues du Jura

Jura organ festivel

Date: August
Place: Jura 39

Phone: 03-84-33-08-73

AUGUST

-

2013

Les Voies du Sel

Randonnée pédestre, équestre, VTT et animations aux étapes, de Cuiseaux à Mignovillard

Date: August 15 to 18
Place: Jura

Phone: 03-84-44-29-32

AUGUST

15-18

2013

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