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Main Events in Saint-Tropez

Discover the main Saint-Tropez events in the year

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There are loads of events in Saint-Tropez organised year round. From quirky local celebrations to large scale sporting spectacles, there is always something worth attending. In this section, we bring you information about the major annual events in this corner of the French Riviera.

Popular Events in Saint-Tropez
January Le Challenge Interclubs
February Corso Fleuri (Bormes-les-Mimosas)
March Marathon du Golfe de Saint-Tropez
April Granfondo Gassin Golfe de Saint-Tropez, Les Medievales de Cogolin
May Les Bravades de Saint-Tropez, Harley Davidson Euro Festival, Voiles Latines
June Giraglia Rolex Cup, Bravade des EspagnolsFête de la Musique
July Les Grimaldines (Grimaud), Festival Terre Mer (Cogolin), Classic Tennis Tour, Bastille DayLes Nuits Classiques (Ramatuelle)
August Les Nuits du Chateau de La Moutte, Ramatuelle Jazz Festival
September Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, European Heritage Days
October Antipodean Film Festival, Fetes de la Chataigne (Collobrières), La Grande Braderie de Saint-Tropez
November Voiles d'Automne
December Noël (Christmas), Reveillon du Nouvel An (New Year's Eve)

This is only a snapshot of what happens in Saint-Tropez throughout the year. There are many other small festivals and one-off celebrations that take place each year – we will endeavour to add these to our Events Calendar when we spot them.

NB. Times and dates may vary each year. Indeed, some years, the festivals may not run at all or be cancelled close to the dates of the event.

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January Events in Saint-Tropez

Le Challenge Interclubs
The first regatta of the year takes place in the Bay of Saint-Tropez. The Challenge Interclubs inaugurates the sailing season with a race in which four local sailing clubs compete against each other during four weekends throughout the year, starting in January. Dates & details.
 

February Events in Saint-Tropez

Corso Fleuri, Bormes-les-Mimosas
Bringing some colour into the area, the mimosa blooms are a great prelude to spring. The nearby town of Bormes les Mimosas hosts perhaps one of the most famous festivals that celebrates this soft yellow flower, the Corso Fleuri. But a drive along the Route du Mimosa at any point in February is a real treat. Flower Parades can also be seen in Cavalaire and Sainte Maxime during February. Dates & details.

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March Events in Saint-Tropez

Marathon du Golfe de Saint-Tropez
This beautiful marathon course runs all along the Saint-Tropez Gulf, from Sainte-Maxime to Cavalaire-sur-Mer via the town of Saint-Tropez. There are two main races to choose from – a marathon and a half-marathon – plus a relay course, an 18km run from Sainte-Maxime to Saint-Tropez and an easy breakfast run. Run through forests, fishing villages, vineyards and enjoy breathtaking views of the sea. Dates & details.

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April Events in Saint-Tropez

Granfondo Gassin Golfe de Saint-Tropez
This Grand Trophy Cycling Event takes place in the first half of April. Tackling the distance between Gassin and Saint-Tropez through beautiful coastal roads and challenging cols, there are three distances to choose from: 162km, 132km and 62km. Dates & details.

Les Medievales de Cogolin
A wonderful event held in the middle of April which features everything medieval, from Templars to knight fights, parades, medieval design workshops and various performances bound to delight your family. It's free entry throughout the weekend. Dates & details.

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May Events in Saint-Tropez

Les Bravades de Saint-Tropez
Les Bravades is a very long-standing traditional festival which happens annually in May to celebrate the patron saint of Saint Tropez. The town is dressed in white and red, the colours of the Pirate City, to applaud its military parades. They remind everyone that the inhabitants of the city were always ready to take up the arms to defend themselves against those who threatened the peace and prosperity of their city. Every year, fifes and drums precede the sailors and other musketeers in a peaceful parade. Cogolin, Frejus, La Garde Freinet and Sainte Maxime also hold their own versions of Les Bravades in June. Dates & details.

Harley Davidson Euro Festival, Saint-Tropez
The Harley Davidson Euro Festival is possibly one of the most exciting, exhilarating and downright entertaining events in the Saint Tropez calendar. An insight into these incredible-looking machines and the people who are passionate about them, from the fashion and music to the wheeling and dealing of the traders. A great four-day-long festival in the streets of Grimaud and around Saint Tropez. Dates & details.

Voiles Latines, Saint-Tropez
Latin-rig sailboats from all over the Mediterranean will gather in Saint-Tropez for a long weekend in May showcasing the beauty of one of the oldest types of boats in the world. There will also be live music, skill shows, arts, crafts and gastronomy celebrating Mediterranean culture. Dates & details.

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June Events in Saint-Tropez

Giraglia Rolex Cup, Saint-Tropez
As a port town, Saint Tropez is well known for yachting and sailing, and the Giraglia Rolex Cup is one of the most prestigious offshore races in the Mediterranean. Organised by the Yacht Club Italiano and the Societe Nautique de Saint-Tropez, the Cup consists of three days of inshore racing in the bay of Saint-Tropez followed by a 243-nautical-mile offshore race. Dates & details.

Bravades des Espagnols, Saint-Tropez
This annual event commemorates Saint Tropez's victory against a fleet of 21 Spanish ships on June 15th 1637. Expect to see plenty of uniforms and muskets as the locals dress up to celebrate this day. Dates & details.

Fête de la Musique
The Fête de la Musique is a celebration that takes place every summer solstice on June 21st in cities, towns and villages across France. More than a music festival, the Fête de la Musique is a free event that spills out from the bars and restaurants onto the streets and encompasses every type of music imaginable, from local amateur teen bands to professional classical musicians, club DJs and traditional folk bands. Dates & details.

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July Events in Saint-Tropez

Les Grimaldines, Grimaud
The castle in Grimaud hosts Les Grimaldines, a month-long festival starting in the middle of July featuring all sorts of international arts and performances, from dance to concerts and displays. A truly atmospheric summer festival. Dates & details.

Festival Terre Mer, Cogolin
Cogolin has its own summer festival, the Festival Terre Mer, held throughout July and August. It features shows, performances, music concerts – some free of charge. Dates & details.

Classic Tennis Tour, Saint-Tropez
Mid-July sees Saint-Tropez swing into a little more sporting action with tennis. The two-day Saint Tropez Classic Tennis Tour event will celebrate all things tennis and bring some of the legends of the game to the shores of our town. Dates & details.

Bastille Day
A national holiday with various activities being held across the city on July 14th, in memory of the storming of the Bastille on the same date in 1789. Look out for those fireworks! Dates & details.

Les Nuits Classiques, Ramatuelle
The open-air Amphitheatre de Verdure in Ramatuelle hosts this popular classical music festival in late July against a breathtaking backdrop. Dates & details.

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August Events in Saint-Tropez

Les Nuits du Chateau de la Moutte, Saint-Tropez
Jean Philippe Audoli, director of the festival organises great classical and jazz concerts in the courtyard of the 19th-century castle of La Moutte. Several dance performances and plays also feature during the event. Dates & details.

Ramatuelle Jazz Festival 
Created in 1986, the Ramatuelle Jazz Festival focuses on swing Jazz featuring many American and French jazz musicians oscillating between new discoveries and established musicians. In addition to an exclusive program, Jazz à Ramatuelle tirelessly promotes local musicians and delights an audience of new-music lovers with free concerts every night. Dates & details.

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September Events in Saint-Tropez

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez
The month of September brings with it the winds and one of the most famous and exciting events in the Saint-Tropez calendar, Les Voiles de Saint Tropez. This classic regatta ends the Mediterranean sailing season. With 300 yachts, both traditional and modern, this regatta creates a magnificent sight both spectators and competitors and brings an autumn week full of maritime effervescence. Dates & details.

European Heritage Days
Exceptional locations around France, including Saint-Tropez, will be open to visitors on the 'Journées du Patrimoine', a European-wide event. The European Heritage Days (EHD) are an annual event in which members of the public are encouraged to immerse themselves in local history and culture. Museums, churches, and galleries all open their doors to the public for a weekend in September. Dates & details.

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October Events in Saint-Tropez

Antipodean Film Festival
A showcase of films from New Zealand and Australia including feature films, short films and documentaries. There are several awards and lots of exhibitions. Dates & details.

Fetes de la Chataigne, Collobrières
The last three Sundays of October see the Fete de la Chataigne (French for chestnut) which sees the town of Collobrières, about 40km west of Saint-Tropez, come alive with stalls selling plenty of chestnut-related items, from food items to handicrafts. Artisans also feature their works. This is a traditional country fair where locals mingle with visitors and share a glass of something warming and, of course, roasted chestnuts. Dates & details.

La Grande Braderie de Saint Tropez
The Grande Braderie is a famous sale which lasts for four days in October, where local stores and famous French and foreign designer brands, such as Chanel, Gucci and Prada, sell their goods for a fraction of their original price. In addition to all the great bargains, there is a friendly and festival style atmosphere in the streets of Saint Tropez. Dates & details.

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November Events in Saint-Tropez

Voiles d'Automne
The Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez organises regattas almost year round. In November, it's time for the 'Voiles d'Automne' or Autumn Sails which since its inception in 1997 has attracted more and more participants and spectators. 60 yachts take part in a race which, despite the sometimes challenging weather conditions at this time of year, has always been a huge success. Dates & details.

December Events in Saint-Tropez

Noël​ (Christmas)
In France, the biggest celebration of the festive holidays takes place on Christmas Eve, which is when families gather together and share a banquet that usually includes oysters, foie gras, caviar and turkey or goose.

Reveillon du Nouvel An (New Year's Eve)
Celebrated all over the South of France with plenty of spectacular firework displays, for New Year's Eve some villages also have live music and dancing. Most of the bars and restaurants will host special parties and serve gourmet menus to commemorate the start of the new year.