ESCALE DE SÈTE
Every 2 years in late March to early April the season starts in the South of France with a festival of the sea celebrating Sète’s long maritime heritage. Including tall ships, historic yachts of all shapes, sizes and nationalities – many of which you can visit. The festival has a variety of on-water activities and ashore, food and drink stalls and a range of daytime and evening free music / entertainment.
THE SAINT PIERRE’S ATONEMENT DAY
On the first weekend in July, a religious fever seizes the towns of Sète, Marseillan and Meze in homage to the patron Saint of fishermen and sailors lost at sea.
THE SAINT LOUIS’ FESTIVAL
The “Saint Louis’ Day” is the patronal feast of Sète and the jousters holiday. The city is one large celebration for 5 days while everyone watches the famous jousting competitions and lives it up all over town. This event has been a tradition since 1666.
IMAGES SINGULIÈRES FESTIVAL
This 3-week festival that occurs in May and June showcases photography from hundreds of artists. Art is displayed at locations throughout the city.
K LIVE FESTIVAL
K-LIVE is an original, multidisciplinary concept, a festival that creates a bridge between urban arts, visual arts and contemporary music concerts. Since 2008, K-LIVE invests every year in the city of Sète, its streets, walls, wastelands and its famous Théâtre de la Mer.
FESTIVAL “QUAND JE PENSE À FERNANDE”
“Quand je pense à Fernande” defends young creation and opens the season of the Théâtre de la Mer. Resonance in July with the evening performance “Putain de Georges” whose title immediately gives the tone and is a real tribute to Sète’s famous poet.
Théâtre de la Mer is the place to be at night, the beach during the day and downtown for a classic street party all over a 7-day period. Every summer enjoy live music and DJs all over town.
FESTIVAL JAZZ À SÈTE
Originally started in 1985 this summer festival is 7 days of production and 15 groups at the Théâtre de la Mer, 8 groups in town, 7 groups at la Ola and meetings at the media library with artists invited to the festival. It also has screenings of films and plays at the media library throughout the year.
FESTIVAL OF POETRY: “VOIX VIVES, DE MÉDITERRANÉE EN MÉDITERRANÉE”
Every year in July, the VOICE VIVES Poetry Festival, from Mediterranean to Mediterranean, welcomes to Sète more than a hundred poets from all over the Mediterranean. They are surrounded by artists, storytellers, musicians, singers, comedians who offer with them a plural approach to poetic speech.
BAZR FESTIVAL POP À NOEL
In 2022, the BAZR Christmas pop festival celebrates its 10th anniversary! From December 9-11 at the Chai des Moulins in Sète, it is a celebration with a program of surprises and madness.