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August 2017

Every July - Sept Les Baux-de-Provence  13520 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Art and Music festivals
Every Every Sun Forcalquier  04300 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Organ concert, 17h30
Every July - Aug Fréjus  83600 (Var) - Fireworks - Nuits de Feu, Festival d'Art Pyrotechnique - 8 nights, July & August - Friday, Port de Frejus, 23h, free

Fréjus  83600 (Var) - Soirée de l'Ete - Evening musical events during the month - Port-Fréjus and Historic Center

Fréjus  83600 (Var) - Summer Evening at the Port - Music - Port de Frejus, 21h-23h, free

Fréjus  83600 (Var) - Les Nuits Auréliennes - Festival de Theatre, Roman Theatre Philippe Léotard

Sisteron  04200 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Festival des Nuits de la Citadelle- théâtre, danse, musique classique (mid July-mid Aug)

July--6 Aug Orange  84100 (Vaucluse) - Festival d'Orange - Chorégies d'Orange, at the Theatre Antique d'Orange; opera and classical music. (Every July) [www.choregies.com ]
Every July - Aug La Roque-d'Anthéron  13640 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Festival International de Piano; open air and Silvacane Abbey - Parc du Chateau, other sites, until 20 Aug. (Every July)
Every Each Thur Riez  04500 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Marché Nocturne - Night Market: every Thursday night, July-Aug - 18h-midnight, Place du Quinconce
Every Aug Avignon  84000 (Vaucluse) - Avignon Jazz Festival - Tremplin Jazz d'Avignon [Avignon jazz ]

Bargème  83840 (Var) - Fete de Village (1st Sun after 10 Aug)

Bargemon  83830 (Var) - Fete de Village (1st Sun after 3 Aug)

Bauduen  83630 (Var) - Fête Saint Barthelemy

Beuil  06470 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fete de Village (Sun following 15th)

Cadenet  84160 (Vaucluse) - Fete Votive. Fireworks Monday night.

Cannes  06400 (Alpes-Maritimes) - International Festival of Pyrotechnical Art (Fireworks) Bay of Cannes, Six nights July-Aug

Carpentras  84200 (Vaucluse) - Festival des Saveurs Provençales

Castellane  04120 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Festival d'arts traditionnels "folklore"

Le Castellet  83330 (Var) - Fête (about the 25th)

Chateaurenard  13160 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Fete de la Madeleine (4 days)

Collobrières  83610 (Var) - Aioli monstre; parade of the fountains

Colmars  04370 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Medieval fete et marché - Medieval market

Digne-les-Bains  04000 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Journées Lavande - Lavender festival

Fréjus  83600 (Var) - Fête du Raisin - Historic Center

Gordes  84220 (Vaucluse) - Soirées d'été- Théâtre, jazz, musique classique

Grasse  06130 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fete de Jasmin - The famous Jasmin Flower Festival with flowered floats

Every Aug - Sept Graveson  13690 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - A very special painting event is held the last few days of August and beginning of September. During the last week of Aug, painters decorate village walls with murals, which are then judged in contest.
Every Aug Lavender   - Lavender harvest (July Aug Sept) August lavender festivals in Digne-les-Bains and Valréas (beginning of month); Esparron-sur-Verdon and Sault (mid August)

Manosque  04100 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Festival International du Luberon - Theatre Jean le Bleu, and Parc de Drouille

Every 4th Sun Marie  06420 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fête votive (with procession of the Virgin):
Every Aug Martigues  13500 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Festival de Folklore Mondial

Oppède  84580 (Vaucluse) - Fete patronale: 5-days, weekend of St-Laurent

Pierrefeu  06910 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fête des Vendanges- Wine Festival

Richerenches  84600 (Vaucluse) - Medieval festival

Riez  04500 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Fete de la Colonne (every 15 Aug)

Rimplas  06420 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fête Patronale

Saint Rémy-de-Provence  13210 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Feria Provençale, including running the bulls in the streets, fireworks, etc

Saint Rémy-de-Provence  13210 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Carreto Ramado - enormous Charrette pulled by 50 galloping horses

Salernes  83690 (Var) - Fêtes votives de Saint Barthélemy

Every Beginning Saorge  06540 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Semaine de l'Orgue Italien - a week of 16th-18th century Italian organ music and initiation
Every Aug Tende  06430 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fête des Bergers - with Aubades, folkloriqe parades (Sun), fair of local products

Vacqueyras  84190 (Vaucluse) - Troubadours ancient and modern

1 Aug Vallouise  05290 (Hautes-Alpes) - Pottery Market (Marché Potier) Terres de Provence
Every Aug Menton  06500 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Festival International de Musique de Menton - Chambre Music - Parvis St-Michel Archange and other locations (Every Aug)
3 Aug Mons  83440 (Var) - Pottery Market (Marché Potier) Terres de Provence
Every Aug Vence  06140 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fête de la Sainte Elisabeth - Folklore, costumes, music - Place du Grand Jardin (Every Aug)
5-6 Aug Aubagne  13400 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Pottery - Festival de la Céramique - Argilla, Centre ville

Saint Jean-de-Fos  34150 (Hérault) - Pottery - Festival de la Céramique - Centre ville

6 Aug Mouriès  13890 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Pottery Market (Marché Potier) Terres de Provence
Every 1st Sun Cipières  06620 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fête des Moissons (Harvest)

Corbières  04220 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Fête du Village

Every 1st weekend Digne-les-Bains  04000 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Corso de la Lavande - Lavander celebrations! (1st weekend Aug) [cdf-dignelesbains ]
Every 1st Sun L' Escarène  06440 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fête communale (1st Sun Aug)

Les Ferres  06510 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fete communale

Every 1st week L' Isle-sur-la-Sorgue  84800 (Vaucluse) - Féte Nautique
8 Aug Jausiers  04850 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Pottery - Festival de la Céramique
Every 1st weekend Malaucène  84340 (Vaucluse) - Fête du cheval, d'été - Horse Festival
Every 1st Sun Orpierre  05700 (Hautes-Alpes) - Fête patronale
Every 1st weekend Reillanne  04110 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Fête du village
Every 1st Sun Saint Pierre-de-Vassols  84330 (Vaucluse) - Fête patronale St. Pierre

Tourtour  83690 (Var) - Fête folklorique

9 Aug Apt  84400 (Vaucluse) - Pottery Market (Marché Potier) Terres de Provence - Place de la Bouquerie

Ispagnac  48320 (Lozère) - Pottery Market (Marché Potier) - Place du Marché

Every Aug Barcelonnette  04400 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Fetes Latino-Mexicaines - celebrating the town's Mexican heritage (Every Aug)
10 Aug Cotignac  83570 (Var) - Pottery Market (Marché Potier) Terres de Provence

Tourtour  83690 (Var) - Pottery Market (Marché Potier) - Place Bernard Buffet

Every Aug Eze  06360 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fete patronale de la Saint Laurent (Every Aug)
11 Aug Castellane  04120 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Pottery Market (Marché Potier) - Centre ville
12 Aug Arvieux-en-Queyras  05350 (Hautes-Alpes) - Pottery Market (Marché Potier) Terres de Provence
12-13 Aug Céret  66400 (Pyrénées-Orientales) - Pottery Market (Marché Potier) - Place de la Republique, Place Barri
12-14 Aug Anduze  30140 (Gard) - Pottery - Festival de la Céramique - Parc des cordeliers, 9h-19h
13 Aug Varages  83670 (Var) - Pottery Market (Marché Potier)
15th weekend Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer  13460 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Grande Féria - Camargue Pluriel - Bulls and horses, with Abrivado, lots of jazz on all 3 days, and ending with fireworks. (15th weekend Aug)
15 Aug (holiday) Assomption (Assomption)
Every 15th Bédoin  84410 (Vaucluse) - Fête patronale (15th Aug)

Châteauneuf-Villevieille  06390 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fête Patronale (15th Aug)

Marseille  13000 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - pilgrimage to Notre Dame de la Garde (15th Aug)

Every 2nd half Ménerbes  84560 (Vaucluse) - Fête votive
Every Aug Sault  84390 (Vaucluse) - Fête de la Lavande - Lavander Festival (Every Aug)
15 Aug Seillans  83440 (Var) - Pottery Market (Marché Potier) - Place de la Republique
Every 2nd Sun La Tour  06710 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fête patronale
Every Mid Châteaudouble  83300 (Var) - Fête

Guillaumes  06470 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fête patronale de l'Assomption; procession to Notre Dame de Buyei with costumed Sapeurs de l'Empire. - 14th: fireworks; 16th: foire; 18th: giant paëlla (Mid Aug)

Montferrat  83131 (Var) - Fete village

Thoard  04380 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Grande Foire, agricole et artisanale, with sheep-dog trials and all-day demos of working sheep-dogs.

Trigance  83840 (Var) - Fête St. Roch

Valbonne  06560 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fete Patronale - RDV Eglise, 16h

Every Aug Tarascon  13150 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Médiévales de Tarascon - Medieval Festival (Every Aug)
19 Aug Manosque  04100 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Pottery Market (Marché Potier) Terres de Provence
20 Aug Crillon-le-Brave  84410 (Vaucluse) - Pottery Market (Marché Potier) Terres de Provence

Roquebrune-sur-Argens  83520 (Var) - Pottery Market (Marché Potier) Terres de Provence

Every Aug Aigues-Mortes  30220 (Gard) - Fete de la Saint Louis, Fete, marché Médiévale - Medieval Festival, Market (Every Aug)
Every 3rd Sun Aups  83630 (Var) - Féte
Every 3rd weekend Bonnieux  84480 (Vaucluse) - Fête votive

Callas  83830 (Var) - Saint Laurent village fete

Every 3rd Sun Murs  84220 (Vaucluse) - Fête votive (sunday after 15 Aug)

Rognonas  13870 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Fete Saint Roch, with Charrette of draft horses in galloping procession (3rd Sun Aug)

-28 Aug Aigues-Mortes  30220 (Gard) - Fetes de la Saint Louis - Medieval market, events (Every Aug)
Every Aug La Roque-d'Anthéron  13640 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Fete votive de la Saint Louise, tradition and folklore. (Every Aug)
Every Beg weekend Cadenet  84160 (Vaucluse) - Antique fair and painters in the street
Every Beg Coaraze  06390 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fête occitane
Every 15th L' Isle-sur-la-Sorgue  84800 (Vaucluse) - Large Foire Brocante, Flea market

Pertuis  84120 (Vaucluse) - Fête Votive

Every Beg Roquebrune-Cap-Martin  06190 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fete de Roquebrune

Saint Saturnin-lès-Apt  84490 (Vaucluse) - Fête de Village

Every 15th Venasque  84210 (Vaucluse) - Fête patronale
Every Last weekend Coaraze  06390 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Journées Médiévales
Every Last Sun Joucas  84220 (Vaucluse) - Fete de Village
Every Last weekend Miramas  13140 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Fête Médiévale - Medieval Festival, multi-epoques, and artisanal market (Last weekend Aug)
Every Last Monteux  84170 (Vaucluse) - Grand feu d'artifice, spectacle pyromélodique- dernier mardi d'août
Every Last weekend Pernes-les-Fontaines  84210 (Vaucluse) - Fête Traditionelle
Every End Blieux  04330 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Fete de Village

Breil-sur-Roya  06540 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fête de la Maglia

Breil-sur-Roya  06540 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fête de la Maglia

Guillaumes  06470 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Grande Foire d'Ete - Summer Fair - Place de Provence, 8h-16h (End Aug)

Vacqueyras  84190 (Vaucluse) - Fête communal

Every Next to last Sun Banon  04150 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Fête de la St-Just
Every after 24th, Sun Le Chaffaut-Saint Jurson  04510 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Fête patronale
Every after 8th Sun Villecroze  83690 (Var) - Fête: St. Romain
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