Festivals and Events

APRIL 2018


Heat of the French Waveski-surfing Cup

Between the 28th and the 30th of April

on the Ris Beach of Douarnenez

MAY 2018

Grand Prix GUYADER

From 5th to 13th of May 2018 in Douarnenez

This event is today one of the largest gatherings of sailors all disciplines : big boats of the offshore race, the mythical Dragon, Paddle, kayak, Diam 24.





Little curiosites at low tide


9th, 12th, 22nd, 28th, 29th of May

Boat crossing of 5 minutes and then guided strolling on the island. Departure from the Treboul marina near the sailing school (pontoon J)

Be careful! No picnic during the visit, the dogs are not allowed on the island, please avoid walking stick!

You have to register at the Douarnenez tourist office! Phone number: 02 98 92 13 35

Also guided walks (2 hours) on the 30th of April and the 1st, 2nd, 14th, 18th, 19th, 29th of May.

Mondial Pupilles, international football league

from 10th to 13th of May

in Plomelin, this U13 international football league happens every year since 1986


JUNE 2018


14th Marie-Agnès PERRON Trophy

from 11th to 16th of June

between Douarnenez and Belle-île

Iroise sea and South Brittany present a whole range of shores, islands and narrow passages that create different conditions of navigation.

The Nuit des Sables Blancs Festival


 The 29th and the 30th of June

Two nights of music on the beach of Douarnenez

JULY 2018

The TOUR DE FRANCE will cross the Finistère!

The 11th of July,

this first finisterian stage (the 12th they will be in North Finistère) will be composed of slopes and descents, good for escapes or punchers. It will be the first stage of the Tour that presents real difficulties. The racing cyclists will climb the Montagnes Noires (Black Mountains), first massif on their course. Relatively narrow, the Montagnes Noires and the following summits (Cast, Locronan), will be maybe the opportunity for the cyclists to test themselves on slopes sometimes steep.

Approaching the end of the stage, they will go through Locronan. The end will be judged in the heights of Quimper, in Penvillers.

The festival de l'insolite


Le 14 juillet à Mahalon

Beds race, children animations, unusual world records ..etc. And obviously a organized dinner with open-air dance and fireworks



From 25/07 to 29/07/2018

Go from 25th to 29th of July 2018 at the Port of Rosmeur for a festival unique and inimitable!

Hortensia Festival


Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd of July

In Mahalon, an exhibition of over 350 varieties of hydrangea. You will find gardening advice, exhibition of decorated cucurbits, exhibition and sell of nursery growers, initiation workshops (cutting, grafting, layering..). It's the most important regional exhibition.
Free for children!





Cornouaille Festival at Quimper

From 24th to 29th of July 2018

Concerts, all sorts of activities, competitions to see who are the best bagadoù (bagpipe players), bell ringers or dancers... And the Grand Parade on Sunday which brings everyone together in traditional costume. That is what the Cornouaille Festival holds in store. For a week every summer, the historic heart of Quimper beats to the Celtic rhythm, to the great delight of its 250,000 visitors.


The Vieilles Charrues Festival


From 19th to 22nd of July

Pop Rock Festival; 

Fete de Bruyeres at Beuzac Cap Sizun

14th July 2016

5 minutes from the campsite ! Breton wedding parade on floats, shows, Fest noz and firework displays. This typical Breton festival offers a real family atmosphere.



Festival Interceltique de Lorient

Du 05/08 au 14/08/2016

During the second week of August, all the Celtic countries head for Lorient! For around 50 years, the famous Festival Interceltique which takes place there gives centre stage to Celtic music and culture, with concerts, shows, dance, processions, cultural aspects and more...





Embroidery Festival at  Pont-l'Abbé

Mid-July 2015 (10-13 July 2015)

For over half a century, the Embroidery Festival at Pont-l'Abbé, a four-day family festival, has been bringing the Bigouden and Breton traditions back to life, and adding a dash of foreign folklore into the mix. Over 30,000 spectators come each year to find out about the rich Breton culture, where music and dance have pride of place. Breton bagpipe bands and Celtic groups can be found in all the streets and on stage, all coming together in a huge finale in honour of the Queen of the Embroiders.


Festival du Bout du Monde in Crozon


From 5/8/16 to 7/8/16

The Festival du Bout du Monde (End of the world) is a mixture of music/music of the world which in addition to its programming, is reputed for the warm, family atmosphere which is present there, the beauty of the site and the quality of the welcome.





From 21/07 to 26/07/2015


In the extreme west of Europe
The third week of August, Plozévet in the far west of Brittany, halfway between Quimper and the Pointe du Raz, becomes the crossroads of the world. Approximately 800 artists representing a dozen countries on 5 continents gather rendezvous. Each year, a week's time, our little town of barely 3,000 souls, is invaded to his greatest happiness by nearly 30,000 visitors. A challenge like to raise 200 volunteers of our association, competing imagination to concoct a program that may well envy their many very large, creating an incredible non-stop excitement in the streets of the village galas, concerts, parades, craft market, aperitif-concerts, tours, exhibitions etc... in all thirty shows or animations... Another priority for programmers: to offer festival goers a fair compromise between the ticketed and free events... thus making them accessible to event all...