What to do in Lyon this weekend (April 29, 30 and May 1)

Time flies and April is already over! So to celebrate the arrival of the month of May as it should be this weekend — and fight again and again against the surrounding gloom — fill the good vibes between events, each as joyous as the next.

Here’s our pick not to miss this weekend in Lyon and the metropolis.

Friday 29 April

20 h 00 > Lyon 2 > Follow The ride


Start the weekend on board The ridedocumentary presented as an echo on the temporary exhibition On the trail of the Sioux by Confluence Museum† The screening is followed by a conversation with the director. It starts at 8pm and counts between €2 and €6 for entry.

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20 h 00 > Lyon 3 > Great Unboxing


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Fence son festival d’improvisation this weekend with 3 rich evenings at emotions. We set our sights on them The song of a midsummer night, a piece of music to Shakespearean tunes that leave room for chance (or not). It happens at theImprovisation Lyon Theater Caféit starts at 9pm and the place is between 10€ and 16€.

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21 h 00 > Lyon 3 > 100% Afro, House and Funk

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the anthill makes way in his galleries to warm up the turntables with Afro, House and Funk sounds. the cosmographic collective invitation Triem et Hello to keep us busy all night. It starts at 9 pm and entry is free

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11 p.m. > Lyon 1 > Baile Funk


We cross the Atlantic to a ball that warms the heart† This is the Carnivalia collective who is at the helm with two 100% Brazilian DJs: DA MATTA et “My B”† The party will smell like the sun. It happens at the M-housefrom 11 p.m. and it’s FREE ENTRANCE

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The return of the LOVE BOAT


Book your Ascension weekend (May 26,27,28) and grab your tickets for the LOVE BOAT † After two years of absence due to this goddamn covid, we are here again for another edition of sound cruises aboard the LOVE BOAT. On the program: 12 cruises, talented performers, entertainment and a caring crew to ensure you have the best of your trip. And above all, especially happiness and love.
Go here to take a seat

Saturday April 30

9 o’clock 00 > Source > Spring


Spring Square in Bron
† All day, freedom square will be covered with flowers, but not only. There are also for practical advice, workshops and snacks go green† Gather at Place de la Liberté, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and it’s FREE

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11 am 00 > Lyon 7 > Vide dressing

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Empty dressing room 100% Lyon influencers plus brunch, weekend combo at the next† You can hunt for gold nuggets, enjoy a chrono massage and of course a snack. It’s 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and it’s FREE ENTRANCE

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2 p.m. > Lyon 7 > Carnival of Brazil


The Carnival of Rio
is coming to Lyon this Saturday. And if you can enjoy Brazilian flavors with OBAcome and test your hips with a samba lesson and a few sequins to top it off. Meet at the municipalityfrom 2 p.m. to 12.30 p.m. and that is FREE ENTRANCE (studio de samba FREE upon registration).

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24 hours to celebrate the diversity of Jazz


Appointment on Saturday 30 April in Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Vienne, at Saint-Exupéry airport and Bourgoin-Jallieu to celebrate Jazz Day. For the 10th consecutive year, enjoy 24 hours of jazz, accompanied by these concerts, brass bands, dances, jam sessions and workshops. Find 250 artists in 80 different places and 70 events. Which largely entertains you! Admission is free and it happens day and night.
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6 pm > Lyon 3 > Season presentation


than the traditional one season presentation ball to start ! And his Lyon Auditorium who will be the first to discover its new programming for the year 2022-2023. With the added bonus of excerpts from works performed by the Orchester National de Lyon, just that! Gather at 6:00 PM and the entrance is FREE on reservation.

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6:00 pm > Villeurbanne > Fanfare festival


We continue with fanfare to say the least with the festival FeFan which will make Villeurbanne resonate. 9 brass bands from Lyon are invited to dance until the end of the night. It happens from 18:00 in the ZAC de Gratte-Ciel and it’s FREE

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7:00 pm > Lyon 3 > Jazz day


Jazz has its day! And for the occasion the food society offers itself a open mic West Coast Hip Hop for the early evening. And if you’re in a playful mood, you can challenge yourself with a blind test† It’s from 7pm to 10pm and it’s FREE

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20:00 > Vaulx-en-Velin > Sonido Del Mondo

Colombian Cumbia and Caribbean Music of the Sixtiesthis is what awaits you at Ground Zero to celebrate 10 years Assemble sound† Course Pambele et crazy soup will also be there before giving way to a DJ set until the end of the night. From 8 p.m. and count 8 euros entrance + free membership.

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8:30 pm > Villeurbanne > Female figures

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Glamorous and sensual atmosphere with the Figures of Women Company who will reveal? son cabaret† Performance, dancing and singing are on the agenda for this blissful evening. It happens at CCVA of Villeurbanneit starts at 8.30pm and costs 25 euros per seat.

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11 p.m. > Lyon 2 > Dance Machine


Resurgence of the 90s in sight
† Get out the bandanas and crop tops for this night where the dance machine will come back to life on the big hits of the decade. for the occasion, the platform gets a makeover for a total vibe! It’s from 10pm to 4am and admission is 8 euros.

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Le comeback du Lyon Whiskey Festival


May 14 & 15will take place 3rd edition of the Lyon Whiskey Festival in the Stock Exchange. Discover Whiskey from all over the world. The concept is simple: pay your entrance fee and all Whiskey tastings are included with the purchase of your ticket. At stake ? Total immersion for 2 days. Whether you’re an amateur, expert, or just curious, there’s something for everyone. In addition, take advantage of the early bird rates directly online.
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9 o’clock 00 > Caluire and Bak > cross Lyon


Traditional appointment for theRowing club Nautique de Lyon who welcomes not far from 400 passionate rowers casting a 28 km route along the Saône† And for those who stay on the quay, the event is just as fascinating to watch! Departure at 9:00 AM from the Aviron Union Nautique de Lyon site and it is FREE

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9 o’clock 00 > Lyon 1 > Seeds of Art

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l’Association Alzur put on your bags la place Sathonay for a craft market† Exhibitors, events and concerts are on the agenda. Graines d’Art takes place on Saturday 30 May and Sunday 1 May from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM. FREE

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9 o’clock 00 > Villeurbanne > Do it Green

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The canal fleas give a place of honor know how tocraftart art du filupcycling will be in the spotlight with workshops and exhibitors attending for the occasion. It is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and charge 4 euros for the entrance (FREE from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.)

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10:00 am > Lyon 7 > Making twigs spring


Change of environment at chromatic with a spring day. The cultural bar welcomes the twigsdesigner workshop boutique† You can enjoy pastries while walking among the 9 exhibitors present. See you from 10am to 6pm and it’s FREE ENTRANCE

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12 noon > Lyon 2 > For le Sucre

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Afternoon in the company of Bargain Hunters in Lyon ouch Heat† Chill atmosphere, good food and good finds for this sweet first day of May. It’s from 12:00 to 22:00 and entry is free

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Total good deals of the weekend: maximum 59 euros!

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