Great Festivals to Come in May 2019

May marks the end of Easter, end of school holidays, and the return to work. But don’t let that get you down. In Lyon, May also means long weekends due to bank holidays and lots to do.


The long weekends mean lots of festivals: from Lyon Improv Fest (4th-11th May) which is perfect for drama lovers, to the street art festival Peinture Fraiche (3rd-12th May), to the party that Nuits Sonores music festival brings (28th May-2nd June).

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Aside from festivals, there’s plenty of fun sport on offer. Don’t just head to the gym to exercise. Take part in the zombie course in the fort outside Lyon (3rd-4th May). Or run as part of the Courir Pour Elles (19th May) or Ultra Boucle de la Sarra (17th-18th May) races.

Check out the highlights in Lyon this May 2019

Discover Improvised Theatre in Lyon

Lyon’s Improv Fest makes its return this year from 4th-11th May 2019, with the opening and closing nights taking place at Lyon’s Comédie Odéon. Improv shows are all in English!