February 2019 - A Month of Festivals and Fun Here in Lyon

There’s something for everyone in Lyon this February 2019: from green and vegan festivals to Hip-Hop Music. Get out of bed and go explore Lyon!.


We know it’s cold outside, and we still haven’t had proper snow, but don’t let winter get you down. There’s plenty going on in Lyon this month. February is a month of festivals.
If you’re into tattooing, there’s a festival for that, if you’re trying to go vegan, there’s a festival for that, if you like cosplay, there’s a festival for that… You get the idea.

Chinese New Year parade in Lyon Guillotière. © Marie Perrin

New Year’s Eve wasn’t enough for you? No worries, it’s Chinese New Year on 5th February 2019! Head down to Guillotière for the annual parade of colourful dragons and music, with street food.
The parade itself will start at 3:30pm on Sunday 10th February 2019 from Rue Passet, in Lyon 7. But aside from the parade, there will be food on offer, as well as martial arts demonstrations and dances.
Another big event in February, for lovers everywhere, is Valentine’s Day. Lyon’s orchestra is ready to bring romance to your Valentine’s night, playing some of classical music’s most passionate pieces.

What to do in February 2019 in Lyon

A Temporary Ice Rink Comes to Lyon’s Presqu’île

Until 2nd March 2019, Lyon’s Presqu’île is hosting a temporary ice rink, situated on Rue République, Rue Grolée and Rue Carnot.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Music of the Greatest Lovers

Lyon’s orchestra will play some of classical music’s most romantic pieces on Valentine’s Night.

Hip Hop Comes to Lyons’ Contemporary Art Museum

A night of hip-hop will come to Lyon’s Contemporary Art Museum on 16th February 2019.

Lyon fairs and festivals: a stall at Primevère festival

Primevère Salon, Go Green this 2019!

Head over to the Primevère Salon at Lyon’s Eurexpo from 22nd-24th February to learn about how you can go green this 2019.

Olympique Lyonnais to Face FC Barcelona in the Champions League

FC Barcelona will travel to Lyon’s Groupama stadium on 19th February 2019 for their final 16 Champions League match.

Chinese New Year: Celebrate The Year of the Pig in Lyon!

There’s lots to do in Lyon for Chinese New Year, but it is the annual festival at Guillotière that is certainly not to be missed.

Escape Reality at Lyon’s Yggdrasil Festival

Enter three imaginary worlds at this years Yggdrasil festival, held at the Eurexpo in Lyon on 16th and 17th February 2019.

Take Veganuary into February

Explore the vegan and vegetarian lifestyle at VeggieWorld, Lyon’s vegetarian and vegan festival.

Calling all Tattoo and Piercing fans!

A tattoo and piercing festival is coming to Lyon on the 9th and 10th February 2019.

shishi no kaisha charles freger at musee des confleunces in lyon

Discover Yokainoshima: Spirits of Japan at Musée des Confluences

Japanese spirituality from the beginning to now.

Lyon’s Musée des Beaux-Arts Launches New Exhibition on Roman Emperor Claudius

The exhibition at Lyon’s Musée des Beaux-Arts celebrates Lyon-born Emperor Claudius through more than 150 works.

Discover a Variety of Beetles at Lyon’s Musée des Confluences

The world of beetles comes to Lyon’s Musée des Confluences.

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