The must-see events on the French Riviera this summer 2022

The must-see events on the French Riviera this summer 2022

This summer promises to be unforgettable in Nice! Book your vacation in the capital of the Côte d'Azur to enjoy the many musical, sports and cultural events. With family, friends or alone, take advantage of your stay in the sun to create incredible memories during the various events and parties planned in Nice and the surrounding area. The Best Western Plus Hotel Masséna has selected the must-see events on the French Riviera.

Book your stay at the Best Western Plus Hotel Masséna Nice to be close to the wild parties and sporting events organized by the city of Nice. In the heart of the city center, just a minute's walk from the famous Place Masséna, you can easily access festivals, sports competitions or fireworks.


A festive and sporty summer in Nice

Musical events in Nice this summer 2022 :

  • Nice Jazz Festival from 15 to 19/07 : First jazz festival in the world, it was celebrated for the first time in 1948 at the Opera of Nice and at the Municipal Casino on the Place Masséna with Louis Armstrong, Suzy Delai and Yves Montand. 70 years later, the Nice Jazz Festival is represented by a diversity of cultures with a mix of different musical genres. On the program this year: Ibrahim Maalouf, Clara Luciani or Iggy Pop.

  • Music Festival on 21/06 : Every year, the Music Festival is celebrated everywhere in the streets of Nice and especially on the Place Masséna where many artists performed such as Patrick Bruel, Angèle or Pascal Obispo.

  • Crossover Festival from 08 to 11/09 : Vibrate to the rhythm of electro, rap and French scene sounds during the new edition of the Crossover Festival at the Théâtre de Verdure in Nice. IAM, Boris Brejcha or Laylow will be there.

 The unmissable events on the Côte d'Azur this summer 2022 - Credit Festival Crossover Nice
 The unmissable events on the Côte d'Azur this summer 2022 - Credit Festival Crossover Nice
  • Nice Classic Live from 16/07 to 09/08: It is one of the most beautiful musical appointments in Nice, the Nice Classic Live takes place in the heart of the Cloister of the Monastery of Cimier for a breathtaking edition.

A 100% sport stay for your summer vacations:

  • Ironman France Nice 70.3 (Half Ironman) and Ironman France Nice on 26/06: Participate as an athlete or come and watch one of the most beautiful triathlon competitions in France. The race is composed of 3 events: 1.9 or 3.8 km of swimming, 90 or 180 km of cycling and 21.1 or 42.195 km of running with an unforgettable finish on the Promenade des Anglais facing the Mediterranean.

  • Prom'Swim from 17 to 18/09 : What if you took the crazy bet to swim across Nice ? Take part in the 6th edition of the Prom'Swim in the famous Baie des Anges. On the program 7 events: 500m kids, relay 3 x 500m, 1km, 2km, 5km and the 10km alone or in relay 3 x 3,3 km.

  • Nice Côte d'Azur by UTMB from 22 to 25/09: Come and discover the incredible landscapes of the French Riviera during an extraordinary urban trail. You can choose between 4 distances: 165 km, 111 km, 59 km and 25 km. Finish this thrilling race with a triumphant arrival in Nice on the Promenade des Anglais.

Organize your 2023 vacation in Nice in advance and prepare your bags for a stay under the sign of the oval ball. In 2023, your 4-star hotel in the heart of downtown Nice will encourage and support the teams participating in the Rugby World Cup. Nice is the host city for this world event, hosting Italy, Scotland, Japan, Uruguay and Wales in the group stage of the competition.

Nice has many surprises in store for you during your summer stay at the Hotel Masséna, with major cultural events such as the Book Festival (from 03 to 05/06), the European Heritage Days (from 17 to 18/09), the Cirque du Soleil (from 21 to 24/07) and the Plages du Rire (from 03 to 05/08). More good reasons to come to Nice this summer!


Vibrate to the rhythm of summer events from Cannes to Menton via Monaco


  • The Pyrotechnic Festival from 14/07 to 24/08 : Come and admire one of the most incredible Pyrotechnic Art Festival in the world. During 6 evenings, the bay of Cannes lights up with a thousand fires for the happiness of children and adults.

  • Les Plages Electroniques from 05 to 07/08 : For this 15th edition, the festival promises a crazy program with David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Paul Kalkbrenner, Charlotte de Witte and Damso as headliners. And all this with your feet in the sand!

Plages Electroniques Ville de Cannes - Credit Palais de Festivals
Plages Electroniques Ville de Cannes - Credit Palais de Festivals
  • The Régates Royales from 18 to 24/09: The port of Cannes welcomes once again the most beautiful boats in the world: sumptuous sailboats, luxurious yachts as well as a fleet of about fifty Dragons are there.


  • Jazz Festival from 06 to 19/07: Facing the Mediterranean Sea, Jazz à Juan is held every year and thrills fans of all jazz styles with a quality program: George Benson, John Legend or Diana Krall.


  • Festival des Nuits Carrées from 23 to 25/06 : An unmissable musical event on the French Riviera, the festival is held every year in an exceptional site, at the foot of the impressive Fort Carré on the waterfront.

Festival des Nuits Carrées Antibes - Credit Festival des Nuits Carrées
Festival des Nuits Carrées Antibes - Credit Festival des Nuits Carrées
  • Fireworks / Pyromelodic Festival from the 12th to the 24th of August: Every summer, Antibes lights up to offer a real spectacle of lights and sounds to tourists from all over the world and to the inhabitants of the French Riviera.


  • Festival Nuits du Sud from 08 to 23/07 : Go to the Place du Grand Jardin to enjoy the sounds of many famous artists such as Bob Sinclar, Camelia Jordana or Benjamin Biolay.


  • Beaulieu Classic Festival from 10 to 17/09 : For this 20th edition, Beaulieu-sur-Mer honors classical music by making it accessible to all thanks to a program with very eclectic repertoires.

  • Les Nuits Guitares from 20 to 22/07 : Come and listen to the greatest names of the guitar in the garden of the Olivaie, a real olive grove with more than 100 hundred-year-old olive trees.


  • Jumping International Monte-Carlo from 30/06 to 02/07: Attend one of the most beautiful horseback riding competitions in the world in the prestigious principality of Monaco. It is the 3rd most attended sporting event in Monaco after the F1 Grand Prix and the Tennis Masters.

Jumping International Monte-Carlo - Credit LGCT
Jumping International Monte-Carlo - Credit LGCT
  • Monte-Carlo Summer Festival from 13/07 to 14/08: Several privileged places in Monaco welcome all summer the biggest international stars such as Alicia Keys, Pink Martini or the Black Eyed Peas.

  • Monaco Art en Ciel (date not yet confirmed): Created in 1966, the Monte-Carlo International Pyromelodic Fireworks Competition takes place in 4 evenings, 2 in July and 2 in August.


  • Music Festival from 29/07 to 13/08: Perched above the sea from the square of the Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel under a starry sky, the festival is one of the most beautiful classical music festivals in the world. It welcomes each year prestigious artists such as Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Nobuyuki Tsujii or Patricia Kopatchinskaja.


Our team is happy to inform you about the fireworks organized every summer in Nice and its surroundings for July 14th and August 15th. Prepare your agenda and book your weekend in Nissa la Bella for a colorful summer!