We would have liked the heat wave not to arrive so early this year. But, once again, we will see the glass (of mojito) half full and rejoice in the return of summer and the many outdoor events that accompany it.
So, hop, here is our selection of 17 outings not to be missed this weekend. One thing is certain, you will be hot, but you will not be bored.
Friday, May 20, 2022
6 p.m. > Lyon 7 > Reopening
After announcing its permanent closure, the legendary bar Blame it on the Bears has finally just reopened (Phew, we were very scared). To celebrate this resurrection, a big re-opening party is planned for this Friday. On the program: neon, disco, house, goodies, surprises and lots of things to drink (in moderation of course). It’s from 6 p.m. and it’s FREE.
6 p.m. > Lyon 2 > Battle Hip-Hop
This week-end H7 welcomes the Red Bull BC One Camp France. This event dedicated to urban dances and hip-hop kicks off with a bang with DJ sets, a battle and an exhibition. It’s from 6 p.m. to midnight and it’s FREE.
7:00 p.m. > Lyon 3 > Dragshow
Nothing like a little Drag Show to put yourself in a good mood to start the weekend. So direction Boomrang who brings Gemini K and her girlfriends for an evening of musical performances. It’s from 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and it costs €6.
10 p.m. >Lyon 3 > Big party
You were young in the last century? Or do you just like the sounds of the 90s? The evening dance machine is made for you! On the program: hits of the time, arcade terminals, but also clips, pubs and programs of the time. And yes, we can be nostalgic and party anyway! It’s at the Platform from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. and it costs €8.
Saturday May 21, 2022
Make way for pedestrians!
The way is clear is back on Saturday, May 21! This operation organized by the City of Lyon allows pedestrians to enjoy the city differently. For this new opus, more than 90 streets will be pedestrianized (the list can be consulted on the City’s website). Many activities are also offered in the streets and squares thus freed from cars: concert, children’s games, brass band, clearance sale, workshops. DJ sets and food trucks.
9:00 > Lyon 8 > Jumble sale
This Saturday, merchants in the district of My pleasure do their sellout. Avenue de Frères Lumière will be pedestrianized and festive with many events including food trucks and a market for creators and producers. It’s 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and it’s FREE.
10:00 a.m. > Lyon 2 > Creators market
Collective Lyon Can Do It waiting for you at the Bullukian Foundation for a special Mother’s Day designer market (as a reminder, it’s May 29, ungrateful children!). You can take the opportunity to see the exhibition of the foundation Dreamscapes. It’s from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and it’s FREE.
10:00 a.m. > Lyon 7 > Market for creators – bis
Yes, designer markets are popular this weekend! This time, head to the 7th arrondissement of Lyon for the Girondin Spring Markets. On site, you will find pretty objects (jewellery, illustrations, plants, ceramics, accessories, etc.) but also a refreshment bar (the most important!) with fries, skewers and beer. It’s from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and it’s FREE.
10:00 a.m. > Corbas > Old planes
This is an event not to be missed for aviation fans. The Ancient Wings of Corbas are celebrating their 30th birthday this weekend. During their anniversary weekend, you can admire old planes (biplanes, 1940 fighters, etc.). A World War II camp will also be recreated. It’s from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (and it’s also Sunday) at Corbas aerodrome and the entrance is FREE.
11:00 a.m. > Lyon 7 > Neighborhood party
Big atmosphere this Saturday in the 7th arrondissement of Lyon with the 7 en Fête. The Mazagran squares, Jules Guesde and Jean Jaurès will host many activities (show, brass band, batucada, giant wooden games, workshops). The evening will end with music at Place Jean Jaurès with a DJ set to Brazilian rhythms. It’s from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and it’s FREE.
There is no age limit for playing board games!
This weekend, at Stock Exchange Palace, occur the Playful Meetings of Lyon. 25 game publishers will be present to allow you to discover new concepts. So, come with friends, to test board games, investigation games, traditional games or even video games. There will be something for everyone. It’s Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and admission costs €6.
2 p.m. > Quince-en-Beaujolais > wine and bamboche
If you like wine, the countryside and parties, head to Beaujolais for the Brouilly Festival. On site: walks in the vineyards, games, wine competitions, brass band, DJ set, fireworks… And of course the wine bar. It’s from 2 p.m. to midnight at Souzy Castle and it’s FREE.
2 p.m. > Lyon 7 > Birthday
Mimo, the Italian bistro that brilliantly took over from the Indo Café is celebrating its 1 year. On this occasion, the team has concocted a rich program of festivities: quiz, lottery, street food, DJ set and selfie terminal. It’s from 2:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. and it’s FREE.
3:30 p.m. > Lyon 1 > Neighborhood party
Other outdoor party: Owl then in the Charterhouse garden. This popular festival is aimed at young and old alike with a mini-farm, games, workshops, shows, a refreshment bar and a concert. it’s from 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and it’s FREE.
00h00 > Lyon 2 > Big party
On this hot weekend, nothing like a little party Lyon is Burning. It happens at Bellona, the festive barge moored near the Musée des Confluences. On the turntables: Fatalgerian, Lekind and Cora M. It’s from 12:00 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. and it’s FREEupon registration.
Sunday, May 22, 2022
8:00 > Lyon 3 > garage sale
The Monchat district is making its garage sale this Sunday. You will be able to find many second-hand objects there to please you. It takes place on the Place de Château from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the entrance is FREE.
10am> Lyon 6 > bike ride
Take part in one of the 30 departures that converge on the Park head gold for a big picnic. In the afternoon, the procession will resume its journey to the Place Bellecour where many activities will await you to celebrate the joy of pedaling. It’s from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and it’s FREE.
Fortune telling at the Lyon Vert Casino
What does your summer 2022 have in store for you? Will you meet your crush by the beach? Will you win the English roulette jackpot? Are you going to spend it all on cocktails? To find out, go to Clairvoyance Days to Lyon Vert Casino, from Sunday 22 to Tuesday 24 May. Patricia, clairvoyant and professional tarologist, will answer all your questions, even the most intimate ones 😉. Plus it’s from 2:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and that’s FREE !
11:00 a.m. > Villeurbanne > Big festival
This weekend is going the 24 hours of INSA (which actually last 72 hours), the largest student festival in France. The famous engineering school is transforming the Doua campus into a real leisure park with more than 60 activities, races (including the famous 24-hour race which is the origin of this event created 50 years ago) but also concerts and an open air. This Sunday everything is FREE. Something to take care of all day.
3:00 p.m. > Lyon 2 > Open air
the DeltaFestival and Reperksound waiting for you at the Molting station for a open-air super festive. On the program: DJ set, entertainment, glitter, and food in a guinguette atmosphere. It’s from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. and it’s FREE.
SAVE THE DATE: wine and food in Beaujolais
On the weekend of June 17, 18 and 19, the Beaujolais vineyard will be transformed into a kind of giant food court spread over the entire territory. Many estates, cellars and houses will welcome you to share a meal prepared by them or by a guest chef. Animations will also be offered to you to discover the wines of Beaujolais, to understand the profession of winegrower or simply to have a good time.
Total cost for our good plans: 14 € (you will have enough money left to buy sunscreen)
A few good links to finish
☕️ If you are looking for a brunch idea, here is our TOP 20 brunches in Lyon.
🌲 If you are looking for an idea for a walk around Lyon, we have what you need in our Walks section.
🎨 If you want to have an exhibition, take a look at our Culture section.
👶 If you have kids, head over to FamilyCrunch for our pick of cool things to do with the family this weekend.
📺 And you can also find our weekend tips on TV every Friday at 5:45 p.m. on BFM, in the show Top Outputs.