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Main events

January :

  • « Zik en poche » musical nights (until June)

March :Grande Roue Foire de Printemps

April :

  • Street market in the Centre-Ville

Bénédiction des MotardsFrom April to October :

  • Yard sale

May :

Flower market and celebration of Z’Arts Up painters

Street art festival

Pardon de la Batellerie (water festival with various activities such as the dressing of boats and barges)

Bénédiction des motards (bikers’ festival)

Pentecôte festivities (agriculture fair, etc.)

Cycling Grand Prix

Pardon de la Batellerie

June :

  • Local products and craftwork market
  • Danse Gala (Local Danse Institute)
  • 18th of the June celebration (1940, General de Gaulle’s speech)
  • Fête de la Musique (music festival)

14 juillet Feu d'artifice Mont Liébaut

From June to September :

District fairs all over town

Various musical events

July :

14th of July celebration (commemoration of the storming of the Bastille)

Les Estivales (various music events)

Béth’2Scènes (Hip-Hop festival)

End of August – Beginning of September :

Grande Braderie (large street market)

Béthune Rétro 1

September :

  • Béthune Rétro (rock festival that brings together old car lovers and takes the city back to the 50’ and 60’)
  • Forum of Sport Associations
  • Rallye du Béthunois (Old car race since 1976)
  • European Heritage Days
  • Procession in Naviaux (meeting of the Charitables, a brotherhood created in 1188 during the plague epidemic)

Les Foulées de l'Amitié

October :

Foulées de l’Amitié (foot race)

November :Feu d'artifice Marché de Noel

  • Cemetery ceremonies
  • Flea market
  • Winter fair
  • Local products and craftworks market
  • Saint-Eloi celebration (day off work)

December :

  • Homage to the dead of the Algerian War
  • International chess tournament
  • Christmas market

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