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Nice Roller
When: May 2010
Where: Promenade des Anglais
Cost: Course entry EUR12
Fax: +33 (0) 4 93 13 97 64
Phone: +33 (0) 4 93 13 97 64

For two days, Nice’s seafront is taken over by roller-bladers whizzing down the famous Promenade des Anglais.
The first day of the event is given over to family fun and games, with roller-blading Walt Disney characters providing entertainment and balletic demonstrations from freestyle experts.

La Fete des Mai
When: 1 – 31 May 2010; Sun only (annual)
Where: Arènes de Jardins de Cimiez
Cost: Free
Opening Hours: All day Sunday

On every Sunday in May, Nice celebrates its history with free events in the Arènes de Jardins de Cimiez.

This traditional festival originated hundreds of years ago when locals honoured the Earth Goddess and the arrival of spring. Local people chopped down a pine tree, setting it up in the nearby temple and covering it with garlands and flowers. The tradition continued into the Middle Ages and, with the exception of the two World Wars in the 20th century, has continued uninterrupted ever since.

Nice Jazz Festival
When: 17 July – 24 July 2010
Where: Arènes de Jardins de Cimiez
Cost: From €49 (€22 students)
Website: www.nicejazzfest.com

The Nice Jazz Festival, one of three major jazz events in Europe with Montreux and The Hague, draws more than 45,000 spectators every summer with its 500 plus musicians, 8 days, 75 concerts and 120 hours of magic and music! Every night from 7 pm to midnight, 3 stages present a prestigious array of world-famous artists

Nice International Military Tattoo
When: October 2010
Where: Around the city
Cost: Free

International Festival of Military Music, International bands take to the streets to perform

Christmas Village
When: Dec 20010 – Jan 2010 (annual)
Where: Place Masséna
Cost: Free
Opening Hours: 11am-8pm

Nice’s Place Massena hosts a charming Christmas fair every year. Chalets offer traditional handicrafts and gifts, including Provençal specialities such as honey, lavender and traditional Santons figurines. There’s also a public skating rink, a big wheel, a bouncy castle and more.

Nice Carnival
When: Feb 13th – 01 March
Website: www.nicecarnaval.com

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