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Fête de la Musique 2025 in Paris

The longest day and the shortest night of the year shouldn't just silently pass by. Do like the Parisians—party all night long!

Dates: June 21

Fête de la Musique
Fête de la Musique
Fête de la Musique
Fête de la Musique

Summer solstice? Why not use this excuse to party? Some 200,000 visitors annually take to Paris streets. The entire city stays awake for concerts and other splendid events that is offered all over the city's bars, restaurants, and often right in the streets. You're also welcome to join the mass celebration.

Head to the French capital for the best revelry in the city's streets, squares and parks. You'll be entertained by live bands, professional singers, DJs and drummers. Amateur musicians will surprise you around every corner.

Festival locations

Multiple stages are set up all over the city. Street musicians of all genres and styles take over the streets. Check out the most famous festival's locations—Jardin des Tuileries, the Institut du Monde Arabe, the Petit Palais, Jardin du Luxembourg, the Louvre, Place Denfert Rochereau and of course the banks of the Seine. For this occasion, the city offers discounted public transport, which runs all night long. The concerts run from 6 pm to 12:30 am.

Among the most unusual locations is Eglise Saint-Eustache, which hosts the annual Saint-Eustache Festival, featuring 36 hours of free concerts on June 20-21. The festival was initiated by the parish priest of Saint-Eustache and it was supported by the community. The 36-hour music marathon, with riffs, keyboards, beats, choirs, and organ under the roof of Paris's Les Halles cathedral, is one of the most interesting happenings in the Fête de la Musique framework.

Fête de la Musique History

The Fête de la Musique was first celebrated in 1982. Its creators were the minister of culture Jack Lang, architect and scenographer Christian Dupavillon, and composer Maurice Fleuret. In 1985, during the European Year of Music, Fête de la Musique was exported across the continent Since then, it has spread considerably throughout the world and is now known as Music Day, Make Music Day or World Music Day in 120 countries. Although this festival became equally successful outside of Paris, it's still the ultimate experience to live this through in the city of its birthplace.

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