Provence is a land of traditions and Grimaud is no exception! Every year, on 14, 15 & 16 August, the village is in festive mood…

The Fête du Village de Grimaud… 3 days of music, fun and games, and flavours!

An ancestral celebration

The origins of this festival are lost in past centuries. .
Initially a religious occasion based on the 15 August celebration of the Virgin Mary, it is also a village festival which during the middle ages was accompanied by a major agricultural fair in the gardens of the Notre Dame de la Queste Chapel. Breeders and merchants came from all over the Gulf to buy and sell all kinds of goods as well as livestock.

It was also a joyous occasion full of music and dance, and this aspect has remained in the hearts of the population.

That is why, nowadays, between land and sea, we perpetuate this village festival as a celebration of all traditions, with religious services and processions, festive balls, shows and firework displays, not forgetting our gastronomy with the great aïoli from La Queste.

Program 2019

Wednesday 14th August : streets’ animation and ball

For the opening of its village festival, Grimaud invites you in its medieval streets, to follow fanfares and nice crazy robots, to sail on an enchanted carousel!
To end iup well, will you give us a dance?

Program
19h00 – 23h00 – Place de l’Eglise : Jeux forains géants, en bois
19h00 – 20h15 – Place Vieille : Concert du groupe Bastringue Band
19h30 – 20h00 – Place Neuve > Rue des Templiers > Place de l’Eglise : Déambulation des Bonbecs
19h45 – 20h15 – Place Neuve : Animation avec l’homme « Jeux-Vol », avec son avion rempli de 1 000 surprises
20h00 – 21h00 – Place de l’Eglise : Spectacle de cape et d’épée « Scaramouche »
20h15 – 21h15 – Place Vieille : Planétarium (séance d’une heure, pour enfants uniquement)
20h15 – 20h55 – Place Vieille > Place Neuve > Rue du Gacharel > Place des Pénitents : Déambulation de l’homme à 4 jambes
20h15 – 20h45 – Place Neuve > Rue du Gacharel > Place des Pénitents : Déambulation des Bonbecs
20h45 – 21h15 – Place Neuve : Animation avec l’homme « Jeux-Vol », avec son avion rempli de 1 000 surprises
21h00 – 21h30 – Place des Pénitents > Rue du Gacharel > Place Neuve : Déambulation des Bonbecs
21h15 – 22h00 – Place Vieille : Planétarium (séance d’une heure, pour enfants uniquement)
21h30 – 22h30 – Place Neuve : Spectacle et show laser « Et maintenant, place à quelque chose de vraiment différent »
22h00 – 22h30 – Place Vieille > Place de l’Eglise : Déambulation des Bonbecs
22h30 – 01h00 – Place Neuve (sous le kiosque) : Concert & bal par le groupe OrcheSTAR

Thursday 15th August

On this 2nd day, you will go from land to sea. A dose of ceremony, a hint of tradition and a final sound and light!

Program…
Grimaud (village) :
From 9.00pm – Place Neuve : party with DJ JLOW

Port Grimaud :
From 6.30pm : Fête de la Mer et des pêcheurs (Festival of the Sea and Fishermen)
Mass and procession in the canals – Aperitif at the foot of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi

Fireworks
10.30pm – Port Grimaud 1 Beach

As part of the commemorations of 15th August
Port Grimaud 1 :
10am – Ceremony at the D-Day Stele
Grimaud (village) :
11.15am: Spray Deposit at the Liberation Roundabout
11.45am : Gathering at the City Hall
12pm : Ceremony at the War Memorial

Friday 16th August: Great field day in Notre Dame de la Queste

For this 3rd day, a country atmosphere, family and friendly, outdoors, waiting for you to reconnect with the tradition of the agricultural fair of yesteryear.

Program…
10.30am : Mass and procession in the park of the chapel Notre Dame de la Queste
12.30pm : Aioli and picnic
Registration required
Menu 25 € (starter, main course, dessert, drink, coffee) – For those who wish, you can book a picnic basket (10€) (additional information and rates from Grimaud Animation).

All day : Small farm of Ranch de la Mène

2pm to 5pm : Music band « Guinguette » & balloon animation

Info & contact

The association Grimaud Animation and the Tourist Office of Grimaud organize the Fête du village of Grimaud

Further details:
Tourist Office : + 33 (0)4 94 54 43 83
Grimaud Animations : + 33 (0)6 63 05 48 74

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