A new season calls for new fun. Even though September is technically the start of autumn, the new season doesn't come into full swing until October. And you can bet that this month will have a lot in store! From holidays to seasonal festivals, spending October in Paris is always exciting. Of course, this year is no different. October 2022 is looking to be an eventful month in Paris. There’s Nuit Blanche, the Wine Harvest Festival in Montmartre, and Halloween at Le Grand Rex, to name a few. Just because the weather is cooler now, it doesn't mean that the French capital gets any less busy.
International Artists Live in Paris
As usual, international artists are flocking to Paris. They include the French capital as part of their world tours or their specifically want to perform live in this bustling metropolis. In any case, fans of some of the most famous acts in the world have a few concerts to look forward to. There's the iconic boyband, the Backstreet Boys, live at AccorHotels Arena on October 8. Three days later, on October 11, Grammy Award-winning rockstar Sting will perform at the very same venue. And later on, from October 21 to 22, bestselling rapper and songwriter Kendrick Lamar will set the stage ablaze. He will also perform live at the AccorHotels Arena.
Nuit Blanche (October 1 to 2)
The first night of October 2022 in Paris is set to be one of its most exciting. Why? Because it's Nuit Blanche
! Translated to 'Sleepless Night,' it's an annual event where the entire city of Paris, including all its different neighborhoods
, will stay up all night and have a ball. There will be concerts, parties, soirees, galas, and more. Even the city's most famous museums will stay open until the early hours of the very next day. That alone should tell you that this is an event you shouldn't miss! It will start in the early evening of October 1 and will end around the early morning of October 2.
Halloween Festival at Disneyland Paris (Starts on October 1)
Halloween may be on October 31 but here in Disneyland Paris, it starts on the very first day of the month! Starting October 1, 2022, the entire theme park will hold its annual Halloween celebration! Gone are the pretty princess, adorable critters, and other famous characters from your favorite Disney films
. The villains will now take over Disneyland Paris, spreading all sorts of mischief across the land. Though there will still be the daily parades and all the rides will remain open, it's going to be a different kind of theme park all month long.
Wine Harvest Festival (October 5 to 9)
From October 5 to 9, 2022, Montmartre
is the place to be here in Paris! It's on this very weekend that the famous district will host its annual Wine Harvest Festival. One of the biggest events in Paris, it's all about locally made wine and the process behind it. Of course, drinking bottles of the stuff is the best part, but you can also stomp on grapes, watch the parade full of folk music, and more! Beyond just enjoying the fine wine, you'll also get to learn its history, how it's made, and its significance in Paris and beyond.
Jazz sur Seine (October 7 to 22)
As if Paris hasn't had enough of jazz, the Jazz sur Seine is set to fill the French capital with the snazziest beats around. It's an annual music festival that the Paris Jazz Club Association holds every year, all to highlight this amazing genre. It's also among the biggest events of its kind, complete with a whopping 150+ concerts and performances in over 20 nightclubs in Paris. Practically all 20 arrondissements
won't escape jazz during the festival, which is set to take place from October 7 to 22, 2022. Are you ready for it?
Paris Motor Show (October 17 to 22)
If you're into automobiles, you won't want to miss the iconic Paris Motor Show. Set in the Porte de Versailles Convention Center, it's a showcase of the best of the best in luxury cars. All of the biggest brands will be there—BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Audi, Ferrari, and more! Around 250 of them will present their latest models and technologies, laying down the future automobile and luxury transportation for all the world to see. The event only takes place every two years and since 2020 was the year of the Covid-19 pandemic, this upcoming 2022 edition will be the first in four years!
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Salon d'Automne (October 28 to 31)
Paris's Fall Art Show, 'Salon d'Automne
,' returns on October 28, 2022. It's going to be one of the biggest art exhibitions in the city, presenting the most awe-inspiring works by a plethora of artists, both historic and contemporary and both French and International. The first edition was set by legendary names such as Cezanne, Roualt, and Matisse. This alone should tell you just how important this annual event is in the art world and beyond. If you're in Paris at this time, check this exhibition out by going to the famous Champs Elysées
, where it's set to take place until the end of the month.
Halloween at Le Grand Rex (October 31)
No list of upcoming events in October (2022) is complete without mentioning Halloween. And here in Paris, apart from Disneyland Paris, the best place to celebrate this holiday is at the iconic Le Grand Rex theater on Boulevard Poissonnière. Every year, this famous cinema screens the best horror films ever, ranging from cult classics to new releases that were box office hits. If you're up for a fright—and a great date night to boot!—then there's no better place than here. Just make sure your throat is ready because you're bound to be screaming all day long!
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Even as autumn comes to fruition this October 2022, Paris remains as bustling as ever. There are so many exciting events lined up for the upcoming month, ranging from exciting festivals to fun holidays that everyone will enjoy!