February is traditionally the time for major winter festivals on the Côte d'Azur: Mandelieu, Nice and Menton are lit up by athousand lights to celebrate their respective traditional festivals of the Mimosa Festival, the carnival and the Citrus Festival. For over fifty years at this time of year, the Côte d'Azur has been the meeting point for families and fans of the popular festivals that enliven the Côte d’Azur coast, with their processions of characters, flower battles and carnival floats…
from february 17 to march 03, 2018
After the King of Energy, symbol of strength and resilience, His Carnaval Majesty for 2018 will be, "King ofSpace." A theme which plays on the tradition and modernity of Nice, which is at the same time the 4th "smart city" in the world and the city whose observatory has discovered the most planets in the last century!
As every year, the Carnaval de Nice will offer its spectacular and creative parades, combining grace and daring while offering the chance to discover or rediscover the charms of Nice and the Côte d'Azur in winter.
THE LEMON FESTIVAL - MENTON
Fromfebruary 17 to march 07, 2018
This 85th edition will be dedicated to Bollywood.
Giant motifs made with citrus fruit in the Biovès Garden, parades with floats decorated with oranges and lemons... such are some the of the high points of La Fête du Citron.
Mimosa Festival - MANDELIEU LA NAPOULE
from 20 to february 28, 2018
Mandelieu celebrates its emblematic flower in a wide variety of decorative forms at fashions hows, bands and processions of floral floats at the end of the afternoon and in the evening with illuminated flower parades. Mandelieu is a key stage on the Route du Mimosa (Mimosa trail) which runs for 130km and provides an opportunity to discover the charms of the French Riviera in winter.
Do not miss…
NAVAL FLOWER BATTLES - VILLEFRANCHE SUR MER
In the Port de la Santé of Villefranche-sur-Mer, procession of Mediterranean pointus (traditional boats) bedecked with local flowers (carnations, mimosas...), representing different motifs.
On the program: Parade of folk groups, Flower bedecked naval,Serenade with folk groups
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DES JEUX - CANNES
from 23 to February 25, 2018
Palais des Festivals et des Congrès
Three days of games for young and old.