Boat Parade during Port of Nice festival in Cote d'Azur, France

Port Festival in Nice, France is a fun celebration for everyone


Nice in Cote D’Azur hosts many great events during the year.  Port Festival – Fete du Port is an annual festival that attracts many locals and visitors. This celebration is about fun for everyone.

Marching brass band at the Port of Nice celebration
Musical band with flutes at the parade

Port Festival takes place around the Quartier du Port – 3 blocks around the seaport. The location is very close to the downtown area, and it is fairly easy to get there by walking from the famous Promenade des Anglais.

The Fete du Port offers live bands, local food and delicacies at the Chef’s Village, kids’ activities etc. Many local vendors give out free samples of their products, such as cheese, meats and even wine.

Three horse riders at the Port of Nice Festival
Horseback riders in the 18-th century uniforms

Nice port festival also entertains everyone with a parade. The parade is also fun for everyone. It includes amazing flag throwers, strolling musicians, very tall and fascinating characters on stints, colorful floats, magicians and clowns.

The harbour is full of fishing boats and fishermen decorate some of the boats with flowers and parade around the port.

Magician on giant stints performing tricks in front of the kids
Stint artist at the festival in Nice, France

The City of Nice has a webpage about this festival – Fete du Port. The following festival info will be updated there as there was a break due to the pandemic. The expectation is that the date will most likely be set for early June. The festival is free and starts at 4 pm and runs until midnight. Fireworks are displayed around 10:30 pm.

What: Nice Port Festival             Where: Port of Nice, Cote d’Azur                                                     When: TBD 4 pm – midnight

Stint artist at the parade
Three giant fictional characters on stints amaze the visitors

Nearby: 1. The observation point is near the Collin du Chateau, with amazing views of the Nice bay and beaches.                                                 2. The Nice Lighthouse, within a leisurely stroll to take beautiful and romantic pictures.                                  3. The Old Nice and farmers market Cours Saleya.

Pirates on stints towering above the people and doing tricks
Strolling street artists with a bubbles maker, cart and bicycles
Bicycle performer smiling to the spectators

Port Festival Photo Gallery

Street performers on bicycles make everyone smile
The City of Ventimiglia marching band takes part in the port festivities
Flag throwers are getting ready to launch their flags
Flags going up into the air at the parade during the port festival in Nice, France
Flags flying high above the crowd of spectators
Retro dressed driver of the float and his special vehicle
Funny looking float driver and a fascinating giant tri-cycle
Bright blue mermaid float during the port of Nice celebration
Fishing boat decorated with flowers for the Nice Port Festival in France

   16.10.2023  by FPImages


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