Carnaval de Chalon-sur-Saône

The Carnival of Chalon-sur-Saône is celebrated before Lent and ends on Mardi Gras.
On the program of the Carnival: marching band, parade of giant mannequins, dance and singing shows.
The inhabitants of the city go out to participate in this festival, to launch confetti, streamers, parade on the street, sing, dance ... but also to enjoy the carnival.

Chalon dans la rue

"Chalon dans la rue" is since its creation in 1987, one of the most important street theater festivals organized in France.
For almost a week, many more original shows are organized in the city center, to offer all the participants a show until the end of the night.


This event brings together French and foreign balloonists.
Beyond the international sporting event, it is also an opportunity to come alone, with friends or family, to discover these amazing machines! Musical entertainment, games, meetings with balloonists and their crew, hot air ballooning, giant toboggan, children's circus, circus and juggling workshops, aerobatics, parachuting, microlighting are all activities that will delight young and old alike the weekend.


Going on pilgrimage with the diocese of Autun:
Each year, two pilgrimages are proposed: one in May and the other in July.
(Date of 2016: From May 5 to 10, From 06 to 11 July)
The journey is by coach, departing from different places of Saône and Loire.
On the spot, every half day, one or more activities are proposed to the pilgrims:
- celebrations and times of prayer: with other pilgrims present in Lourdes or in the diocese.
- teaching or catechetical time.
- times of meetings, to share, to exchange.
- personal time, to pray, to take stock, to ask, to reflect.

Evènements culturels

Many programs are announced in the beginning of 2016 in the town of Chalon-sur-Saône. You will find attached all the information and information:

For exhibitions:
For concerts / shows:
For events:
For events at the Salle Marcel Sembat: