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AT A GLANCE May 2019


1st May - 31st May

Around the region May 2019

WHEN & WHERE?WHAT?
Throughout May
Argelès sur Mer
Argelès Photo Nature.
Throughout May
Across les Aspres
Le Printemps de l’Aspre.
Wednesday 1st
Across the region
Fête du travail and Fête du muguet.
Wednesday 1st 8.30am
Espace Saint Mamet, Saint Estève
Balade pour un copain. 26th annual motorbike and scooter rally with proceeds donated to local neuro-degenerative disease charities. Call 04 68 73 15 26 for more info.
Wednesday 1st – Thursday 2nd
Grand Stade les Capellans, Saint Cyprien
Padel / Fit-Tennis. Open day for the public to discover the sport of padel (like a mix between tennis and squash) and tennis as a means of keep-fit. Try your hand at various workshops. Website.
Thursday 2nd 7.30pm
A cent mètres du centre du monde, Perpignan
Artéjazz.
Thursday 2nd – Friday 3rd
Port Vendres
Cruise Ships. Watch the precision and skill as the cruise liners, Wind Surf and Sea Dream 1 moor in Port Vendres.
Friday 3rd 5pm
Caves Ecoiffer, Alenya
Correfocs de Celrà.  Join the bus in Alenya to head over the border to the Catalan town of Celrà (outside of Girona) for the traditional correfocs celebration. 10€.   For more info call  04 68 22 54 56.
Saturday 4th 4pm – 10.30pm
Port Saint Cyprien
Musiques en Vagues. Free music concert at the port with kids’ entertainment from 4pm, a musical parade at 5pm and live concerts across 4 different stages from 7pm. Call 04 68 21 01 33 for more info.
Saturday 4th 8.30pm
Salle Joan Cayrol, Le Boulou
Mai Musical. Free concert from the Blues Connection. For more info call 04 68 87 50 95.
Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th 9am – 6pm
Espace Aquasud, Saint Cyprien
National Synchronised Swimming Championships.  Free entry for the public. Competition begins at 2pm on Saturday. Call 04 68 21 01 33 for more info.
Saturday 4th – Wednesday 8th
Parking Luna Park, Argelès sur Mer
Campervan gathering. Whether you’re a fan of camping or not, this is a spectacle to behold! The Luna Park carpark will taken over by 70 of the biggest and most impressive campervans and converted buses and trucks you’re likely to see. Call 04 68 81 15 85 for more info.
Sunday 5th from 10am
Saint Cyprien
Triathlon de Saint Cyprien. Open to everyone, if you don’t fancy facing the whole thing yourself, the different disciplines can be shared between 3 people. There are 3 different circuits catering for all ability levels. Find out more or sign up here.
Sunday 5th 2pm-6pm
Argelès sur Mer
Springtime carnaval. The party continues in Argelès with free entertainment and activities on the esplanade from 2pm. The parade leaves the beach at 4pm. Call 04 68 81 15 85 for more info.
Sunday 5th 5pm
Centre Culturel, Collioure
Cabaret. Free cabaret show. Call 04 68 82 15 47 for more info.
Sunday 5th 7.30am
Salle Joan Cayrol, Le Boulou
La randonnée des 5 cols. Group cycling excursion. 2 routes available: 60 km over 3 cols or 85km over 5 cols (1600 vertical metres). Registration open until morning of departure. Contact 07 69 39 04 81 ou christianbeyly@gmail.com for more info.
Wednesday 8th
Across the region
Fête de la Victoire. A day to commemorate the Allied victory in WWII. Most towns and villages will host some kind of celebration, contact your Office de Tourisme for details. Find out what’s going on in Canet here.
Wednesday 8th – Sunday 12th
Parc des Expos, Perpignan
Foire Expo.
Wednesday 8th – Sunday 12th
Riunogues
Alliance and mindfulness workshop.
Thursday 9th 7.30pm
A cent mètres du centre du monde, Perpignan
Artéjazz.
Friday 10th 8.30pm
Palais des Congrès, Perpignan
Harlem Swing Show.
Saturday 11th
Place de la Sardane, Amélie les Bains
Roots 66. 110km classic car rally departs 9am, returns 1pm. The cars will be parked up throughout the afternoon for the public to visit, with prize givings for race winners and stand out cars. Call 04 68 39 01 98 for more info.
Saturday 11th
Sorède
Festival Rock’n’Bikes. 
Saturday 11th 7pm
Théâtre de l’Etang, Saint Estève
Apéro Conert: Chispa Latina.
Saturday 11th 8.30pm
Salle Oms, Alenya
Something Moving. Multimedia dance performance exploring the idea of movement and immobility. 10€.  For more info call  04 68 22 54 56.
Saturday 11th 8.30pm
Complexe des Echards, Le Boulou
Mai Musical. Free concert entitled Brassens and Jazz. For more info call 04 68 87 50 95.
Saturday 11th 8.30pm
Théâtre des Aspres, Thuir
Oh la belle vie!
Saturday 11th 9pm
Salle de l’Union, Céret
Jazzèbre.
Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th
Montesquieu des Albères
Weekend Trail. A weekend of hiking and trail running with different courses for different abilities. Website.
Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th
Forteresse de Salses
Les Historiades.
Saturday 11th – Wednesday 15th 10am – 6pm
Casa Carrère, Bages
Printemps de la Casa. Artisan creator’s market: embroidery, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, fashion etc. Call 04 68 21 71 25 for more info.
Saturday 11th – Sunday 19th
Girona
Girona Flower Festival.
Sunday 12th
Argelès sur Mer
Argelès Triathlon.
Sunday 12th
Bages
Carnaval. Call 04 68 21 71 25 for more info.
Sunday 12th 3pm – 6pm
Port Argelès
Cantada d’HavanerèsCall 04 68 81 15 85 for more info.
Sunday 12th 6pm
El Médiator, Perpignan
Sunday Blues. 
Wednesday 15th – Sunday 19th
Mazamet to Perpignan
CSF Cycle for Life.
Thursday 16th
Hôtel de Ville, Amélie les Bains
Festival Carte Blanche. Free screening of 3 short films by Thierry Marcos. For more information contact 04 68 39 01 98.
Friday 17th 12.30pm
Théâtre de l’Archipel, Perpignan
Concert: Piano à quatres mains.
Saturday 18th
Across the region
Nuit des musées (free nocturnal entry to museums).
Saturday 18th 4.30pm
Cave Ecoiffier, Alenya
Spectacle de Printemps. Springtime collaborative choral performance from choirs from Alenya and Théza. Free.  For more info call  04 68 22 54 56.
Saturday 18th 8.30pm
Espace Jean Carrère, Argelès sur Mer
Musicales d’Argelès.
Saturday 18th 8.30pm
Salle Joan Cayrol, Le Boulou
Mai Musical. Free concert from Barbara. For more info call 04 68 87 50 95.
Saturday 18th 8.30pm
Théâtre de l’Etang, Saint Estève
Boléro, Homage to Maurice Béjart.
Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th
Théâtre de la Mer, Canet en Roussillon
FISE.
Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th
Ille sur Têt
La course de côtes des Orgues. 1.8km car rally race around the spectacular Orgues. Qualifying stage for the French championships. Free to spectators. Call 04 68 57 99 00 for more info.
Sunday 19th from 10.30am
Maury
Les Amorioles.
Sunday 19th 11am – 6pm
Argelès Village
Retro Attitude. Vintage fetsival including classic cars, vintage fashion, brocante and more. Call 04 68 81 15 85 for more info.
Tuesday 21st 8.30pm
Casa Musicale, Perpignan
Jazzèbre.
Wednesday 22nd 8.30pm
Palais des Congrès, Perpignan
Cali-Tosí.
Wednesday 22nd – Sunday 26th
Across the region
Fête de la nature.
Friday 24th
Across the region
Fête des voisins. Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours! Whether you know yours or not, why not get involved with (or organise!) a get together near you? Contact your Office de Tourisme for details.
Friday 24th 8.30pm
Théâtre de l’Archipel, Perpignan
Orchestre des Champs Elysées.
Friday 24th 8.30pm
Complexe Sportif, Sorède
End of season concert. The newly-formed OSAR perform their first year’s closing concert: Medelssohn and Beethoven. For more info call  04 68 22 54 56.
Friday 24th – Sunday 26th
Palais des Congrès, Perpignan
Salon du tatouage et de la moto. 150 tattoo artists from all over the world come to Perpignan for 3 days of ink. At the same time, a huge range of motorbikes will also be exhibited, complete with nail-biting stunt shows. Friday 2pm – 9pm 5€. Saturday & Sunday 11am – 9pm 10€. Weekend pass 15€. Website.
Saturday 25th 5pm
Eglise Notre Dame de Bonne Nouvelle, Port Vendres
Choral Concert. Performance from 60 singers from the Choeur Serenata and a 15 piece brass band. 12€. Call 04 68 82 60 99 for more info.
Saturday 25th 8.30pm
Salle Oms, Alenya
End of season concert. The newly-formed OSAR perform their first year’s closing concert: Medelssohn and Beethoven. For more info call  04 68 22 54 56.
Saturday 25th 8.30pm
Théâtre de l’Etang, Saint Estève
Heiva i Tahiti.
Saturday 25th 9pm
Eglise Saint Michel, Saint Génis des Fontaines
Concert de Guitares Copla. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th
Amélie les Bains
Vallespir Skyrace.
Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th
Céret
Fête de la cerise.
Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th
Grand Stade les Capellans, Saint Cyprien
Charity artisan market. Over 60 artisan craftsmen and women will exhibit their creations along with musical entertainment. Proceeds will be donated to hospitalised children. Call 04 68 21 01 33 for more info.
Thursday 30th
Banyuls sur Mer
Ascension Flamenca Festival.
Thursday 30th – Sunday 2nd June
Espace la Catalane, Ille sur Tet
Chess festival. Third annual chess competition with rounds played to Bronstein delay. Call  04 68 57 99 00 for more info.
Thursday 30th – Sunday 2nd June
Ciné Théâtre le Vauban, Port Vendres
Festival international de la plongée autonome.  Evening conferences and information exchange. Website.

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