Cultural & Religious Events:
Fête de la Saint Erasme - Ajaccio
Mass and procession honouring the patron saint of fishermen through the streets of the old town and out to sea. The population is invited to come aboard the boats to follow this procession on the water after the priest blesses the boats.
Jazz in Aiacciu - Ajaccio - June - July
Ajaccio hosts a jazz festival every year, showcasing some of the most exciting artists of the international and French jazz scene today.
Fête de la Musique - June
Numerous free live music events are held each year across the island on 21st June.
Bastille Day - 14th July
A nationwide celebration to commemorate the French Revolution and the end of the 'Ancien Régime' with various parades, night time animations and firework displays.
Fêtes Napoléoniennes - Ajaccio - Mid August (including 15th)
Ajaccio celebrates the August birthday of Corsica's most famous son with period processions and a fireworks display.
Fête de L’Assomption - Ajaccio
In addition to the religious celebrations for the Assumption, there are also commemorative festivities marking the birth of Emperor Napoléon 1st, which makes this date the high point of the summer season in Ajaccio.
Les Journées Colomba - Fozzano
Celebrates the heroine of Merimées novel with street entertainers and concerts.
Festival du Film Italien - Ajaccio
The discovery of countries and their inhabitants through cinema. During this festival, Corsica welcomes directors and numerous actors, with spectators voting after the screening of each film.
Festival du Japon - Ajaccio, September
All art and culture of Japan will be celebrated. This new and atypical event in Corsica reveals the great wealth and beauty of the traditions and expression of Japanese art. Famous guests will come and present cinematographic, pictoral, theatrical, literary and even gastronomic works!
A Fiera di U Turisimu Campagnolu: Foire du Tourisme Rural - Sollacaro
Corsican producers and artisans will show their authentic products (cheeses, wines, olive oil, honey, veal, etc) and will demonstrate local crafts (pottery, basket weaving, wood sculptures). There are donkey and horse rides, plus musical entertainments and a cultural evening with songs and guitars. This is a major event in the region, concentrating on rural tourism.
Les Régates Imperiales - Ajaccio
Prestigious sailing boats take part in this race, attracting more admirers each year. In addition to being an athletic competition, the event is also a friendly and cultural regatta.
Mediterranean Trophy - Ajaccio
An international contest, this sailing competition leaves from and arrives in Corsica and is open to cabin cruisers of more than 9 metres in length.