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July in Antibes: What's on and weather

July means live music in Antibes and Juan les Pins

featured in News & reviews Author Ana Hernández, Antibes Editor Updated

Visitors are flocking to the beaches as the summer season reaches its peak.

You'll find there’s much more to do than relaxing on a sun lounger all day. The events calendar is jam-packed in July.

Here's a sneak peek at some of the events we're particularly looking forward to.

What's on in Antibes July 2019

What's the weather like in Antibes in July?

July is the hottest, driest month in Antibes and is the height of the season. Average temperatures generally sit between a low of 18ºC in the evenings and a high of 27ºC during the day. There is very little chance of rain and the sun shines for roughly 15 hours a day, with sunrise around 06:00 and sunset after 21:00. Sea temperatures have warmed up to an average of 22ºC. You get the picture: it's hot - day and night!

What's on in Antibes July 2019

What's on in Antibes in July?

Notre Dame de Bon Port Fête
The rich traditions of this seaport town mean that they enjoy four days of celebration during the Fête de Notre Dame de Bon Port festival. Honouring the Virgin Mary, this event is organised by the mariners of Antibes to thank her for her protection whilst at sea. Expect lots of processions through the town.

Bastille Day
Bastille Day is celebrated across the whole of France with a bang. Well, several bangs in fact, as fireworks always feature heavily. The Bay of Antibes and Juan les Pins will put on a spectacular fireworks show with lights and sound on the 14 July. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend.

What's on in Antibes July 2019

Things to do

Jazz à Juan Festival
The month of July is filled with music from various countries and in a variety of settings. The famous Jazz à Juan Festival kicks off mid-month, so get ready for some top music on the Côte d'Azur. Even if jazz isn't your thing, the atmosphere around this event is electric – one not to be missed this summer. 

Nuits du Sud Festival
After a break in 2023, this festival returns with a very exciting programme dedicated to reggae and Latin America as well as celebrating local artists by giving them stage time with a 45-minute set. It has a number of headliners making this a festival worth some time if you're on the Riviera this summer.

Festival de Saint Paul de Vence
Classical music fans also have an unmissable event in the Festival de Saint Paul de Vence. Taking place in several iconic locations around this Riviera town, including the Place de la Courtine at the foot of the castle walls, or the Fondation Maeght in between sculptures made by Miró, this festival celebrates chamber music.

Promenade en Fete, Cagnes sur Mer

Bars and clubs

One thing's for sure, you won't have far to go to find a cold glass of rosé to take the heat out of the day, whatever you've been up to. A variety of bars, clubs and port side restaurants will happily welcome you with live music, acoustic sets and much more.

The beach club is a quintessential South of France experience, and you can find them here, from the uber-swanky to the family friendly ones, they range in character and price, so pick one that suits your tastes and budgets.

More inspiration...

Although it may seem that July is the month of evening entertainment and music, you shouldn't forget that there are also plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy during the day. Antibes is a wonderful choice for a holiday in July. Check our events calendar for a full run down and find some accommodation for your stay on our Hotels page.