* note: some of these weekly events might not happen during August
- Every Tuesday night: a live jazz concert to accompany absinthe based cocktails at the Pigalle bar Lulu White. From 7:30-11pm at 12 rue Frochot, 75009.
- Every Friday night and Saturday: a free wine tasting every Friday night – their weekly happy hour “Wine Down” – at La Dernière Goutte from 5-7:30pm. On Saturdays, they open bottles from 11am-7pm. Visit them at 6 rue de Bourbon de Chateau, 75006.
- Every Saturday morning: an introduction to coffee cupping at Belleville Brûlerie. Space is limited to 8 people and reservations are required. Tickets for the tasting are 20€ per person and include a sack of freshly roasted beans to take home. Starts 11:30am at 10 rue Pradier, 75019.
- Every Sunday evening: bingo & pastrami (and other American) sandwiches at Freddie’s Deli. Prizes are different each week. From 6pm onwards at 22 Rue Crespin du Gast, 75011.
- August 27: Hexagone is starting a Cocktail Thursdays tradition featuring seasonal drinks from their head barman. A different summer fruit will be highlighted on the terrasse each week until September. From 5pm-2am at 85 avenue Kleber, 75016.
- August 28-29: Tacos & Craft Beer are two things we can all get behind. La Fine Mousse will have 30 different beers on tap to wash down 4 kinds of tacos. Reservations not available. From 7pm onwards at 6 avenue Jean Aicard, 75011.
- September 16: cruise and booze with The Chamber during a Tiny Boat Apero. There will be a small bar aboard the small electric boat for sipping & snacking on a leisurely ride down the Canal Saint Martin. Flasks and marine themed costumes are encouraged. Booking is required. Tickets are 30€ for members and 50€ for non-members. From 7-9pm at
- September 19-20: De la cagette à l’assiette is a farm-to-table celebration thrown by Saveurs magazine. Farmers, producers, brewers, cavistes, and urban gardeners will all be on-site at Ground Control in a space that’s part market, part wine cave and part cantine. You can buy or eat from 10am-6pm at 26 ter rue Ordener, 75018.
- September 25-27: this year’s edition of the food festival Street Food Temple is South Korean themed and will feature over a dozen fried and grilled Korean foods plus kimbab, kimchi, geon, hotteok cupbab and performances and installations from various Korean artists. Entry is free. From 11am onwards each day inside Le Carreau du Temple at 4 rue Eugène Spuller, 75004.
- September 26-27: the largest celebration of whiskey tasting in Europe, Whiskey Live, will take place along the banks of the Seine at Les Docks – Cité de la Mode et du Design at 34 quai d’Austerlitz, 75013 from 1:30-7:30pm. Tickets start at 60€.
- Late September: La Fête de la Gastronomie, a 3 day celebration of Gallic gastronomy, will be taking place throughout France. The hundreds of events both in Paris and outside include markets, tastings, classes, picnics and more.
- Mid-October: The Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre celebrates the harvest of the neighborhood’s 1,200+ grape vines with a festival including poetry slams, a parade, singing children, and over 100 food and wine stalls.
- Late October-Early November: the annual Salon du Chocolat will take place at the Porte de Versailles.
- Late November-Early December: the massive Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants will return to the sprawling Porte de Versailles complex (crowds are intense) and Le Grand Tasting will welcome hundreds of wine makers to the Carousel du Louvre.
- Late January: La Fête de la Coquille, celebrating coquilles Saint-Jacques (sea scallops) and other seafood at an outdoor tasting festival in Montmartre.
- Late January: drink great cocktails at discounted prices during Paris Cocktail Week.
- Late January-Early February: a trio of Loire Valley wine tastings that draw wine buyers and enthusiasts from all over the world: La Renaissance des Appellations, Les Vins Anonymes, and La Dive Bouteille.
- February 27-March 6: the annual Salon de l’Agriculture will be held at the Porte de Versailles expo center, featuring thousands of prize-hungry animals, ranging from pigeons to two-ton bulls, plus an entire hall devoted to sampling and buying products from the many distinct regions of France. Read more in Our Guide to the Salon de l’Agriculture.
- March: Omnivore, the food festival devoted to “young cuisine” returns to Paris from their world tour with a series of demonstrations in Sweet, Savory, Artisan, Street Food and Beverage scenes.
- March 20: the annual Jour du Macaron to celebrate macarons and raise money for charitable causes.
- June: the Salon de Vin RDF will welcome hundreds of winemakers to the Palais de Brongniart for 2 days of tasting