Major events in Provence

Come and enjoy the major events throughout the year in the provençal villages of the Massif des Costes.

January in Provence

- La Pastorale Maurel - Pélissanne / La Barben / Alleins

- Regional truffle and olive oil fair – Pélissanne – last Sunday in January

February in Provence

- Le Grand Aïoli des Cendres – Alleins

- Mountain bike event: La Ronde des Costes – Pélissanne – first Sunday in February

- Carnival – Pélissanne – Friday and Saturday before Shrove Tuesday 

March/April in Provence

- Bull season begins – Alleins / Pélissanne

- Election of Miss Pélissanne – La Barben

- Corso Fleuri – Pélissanne, Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday

- Journée Provençale – Vernègues – Easter Monday 

May in Provence

- Bull season – Alleins / Pélissanne

- Beaucéant Medieval Day – La Barben

- Fête de la Transhumance et Foire de Printemps – Pélissanne – Ascension Day

- Raid Aventure – Pélissanne

- Floralies – Aurons 

June in Provence

- Vin et Voix festival - Massif des Costes

- Fête du Sport – Vernègues

- Le Bol d’Air Barbenais footrace – La Barben

- Rencontres Artistiques, Galerie Coquet – Vernègues

- Feux de la Saint-Jean – Pélissanne

July in Provence

- Bull season – Alleins / Pélissanne

- Bastille Day country balls – Alleins – Aurons – La Barben – Pélissanne – Vernègues

- Aurons village fête 

August in Provence

- Bull season – Alleins / Pélissanne

- Village fête – Alleins – first weekend in August

- St. Saviour village fête – La Barben – first weekend in August

- St. Symphorian pilgrimage – Vernègues – 21 August

- Vernègues village fête – third weekend in August

- Pélissanne en fête – last weekend in August. 

September in Provence

- Bull season – Alleins / Pélissanne

- Mountain biking – Aurons

- European Heritage Days

- Footrace: Les Foulées Pélissannaises

- Gastronomy Festival - Massif des Costes

October / November in Provence

- Découverte du Massif des Costes Rally

- St. Symphorien pilgrimage – Vernègues – second Sunday in October

December in Provence

- Open Day at Domaine de Château Bas – Vernègues – first weekend in December

- Christmas market at Château du Petit Sonnailler – Aurons – first weekend in December

- Christmas market – Pélissanne – second weekend in December

- Christmas market – La Barben – third weekend in December.