Marseille has a rocking nightlife with numerous clubs, bars, discos, cafes etc. Live music is found in most of the nightspots be it techno, jazz or rock. Most of the nightspots are situated at Place Jean Jaures and Cours d’Estienne d’Orves.
Marseille has a vivacious performing arts scene and it always has concerts, Ballet, comedy, Opera and theatre performances.
√ Theatre National de la Criée hosts a variety of productions and events.
√ Music concerts and traditional folk music is always on at local squares and at the Docks des Suds.
√ Classical music concerts are held at Odeon and classical music festival is held by the Abbaye Saint Victor.
√ Modern popular music concerts are held at Dome.
Marseille hosts a variety of film and music festivals and a number of sport events as well such as :
Marseille Carnival held in March. Plenty of fun, dance, music, food, and drinks can be enjoyed here.
Marseille International Documentary Film Festival held in June sees as the best documentaries in Europe.
The French Water Jousting Championships held in July sees men trying to bash each other off their boats and into the water. It is hilarious event for the watchers.
Festival of the Wind is marked by flying of large and colorful kites from the Plage du Prado beach. International kite clubs also compete in this festival held in September.