Mairie de Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire - Events throughout the year...

Events throughout the year...

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Events throughout the year...

February - L'Hiver au Grenier

In the heart of the cold season, the theatre festival "L'Hiver au Grenier" (winter in the attic) presents an eclectic programme aimed at everyone. Theatrical joy!


March - Carnival

Every year in March, the town of Cosne puts on a procession through the streets of the town centre, with the traditional carnival mascot! A great moment of shared joy and pleasure for the little ones!


March - Harmonie de Cosne spring concert

For its spring concert, the wind orchestra offers a festive, jazzy repertoire (variety, popular music etc.).

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May - Fête de la Loire

In May, spend a weekend discovering the world of the Loire mariners thanks to the Gabarriers and the Loire museum. Set sail on the long wild river!



May - Museums at Night

Every year, the Loire museum in Cosne opens its doors for tours of the permanent Loire and Fine Arts collections and temporary exhibitions.



May - Book Fair

In over twenty years of existence, the public's enthusiasm for the Book Fair has not waned! Every year, the association Trait d'Union 58 highlights a host of authors and writers over a weekend. The world of education also takes part in the event through encounters between young people and authors, introducing the audience to the reality of writing.

June - the Fête de la Musique

This music festival needs no introduction... As every year on 21 June, this is a chance to enjoy free festive and playful concerts of all kinds. An invitation to wander through the streets of Cosne, from group to group, surprise to surprise...


June - Youth Theatre Week

Organised by the Grenier du Nohain theatre company. From spectator to actor... young players take to the stage for this week of youth theatre. Over 8 days, the theatre company offers a series of shows, events, encounters and workshops for everyone.


July/August - Garçon, la Note ♫ music festival

To enliven the summer evenings, nothing beats inviting musicians to entertain the café terraces of Cosne. From 1 July to 31 August, the town offers a series of free concerts from Monday to Friday in bars and cafés. Local groups have pride of place in this eclectic programme. However, some artists from further afield do us the honour of coming to visit, thanks to the support of the Auxerre Tourist Office. Good humour and a friendly atmosphere are the hallmarks of these lively evenings... Bring your friends!

June to September - Festiv'été

The town comes alive every weekend from June to September. Rock, pop, jazz and soul concerts and street entertainment – all the talents are invited. The national celebrations are not forgotten, with 40 minutes of fireworks on 14 July. Almost three months of events to introduce or reintroduce the public to an enjoyable mix of genres...

August - Russian Arts Festival

Russian culture comes to Cosne for a week thanks to the IDEC (international institute for development, education and culture) in partnership with the municipality. The programme includes dance, song, folk music, an exhibition of local crafts, workshops etc.


September - European Heritage Days

The cultural event of the autumn, these days are an opportunity for large numbers of visitors to discover public and private buildings, which open their doors once a year. The Loire museum organises several free visits every year in partnership with the Cosne Tourist Office.


October - Autumn Fair

An exhibition of painting, pottery and sculpture, the Salon Automnal or autumn fair, organised by the Cosne association Formes & Couleurs, celebrates the work of the artists who present their creations.


November - Film Festival

Previews in Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire: another essential event organised in November by the association Trait d'Union 58! Chaired by a well-known actor, the Festival takes place over a weekend in an atmosphere of joy and good humour. A jury member in 2009, Dominique Besnehard is now the patron of the festival. That's right, cinema enthusiasts: a whole weekend watching previews – only Trait d'Union 58 could pull it off!

December - Harmonie de Cosne Christmas concert

Harmonie de Cosne offers a Christmas concert of classical and contemporary music. Works from the traditional repertoire will come together with more recent pieces, and even creations by contemporary composers.


December - Christmas Market

On the third weekend of December, Cosne puts on its winter coat to welcome a Christmas market in the centre of town. Crafts, local produce and local delicacies – almost sixty traders draw you into a whirlwind of flavours every year! Not to mention the events and walks organised throughout the weekend...not to be missed!