The Port of Cannes Festival



The public party of the Port of Cannes is organised by the French Riviera Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Departmental Council of the Alpes-Maritimes and the City of Cannes. 

The 5th annual Port of Cannes celebration will take place on Saturday 1st July from 19.00 to 00.30 with a "Circus Party" theme.     


Request the programme

Two major event locations : Pantiero Esplanade and Saint-Pierre Quay

Pantiero Esplanade :

  • Ferris wheel
  • Stands for the port clubs (Port of Cannes Club Nautique, Le Pageau)
  • Picnic area
  • Food truck area, ice creams, socca and waffles
  • Equestrian exhibitions -> 3 shows planned (19.15, 20.30 et 22.00)*
  • Area to initiate children to circus arts
  • Inflatable Combo Clown structure

* Times are indicative and could be modified  


On the stage :

19.30 : The quirky ball (gypsy and musette music group to start the evening)


21.00 : Low Budget Men (local rock group with a cardiologist leader who uses the proceeds to equip the Alpes- Maritimes with defibrillators via his “20,000 lives” charity

22.45 : Sinclair


St Pierre Quay :

  • Wooden play area
  • Creative workshop on the circus theme
  • Inflatable Combo Clown structure
  • Area for introduction to circus arts with focus on juggling / balancing & acrobatics
  • Drinks / sweets / fairy floss stands
  • Navy Procar Van
  • CPIE / Méditerranée 2000 stand

Wandering artists (stilt-walkers, brass bands, visual displays …) throughout the port.


Restaurant area :

This major evening event will involve the whole port and its surrounding area, in particular local restaurants and bars, with offerings to suit all tastes and budgets.

  • On the St Pierre Quay, all the restaurants will extend their terraces
  • On the Pantiero Esplanade, a picnic area will be set up, with the presence of food trucks !

Practical Information

Thoroughfares will be closed from 16.00 (Saint Pierre Quay and Pantiero Promenade). Security checkpoints will be set up to access the festival. 

Security Device

Systematic checks will be carried out at the entrances of the party: opening of the bags and palpations. We recommend that you do not take a bag.

Several solutions to access the festival.

2 wheels
Parking required on the Allées de la Liberté

Special "Le Port de Cannes en Fête" package for € 3 from 17.00 to 01.00. Tickets to be validated by the port hostesses. Take advantage of a flat fee in the Laubeuf, Suquet-Forville, la Ferrage and Palais des Festivals carparks, thanks to our partner, INTERPARKING.

Public transport with PALM BUS
For each ticket purchased, the return trip is offered free of charge*. The night bus will run until the 02.00. Departure from the "Hôtel de Ville" bus stop.

* - Only the ‘single trip’ ticket, bought from the driver on the same day gives the free return trip. Other tickets are not involved in this offer

-    People who would like to benefit from this offer must keep their ticket 

  - The free return is only valid on the PALM NIGHT lines (not on the last trips of the day service, which finish at around 20.00 – 21.00.

More information available at

A stand will be available at the port to validate your parking tickets.

Lost children
Meeting point at the event management centre, under the red balloon located on the Pantiero Esplanade.


Enquiries :  04 93 217 217
An event to follow on the Facebook page "Vieux Port de Cannes"