Info COVID 19: Due to Covid 19, the 2020 edition of Chalon in the Street is cancelled. It is replaced by “Les Rendez-Vous d’Automne”. From the end of August to the end of November, shows will take place during the weekends in Chalon-sur-Saône. Discover the calendar of festivities on the site of Chalon dans la Rue.
Every year, on the third Thursday in July, Chalon-sur-Saône comes alive to the sound of street performances on the occasion of Chalon dans la Rue. This festival is, along with the one of Aurillac, the largest street arts festival in France. For four days, you will have the opportunity to admire surprising stage performances that take place in the streets of the city with its main monuments for decoration.
Most of the shows take place in the historic heart of Chalon-sur-Saône, in the square of the town hall, in front of the cathedral or in the courtyard of the Museum of Photography, but also under the circus tents that stand in the four corners of the city. Theatre, dance, puppetry or circus will be on the programme of your weekend in Chalon-sur-Saône.
More than 1000 artists on the streets of Chalon-sur-Saône
Throughout the festival, from Wednesday evening to Sunday evening, more than 1000 artists from all over the world invade the city. All disciplines of street art are represented, from theatre to acrobatics to dance or music. Some of these shows take place at the street, you will discover them by walking through the pedestrian streets of Chalon-sur-Saône. Others move into the downtown courtyards and are held at specific times. The most popular shows, on the other hand, ask to arrive a little in advance in order to guarantee a place. For some of them, you’ll need to pay but a large number of shows remain free. Between the different scenes, walks through the city during the 4 days of Chalon in the Street.
When night falls on Chalon-sur-Saône, it’s the turn of the night shows. Pyrotechnics and light games are often at the rendezvous of these shows which are often the highlight of the festival.
The night is also conducive to partying. While the downtown bars are sold out, the capitals on the outskirts of the downtown concerts attract a cheerful and colourful crowd.
More information about the Chalon in the Street festival: www.chalondanslarue.com