Guide to Paris Events
By Courtney Traub, About.com Guide
January may seem quiet and contemplative, but there's plenty going on in Paris at the year's opening.
February brings a touch of unexpected warmth and romance, so don't let detractors convince you it's not a good time to visit the city of light.
- February Weather Outlook, Packing Guide and Events Highlights
- Celebrating Chinese New Year in Paris
- Valentine's Day in Paris
Oh, the first shoots of spring in Paris-- what could be more idyllic?
April features fewer remarkable annual events, but is the ideal time to enjoy seasonal concerts and other outdoor happenings.
- April Weather Outlook, Packing Guide and Events Highlights
- Celebrating Easter in Paris
- Celebrating Passover in Paris
May brings a flurry of fun festivals and cultural events, including Museum Night, where places like The Louvre (pictured) stay open until the wee morning hours.
Paris in June marks the opening of the always-lively summer season, and kicks off with events like the Fête de la Musique (Music Festival) and Gay Pride.
- June Weather Outlook, Packing Guide and Events Highlights
- Fete de la Musique (Street Music Festival)
- LGBT Pride
Enjoy a laid-back Paris in July as locals flee en masse for the coasts. Plenty of exciting events are on now.
In town this August? Find out what the city of light has to offer then.
Coming to Paris in September? Plenty is on this month as Parisians get back to work and into the swing of things.
October offers visitors lots of unforgettable events, including Nuit Blanche ("White Nights", pictured), in which the streets are colonized by artistic installations. Read more below.
Quiet, contemplative November can be a wonderful time to bask in Paris' cultural legacies. Find out what to do here.
Wintry landscapes and festive lights brings the city back to life in December, so don't miss out.