One of the region’s biggest festival is taking place in Menton for the 85th time !
The celebration of the Lemon Festival take place from 17 February to 4 March 2018.
The theme of this year is Bollywood. Be one of the 240.000 visitors and enjoy the many parades and festivities around the oranges and lemons.
This colorful event happens at the same time than the Carnival in Nice.
Discover the 6 months of hard work building the floats and the exhibition of giant designs. You will never guess how many citrus are used … 145 tons. That’s a lot !
Discover the preparations of this festival to learn more about the event.
The Gardens of Lights
It’s an event happening at night where you can see the parade in a different way. Let yourself be carried away in the magical atmosphere where lights and colors will drive you deep down into the celebration.
The city advises you to arrive on site the latest at 9.30 pm.
Let’s feel some magic with the Indian dance & music. The holi celebration marks the arrival of spring in India. The party will take place on the Esplanade Francis Palmero on Saturday 24 February from 3.30 pm.
Like some of the other events, there is an admission price. Please check them here.
Let’s not forget the famous “Corsos“, the parade of decorated floats.
You can check out the program of the whole festival here.
Exhibition of citrus patterns
This event takes place in the Biovès Gardens. You will be amazed by how much citrus fruits they use in order to create this incredible festival. It’s so much hard work : thousands of hours of work and tons of fruits placed one at a time.
Before going there, please check out the traffic first and how you can get there, so you don’t have any bad surprises.
I hope you will enjoy your time in Menton and love all of these celebrations !