85th Lemon Festival in Menton

Events / Friday, February 16th, 2018

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.

A few night exhibitions will happen on 17, 23 February and 2 March at 8.30 pm. So if you miss one event, don’t worry, you will be able to catch up another time.

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.

fireworks menton

Let’s not forget the famous “Corsos“, the parade of decorated floats.

You can check out the program of the whole festival here.

Some events take place during the day like the Golden Fruit Parade’ and some during the night such as the Night-time Parade, followed by a firework.

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 !

Don’t hesitate to check out our Instagram page to see more coming pictures of the festival ! The agents of our Menton office will be glad to welcome you in this beautiful town 🙂


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