First weekend February, annual
The floral emblem of Toulouse has been grown by market gardeners since the nineteenth century. Violet growers sell flowers, sweets, perfume, liqueurs etc in a great open-air market. Festival takes place in place du Capitole. Tourist Office, tel: (00 33) 5 61 11 02 22
Easter weekend, annual
Fete de la Cocagne with local produce, history, traditions and crafts. Different theme each year. Attracts 10,000 people. Contact St-Felix Tourist Office, tel: (00 33) 8 92 18 01 80. www.couleur-lauragais.fr/fete-cocagne/
First Sunday in May
Archery competition. Locals shoot at a wooden bird on a pole. Winner is King of Rieux for a year. Tourist Office, tel: (00 33) 5 61 87 63 33
July - August, annual.
Lots of variety with both international and local musicians. Tel: (00 33) 5 61 11 02 22. www.toulouse-tourisme.com
Last weekend in August, annual
The micro-climate here is favourable to this unique violet coloured garlic. Models of windmills, chateaux etc made of garlic, garlic soup and more. Cadour Syndicate d’Initiative, tel : (00 33) 5 62 13 74 00
15 - 18 June 2016
This popular festival is based on the theme of a country or region of the world. Outdoor concerts, performances for young audiences, the midnight movie, visual arts, gastronomy and a craft park along the banks of the river Garonne. This year the festival will express the creativity of the cultures of the Islands of the Indian Ocean. Low cost fee of 7 euros per day admission.
12 - 15 August 2017
Takes place at various times and is free. This festival holds a series of concerts, parades and evenings of entertainment from traditional folk groups from all over the world. If you would like more information visit the website http://festivalmontrejeau.jimdo.com/
Please check precise details and dates with event organisers before making your holiday and travel arrangements.