Five markets take place at Arras on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays morning, as well as on Thursday afternoons. A big sale is held on the last Sunday of June.
Between January and March, the university hosts a festival of current musics, MusiKampus.
In March, the University of Artois offers an international and academic festival of the performing arts.
The book fair of popular expression and social critic is held every year on May 1st.
Each year in early July, the citadel of Arras hosts the Main Square Festival, one of the most important rock music festivals in France.
Between July and August, Arras on the Beach turns the Grand'Place into a giant beach with entertainment.
The International Film Festival of Arras is held in November.
A Christmas market is organized in December.