The fifteen markets of the city take place from Tuesday to Sunday in different districts.
In March, the European Film Festival offers projections and meetings.
The Printemps de la Vieille Bourse is a cultural event revolving around jazz and contemporary music, which takes place in March or April.
In April, Paysages Électroniques offers demonstrations of current music.
Les Paradis Artificiels is a festival of current music taking place in April.
Wazemmes l'Accordéon, musical festival, takes place between May and June.
Between June and July, the International Independent Film Festival takes place in different parts of the city.
The Festival Lille Clef de Soleil highlights classical music every Thursday between July and August.
Every first weekend of September, the city welcomes its very famous Big Braderie. The biggest flea market in Europe, the event has existed since the 12th century and allows to make good deals while enjoying the famous mussels-fries.
From October to the end of March, the Jazz Festival in North with concerts throughout the region.
Every first or second weekend of November, the Lille Comics Festival delights fans of American comics.
At the beginning of December, the festival Santa Claus is a Rocker offers concerts and social events.
A Christmas market takes place in December.