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What's On in Chamonix April 2018

All the events, parties & activities in Chamonix this month

Greg van der Donk | Chamonix Contributor | Published: 4 Apr 2018


What's On in Chamonix April 2018

The clocks have changed and spring is officially in the air! April brings warmer days, longer evenings and a plethora of events throughout the Chamonix Valley.

Take a look at our pick of the best events, parties and activities to do in Chamonix this month. 

Chamonix Unlimited Festival, 4th-8th April


The Chamonix Unlimited Festival has quickly established itself not only as one of the Alps’ best festival but as one of the premier dance and electronic music festivals in Europe. This year’s line-up features even more big names, from Laurent Garnier to Berlin maestros Modeselektor and the legendary Paul Kalkbrenner. Not only has the festival booked some of the biggest names in dance music, the venues are similarly epic. With parties at the top of the Aiguilles de Midi and at Plan Praz in front of the whole Mont Blanc Range, it’s going to be an unforgettable experience.

Braderie de Chamonix, 7th-8th April


An end of season sale with a difference, at the Braderie de Chamonix all the shops in town empty their storerooms onto the street market style, slash prices and attempt to get rid of the remainder of their stock. You’ll find lots of bargain bins full of socks, gloves, hats and other such accessories but you’ll also be able to get great deals on everything, from outerwear to skis. On top of bagging a bargain, the atmosphere in town is fun as the streets are packed with people and market stalls.

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Magic Mont Blanc Festival, 11th-13th April


The second festival this month in Chamonix, Magic Mont Blanc, is a little more low key but has potential to be just as fun, and is certainly more appropriate if you’ve got children! Celebrating the mystical art of magic, Eric Antoine presents three evenings with some of France’s top magical talent.

Musilac Festival, 19th-21st April


Rounding off the month, and the season for many, Musilac Festival is a new event for this year which, in contrast to the electronica of earlier in the month, promises to bring some pop-rock vibes to town. In a more traditional festival set up, all the concerts will take place at the parapente landing field just outside the centre of town. Headliners include 90’s favourites Texas, acoustic sensation Ben Harper and Brit Award winner Rag’n’Bone man. With concerts starting in the afternoon, there’s plenty of time to enjoy some spring skiing before watching the sun go down to a soft pop-rock soundtrack.

More inspiration...

If you're coming to Chamonix this month or later in the summer, now's the time to start thinking about booking accommodation, how to get here, and some of the many things to do while you're in town. 

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Also see: Events Calendar for Chamonix, France