We have 15 ideas to get moving and have fun this weekend

1. Duck Race in San Quentin

Organized by the Ladies Circle Service Club, this race will gather between 7,000 and 8,000 baby yellow plastic ducks on the starting line. They will be released Sunday on Saint-Quentin at 12:15 p.m., arriving about twenty minutes later at the McDo pontoon. Adopting a duck costs €5 for charity. Many prizes on hand. To buy a duck, it’s ready

Saint Quentin, Kwai Giant. Sunday 8 May. Hole Village opens at 10:30 AM.

2. Arrival of boxes of soap in San Quentin

This Sunday, the soap race is back. Free training will take place in the morning before descending deIsle in the afternoon. Twenty participants are expected.

Saint Quentin. Sunday 8 May. Go to Dale Street for the Soap Race. free.

3. The Fraternity Festival in the Ardennes all weekend

Gastronomy and terroir will be kings, Ducale’s venue, this weekend as the Brothers Festival returns after two years of the Covid stampede. This seventeenth edition has the Languedoc-Roussillon region as a guest of honor. On the menu, therefore, under the tent, is the emblematic cassoulet from Castelnaudary and tripe from Alès, as well as the usual three Ardennes specialties, cacasse à cul nu, bacon salad and Ardennes dry ham. During this joyful event, nearly 2,000 meals are served to visitors under the canopy, not counting those offered by fraternities in the chalets. The musical atmosphere will be provided by the traditional Bagad Arduinn, joined for the first time this year by cheerful boys from the brass Sorbonne.

Charleville Miseres. Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May at Place Ducale. Parade on the Brotherhood’s Pedestrian Street on Saturdays from 9:30 AM free of charge. More information >>

4. Sainte-Ménehould . pig feet exhibition

On the Isle Sainte-Marie you’ll find traditional games, a pig crying contest, and Sainte-Menehould’s famous foot tasting area on Sundays. This year, every foot tasted or purchased will be numbered and participate in evening raffles. The event will be accompanied by a trade fair and flea market. And at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., two concerts took place at the Bars Bars Festival with Paradoxal, Nico le Troubadour, Jamie and Co and the Kreys band.

Saint Menhall.
Sunday, May 8 from 10am to 6:30pm, free of charge.

5. World Percussion Festival in Chalons

On Saturday afternoon, Chalon will vibrate to the beat of the world’s rhythms. On the programme: Exploratory workshops and concerts bringing together amateurs and professionals, to explore the world of percussion from North Africa, Haiti and Brazil. Children’s makeup, entertainment, inflatable structure. At 6 pm, the Batukada parade.

champagne shallon
Saturday, May 7 from 2 p.m., at Three Squares on the Left Bank and at Espace Dunant. free.

6. A family walk in the footsteps of Jean de La Fontaine at Château Thierry

The guided tour “The Wonderful Fate of Jean de La Fontaine” is for young and old. Puzzles, illustrations and time travel are at the heart of this hour-and-a-half walk that will bring the family to life in the tale of the most famous fairy on the streets of his childhood.

Château-Thierry Saturday May 7 2:30 pm Price: €7 per person, free for children under 12 years old. Meet at the Tourist Office, 2, Place des Etats-Unis. Mandatory payment before the visit at the Tourist Office or at www.lesportesdelachampagne.com

7. The Twelfth Spring Festival in Gauchy

This Sunday, 50 exhibitors – gardeners, producers, and artisans – meet at Gauchy. On the program: Street band, last year’s fairground games, cider making (crank grinding, lever pressing, old-fashioned cider brewing), making growers and gardening tips and games with the Custom Garden Association.

Gauchy (Aisne) on Sunday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the car park and inside the Maison de la culture et des loisirs, rue Gabriel-Péri

8. International Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Reims

This weekend, Art3f aims to be an unrestricted art gallery, open to all, allowing exchanges with artists, and favoring “favorite” purchases. The public will be able to admire the work of more than 200 contemporary artists and 3,000 works will be offered for sale.

Reims. Friday May 6 from 4 to 11 pm. Saturday 7 May 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday May 8 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Parc des Expositions. Admission: €10 (free for children under 18 years old). More information >>

9. Organ in Charleville-Mezières

This Sunday is Organ Day. The Association of Friends of the Orgén of the Basilica of Mézières participates in this version and offers a visit and discovery of the Orgén Koenig in Notre-Dame d’Espérance with access to the gallery (note, the narrow access with spiral staircase may not be suitable for people with mobility difficulties).

Charleville Misires
Sunday May 8th at 4pm Free. Information on 06 78 60 46 31.

10. For photo lovers, a date at Chateau Thierry

The Arc-en-ciel Photo Club is organizing its photo meetings this weekend at the Palais des Sports. Exhibitions, conferences and presentations will follow each other. The guests of honor are: Bruno and Dorota Senchal, wildlife photographers. In the program: 42 photographic exhibitors, pavilion of the French Federation of Photography, presentations of paper publications, eight conferences over two days. Workshop in the studio – portrait, still photos, photogrammetry … Two photo walks of 6-8 km with Arpsa are also planned, as well as a concert by Union musice on Sunday afternoon. Icing on the Cake, for three to four weeks, 120 photos will be displayed on the tarpaulin in various places in Castile: the gates of the Hôtel-Dieu, the media library, the Palais des Sports, the Aiguillage …

Chateau Terry. Saturday May 7 from 10 am to 9 pm and Sunday May 8 from 10 am to 6 pm at the Sports Palace. free entry.

11. Verzenay beer festival

The 14th edition of the beer festival will take place this weekend in Verzenay. On the list: French and Belgian brewers, notably the Carthusian friars and Fanny monks. As for music, local bands will be present: Kaisarian, PopCorp and Ssystem B on Saturday; Sunday appetizers and brainstorming.

Verzenay Saturday May 7 (2pm-1am) and Sunday May 8th (11am-7pm) on the grounds of Moët et Chandon. Admission: 6 euros.

12. Zero Waste Festival in Mariel-sur-Aye

For an eco-friendly Sunday, head to Mareuil-sur-Ay, near Épernay with the association Zéro déchet grande vallée de la Marne. As of 10am there is no waste in the handicraft market as the materials and works are made primarily from recycled materials. For children, Le Caribou volant will present the musical and theater show “Yabado, Yabadam” at 11 am. A “Waste Fighting Canteen” will be offered (by reservation at 06 03 89 39 96). From 2 to 6 pm, workshops to learn how to make your own laundry, sewing … The brass band Les Boules de feu will host the afternoon, as well as the Le Mitch Impro band.

briel sur eye Maison de Mareuil by the canal, from 10 am to 6 pm. Free and/or free price.

13. Reims artists open their studios to the public

Reims artists open their workshops on Sunday. Painting, sculpture, engraving and other plant designs will be explored on Saturday and Sunday.

REIMS. Free entry from 2 to 7 pm. Run the full program

14. Beautiful vintage cars and motorcycles to admire in Warcq

About 200 vintage vehicles, two- and four-wheeled vehicles, will be on display at the 6th Motorcycle/Vintage Car Show. A specific space will be dedicated to the legendary Harley Davidson brand. Another special topic will be centered around the forty-plus-year-old Kawasakis.

Warcq (Ardennes) this Sunday, May 8 from 8am to 6pm on the Corniche of the Fences. free.

15. Become an ornithologist for a day in South Essen

As part of its new program for 2022, the Retz-en-Valois Tourist Office is offering a picnic on Saturday, May 7 in Bois Bertrand. Put on your little birdie’s shoes. Equipped with binoculars, you will spy on the birds that live in Bois Bertrand, trying to identify them and understand their lifestyle. Lusail will educate participants about the “Our Garden Birds” participatory scientific protocol to gain independence in identifying and counting species. From 9 years.

Fontenoy. The meeting is on Arlene Street, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. full price: 4.50 euros; Discounted: 3.50 euros. Information, reservations and online payments. Like. : 03 23 96 55 10. Email: ot@retzenvalois.fr. More information >>

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