La rentree is just around the corner with school starting on the 1st but a busy weekend is my trusted remedy to stave off the back to school blues.
This weekend in Paris:
The Fete de Ganesh
A colorful festival held in the 18th arrondissement to honor the elephant-headed Ganesh will take place this Sunday August 29th. If you'd like to partake in the festivities firsthand the parade begins at 11am on rue Pajol and circulates until 2. Metro: Marx Dormoy or La Chapelle
Rock en Seine
I wrote about the festival experience at Rock en Seine several years ago and keep going back for more. This year is the first that all pre-sale tickets have been bought up but if you're interested in attending they are releasing 200 each morning at 10am before the gates open. Get them on the festival site.
This year headliners are Massive Attack, Arcade Fire and Blink 182. I'm looking forward to seeing Beirut perform their eclectic variety of folk that moves me to waltz around the kitchen. Listen to the album The Flying Cup Club, a nod to France.
Melissa Demiguel, French Culture Editor