le festival - your french rendez-vous in Brisbane


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Le Festival will be back in its usual format in 2022. Meanwhile, immerse yourself in the French experience and ‘joie de vivre’ at Le Festival’s 2021 smaller celebrations. For your next French rendez-vous in Brisbane, look no further!

4 saisons 2021

Different locations across Brisbane

You next French rendez-vous in :


Bonjour Brisbane !

Welcome to Le Festival's 2021 celebrations! Due to the potential risks, Le Festival 2021 will not be held in the usual format at Musgrave Park, but will be delivered in the form of the 'Four Seasons'. We can promise a genuine immersion into French culture through memorable smaller moments of French frivolity and 'joie de vivre'

A bientôt! Rendez-Vous throughout 2021!

Francophones, Francophiles, Brisbanites, and the wider communities, this event has been curated especially for you! Our peak French “rendez-vous” in Queensland, Le Festival brings communities together in a united setting to strengthen French-Australian cultural and business relationships. Celebrating the spirit of France in Australia since 2010, our event has become a highlight of Queensland’s cultural calendar and every year we strive to make it even better.

From entertainment to gastronomy, education to lifestyle, and everything in between, enjoy a genuine cultural immersion at Brisbane’s very own “coin de France”. That’s what you will get at our upcoming events.

We are working on a series of smaller events, all of which will be COVID-safe with appropriate measures in place. Frenchness will be in the air…

Rendez-Vous throughout 2021
For our Autumn Familial, winter chic, spring culturel, and summer festif

Le Festival maurice 10 ans
Le Festival 10 ans

Un “SUMMER” Festif.
Le Festival’s first French Christmas Market is finally coming!
Over two days on NOVEMBER 20th and 21st, West Village will be transformed into a magical Marché de Noël, illuminated in festive ‘bleu-blanc-rouge’!

Un “AUTUMN” Familial
Join our Family Day in Kalinga Park on 16th May: Petanque competition, free children activities, food and wines!

Hiver 2021

Un “WINTER” Chic.
Join us on at  the Story Bridge on the 14th July to celebrate Bastille Day in style with a lot of Champagne!

Un “SPRING” Culturel.
Join our Franco-Australian Cultural Conferences on 11th September at Queensland Multicultural Centre.

Take advantage of a fully immersive, educational experience ‘a la française’. Enjoy one or more of the Masterclasses on offer.

Enjoy a glass of wine from an extensive range of high-quality French reds, whites and champagnes, as you would with friends in Paris.

Expand your knowledge and broaden your horizons with cultural conferences discussing a range of themes. You’ve come to the right place for a unique francophone experience!

“Le Festival is a brilliant celebration of French entertainment, food, wine, Bastille Day, and so many things that les Français, Francophones, and Australians all enjoy. We’re proud to be an institutional partner. Félicitations to Le Festival on your tenth anniversary!”

Jason McKenzie
President - Alliance Française de Brisbane

Another great French Festival event this year, like all the previous ones.

It is very well-organised for the exhibitors, well-presented and clean for the visitors and relevant to the purpose of the French theme.

Christian Blondeau
Director - France at Leisure

For many years now, Sofitel Brisbane Central has been happily associated with the Brisbane French Festival. It is a fantastic opportunity for us to join the biggest annual French gathering in Brisbane and showcase our common French identity to a very large crowd of enthusiastic Francophones and Francophiles.
Congratulations for another great edition!

Claire Mathieu
Marketing Executive - Sofitel Brisbane Central

Thank you very much to Le Festival's  team and volunteers. Great organisation & really friendly staff.

We love this atmosphere and will definitely come back!
A bientôt & Merci!

Sébastien Laboucarie
Voila! Wine & Co

The Festival was a terrific event for our business. It was extremely well-organised and managed by everyone involved (including all the wonderful volunteers) and we thought the exposure we had during the 2.5 days was well worth the pack-up and drive from Melbourne.

We’re already looking forward to next year - it has become our favourite Australian festival.

Penny Attiwill
La Brocante

Over the past decade, for an eagerly anticipated weekend in July, Southbank’s Cultural Forecourt becomes a little corner of France. Le Festival has become one of the largest and most successful French Festivals in Australia. With a fabulous committee, the generous support of sponsors, and the enthusiasm of Francophiles from Brisbane and beyond, Le Festival gives visitors a real French experience in the heart of Brisbane. French Affair has been a part of Le Festival since the very beginning and we are proud to be part of this incredible event. We congratulate Le Festival on 10 magnifique years.

Sue McGary
French Affair

At Le Festival, there is a nice and relaxed atmosphere, the location in South Bank is perfectly chosen, and the program is varied, from master classes to Can Can performances, and much more in between. Le Festival offers a full immersion into French culture, especially from a culinary point of view with a variety of stalls offering French regional specialties. The wine pavilion is also an excellent way to discover or re-discover the big French wine-producing regions. Overall, Le Festival is the ideal place for lovers of France, its culture, and its gastronomy.Thank you again for these lovely moment.

Paul Taylor
Le Festival 2017's Ambassador, French-English comedian

Le Festival was such a wonderful week-end. So much happening ! Wine, champagne, cookery courses, great entertainment on the main stage for everyone to enjoy and of course the food with quintessential stalls. What I really enjoyed and made me so proud, was the way people embrace the Francophile atmosphere and just have a great time ! The organization of such an event is not easy but the team behind it does such a fantastic job under the guidance of Betty Moinet making it a must in the calendar.

Bruno Loubet
Le Festival's 2018 Ambassador - Le Cordon Bleu Chef