le festival - your french rendez-vous in Brisbane


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Enjoy all things French at Le Festival’s 2020 celebrations (Masterclasses, VIP events, and Cultural Conferences).
C’est la Vie, your next French Rendez-vous in Brisbane!

October 2020

Riverlife, Kangaroo Point

You next French rendez-vous in :


Bonjour Brisbane !

Due to COVID restrictions only Masterclasses, VIP events, and Cultural Conferences will be held in October 2020 at Riverife.
Unfortunately Le Festival in the format you know and love (Inc. French Market) is not happening this year in Brisbane.

A bientôt at Riverlife in October 2020 or Rendez-vous in July 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 the next edition of our event.

Meanwhile, we have prepared a series of micro-events in compliance with the 2020 Covid-19 restrictions. There will be a lot of Frenchness in the air…

Rendez-vous à RIVERLIFE On October 16-18, 23, 25, 30 and Nov 7
For our Masterclassses, VIP events, and cultural conferences!

Le Festival maurice 10 ans
Le Festival 10 ans

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!

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!

Our French Market hosts a colourful array of exhibitors sharing what they do best. With “savoir-faire” and flair, let us whisk you away to the streets of France.

A stellar group of performers are set to light up the stage, with roving artists also roaming around to entertain you on the go!

“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

C'est la Vie


Don’t miss our French Wines & Cheeses evenings and our Champagne breakfasts along the Brisbane River

Friday evening – 23rd October 2020

Sunday morning – 25th October 2020

Friday evening – 30th October 2020