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Le Festival - Brisbane French Festival - south bank at night

Rendez-vous in South Bank !

Bonjour Brisbane

Are you ready? It’s time for French Champagne to flow again… and did we mention: Le Festival is coming back ‘home’ to South Bank!

Join us from 5th to 7th July for a special edition of your favourite French rendez-vous!

Bring your berets, stripes, and smiles Brisbane, as we will have Champagne, crêpes, and croissants ready for you!

Le Festival is going to take you on an authentic, immersive, memorable journey… A fantastic “bleu-blanc-rouge” runway to France for an entire weekend!


From Paris to Brisbane...

As the world goes bleu-blanc-rouge for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris, Brisbane is joining the party with its iconic celebration of French culture, Le Festival, making a momentous return for a special edition.
The highlight added to the glittering program will be our own “Mini-Olympiades” for the young Francophiles, featuring breakdancing as a star event, to align with the new addition to the line up for Paris 2024, as well as French crafts and other activities …

And that’s just the start – 
We’re also bringing back the crowd pleasers we all love including Live Entertainment, French Champagne and wine, exciting Masterclasses, a colourful French Market, and our French bulldog mascot, Maurice, of course – plus a few extra surprises!

We can’t wait to see you very soon!

‘à TRÈS bientôt’ at South Bank !

“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


Live entertainment ​Program

All Week-end Roving

Ruba Tuba ♦ Mademoiselle Glitter ♦ Stilt walkers ♦ Mlle Glitter – Eiffel Tower ♦ French acrobats ♦ Ground Rovers