About Le Festival

The story - Notre histoire

Launched in 2010, the Brisbane French Festival – now called Le Festival – is a not-for-profit association run by a passionate team of 25+ volunteers all year round and 300+ volunteers all over the week-end. Le Festival first came to light in 2010 as a way of sharing the Brisbane Francophile community’s passion for France with Australia. Today the festival has become the largest French Festival in Australia with more than 40 000 registered visitors and a unique «rendez-vous» for Brisbanites and others to immerse themselves in an genuine French cultural experience.

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Our vision - Notre vision

Le Festival is Brisbane’s Francophile community showcasing and sharing the best of France with Australia.

The French community, enriched by Australia’s multiculturalism, seeks to facilitate an interaction between our cultures. We want to inspire Australians to share our passion and join us in toasting the best of Australia and of France.
 Le Festival is the peak of French celebration in Queensland.  It illuminates Brisbane with French culture, provides an authentic immersion experience and is the premier showcase of all things French. Le Festival will be a major event on Australia’s cultural calendar, it will celebrate the passion, warmth and spirit that is France.

Our mission - Notre mission

Le Festival presents Brisbane with its timeless savoir-faire to become the most iconic French festival in South-East Queensland. Driven by an amazing, diverse community and dedicated volunteers, exhibitors, and partners, our main objectives are:

  • Showcasing a diverse range of music, food, education, and lifestyle “à la française”
  • Showcasing the French culture to the wider community
  • Strengthening French-Australian cultural and business relationships
  • Attracting the French, Francophile, and wider community to Le Festival
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