Our story - Notre histoire
The Brisbane French Festival – now called Le Festival – was launched over a decade ago with the view of celebrating French culture. We are a not-for-profit association run by a passionate team of around 25 volunteers, most of whom work year-round, and 300+ volunteers throughout the event week-end. Le Festival first came to light in 2010 as a way of sharing the Brisbane Francophile community’s passion for France with Queensland, and Australia. Today, the festival has grown to become the largest French Festival in Queensland (with at least 20 000 registered visitors every year), providing a unique «rendez-vous» for Brisbane locals and wider communities to enjoy a genuine French cultural immersion like no other.
Our vision - Notre vision
Le Festival is Brisbane’s Francophile community showcasing and sharing the best of France with Australia.
Enriched by Australia’s multiculturalism, we seek to facilitate an interaction between our cultures to inspire Australians to share our passion and join us in toasting the ‘best of both worlds’. Le Festival is the peak of French celebration in Queensland, illuminating Brisbane with French culture, providing an authentic experience ‘a la française’, and has attained a high reputation as the premier showcase of all things French. Le Festival is a major event on Australia’s cultural calendar, inviting visitors to join us in celebrating the passion, warmth and spirit that is France.
Our mission - Notre mission
Le Festival invites Brisbane to discover its timeless savoir-faire that has made it the most iconic French festival in South-East Queensland. Driven by an amazing, diverse community and dedicated volunteers, exhibitors, partners, and others, our main mission is to:
- Showcase a diverse range of music, food, education, lifestyle, and more… “à la française”.
- Celebrate French (and Francophone) culture and share it with the wider community.
- Strengthen French-Australian cultural and business relationships.
- Attract the French, Francophile, and wider community to come together.
We hope to facilitate a true intercultural exchange, on personal and professional levels, to highlight the value of cultural connection in today’s communities.