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Sunday 16th May- 9am-4pm

Automne 2021 Event


Free entry

Un "AUTUMN" Familial

Join us for a “French style” family day at Kalinga Park on Sunday 16th May (9am – 4pm). Check out the full program below.

Pétanque competition for the adults, all day free activities for the little ones, French vintage cars on display, and a couple of local French stalls (French crêpes, French cheeses and sandwiches…) for all. Of course, this would not be complete without a small French bar with some essentials! Venez nombreux, venez tous!

Event info

What:  AUTUMN family day in a park “a la Francaise”
Who: Everyone
When: Sunday 16th May 2021 (9am – 4pm)
Where: Kalinga Park – Corner Diggers Dr. with Park Av. Kalinga, QLD
What to expect:
Pétanque competition, children’s activities, five local French stalls (inc. crêpes and cheeses), a French Bar, and a display of vintage French cars.
Entry Fee: FREE
(Online Covid-19 registration form required).
Petanque Registration: Click here for more info.

COVID info

This is a COVID SAFE event. Stay home if unwell.
Follow the rules to keep us all safe.
Practice social distancing.
Wash your hands regularly.
We recommend you download the ‘Check In Qld’ App.
It is IMPORTANT to register and enter your contact details below for tracing purposes as per regulations for small outdoor events.

children's activities


Zone 1

Come and say “Bonjour” at Le Festival’s tent. As usual, we will have an array of fun activities such as “la Pêche au Canard” and some craft (inc colouring). Do not forget to also check out our merchandise and “Mini Festival” raffle. Meet Maurice, our French Bulldog mascot, too!

French Books on Wheels will also join us from Port Macquarie for the day. We all love to go and see which new French books and magazines they are offering in their “Van du Livre”.


Zone 2

Lingua Franca
Art, songs, and storytelling in French

  • 9:30am – 10am
  • 12pm – 12:30pm
  • 2pm – 2:30pm

Les Petites Grenouilles

  • 10am – 12pm Make your own frog craft activity


  • 1pm – 2pm Eco-friendly “automne” craft activity

Les Petits Princes

  • 2pm – 4pm Bulles Géantes
  • 2:30pm – 4pm Atelier Scenteur

Zone 3

Play Frog Early Childhood Language Program will present:

  • 9:30am – 9:45am Song 1 “Bonjour”
  • 9:45am – 10:45am Games*
  • 10:45am – 11am Song 2 “Le Clown”
  • 11am – 12pm Pique-nique with Playfrog
  • 12pm – 1pm Games*
  • 1pm – 1:15pm Song 3 “Les Couleurs”
  • 1:15 pm- 2:15pm Games*
  • 2:15pm – 2:30pm Song 4 “J’ai Deux Pouces”
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm Games*
  • 3:30pm – 4pm Treasure Hunt

*Games – “Les Boites Musicales” and “La Marelle Géante”

Other activities


Pétanque Competition

We are finally bringing Pétanque back to Brisbane!
This will be a casual competition for ages 16+ in mixed teams of two or three players.
Click the button below for all the details and to register your team. 
*A huge “merci” to Pascal and the Brisbane Petanque Club for your help organising the competition.*


Drinks & Mini french bar

This will be a mini version of our Le Festival Bar. Thibaut and Tibo have prepared a great selection of some French essentials for you: Canard Duchêne Champagne, and Ricard, one “Rouge” (Red), two “Blancs” (White), one “Pétillant” (Sparkling Rosé), our favourite Frenchies Beer, and locally made Krazy Lemon lemonades.


A few LOcal French Stalls

A fun family day out would not be complete without our favourite picnic food.

We will have a few French food stalls to satisfy your hunger including Pascal‘s famous crêpes, Aurelien’s selection of French cheeses, and Le Festival will have King Street Bakery/MICA croissants and pains au chocolat (OUI, there will be coffee as well!). We will also be preparing French sandwiches with their very “miam miam” baguettes.

Finally, we are thrilled to welcome for the first time Gelato-a-Gogo’s iconic French Citroen van.

Do not forget to stop by our Merchandise tent (La Boutique de Maurice) as we will have MASSIVE SPECIALS on T-Shirts and French Espadrilles, as well as really low prices on Le Festival bags, berets, keyrings, and more!


French Vintage Cars + France eMotion

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome the Citroen Car Club of Queensland back to one of our events. They are a long term partner of Le Festival and we can not wait to see their selection of these French vintage cars appear at Kalinga Park.

Part of the interactive Alliance Française de Brisbane exhibition called France eMotion will also be on display at our INFO/Merchandise tent. France eMotion is a virtual tour of France, and is the culmination of a long artistic tradition, inspiring artists and photographers all over the world who have described and captured these landscapes. 

In order to fully experience the tour, you will need to follow these simple steps:

1. Download the free app France eMotion from the Apple App Store or Google Play (don’t worry, it’s free).
2. Allow access to your camera. 
3. Focus on the photos and embark on your virtual tour of France’s greatest cultural sites. Bon Voyage!


Live entertainment ​Program

All Week-end Roving

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