Dates and venue
Le Festival – Brisbane French Festival will be held on Friday 7th (from 5pm to 11pm), Saturday 8th (from 9am to 11pm - French market closes at 6pm) and Sunday 9th (from 9am to 5pm) of July 2016 at the South Bank Parklands, South Bank, Brisbane.
You can choose from a variety of easy transport options to make your way to South Bank.
At the northern end of South Bank's Grey Street is the Cultural Centre Busway. This Busway services all of Brisbane and surrounding suburbs and allows visitors to access regular bus services to their chosen south east Queensland destination.
South Bank is located at the crossroads of the Queensland Rail network. South Bank has two train stations, South Brisbane and South Bank Train Stations on Grey Street. These stations provide regular train services allowing visitors to connect with the Brisbane CBD rail network and the Gold Coast rail network.
CityCat & Ferry Service
The Brisbane CityCat and ferry services are a favourite among the locals and are an enjoyable and handy way to get around Brisbane, South Bank and surrounding suburbs. Enjoy the ample sightseeing opportunities as you wind your way around the river with access to key city stops including New Farm Park, South Bank and Bulimba.
Translink's new go card allows commuters to catch public transport with ease. With the TransLink go card, visitors can travel seamlessly across south east Queensland on any TransLink bus, ferry and rail services. Go cards can be purchased online, over the phone or from select retailers and QR stations and their balance can be topped up as you go. Visit Translink's website (translink.com.au) for more information.
If you wish to drive, you can be assured you can park with ease and convenience at the South Bank Car Park. The South Bank car park is accessible from Little Stanley Street and offers more than 800 spaces, including eight disabled bays with lift and stair accessibility from both the north and south entrances.
Is Le Festival all ages?
Le Festival is all ages, but anyone aged 15 or under going to Le Festival will need to be accompanied in and around Le Festival precinct by a parent or responsible adult at all times.
Are kids aged 12 and under still allowed in free?
Yes. Anyone over that age needs to purchase a ticket ($5 online, $10 at the gate). Kids will also need to be in the company of a parent or adult guardian at all times. We have to adhere to a capacity limit and every body on the site counts towards that total.
Why do I have to pay $10 at the gate and only $5 online?
Le Festival – Brisbane French Festival is a not for profit organisation. The $5 covers the cost of hiring the venue (and the infrastructure) you are enjoying during the 3-day event. This year, the festival is trying to promote a green infrastructure and paper has a cost, thus to encourage people to take part in this change we invite them to buy online.
When do tickets go on sale?
Tickets for Le Festival will go online very soon. You will be able to purchase your tickets at our two entries, one located near the Wheel of Brisbane and one located near QPAC.
Tickets for the Opening Night on Friday Night will be soon available to purchase online.
Exhibitors, Food & Markets at Le Festival.
For more information about exhibitors, food & markets, please refer to the French Market page.
Lost & Found.
If you lose something, please leave your details at the INFO Tent, which will be located within the event area at the entrance near the Wheel of Brisbane.
If you find something, please hand it at the INFO Tent.
Our FAQs page is a still in progress page and regularly updated. If you have more questions about Le Festival, which are not in our FAQs, please contact us. Merci!