le festival - your french rendez-vous in Brisbane

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The French Market and a Dance Party are returning to Brisbane this July 2022! Join us for an authentic French experience and share our ‘joie de vivre’

Rendez vous in Roma Street Parklands for our French “Christmas in July” Market on 23rd and 24th of July and at Riverlife for our Bastille Bay “Guinguette” (Ball) on 15th July 2022.
Look no further for your next French rendez-vous in Brisbane!

15 July 2022 + 23-24 July 2022

Riverlife + Roma St Parklands

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French “Christmas in July” Market at Roma St Parklands.
Le Festival’s French Market is back, but this time in July, just on time to celebrate Bastille Day with you!
Over two days on JULY 23rd and 24th, Roma Street Parklands will be transformed into a magical “Marché de Noël”, illuminated in festive ‘bleu-blanc-rouge’!

Bastille Day “Guinguette”. As we all do – are you also craving a fabulous night out, dancing under the stars along the river, while you pretend you are dancing in Paris along the “Quais de la Seine”? Unearth the inner “liberation” feeling of freedom we all have within at the moment and celebrate our beautiful life in Brisbane with a riverside backdrop, French melodies, and a glass of Champagne! Come along and join us for our first ever “Guinguette” soirée dance party, ‘a la française’!

Un “AUTUMN” Familial
Join our Family Day in Kalinga Park on 16th May: Petanque competition, free children activities, food and wines!

Hiver 2021

Un “WINTER” Chic.
Join us on at  the Story Bridge on the 14th July to celebrate Bastille Day in style with a lot of Champagne!

Un “SPRING” Culturel.
Join our Franco-Australian Cultural Conferences on 11th September at Queensland Multicultural Centre.

Bonjour Brisbane !

Welcome to Le Festival's 2022 celebrations!

This July, come and celebrate la France with Le Festival once again! We can promise a genuine immersion into French culture through memorable smaller moments of French frivolity and ‘joie de vivre

While the full scale Le Festival event is still not on the cards quiet yet, we are coming back in 2022 with the same spirit, passion, and frivolity as we usually do! Le Festival 2022 will be a transition format, with our two different celebrations ‘a la française’ coming up: a Noël en Juillet (Christmas in July) French Market at Roma St Parklands, and a Guinguette style evening ball at Riverlife. Complete with all the festival favourites plus some new additions, we promise an authentic French cultural experience, with a festive atmosphere and French “exuberance”!

Calling all Francophones, Francophiles, Brisbanites, and winder communities…. this event has been curated and brought together especially for all of you! Our much-loved event, and the peak French “rendez-vous” in Queensland, Le Festival unites communities in an inclusive and communal setting to strengthen Franco-Australian cultural and business relationships. Since 2010, we have been celebrating this spirit of France in Australia, and with continuous evolution, our event has earned its status as a highlight of Queensland’s cultural calendar – and we continuously strive to improve it year after year.

We try to include as much as we can, from entertainment to gastronomy, education to lifestyle, music to literature, and everything in between, we invite you to enjoy a genuine French cultural immersion at Brisbane very own local “coin de France”. This is what we hope to achieve with our upcoming events, so we hope you will join us to make it happen.

Our planned events will be COVID-safe and we are also working to make them as sustainable as possible with appropriate measures in place. Get ready for ‘français’ in the air

Rendez-Vous in July 2022 for "NOEL" in July and our Bastille Day Guinguette !

“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