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Le Festival 2024

Fri 5th - Sun 7th July 2024

South Bank Cultural Forecourt

La Joie de vivre

Le Festival is a three-day annual French festival that brings together the best of France to Brisbane, including Live Entertainment, French Cuisine, Wines and Champagnes, Masterclasses, and much more. Since 2010, Le Festival has become the most iconic French Festival in south-east Queensland, offering a unique French ‘rendez-vous’ for Brisbane locals and wider communities to immerse themselves in an authentic French and Francophone cultural experience for all the Francophiles out there.

2024 will be no different – in fact, it’s going to be twice as ‘magnifique’! Check out what’s on below…

Event details

What:  Le Festival 2024
Who: Everyone
When: Friday 5th July (4pm-10pm), Saturday 6th July (8am-10pm) and Sunday 7th July (8am-5pm).
Where: South Bank Parklands (Get there).
What to expect:
French Market with array of specially selected French or French-inspired stalls, Live entertainment, Artists and Artisans Pavillion, French bar, the “Mini-Olympiades” and many more surprises.. just wait and see!
Tickets: Earlybird tickets and 3-day passes are only available online Click here to get your tickets.  Tickets from $10 to $29 (+ booking fees) . Under 12 FREE

le festival 2024 overview

"le marché" - french market

Join the largest French Market in Queensland “à la française”!  An array of specially selected French or French-inspired stalls as well as artists and artisans, French authors and French associations. From “Marinières” and “Nappes Provençales” to “Crêpes,” and “Escargots”, be ready for an authentic shopping trip.

"Mini-Olympiades" - Children

As the world goes “bleu-blanc-rouge” for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris, Brisbane is joining the party with its iconic celebration of French culture, Le Festival, making a momentous return for a special edition. The highlight added to the glittering program will be our own “Mini-Olympiades” for the young Francophiles.
Le Festival Brisbane French Festival entertainment french cancan

"La Scene" - Live Entertainment

Immerse yourself with the finest French and Francophile performers from Australia and New caledonia. We bring the heart and soul of France by inviting the best to perform on our main stage. This year, Le Festival will kick off the Friday night with a special Grand Opening to start the weekend with a bang.

From can-can girls to Polynesian dancers and from traditional to unconventional acts, Le Festival will bring all types of French performers throughout the entire weekend.

Le Festival Brisbane French Festival masterclass presentation

"Les Masterclasses"

We invite you to participate in a special range of Masterclasses designed to celebrate the richness of French culture. During the three-day program you can discover your inner gourmand, be creative, develop your knowledge of French wine, cheese and Champagne and even make your own perfume to take home. And you don’t have to speak French to participate! All classes are in English. Join us and we’re sure you’ll learn something new.

"Le Bar" - Champagne and Wines

Our French celebration is never without a glass of Champagne or other French beverage to say “tchintchin”! 

Our French bar will offer you a selection of French Champagnes, Mousseux Wines “Rouges, Banc et Rosés” as well as Frenchies Beer , Ricard Aperitif , Orangina, Oasis, Perrier, Evian …

Make sure you stop by the bar so we can say “bonjour”!

"La Boutique de Maurice"

Visit our Boutique de Maurice to find your perfect souvenir and take bit of Le Festival – and ‘la France’ – home with you!
Choose from a selection of Le Festival t-shirts, Le Festival scarves, Le Festival’s own glass water bottles, Le Festival jute tote bags, traditional French espadrilles, Eiffel Towers, French posters and postcards, keyrings, and more!

"les artistes" - Artists & artisans

Our French Market will also have a dedicated artists’ area to showcase creativity ‘a la française’ at its best. 

All of these will also be local, as well as interstate, French and French-inspired creators and artisans. At Le Festival, we very much support local businesses, so we are giving their talent a chance to shine. 

"Les Auteurs" - French Authors

Meet acclaimed French authors and illustrators as well as authors inspired by France at Le Festival on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July! Great oppportunity to buy their books, get them signed, and share your thoughts on litterature. Bring your Book Club friends along. Program will be announced in June.

Le Festival Brisbane French Festival mascot Maurice doggy with roving entertainment

Meet "Maurice"

Well well well… Maurice has become an “incontournable” encounter at Le Festival. He has become so famous that we will need to work out a schedule to meet Maurice at the “Mini-Olympiades”, at the Bar and on stage. Maurice also loves when you bring along your little furry friends with you. And make sure they all dress well to come and meet our national Maurice!

Le Festival - Brisbane French Festival

"la tombola" - le festival raffle

Of course we have to give back to our ‘fabuleux’ followers; no Le Festival event would come and go without a “tombola” (aka raffle). Thanks to our wonderful sponsors and partners, we have some amazing prizes ‘a gagner’! Perhaps a trip, or a special experience ‘a la française’. Tickets will be available online in May. You will also be able to purchase tickets at La Boutique de Maurice!

Le Festival - Brisbane French Festival exhibitor page Citroen

Les Vieilles Voitures - Vintage Cars

Come and meet our dear friends from the Citroen Car Cub. Admire a display of French vintage cars, which will also make a fantastic backdrop for your photos! 

"FROMAGE!"- INSTA BOOTH

From a Le Cordon Bleu French country kitchen to a Fromager D’Affinois Normandie backdrop, … What will the decor of our Instagram booth be in 2024?

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Live entertainment ​Program

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