The annual Bastille Day French Festival brings together the French-Australian community to celebrate the French National Day. Now in its sixth year, this vibrant and authentic festival of all things French brings a little slice of French summer to Melbourne winter. With a wide variety of Melbourne-based French businesses and associations who are passionate about French culture, food, history, literature and technology, this is a must-attend event for every French expat and passionate Francophones and Francophiles. 

The Bastille Day French Festival has a wide ranging cultural program which brings a taste of French culture to Melbourne. It includes the best in live music and performances, informative conferences about the history and culture of France, masterclasses where patrons can learn about French food, wine and culture in an interactive intimate setting, a fabulous French market selling and sampling a sumptuous selection of French food and wine and showcasing French arts and crafts, an art exhibition featuring the best in local French artists, a kids area to amuse les petits Francophiles, and much much more!

Put on your beret, practice your French 'bonjour' and come and join us. 

From 4pm-9pm, Friday 17th July 2020

From 10am-6pm, Saturday 18th July 2020

The Bastille Day French Festival is a non-for-profit, community-based activity bringing together the French, francophone and French-Australian organisations in Melbourne
  Message from H.E. Christophe Penot, Ambassador of France in Australia

The Embassy of France in Australia is proud to support the Bastille Day French Festival in Melbourne which enters its fifth year in 2019. Bringing together the French and francophone associations in Victoria, the Festival is a celebration of French culture, lifestyle, technology and innovation. It highlights the ever-strengthening links between France and Victoria in business, research, the arts and community engagement. 


I look forward to sharing with all Melburnians the Bastille Day French Festival and its celebration of France and French culture.  


Christophe Penot, Ambassadeur de France en Australie 2019