The Bastille Day French Festival (BDFF) is a celebration of all things French and Francophone and the fabulous French-Australian community in Victoria. The Bastille Day French Festival has for at least 9 years been bringing the French-Australian community together with a vibrant and fiercely French  “Joie de Vivre” and bringing a piece of France to Melbourne with an Australian twist.

Whether you’re an expat living in Australia, a passionate Francophone or Francophile, or a family troupe looking for an exciting outing in the mid-year break, this is a must-attend event.

We can’t wait to bring the spirit of the Revolution back this year in a fun and festive atmosphere. We welcome the French, Francophone and the French-at-heart communities from all across the state to celebrate this special day with food, music, and most importantly your passionate French side!

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; stimulating conferences about the history and culture of France; interactive and intimate masterclasses on topics like French food, wine, and culture; a fabulous marketplace of vendors selling and sampling a sumptuous selection of French food and wine in addition to showcasing French arts and crafts; an art exhibition featuring the best in local French artists; and much much more!

The Bastille Day French Festival is a not-for-profit, community-based activity bringing together the French, francophone and French-Australian organisations in Melbourne.


For enquiries, contact:

Georgie Stayches – Event Lead | Bastille Day French Festival