The annual Bastille Day French Festival is coming back to Fed Square this July. Celebrate everything French, with a delightful French Winter Market, food masterclasses, live entertainment and much more. Pop the champagne and check out this festival on Saturday July 16 and Sunday July 17.
Bastille Day French Festival at Fed Square
On both days of the festival, there’ll be a bustling French Winter Market full of delicious food and products to take home. Treat yourself to crepes, cheese, brioche, pastries and French Caribbean goods. Then, discover jewellery, beauty products, books and more.
After that, take part in a French masterclass. One class will take you through the heroes of haute couture, and help you develop a signature French scent. During the class, you’ll also enjoy champagne and macarons. Meanwhile, another class will take you through the history of gin and vodka, and teach you how to make two French cocktails.
There will also be key talks, known as Les Lumières or The Lights. These talks will look at topical issues, like climate change, as well as French history and art.
Hop online on Friday July 15 and take part in a French trivia night. Put your knowledge to the test, and win some cool prizes, such as luggage for your next trip to France.
The festival will also feature live entertainment, hip hop dances, and Melbourne walking tours.
The festival itself is free to attend, however, events like masterclasses and talks will come at an additional cost. Bookings for these special events are essential.
If you can’t make it in person, there will also be some cool online events running from Thursday July 14.
Keep an eye on their Facebook event page for updates.