Bastille Day celebrations across Australia !

05 Jul 2024

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Bastille Day celebrations across Australia !

Bastille Day , or ‘le 14 juillet’ is the national day of France, celebrated yearly on the 14th of July.
The date commemorates the anniversary of the fall of the Bastille prison in Paris on the 14th of July 1789,
marking the start of the revolution and the end of monarchic rule.

Bastille Day is celebrated throughout the country, read on to find a little corner of France near you!



5 july – AF Bal de Bastille Day

Celebrate Bastille Day in style with an unforgettable evening of French flair !
Join the Alliance Française of Adelaide for a celebratory evening including champagne, gourmet French food, live music and activities for the kids.

Tickets: $35 for adults, $20 for kids & teens under 12

Book here



5-7 july – Le Festival

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.

Head to Le Festival for a three-day immersive French culture weekend including live muisc and dance perfomances, a french market, mini-olympiades for the kids,
and last but not least a vast array of workshops and masterclasses.

Tickets: $13 – 21.20 for adults (depending on day), free for children 12 & under

Book here



11-14 july – Bastille Revolution on The Rocks

Head to Circular Quay for a 4-day French food, wine, and art extravaganza. Taste winter specialties at the food markets, french wines, beer and other alcolohic beverages,
enjoy over 70 performances from local artists, performers, and well-known Australian bands, and  last but not least take a hands on approach with exclusive workshops and masterclasses.

Free entry festival

More information 


11 july – AF Sydney Bastille Day Grand Bal

Experience the best of French culture for le 14 juillet, with a thrilling programme of entertainment, music and dancing.

Inspired by France’s traditional fire brigade ball, enjoy live entertainment and music, delightful French treats, and enter the draw to win fantastic prizes including a 30-minute Heli flight,
a night at the luxurious Sofitel, and many gift vouchers from French brands including Louboutin, Decathlon, Tefal and L’Occitane.

Tickets : $29 including a complementary Marie Brizard cocktail.

Book here



12 july – AF Darwin Bastille Day Party

Every year, the Alliance Française of Darwin organises its annual Bastille Day event.

Head to the Darwin Surf Life Saving Club / Cafe de la Plage for an entertainment packed evening including a French-style sunset supper, French music, raffle prizes and kids activities.

Free event

Register here


Gold Coast

12 july – AF Gold Coast Bastille Day Celebration – programme released shortly,

Stay updated 



13 july – AF Canberra Bastille Day Brunch

Head to the Alliance Française of Canberra for an enchanting morning filled with the flavors and rhythms of France including a tasty brunch by Savoir French,
live music, trivia games, and a raffle with fabulous prizes.

Tickets: $60 non-AF members | $51 AF members

Book here



13 july – AF Bastille Day Dinner (Sold out)



13 july – Bendigo Library 

Part of a new series of French events in Bendigo, learn more about le 14 juillet, or Bastille Day.

Head to the Bendigo library for for an enlightening talk where you’ll delve into the pivotal events surrounding this historic date in 1789.
Participants will explore the lasting legacy of the French Revolution and how Bastille Day is portrayed in pop culture today.

Ticket : $15, includes a selection of sweet treats,

Register here



13 july – AF Geelong Bastille Day

In partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, join the Alliance Française de Geelong for a special Bastille Day evening at the Little Creatures Brewery.
Enjoy a charcuterie grazing starter and a two-course French inspired meal, entertainment by French duo ‘Les Baguettes’, and enter the draw for lots of fun giveaways.

Tickets: $85 non-AF members | $75 for AF members

Book here


Sunshine Coast

14 july – AF Sunshine Coast Bastille Day lunch

Join the Alliance Française of the Sunshine Coast for a celebratory evening including music and songs, and a lovely meal at the Loose Goose restaurant.

Register here



14 july – AF Toowoomba ‘Le Quatorze Juillet – Déjeuner’

Come together at the Monty Brewing Co to celebrate La Fête Nationale, try your luck in the raffle, share a meal
and enjoy performances including Can Can dancers and live music by Josephine & Jesse.

Register here :



14 july – AF Townsville Bastille Day Sunday Lunch

Join the Alliance Française of Townsville at the Rambutan Rooftop for a special poolside Bastille Day lunch including a quiz game with prizes.

Tickets: $55 Adult and $22 Children for non-AF members | $45 Adult and $12 Children for AF members.

Register here



13-14 july – Melbourne Bastille Day French Festival

The annual Melbourne Bastille Day French Festival returns at the iconic Queen Victoria Market for two days of French and francophone entertainment including a French Winter Market, French and Francophone cuisine, perfomances, as well as a cultural program filled with Les Lumières talks, Walking Tours and interactive masterclasses. This year’s offering also includes an online program.

Event free to attend, booking fees apply to cultural program events.

Book here


20 july – So Frenchy So Chic Bastille Day Soirée

In celebration of La Fête Nationale, put on your best sparkly fit and join So Frenchy So Chic at the Meat Market
for a musical journey featuring France’s most iconic dance-floor bangers from the last 40 years.

Tickets from $50,57 – $59,99 depending on number of guests.

Tickets include complimentary cheese grazing station courtesy of L’Artisan Cheese Organic

Book here

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