Specific Community Interest

Bastille Day Melbourne

Bastille Day Melbourne


Melbourne, VIC


The annual Bastille Day French Festival brings together the French-Australian community to celebrate the French National Day. Vibrant and fiercely French, the Festival brings a slice of the French joie de vivre to Melbourne in July through a variety of locally based French businesses and associations who are passionate about all things French culture, food, history, literature, and technology. Whether 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.

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.