Bastille Festival
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Bastille Festival

Bonjour, Sydney! Get ready to raise your glasses as the Bastille Festival returns from 11-14 July.
11 Jul 2024
14 Jul 2024

This July, Sydney will host the much-anticipated return of the Bastille Festival, a spectacular four-day celebration infused with the spirit of France. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Circular Quay and The Rocks, the festival promises an even grander scale of culinary, artistic, and now, athletic wonder, in a nod to the Paris Olympics.

Food, Wine, Art with an Olympic twist

This year's Bastille Festival aligns with the Paris Olympics, enriching the festivities with an athletic flair and an Olympic parade amidst the familiar splendour of gourmet food, vintage wines, and captivating arts. With over 10 tons of cheese and 10,000 litres of wine and mulled wine, brought to life by 120 vendors and 100 artists. Food and wine lovers will be able to enjoy the best of France, over four lively days as the Festival transforms The Rocks and Circular Quay into a giant French village, offering a feast for all senses.

Bastille much loved experiences return

Experience a culinary journey to France and indulge in classic French dishes like escargot, sweet and savoury crepes, and raclette, while sipping on exquisite French wines. This year's festival will also feature collaborations with Sydney's most avant-garde chefs and food artists, and introducing Food, Wine and Art masterclasses across the four days of celebrations. Obtain a French passport for a day and embark on a journey through France's most renowned wine regions, making for a truly immersive experience.

But the Bastille Festival is more than just a food and wine event. It's also an opportunity to experience the artistic revolution of French art and culture, with a jam-packed program of over 100 free shows, expect live concerts, street artists, fire performances, magician shows, dance classes, and lots of street art and buskers to bring the city to life this winter. 

Favourite Bastille experiences, such as Le Mulled Cinema and the “Wine Walk” will return. This year's street festival will offer a diverse range of activities, including gourmet French cuisine, art exhibitions, and the famous 1.4-kilometre wine-tasting tour around the Harbour. Also expect great movies and the most amazing French wines from 8 of France's best wine regions and a focus this year on a selection of spectacular wines from the Loire Valley. 

The Bastille Festival is free to attend, so join us in celebrating France's Freedom Day without needing a plane ticket. 

Stay tuned for more information as we announce the full program.