How and where to celebrate Bastille Day 2024 in Australia

Bastille Day 2024
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As always, we bring you the most comprehensive and accurate round up of where to celebrate Bastille Day 2024 in Australia. This year there are concerts, discotheques, dining or even local tours. Some events are on the weekend before Bastille Day and others throughout the weekend of so there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate, even more than once!

Bastille Day 2024

Click on your location in the list below to go straight to events happening there.



Early celebration: 5 July 5:30pm 

Agence Consulaire de France d’Adelaide, Alliance Française d’Adelaide and Adelaide Accueil present the Bal de Bastille Day

Fullarton Park Community Centre

What’s planned:

  • Delicious Food Box Dinner: Savour gourmet French delights.
  • Free Glass of Champagne: Kick off the night with a glass of bubbles on arrival.
  • Surprise Musical Entertainment: Be dazzled by a live performance.
  • Activities for kids: Entrust us your kids, they will have fun preparing crafts and attend a special movie screening.
  • Dance the Night Away: Join the bal with Ambianceur Benny Max, kicked off by a special dance lesson from the talented Charli.


Ticket prices: $35 for adults, $20 for kids & teens under 12. Purchase yours via this link


Mélange à Trois @ Unley Town Hall

14 July 12:30pm – 5:30pm

Lunch and live music and entertainment

Mélange à Trois, featuring the smooth vocals of chanteuse Sunitra Martinelli accompanied by Jazz guitarist Tom Kneebone & double bassist Declan Horan will serenade you. MC Arnaud Benassy will lead you through the celebrations with an entertaining recount of how Bastille Day came to be, teaching you some fun French phrases along the way.

Adelaide Bastille Day 2024

Feast on a generous serving of delicious raclette w potatoes, charcuterie, baguette, cornichon & salad. (Vegetarian option available) For dessert, choose 1 of 3 crêpe flavour options: strawberry coulis, chocolate & banana or Suzette (orange). Ticket price includes all the above plus a glass of French wine on arrival & entry into the fabulous lucky door prize draw.


Licenced Bar with French wines by Cyrano & coffee cart. If you’re still hungry after raclette & crêpes, there will be a selection of Les Deux Coqs’ delectable rillettes & terrines available for purchase.


Your $85 ticket (inclusive of booking fee) gets you:

  • 5 hours of feasting & fun!
  • Live Music by Mélange à Trois
  • Arnaud Benassy’s priceless humour
  • A glass of French wine on arrival
  • Delicious Raclette & crêpes by Xavier of L’ Arôme Catering
  • Fabulous door prizes

Tickets cost $85 per person and can be purchased via this link. Bookings close soon so don’t miss out!


Palace Nova East End Cinemas

Advance Preview of The President’s Wife

Lights! Camera! Savings! Be a part of the Palace Nova Cinemas Movie Club and get deep discounts on tickets. Join us for a Movie Club Advance Preview of The President’s Wife, starring French film icon Catherine Deneuve.


French icon Catherine Deneuve (8 Women, The Midwife) stars as a fictionalised version of former French first lady Bernadette Chirac, as she navigates stepping out of the shadows of her husband, one of France’s most popular presidents, to become an iconic figure in her own right. 1995, Jacques Chirac becomes president of France. His wife Bernadette now expects to be treated with the respect due to her lifelong work in the shadows of her husband. But mocked as too corny, she’s cast aside. Bernadette decides to react. It is HER time.


Ticket prices: Premium Movie Club members $12 for Adults, $10 for Golden Seniors, and $9 per ticket for Students!


Adelaide Central Markets 

Friday 12 & Saturday 13 July

A celebration of French culture over two days on Friday 12 July and Saturday 13 July, their Bastille Day celebrations will have something for everyone. Highlights include FREE live music, a cooking demonstration, cupcake decorating for kids, a crepe pop up stall, champagne bar, guided tours and more!

The free live music and cooking demonstrations programs have not yet ben made available. We will update this article when they have.

Bastille Day 2024 at the Markets

Kids Cupcake Decorating

Friday 12 July 9:30am – 12pm

Kids can enjoy creating their very own French masterpiece, at Bastille Day cupcake decorating workshops these school holidays.

Meet at the Eastern Roadway (near Central Market Flowers and Angelakis Bros. Seafood)

Tickets cost $5 per child. Bookings are essential which you can do here


Le tour du Marché : The French Market Tour

Meet at The Market Stall (near Haigh’s – Gouger Street end)

Friday 12 July: 4:30pm – 5:30pm, 6:00pm – 7:00pm and 7:30pm – 8:30pm  & Saturday 13 July 9:30am – 10:30am and 11:00am – 12:00pm

Join this walking tour of the Market with your French speaking tour guide and Fringe performer Arnaud Bénassy. You’ll learn a bit of Française, learn how to sing La Marseillaise, discover interesting facts about Bastille Day and taste some of the Market’s most authentic French fromage, charcuterie and patisserie. Starting at The Market Stall, this fun tour will take you for a chat and tastings at French institutions the Smelly Cheese Co. and Les Deux Coqs.

The ticket prices (exclusive of booking fees) are:

$30 on Friday which includes a glass of champagne. You can book here

$15 on Saturday bookings essential. You can book here


Smelly Cheese Co.: Cheese After Dark SOLD OUT

13 July

To complete the market’s two-day celebrations, The Smelly Cheese Co will host a very special Cheese After Dark on Saturday 13 July.


A Prayer for the wild at heart

13 July Dinner & 14 July Lunch

Join their much-loved French team for dinner or lunch for Bastille Day celebrations featuring a delicious 4-course menu of French classics priced at $99/head.

Prayer for the Wild Bastille Day 2024 in Adelaide

Click here to reserve


Bistro Français will offer a set sharing menu for Bastille Day 2024 for $99 per person. Customers will also have the option of choosing the usual à la carte menu.

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Reserve your table via this link


Delicatessen is open for Bastille Day 2024 and will offer a set menu with choices for $75 per person available for lunch and dinner.

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Reserve your table via this link or by calling (08) 8211 8871


Feather’s Hotel

Friday 12 July

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and flavours of France at their greenhouse restaurant over a classic French three-course meal complemented by sharing plates.

Each course is paired perfectly with French wines, creating an unforgettable culinary journey amidst French music and mime.

Bastille Day 2024 Adelaide

To add to the festive atmosphere, many people dressed in theme last year, and we encourage guests to do so again – think stripes, berets, and all things red, white, and blue!

Bastille Day 2024 in Adelaide

Reserve your table for $130 per person via this link


Ginger’s Vintage Lounge Bar

13 July: Doors open 6pm & 14 July Doors open 3:30pm

Les Flâneurs Volants will perform to celebrate Bastille Day with French music and French themed food.

Bastille Day 2024 in Adelaide

Les Flâneurs Volants will donate all profits from the shows to Actionaid Australia, which relentlessly supports women all around the world in their fight for equality and survival. Actionaid Australia is currently raising funds to help the women of Gaza

Tickets: $30 via this link


La Buvette

13 July

Drinks from 3pm

Set dinner between 5pm and 10pm

A carefully curated set menu that showcases the finest French cuisine. Their talented Chef Perryn has crafted a selection of amazing dishes that pay homage to the culinary traditions of France. From the first bite to the last, each course promises to transport your taste buds on a culinary journey through the streets of Paris.

Bastille Day at La Buvette

The set menu costs $150 per person. Reserve your table for drinks or dinner via this link


La Chaîne des Rotisseurs @ Intercontinental Adelaide

13 July Inductions at 5pm, Gala Dinner from 6pm

No further information available at time of publishing. You can contact them via the event link above.


La Louisiane

14 July

Courtyard: 1pm – 9pm Walk In Only

Inside: 4pm – late. Walk ins welcomed, Bookings encouraged:

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A free-to-enter French festival celebrating live Jazz, alongside word-class food & beverage.

In addition to La Louisiane, they will be turning the courtyard of 89 King William into a cosy French wonderland, with multiple stages of live jazz, varying food offerings, fresh pastries and of course plenty of Champagne!



Sip Champagne Bar

14 July 1pm- 4pm

Start your celebration with a complimentary glass of their finest champagne and indulge in a delectable assortment of cheeses and charcuterie, perfectly paired to tantalise your taste buds.

With live music from Twilight Gypsi, performing a combination of timeless tunes in French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese and blending this with familiar music from the Jazz age to modern day, it is the perfect ambiance for a festive afternoon!


Don’t miss out on this fabulous event, come and toast to French liberty, equality and fraternity with champagne, great food, fantastic music and plenty of dancing!

Tickets: $50




Bendigo Art Gallery: Paris, Impressions of Life exhibition

Last day to see the exhibition. Read our interview with the French curator from Musée Carnavalet in Paris here


Alliance Française de Melbourne @ Bendigo Library

13 July 12pm – 1:30pm

Bastille Day Unlocked

Join the AF de Melbourne at Bendigo Library for an enlightening talk delving into the pivotal events surrounding this historic date in 1789. They will explore the lasting legacy of the French Revolution and how Bastille Day is portrayed in pop culture today.


Expand your knowledge, engage in lively discussions about traditions and intriguing fun facts surrounding this iconic moment in French history, all while indulging in some delightful sweet treats, just as Marie Antoinette might have imagined!

Purchase your $15 ticket via this link


Langley Estate: Bastille Day Spectacular

14 July 3pm – 4pm

Australia’s leading vocal chamber ensemble, Songmakers Australia, presents a wonderful collection of French songs, duets and piano music.

Features Merlyn Quaife AM – Soprano; Nicholas Dinopoulos – Bass-Baritone; Andrea Katz – Piano.

Refreshments following the concert in the Langley Hall mansion.



Le Festival

Friday 5, Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 July

A separate dedicated article to follow.


Agence Consulaire de France à Brisbane @ RSL Geebung

14 July 11 :50am – 3pm

A Bastille Day lunch, complete with a tasting menu featuring classic French dishes paired with French wines and, of course, French champagne.

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A DJ and a French singer will play French music during the lunch followed by a speech from the French Consul, Alain Etchegaray.


This is a ticket-only event, with limited seating. Tickets cost $60 and can be purchased via this link


Belle Époque @ Emporium Hotel

Bastille Day Dinner

14 July with choice of 5:30-7:30pm or 8pm-10pm

French culinary excellence meets the heart of Emporium Hotel South Bank.


Crafted by their talented chefs, indulge in an exquisite French three-course menu featuring Gratin de Saint-Jacques, succulent scallops, traditional cassoulet with duck, and a delightful Tarte au Citron. You have the option to add expertly paired wines from Burgundy and Bordeaux, featuring selections such as Charle & Laurent Pinson Petit Chablis 2022, Chateau De Marsannay Rouge 2020, and La Tertre Du Lys D’or 2019.


There will be live entertainment and a chance to experience the exhilarating art of sabrage, where Champagne bottles are gracefully opened with a sword.


Prices: $75 per person or $140 with paired wines. Book your ticket via this link


C’est Bon 

Friday 12 July – Sunday 14 July

Carpe diem…Or seize the weekend with Bastille celebrations including a French Shared Menu, Champagne Lunch and Sunday Jazz lunch!


Bastille Shared Menu

Friday 12th July & Saturday 13th July

A special Bastille Shared Menu that includes snacks, bottomless baguette, small & large plates to share and crepe suzette for $89 per person!

Bastille Day 2024 in Brisbane

This menu is available for dinner only on both nights and can be booked on their Terrasse or in their Restaurant.


Champagne Lunch

Saturday 13 July

La fête nationale à Brisbane

Sommelier Miriam Rose will guide you through 5 Champagnes, paired to a delectable four course menu with a snack to start and petit four to finish, all for $195 per person.

Tickets are limited for this exclusive lunch, dining on a communal table in our très chic Cellar.


Journée du Jazz

14 July 12pm

A delightful lunch with live jazz music.

Bastille Day Brisbane

Chef Andy and the team will be serving a special Shared menu as they would back in France, think fresh baguette, soufflé, Duck à l’orange and more delicious plates for $89 per person.




Alliance Française de Cairns @ Serbian Cultural Centre

A “Bal Populaire” with our amazing Nikki Doll

14 July 12pm – 4pm

Food buffet, drinks, entertainment and more! We are also announcing the winners of the Writing Competition!


Ticket prices:

  • Buffet & Entry to the event purchased in advance: 25$ Members / 35$ non-Members
  • Entry only purchased on the day: 10$
  • Buffet purchased on the day: 25$/35$ subject to availability
  • Free for children under 10 years if accompanying a paid adult.


Novotel Oasis Resort

14 July 12pm – 3pm

French lunch paired with the excellent French wines by Grant Manypenny

Expect a dining experience that’s as whimsical as it is delicious—perfectly crafted to tickle your taste buds and leave you smiling.

Please dress casual with French flair!

Tickets: $145 for members and partners, $125 for guests




Alliance Française de Canberra

13 July 11am – 2pm

Join us for an enchanting morning filled with the flavours and rhythms of France at their Bastille Day event on Saturday 13th July.

Indulge in a delectable French brunch featuring delightful quiches, pastries and other treats provided by their partner Savoir French, sip on a glass of French sparkling wine, all while enjoying live music that will transport you to the streets of Paris.

Test your knowledge with their lively French trivia games and participate in their exciting raffle for a chance to win fabulous prizes.


$60 non-AF members

$51 AF members

Purchase your tickets via this link



Alliance Française de Darwin

This Bastille 2024 will be bigger and more vibrant than ever before, featuring an array of activities, performances, and culinary delights.

Bastille Day 2024 in Darwin



James Theatre

14 July 2pm -5:30pm

A glass of French wine with canapés followed by the film ‘A Taste of Things’ starring Juliette Binoche and Benoit Magimel. All in the iconic James Theatre in Dungog.

Tickets via this link 



Advance Ganmain Committee 

14 July 10:30am – 2pm 

Bastille Day Brunch and Bubbles

A celebration of their French Connections!

Enjoy light musical entertainment and guest speakers who will delight and inform over a delicious brunch buffet and a glass of bubbles in the Ganmain Hall.  Meet friends and soak up the culture while celebrating their French connections!

Tickets: $35 via this link




Alliance Française de Geelong at the Furphy Function Hall at Little Creatures Brewery

Saturday 13 July 6:30-10:30pm

A special dinner event

Enjoy a charcuterie grazing starter and a two-course, French inspired meal. A selection of French wines will be available at bar prices.


Lots of fun and giveaways with entertainment provided by French duo Les Baguettes. Feel free to dress in blue, white and red and show your true (French) colours.

Create your table of 8 guests or they can organise a share-table for you. Bookings Close Friday 5th July.

Tickets: $75 AF Members and $85 General Admission (non-members). Buy your tickets via this link


La Cachette Bistrot

Sunday 14 July Lunch 11:30am – 2pm & 2:15pm – 4:45pm

A special event and menu on Bastille Day,

A beautiful Bouchon-style set menu and a  glass of Virginie Taittinger Champagne on arrival.

See last year’s menu below for an idea of what to expect

Bastille Day 2024 in Geelong

Tickets are $155 per head, and can be purchased via this link



The Henchman Miami

Flavours of France – Wine Tasting event

14 July 2pm-4pm

To celebrate Bastille Day, join them for a wine journey with French inspired wines. Sommelier Mark Ellis will take you on this tasting journey in a fun and informative way to learn about the influence France has had on Australian wine.

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The kitchen will be serving up some gourmet bites to accompany the wines.

Being Bastille Day, they encourage you to showcase the Red, Blue and White in your outfits! Prizes for the best dressed.

Tickets: $55 via this link



Arts in the Valley: Soirée dans la Vallée

12 July 5pm – 9pm

French Film Divertimento, Food & Wine & a Silent Auction

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Throughout the soirée, you will have the opportunity to view and to bid on some wonderful artworks, experiences and goodies, as part of our Silent Auction. All proceeds from ticket sales to this event and the Silent Auction, will go towards supporting Arts in the Valley, to enable us to continue our music, visual arts and sculpture throughout the year.

Don your beret and cravat, or striped shirt and a foulard, in preparation for a fantastique French evening.

Tickets: $45 via this link



BOTH 13 & 14 July 12pm – 4pm

This event is a Bastille collaboration with Chef Ilyes Mendi (Michelin Starred and ex Rockpool) inspired by my dear grandmother, the ultimate party girl and believer in equality, liberty and friendship!

The day will be one full of produce from our favourite local farmers along with tasty wines and artisan beers on tap, washed down with live music and other entertainment x factors in the lush surrounds of Wildwood’s native bush and subtropical rainforests.

Wildwood’s long lunches aim to showcase some of the region’s best produce, collaborating with amazing chefs from around the world. Guests can expect great music, top-quality drinks, and incredible cuisine.

Tickets Include:

  • A feast of local produce (menu below)
  • Delicious arrival cocktails, with an open bar with local wines, and beers during lunch
  • Live music and entertainment


Menu (may vary slightly depending on availability local produce)

  • French cocktails and beers on arrival
  • Classic Wildwood starters cooked on the open flame –
  • Terrines, Cheese Board, Crudietes w/ locally baked bread
  • Gougers w/ local in season truffles and a comte custard
  • A Wildwood Coq au Vin w/ mashed potato and season local vegetable gratin
  • Finishing off with croque en bouche and macaron desert towers


Purchase your ticket for either of the dates for $200 via this link




Australian Art Deco Festival @ Pages on Pine

Bastille Brunch

14 July 10am – 12pm

France played a significant role in developing and popularizing the Art Deco style, so what better way to honour this legacy than by indulging in a delectable French breakfast at Pages on Pine to celebrate the French national day on July 14th.

Enjoy a delightful sitting featuring a mouth-watering 2-course meal crafted to tantalize your taste buds with delicious flavours that evoke the essence of French cuisine. Begin with a baked savoury croissant in Swiss cheese mornay, served with a choice of crispy bacon, baked tomato, scrambled eggs & asparagus or smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, garlic cream & baby spinach. Then, treat yourself to a sweet crepe Suzette, in orange Gran Mariner sauce with vanilla ice cream.


Complement your meal with freshly brewed coffee or tea, adding an extra touch of sophistication to your dining experience. Join us as we toast the spirit of Bastille Day with this exquisite culinary celebration in Art Deco style!

Tickets: $55 via this link




Louise Blackwell & The French Set @ The Jazz Lab

14 July 7pm Doors, 7:30pm Music

Adelaide’s premier French musical act Lou Blackwell and the French Set is celebrating Bastille Day at JAZZLAB this year with their stellar showcase of the great French songbook.

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After embodying the legendary French chanteuse Juliette Gréco in her award-winning cabaret show LOVE ON THE LEFT BANK for the 2022 Adelaide Cabaret Festival (read our review of the show here), celebrated singer Lou Blackwell brings together some of Adelaide’s finest jazz musicians featuring renowned musical director and composer Mark Simeon Ferguson on piano, Julian Ferraretto on violin, Thomas Pulford on saxophone and clarinet, Dylan Paul on double bass and Kyrie Anderson on drums to deliver an authentic, top-notch performance of songs from the great ‘variété française’ French popular song tradition.


Louise and the band will pay homage to many wonderful French singers and songwriters: Charles Trenet, Jacques Brel, Georges Brassens, Boris Vian, Yves Montand, Edith Piaf, Serge Gainsbourg, Barbara, Charles Aznavour and more…and in so doing, conjure up the great concert halls of Paris where so many of these legendary entertainers once performed.


Lou lived in Paris for many years where she studied jazz singing with Sara Lazarus and Michèle Hendricks, and then went on to perform and record in the Paris jazz scene with her trio featuring French jazz pianist Vincent Bourgeyx.


Bringing her love of this cultural city back home, Lou Blackwell and the French Set have performed in all the major French events in South Australia, winning Fringe awards and packing out venues like the Wheatsheaf and the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel for their annual Bastille concerts. They are delighted to be returning to Melbourne to celebrate la fête de la Bastille at JAZZLAB!

Tickets: $30 – $40 via this link


No Regrets – The Edith Piaf Story feat Nikki Nouveau @ Paris Cat Performance Room Parisian Loft

14 July 6pm – 8pm

Nikki Nouveau presents the intriguing life and times of legendary Parisian artist Edith Piaf through song and story. Delivered in French and English, this spellbinding and romantic show features classic numbers Padam, La Vie En Rose, Non Je Ne Regrette Rien along with other timeless pieces.

Bastille Day 2024 in Melbourne / La fête nationale 2024 à Melbourne

No Regrets eloquently weaves a tale of passion, tragedy and triumph taking the audience on a musical journey through songs right from the earliest days of Piaf’s singing career, when she was singing on street corners, through to the peak of her career as the toast of Paris and New York, and finally her tragic untimely death. A must see for lovers of all things French and little sparrow fans.


Nikki is a performing artist, writer and producer whose glamorous shows have enjoyed sell-out seasons in New York City, Edinburgh, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne.

Tickets: $48 via this link


Noria & The Parisians @ Paris Cat Basement

14 July 6 :30pm- 8 :30pm

Come and join acclaimed chanteuse Noria Letts celebrate France’s national day in true Parisian style with verve, swing and excitement.

Totally authentic, with a rich soulful voice French-born Noria has performed in clubs across France, Canada and NYC and is now based in Melbourne.


Noria will rework classics from the likes of Piaf & Brel, as well as some rarely performed French gems and host marvellous modern chansons for the brightest and most entertaining Bastille Day show in town.


It’s a vibrant and fun trip to “la Ville des Lumières” without the jetlag, showcasing the passion, vitality and style of one of the great epochs of modern music. Backing Noria are the Parisians featuring some of the nation’s finest musicians Peter Baylor (guitar) Dave Evans (accordion), Tom Flenady (bass) and Phil Collings (drums).

Tickets $48 via this link


1533 Cellars : Bastille Day Wine Tasting

Sunday 14 July 1-4pm

Join importers Mosaïque, Larkin Imports, PS Wine Selections & Ethereal Wines for a grand tasting through France’s greatest terroirs on Bastille Day.

Bastille Day 2024 in Melbourne

Wines on tasting from Burgundy, Jura, Beaujolais, Savoie, Chablis, Rhône, Loire, Champagne & Bordeaux. Some Very Special Bottles Of wines will be open on tasting on the day!


The ticket includes a Plumm stemless glass to take home as well as cheese & charcuterie. Ticket cost is reimbursed with any wine purchase – even one bottle!

Tickets: $19 via this link


Bastille Day French Festival

Read all about this festival in our dedicated article


Bibelot will be open and accepting walk-ins on both of these days


Bistro Gitan

Sunday 14 July

A special three course lunch for $95 per person

Enjoy four canapés on arrival and choose your main dish and dessert from a selection of French classics. It’s a lunch not to be missed!

It’s $95 per person or $115 with a glass of Louis Roederer on arrival. Reserve your table via this link


Bon Ap’ will be serving their dinner menu will be available all day as well as a few specials

Book now via this link to not miss out.


Chaine des Rôtisseurs @ Punch Lane

14 July 6:30pm for 7pm

Join your fellow Chaine members and friends to celebrate Bastille Day in the cosy surrounds of Punch Lane, Melbourne.

A mouthwater, winter, seasonal menu with paired wines awaits.

Dress: Casual with medals

Tickets: Members $220 and non-Members: $250


Chez Olivier

14 July 11:30 – 2:30pm

Lunch set menu

Bookings are essential and can be made via their website or on Opentable. They also take bookings by phone: 0395252273



14 July 7pm – 11pm

Celebrate Bastille Day in true French style at Entrecôte. Immerse yourself in the festive spirit with traditional French dishes, vibrant entertainment, and a joyous atmosphere reminiscent of a Parisian celebration.

A four course menu with free-flowing French wines to match

Live swinging jazz all night by Chanteuse Raleigh Williams and her VERY HANDSOME BAND!


Tickets cost $249.90 in the Brasserie or Courtyard of $269.90 in the Main Dining Room. Bookings via this link


French Brasserie

13 July 5pm til late

French Brasserie Melbourne Bastille Day 2024

They will be offering their à la carte menu as well as Bastille Day specials. There will also be live entertainment from Cédric Lemélédo. Reserve your table via this link


Le Petit Bistro will celebrate Bastille Day on Saturday night in both restaurants as they are closed Sundays.


Life’s Too Short Bar

4 course Bastille Day Dinner 

13 & 14 July

Ten lucky French enthusiasts will join sommelier, Antony Anderson (WSET4), for a delightful evening of exploring the flavours of French food and wine from some of France’s best wine regions over a perfectly matched 4-course dinner.

Bastille Day 2024 in Melbourne

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to indulge in this French-themed dinner, and expand your wine palate (wines extra).

Starter: Starter: 18hr French Onion Soup with Gruyere Croutons (gf)
OPTIONAL: 2020 Côtes du Roussillon White (130ml)

Main: Slow Cooked Beef Bourguignon with Truffled Paris Mash (gf)
OPTIONAL: 2020 Côtes du Rhone (130ml)

Cheese: Comte Superiore (24 month) with Crackers and Paste (gf)
OPTIONAL: 2020 Alain Jaune CDR Grand Veneur (130ml)

Dessert: Shared Crêpes Suzette with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (gf)
OPTIONAL: 2016 Florence Botrytis (60ml)

NOTE: These cellar-release wines are not included in the ticket price but are available by the glass on the night. The menu and wines are gluten-free and coeliac safe.

Tickets: $92.29 via this link


Northcote Uniting Church Hall: Bastille Soirée 2024

20 July 8pm-9:30pm

A concert of French songs

Tickets: $30 for adults, $20 for concession and $15 for children 5-16, free for children under 5.


Oakgrove Community Centre

Bastille Day Celebration and Free French trial session

Wednesday10 July 5pm – 5:45pm


Servcorp Southbank: Tapenade Bastille Day celebration

Friday 12 July 3-5pm

A touch of France in Melbourne with a special event featuring delectable specialties from the renowned French restaurant, Tapenade.

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Attendees can enjoy the ambiance with French music and decorations, delicious food and wine tastings, and participate in French games with prizes to be won.


Attendees have a chance to win a $150 voucher for two for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Tapenade. Tickets are available for only $15 plus booking fee via this link,


SFSC Bastille Day Discothèque @ Meat Market

20 July 5pm – 11pm

An all-French, all-sparkle, all-vibe dance party soirée.

Six hours of music, champagne, dancing, mirror balls, cocktails, bistronomie, complimentary glitter and art performances. ‍Complimentary cheese on arrival.

Bastille Day 2024 in Melbourne

Dress code: Sparkle, Shimmer and Shine


Tickets via this link:

Group of 6 (buy 5 get one free): $50.57 per person

Individual $59.99


The Kelvin Club

Vive la Révolution Soirée

Thursday 11 July 5pm- 8pm

They have invited some special friends to celebrate Bastille Day at the Kelvin Club by presenting the new guard of winemakers of the Bordeaux region, a counter (revolution) to the prevailing perceptions of the inaccessible and weighty crus of the old school.

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There’ll be 6 wines on tasting, apéro “dînatoire” snacks with fromage from Maker & Monger, Mosaique Wines’ Thomas Gisbert discussing the seismic shifts in bordelais winemaking (+ his family’s domaine’s wines) with Diggin’ In The Cellars’ Ibrahim Khudeira, tunes by So Frenchy So Chic plus rare vinyl from Ibrahim + the Kelvin Club’s resident francophile James Hewison. Serge Thomann will provide the opening remarks from the frontlines at the Kelvin Club Bar.

Tickets $50 for members or $60 for non-members via this link


University House

12 July 6:30pm – 10pm


Bastille Day Dinner 2024

A fabulous menu with a French flair curated by Executive Chef Stevie Carew, be serenaded by University House choristers and entertained by their roving accordionist as you dine. Special guest historian Dr Matthew Champion, Senior Lecturer in the School of Historical & Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, where he lectures on the history of the French Revolution, will speak on “Revolutionising Time in the Wake of 1789”.

Bastille Day 2024 in Melbourne

Tickets: Members : $107 – $130
Guests: $117 –  $145




Patrice Repellin will lead the kitchen team to create a heart-warming, convivial French dinner, for one night only.

Four course French set menu $110pp with optional fresh truffle addition.

Beverages on consumption.

Join the waitlist here.


Somers Yacht Club

Barramundi meuniere, potato pave, salad verte

Chicken cordon blue, dijon cream sauce, petit pois a la francaise

Confit duck cassoulet, glacée a blanc carrots

Mushroom cassoulet, truffle butter, salad verte

Kids- Chicken cordon bleu, pomme puree, salad verte

Dessert – Pear tarte tartin served with ice cream

Choose your meal when you book via this link. Prices depend on the meal you choose.




Bastille Market @ The Station Newcastle

21 July 9:30am – 2:30pm

Savour the flavours of France with an array of French delights: Freshly baked baguettes and creamy cheeses to delicate pastries, crêpes, beef bourguignon, macarons and smelly raclette.

Shop French linen homewares, berets, jewellery, handmade ceramics, french baskets, live music and lots more.

Whether you’re a foodie, a music lover, or simply seeking a taste of France, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.




Frenchie’s Brasserie

4 course Bastille Day menu

14 July 2024 12pm – 9pm

Bastille Day in Noosa

It costs $95 per person. Book via this link




Heifer Station Wines

Bastille Day Luncheon

14 July 12pm-3pm

Arrival: A sparkling bienvenue with a glass of bubbly to tickle your taste buds and set the tone for a tres magnifique afternoon!


3-Course Meal: A culinary journey that will whisk you away to the charming streets of Paris. Expect exquisite French dishes that even a discerning Parisian would approve of courtesy of local Chef Josie Chapman.*


Dress Code: Come dressed with a petit peu of French flair! Whether it’s a classic striped shirt, a chic beret, or even a fake moustache (they won’t judge), embrace your inner Francophile and strut your stuff.


Tickets: $130 per person which includes sparkling wine on arrival and three course lunch. Bar will be be open for additional beverages. Book your ticket via this link




Alliance Française de Perth, French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the French Consulate

Claremont Yacht Club

Friday 13 July, 6.30pm

A dinner immersed in the most beautiful French atmosphere. .Join them for an elegant dinner with French food, drinks and entertainment:

  • Glass of sparkling on arrival (Crémant de Bourgogne)
  • 3 courses French menu dinner accompanied by French white and red wines.
  • French entertainment and raffle prizes.

Book your ticket via this link


Cockburn Bowling & Recreation Centre

Le French Karaoke

13 July 8pm

Looking for a way to celebrate July 14? Suzette Events is inviting you to “le French karaoke special Bastille Day edition!” an evening where we can all sing French classics including the cheesy ones like “Les Lacs du Connemara”, “Pookie”, or “Tata Yoyo” to our hearts content!


Non-native French speakers are encouraged to participate!


Cockburn BARC is a welcoming Lawn Bowls Club with a big screen, an intimate stage, and a sound system that will make you feel like Celine Dion. A bar stocked to the brim and French food specialties will be available from the Club’s Bowl & Fork restaurant from 5.00pm.


A minimum of 40 songs will be sung during the evening!


CHOOSE A SONG: $10+ BF per song (2 songs maximum per person).


Duke of George : Summer in Paris: Bastille Day Celebration with Catherine Summers

14 July 5pm doors for 6pm music

Step into the ambiance of a Parisian jazz club and be enchanted by the captivating performance of Catherine Summers and her band.


Indulge in the nostalgia of old-world Paris as Catherine and her talented musicians transport you through time with iconic French classics like Edith Piaf’s ‘Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien’, ‘La Vie En Rose’, ‘Milord’, and Charles Trenet’s ‘Que Reste-t-Ii’, alongside timeless favourites such as Ella Fitzgerald’s rendition of ‘April in Paris’.


Guiding you through this musical journey is Catherine Summers, whose velvety voice intertwines seamlessly with the rich history of the era, sharing anecdotes and stories with warmth, humour, and an inviting candour that makes you feel like old friends.

As an internationally celebrated singer based in Perth, Catherine’s onstage persona exudes familiarity, drawing you in with her captivating accent, or lack thereof, and her honeyed voice that leaves you craving more. Having immersed herself in French culture through living and holidaying in France, Catherine shares her deep appreciation for the country’s passionate history and romanticism, creating an evening of toe-tapping warmth and charm.


From sultry blues to swinging melodies sit back and relax for an unforgettable Parisian evening.


Tickets: $40.88 Seated at an à la carte dining table, $37.82 Seated on bar stools

Alistair McEvoy (Alto and Tenor Sax)
Jackson Vanballegooyen (Keys)
Ryan Daunt (Drums)
Alistair Peel (Double Bass)


La Maison de France @ Lake Monger Recreation Club

Saturday 13 July 2024 6pm – 11pm

Menu: Boeuf Bourguignon or Poulet Chasseur with Jacket Potatoes, Vegetables/Salads, Cheese, Bread and Desert. Dance on the night with French music. Dinner serve at 7.00pm. First Drink offered by La Maison De France.

Smart Dressing Code and no BYO. Drinks must be purchased at the bar.

Prices: $30 for members. $35 for non-members and $12 for children.




Port Bus to Little Fish Cafe

14 July 10:30am – 3pm

Pickups will commence from Lakewood!

The French menu will be prepared by local French Chef ‘Steve Delandemare’ (Entrée + Main OR Main + Dessert)


Return air-conditioned transport, 2-course lunch  and a good ole time out!


Itinerary: Pickups commence by 10:30, for arrival at Little Fish by 12 noon. Eat, Drink, and enjoy the beautiful surrounds. Departing by 3pm

Duration: Approximately 5 hours

Tickets: $149 per person via this link.




14 July 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Bastille Day Luncheon

Savour three stunning courses of fine Parisian cuisine with French-inspired tunes provided by Kelly Auty and Lisette Payet, and a glass of Kir Royale on arrival (with additional drinks available at bar prices).


The sensational lunch menu includes salad nicoise for entree, followed by chicken coq au vin for main, and delicious profiteroles with toasted almonds and salted caramel sauce for dessert! Oooh lala!

Tickets: $75 via this link



Granite Belt Ladies Shed @ Anglican Church Hall

French themed trivia

French entertainment during the break. Photos in front of the Eiffel Tower.
Prize for Best dressed Individual Best Dressed French theme.
Raffle on the day.

Come along for an afternoon of fun and support the local charity.

Tickets:  $12 for trivia only. Add a pre-ordered cheese platter for $22. Book yours via this link




An Evening in Paris with Emma Hamilton and Band @ Avoca Beach Theatre

13 July 7:30pm – 9:30pm

The romance of France with songs from Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet, Aznavour and many more including songs from Emma Hamilton’s sold-out West London show.


Since the release of her debut album La Musique (“a total triumph on so many levels” Van Dyke Parks) French/Australian singer Emma Hamilton has toured the world, not only opening for guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel, but enticing audiences with her own blend of French and jazz-inspired music.


Emma’s raspy enveloping voice transports you to another era while her vocals dance and plays with her undeniably catchy, fresh songs, right through to French classics (she is half French!) which she sings with luscious authenticity and passion. She is accompanied by her brother Thomas, whose musical sophistication is showcased through outstanding musicianship on a number of musical instruments, namely piano, where he captivates audiences while “ his fingers simply dance across (the keys) with the dazzling emotional feel and stylistic depth” (Adelaide Now). Emma’s original music is laced with retro undertones, world music, and pop as they draw their inspiration from anything from Piaf to Dr. John.

Observing Emma and her brother Thomas mingle their honeyed vocal tones with harmonies that will leave you guessing which is which. This show will elevate your senses, taking you to another time and place, and leave you humming their songs for the rest of the week, bringing a show bubbling with fun!

Tickets: $39 via this link


Anna Weaving Collective @ Foundry 616

13 July 8:30pm – 11pm

Come and celebrate in true French style with Anna Weaving and her spectacular lineup of musicians, including Fiona Lugg (bass) and Rodric White (piano).


Anna and the band will take you to the heart of Paris, where she trained and performed for many years, bringing the excitement and energy of a Paris nightclub and a certain Je ne sais quoi to your soiree!


Paying homage to so many wonderful French singers and songwriters this is an evening to lift your spirits and bring a smile to your heart.


Anna Weaving – Vocals
Rodric White – Piano
Richard Ashby – Guitar
Fiona Lugg – Bass
Andy Byrnes – Drums


Tickets via this link: $34.51 General Admission (standing only)

$95.06 Premium Dinner & Show (2 courses plus a glass of wine or beer and the best tables)

$74.18 Dinner & Show ($38 worth of choices from the restaurant menu and the best seat available)

$62.70 Drinks & Show ($25 to spend on food or drinks)


Alliance Française de Sydney

Grand Bal @ The Argyle

Thursday 11 July

The ultimate French party of the year is back! Mark your calendars for he Alliance Française de Sydney’s Bastille Day Grand Bal! Inspired by France’s traditional fire brigade ball, experience the charm and joy of a French Grand Bal right here in Sydney!

This year’s event promises to be bigger than ever, with an exciting program packed with live entertainment, dreamy French beats and delightful French treats!


Tickets cost $29 (or $24 for members) via this link


Bastille Festival

The Rocks

Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 July

Read our article dedicated to this festival here



Bastille Day dinner

14 July

They will be serving their à la carte French-inspired menu, along with three exclusive dishes crafted solely for this memorable evening:

Entrée : Chicken liver parfait

Main : The famous Duck Cassoulet

Dessert : Classic Profiteroles.


Reserve your table via their website or on 02 9566 2167


Bistro Chouchou

Friday 12 July

Soirée cabaret with “Les femmes diamant”

Reserve your table via their website


Bistro L’Héritage

14 July 

Lunch with live French music

A French singer with her musiciens will come and perform during lunch. This date happens to be on the same week of their Christmas in July menu ($70 per person including a glass of champagne on arrival, a Christmas cracker and a roast meal).

Reserve your table via this link


Bistro Papillon

Friday 12 July Dinner, Saturday 13/07 Dinner, and Sunday 14/07 Lunch

Bastille Day 2024 in Sydney

Reserve your table via this link


Four Frogs Crêperies


Bastille Long Weekend

11 to 14 July

All of their Crêperies are holding a delicious Bastille Week with a very special addition… Truffles!

Savour the magic of France with their irresistible Truffle Galette special, a gourmet treat that perfectly embodies the essence of French gastronomic excellence! The star attraction? Their irresistible Truffle Galette, made from real, high quality Truffles harvested right here in Australia!

La Truffe: Truffle, Prosciutto, Swiss Cheese and Egg $28

Book now via this link


La Pérouse Monument

Ceremony 10am & Museum 1pm-4pm

Annual Bastille Day Civic ceremony at the Lapérouse Monument to commemorate the Storming of the Bastille.


This year, a civic ceremony will be held on Sunday 14 July at the La Perouse Headland at the Lapérouse Monument featuring speeches, wreath laying and firing of canons from 10:00am.


Please note there will be a limited number of seats provided for invited dignitaries, with standing room only available for the public. The canons will fire at 10.30am.


The La Perouse Museum opening hours will be 1pm – 4pm to open the Museum to the public after the morning’s official formalities.


Le Coq Rôtisserie

Bastille Day Banquet

Friday 12 – Sunday 14 July

Bastille Day 2024 in Sydney

The menu costs $95 per person or an additional $55 for the paired wines. Reserve your table via this link


Le Marché @ The Entertainment Quarter

7 July 2024 9am – 2pm

A taste of France in the heart of Sydney at the Entertainment Quarter.


No flight tickets needed: Indulge your senses with authentic French cuisine – from buttery croissants to savoury crepes, from artisanal cheeses to delectable pastries, raclette, beef bourguignon, every bite will transport you to France!


Stroll through our market filled with a curated selection of talented artisans, French fashion, Brocante, jewellery, berets and lots more!


Live music and fresh rosé!


Our French market will transport you to Paris, without the jet lag.


Le Marché @ Laurelbank Cottage Willoughby

14 July 9am – 1:30pm

The twice monthly market falls on Bastille Day this year


Loulou Bistro

14 July Lunch and Dinner

Bastille Day 2024

This shared menu costs $139 per person

Book your table via this link


Loulou Boulangerie & Traiteur is preparing a few special treats just for Bastille Day


Oreiller de la Belle Aurore

Price: $14/100g – In Store Only.

Date: Available 13th and 14th



Apple tarte tatin: Puff pastry, spiced caramelised apples

Price: In store price $10

Date available 13th and 14th July.

Cut-off time: cut off 11th for 13th order, 12th for 14th order

Number available: 20pc each day on Shopify, will also have limited numbers in store.


Baked brie: Herbed baguette dough baked with a brie centre, honey glazed

Price: In store price $16, in store only

Date available 14th July

In store only


Pre-order your Bastille Day products via this link



Friday lunch & dinner, Saturday lunch & dinner and Sunday lunch

A special Bouillabaisse with crostini and rouille will be available all weekend until sold out.

People can book a table via their website


Q Station

All You Can Eat Bastille Day

Sunday 14 July 2024 12pm – 5pm

Enjoy all-you-can-eat French food with stunning Sydney Harbour views, accompanied by traditional French entertainment.

Ticket inclusions:

  • All you can eat French food stations (Crepes, Tartiflette, Cassoulet, Charcuterie, Mussels & more)
  • French entertainment
  • Kids entertainment

Beverages will be available on the day, wines by De Beaurepaire.

Tickets: $75 for adults, $35 for children via this link



Raclette Igloo

Celebrate Bastille Day in an igloo atop Broadway Shopping Centre eating decadent raclette and sipping on mulled wine.

Raclette Igloo Bastille Day

Reserve your igloo for 2, 6 or 8 people via this link 


The Paula T Band @ Potts Point Hotel

14 July 7:30pm – 11pm

Experience the ultimate fusion of funky vibes and French Soul.

Join The Paula T Band for an electrifying night of fresh beats and groovy rhythms blending nineties funk with a modern twist that’ll keep you moving!


Paula T brings an international flair with soulful French tunes inspired by urban cultures from Paris to Tokyo. Featuring talents like Sean Mackenzie on Keys, Victor Jesus on Guitar, Tyrone Hodges on Bass, and Maurice Henler on Drums. They’ll pay homage to legends like The Brand New Heavies and Incognito, alongside French soul classics.


Special guest Lady Tre, DJ to the Stars, will spin French funky grooves!


Tickets cost $25 plus booking fee and are available via this link


Side Bar

13 July 7pm – 14 July 3am

For one night only, they’re turning up the vibes with an incredible lineup of DJs spinning tracks from French stars including David Guetta, DJ Snake, Daft Punk, Martin Solveig and more.


They are going all out with French decor, visuals and Bastille Day giveaways throughout the night. Plus, if you show your French ID at the door, your first drink is free!


Expect a packed dancefloor with an electrifying atmosphere as music lovers from all over come together to celebrate. Whether you’re French or just want to experience something fun and unique, everyone’s welcome to join the party!


Book your free tickets via this link


Simon Johnson: Roseblood d’Estoublon Rosé Tasting (FREE EVENT)

Friday 12 July 2pm- 4pm

An exclusive wine tasting event.

Experience the exquisite flavours of the Roseblood d’Estoublon Rosé under the expert guidance of Andrew Clarke from House of Fine Wine, paired with cheese & accompaniments as selected by the Simon Johnson team.


Skal International Sydney @ The Little Snail

Bastille Day Luncheon

10 July 12pm – 3pm

Celebrate Bastille Day with a delicious three-course lunch and drinks.

There will be a raffle with some fabulous prizes and they will be inducting a new member of Skal Sydney.

Tickets: Members $75 and non-Members $85 via this link


Vatel Restaurant

13 July 6.30pm arrival for 7.00 pm start

A night of fine food and entertainment with musicians Peter and Mary from Viva the Duo!

This year will celebrate the life of Josephine Baker, one of the most celebrated performers heading the revues of the Folies Bergeres in Paris during the Roaring Twenties.

They will organize a friendly Banana dance competition at Vatel!( accoutrement provided!)

Bookings are essential and can be done by to Philippe on 0419 636 304



The Glennie School

Monday 15 July 10am – 2pm

Celebrate with freshly baked Croissants from Baker’s Delight

10:00am for the Junior Years in the Junior Years Courtyard
1:00pm for the Senior Years in Centenary Gardens

Purchase a freshly baked Croissant plus a Hot Chocolate to drink for $7.50

There are 3 flavours to choose from: Chocolate, Ham and Cheese, or Spinach and Feta Croissant.



Bastille Day Cabaret @ Townsville RSL

13 July 6:30pm doors for 7pm start

Hosted by “French Diamond Cabaret” and will include a 3 course French dinner, live entertainment, can-can dancers, a dancefloor along with a plenty night of fun and games.

Tickets: $101.27 for Members, and $122.34 for non-Members via this link




Paris After Dark

14 July 2:30pm

Award Winning Entertainer Milko Foucault – Larche has joined forces with Parisian born Leading Lady Corinne Andrew to create this new stage Cabaret celebrating the essence of French popular music.


With his command of the French language, Milko has emerged in recent years as the leading and most active ambassador of French popular music in Australia.


Parisian born Corinne has been representing the French sounds of classic love songs around the world. She has spent most of her career performing as a principal singer and dancer in major entertainment venues throughout France, Europe, South East Asia and Japan.


No passport required! as you travel for the day to the City of Lights with Corinne & Milko along the Avenues and Boulevards of Paris to the romantic sounds of some of the most famous “ chansons” of all times. Piaf, Aznavour, Bécaud, Dalida, Yves Montand, Charles Trenet, Enrico Macias, Joséphine Baker to name a few with a stop over into the world of Music Theatre, French Operetta & Opera and some French adaptations of Italian & Spanish songs.


Tickets cost $29 and available via this link




Myrtle & Stone

Bastille Day Gathering

13 July 5-8pm

Let’s celebrate our French friends and neighbours. You’d be surprised – there’s quite a few in this Wollombi Valley!


Expect Rustic French Fare with a steamy hot baguette served with your choice of soup, a French cocktail of your choice and a delicious crêpe for dessert. They are teaming up with Cherry Highway again for this event!


There’ll be fire pits and our cozy indoor fire will be roaring – as will the French tunes… did someone say Edith Piaf?

Tickets: $55 via this link 

How will you celebrate Bastille Day 2024 in Australia?


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