Did you know that there are ten French markets and festivals happening around Australia this month? A wonderful occasion to pick up Christmas gifts for the francophile in your life or to simply treat yourself!
French markets and festivals this weekend: 5 & 6 November
Saturday 5th November 2022, 10am to 4pm
La Grande Fête is one of the largest public school fêtes in the ACT, is sure to be a magnifique day out for the whole family!
You’ll find delicious food, carnival rides, the annual Canberra French Car Clubs display, live entertainment, clothing, books and market stalls.
You can also get the kids unlimited rides for $25 when pre-purchased here: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/973009
Killarney Heights Public School, Killarney Heights, NSW 2087 (Entrance: Tralee Avenue, Melwood Avenue or Tramore Place)
Sunday 6 November 2022 from 9am to 4pm
From a small local school party attended by the nearby community to an iconic event welcoming nearly 10,000 visitors at the last edition, the French Market is recognised as the French cultural celebration bringing people together from all over Sydney and beyond; this is one of the biggest French cultural highlights in New South Wales. This year marks the 16th edition of the FANS French Market.
Food stalls selling charcuterie & baguette sandwiches, croque monsieur, ‘niçoise’ salad, madeleines or crêpes and waffles. Other fine food delicacies including foie gras, duck confit, truffle products, cheese, saucissons, nougat or macaroons.
Plenty of stalls to buy French and French inspired products including the famous ‘marinières’, ‘cirés bretons’, the French espadrilles, berets, bags and jewellery. Decorate your house with homemade lampshades, candlesticks, ceramics, or original books.
The FANS French Market creates a ‘guinguette’ atmosphere with the greatest classics of French music and lots of fun for the children with a dozen of different games, fairs or rides including dodgem cars, bouncing castles and slides.
French markets and festivals on 19 & 20 November 2022
Le Festival’s French Christmas Market
Enjoy festive French frivolity at Le Festival’s 2022 “Marché de Noël” (Christmas Market) this November!
Brisbane’s West Village will be transformed into a magical Marché de Noël, illuminated in festive ‘bleu-blanc-rouge’!
This French ‘Marché de Noël’ will once again bring together and showcase local unique, French-inspired talents, to celebrate the festive season the French way. With an array of stalls with a French connection, a specially selected range of artist and artisan stalls, a French bar, Le Festival’s own Merchandise Stall, entertainment, a raffle, and more, this will be the perfect way to step into the Christmas spirit!
Alliance Française French Market
Saturday 19th November 2022 (10am to 4pm)
The Alliance Française French Market will hold its annual market with more than 30 stalls giving you a taste of French culture, food and drinks Lay back and enjoy French food and drinks in the picnic area or have a go at pétanque, sway to the live music and let your kids run wild with special activities just for kids.
Le Marché Willoughby Twilight market
Friday 18th November 2022 from 3:30pm to 8:30pm.
Le Marché Willoughby’s Macquarie University twilight market is back. Do your Christmas shopping while enjoying cocktails and food and listening to music provided by DJs or musicians playing live.
It’s a family and dog friendly rendezvous!
French markets and festivals on 25, 26 & 27 November 2022
Alliance Française French Market
Soldiers’ Memorial Gardens, Cnr Unley Rd & Thomas St, Unley
Friday 25 November: 5pm – 9pm & Saturday 26 November: 10am – 9pm
The AF d’Adelaides French market is back after a COVID-19 hiatus. Enjoy French food from crepes, to flammekeuche and even Vietnamese street food or artisan ice-cream.
Do your Christmas shopping with French spirits, olive oils, charcuterie, French supermarket products, French books and more.
There’s a variety of live entertainment from traditional French chanson to French dance music and some latino and rock in between.
Sunday, 27 November 2022 9am-3pm
Collins Ave., Edge Hill
Alliance Française de Cairns is having a Christmas market, and they will also have a stall at the tanks market.
Be surprised by the delicacies and beautiful crafts made by some of their members to raise funds for Alliance Française de Cairns.
Taren Point Public School
Saturday 26 November
Join Taren Point school for a French inspired live music event. Bring your joie de vivre, picnic rug, family and friends for a fun evening!
French markets and festivals on 3 & 4 December 2022
Newcastle, get ready for a fabulous Xmas in Paris market!
There are over 50 stalls lined up for this year’s Christmas edition including French food, live music, unique Christmas shopping and artisans!
Lycée Condorcet Sydney International French School Marché de Noel
758 Anzac Parade MAROUBRA
3 December 2022 10am- 5pm
This French school Christmas market is back with stalls selling clothing, accessories, art, cosmetic and natural products, wine and cheese, take-away dishes and sweets.
They are currently looking for stallholders: https://www.facebook.com/Lycee.Condorcet
So, there you go! 10 French markets and festivals to check out between now and Christmas. Bonne fȇte!
For other events with French links happening around Australia this month, check out our What’s on in November.