Bastille Day 2017

Celebrate the delights of French food, wine, and culture at Sydney’s annual Bastille Festival

Starting on Thursday, July 13 and running for three days, Circular Quay will be transformed into a delicious epicentre of French culinary delight.

To celebrate the French holiday of Bastille Day, over a hundred stalls of food, beer and wine will be set up, taking you on a flavour-filled tour of France.

At the front of Customs House, Bleu Blanc Rouge will be the hub from which everything spirals out.

Traditional cooked on site fresh French baguettes, stinky French cheeses and French charcuterie (saucissons, patés, foie gras, rillettes) will be there for taste. But the crème de la crème is of course the “Raclette”, a traditional French cheese from the Alps cooked and melted on potatoes.

Live music and performances will also be taking place, including folk dancing and Le Cabaret – a traditional French cabaret involving magicians, dance, and song.

For something a little different, there will also be an open air movie night on Tallowoladah Lawn in Sydney’s heritage district The Rocks.

Kick back under a blanket, chomp down on popcorn and enjoy an evening of French cinema (both modern and classic).




Sydney’s Bastille Festival will take place in and around Circular Quay, starting on Thursday July 13 and wrapping up on Sunday July 16.

For more information, including stalls, session times and ticketing, head to the official website.


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