Bastille Day

Queen Victoria Market will be filled with buttery pastries, cooking masterclasses, live music and more to celebrate France's national day.
Ellen Seah and Libby Curran
Published on June 20, 2024


What more fitting time to indulge your inner Francophile than on France's national day of celebration? Dust off that beret because Queen Victoria Market is embracing the red, white and blue for Bastille Day, with a weekend of French festivities.

Descending on the precinct from Saturday, July 13–Sunday, July 14, the Bastille Day festivities will be held across Sheds C and D, dishing up a lively program of food, entertainment, market stalls, masterclasses and more.

A French winter marketplace will be stocked full of Australian-French businesses, plus culinary favourites, which might run to the likes of croissants, cheese, chocolates and charcuterie or crepes.

Live music at Queen Victoria Market - Summer Night Market.

During Bastille Day 2024 at Queen Vic Market, you can dive into topics like art, history and sustainability at one of the festival's Les Lumières talks, catch live jazz tunes and watch one of the culinary masterclasses dedicated to French favourites. Melbourne's own French connections will even be explored with a series of guided walking tours through the city.

And if you can't make it IRL, there's no need to cry into your creme brûlée — the festival's also dishing up a supporting digital program featuring French films, music, books and more.

Images: Previous installments of the Bastille Day French Festival

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