Bastille Festival returns to Sydney

Enjoy French food, wine and markets at the Bastille Festival

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The Bastille Festival is back in July.

The Bastille Festival is back in July.


The free-entry Bastille Festival runs from July 14 - 17, 2022.


The revolution comes to Sydney, better and stronger in 2022 as the Bastille Festival celebrates all La Belle France has to offer.

From The Rocks to Circular Quay, this French inspired winter festival is on a mission to claim back the loom stolen by Covid.

The free-entry Bastille Festival runs from July 14 - 17, 2022 and will put the pop and cheers back into champagne, bon appétit to every crumbly croissant and melodies to sing and dance the nights away.

March across Circular Quay visiting the Customs House, First Fleet Park, the MCA lawn and The Rocks Xmas in July village and explore to your hearts content

At "The Parisian Village" at the Customs House you can get to taste all the French favourites, such as:

  • Raclette (a traditional cheese from the Alps, melted on top of potatoes, pickles and onion)
  • Crepes (cooked right in front of you and served with your choice of sweet or savory toppings)
  • Saucisson (a delicious, dry sausage that the French love to eat with butter and bread)
  • Fresh baguettes (and all of France's favourite stinky cheeses)

In First Fleet Park, the "Tefal Chef Village" will get your tastebuds excited! For the first time, the Bastille is exploring extraordinary food fusion, working with Sydney's best chefs and eateries, to create extraordinary dishes with a French twist.

At "The Igloo Village" at MCA-Tallawoladah lawn you can experience fire pits, melted-cheese in igloos that will be changing colours at night & unique experiences designed for you to gather with your friends. Roast marshmallows around the fire pits & indulge in cheese and mulled wine just like the french do.

In the Rocks, the "Xmas in July village" will take you on a journey into Europe's most beautiful Christmas markets. Expect to find all kinds of sweetness and favourite treats including:

  • Hot mulled wine
  • Gingerbread houses
  • Freshly made French crepes and waffles
  • Melted cheese hotdogs
  • Cheese stations

Get your French passport, your branded tasting glass and go exploring France most reputable wines ... without the jetlag. Each bar you'll visit on the French Wine Tasting Tour has its own dedicated person who can talk you through the wines you're interested in tasting, making it a journey you won't soon forget.

Over 100 performances in 4 days will put the funk within you! Concerts in First Fleet Park and a secondary stage with shows and concerts rotating all day long, every day. You will find busking spots and pop-up performances all around the festival for street performers to showcase their art.