The Bastille Festival is an annual fixture that just never goes out of style. Every year the organisers bring a huge celebration of food, wine, winter and all things French. This year is no exception with a four-day event in the works with a stacked program of events. On the horizon is everything from The Rocks’ Christmas in July village, concerts, extraordinary food and of course, lots of mulled wine.
Bastille Festival 2022
From The Rocks to Circular Quay, this French festival will transform the harbourside into a hive of activity come July. Spread across four days, from July 14th to 17th, the festival will feature some of the best French food and drink pop ups in town. This time, they’re even bringing igloos that change colour and fire pits to snuggle up around.
Find your groove with over 100 performances across four days or head off for a 1.4km wine walk around the harbour. Make your way to the First Fleet Park or Customs House for all the French food brilliance. There’s fresh baguettes, tasty crepes, raclette, saucisson and more.
Over at the MCA’s Tallawoladah lawn, a dreamy Igloo Village will take residence complete with cosy fire pits, roasted marshmallows and cheese and wine galore. Crowd favourites like the Xmas in July village and the French Wine Tasting Tour will of course make a grand return.
As you walk through The Rocks taking in all the Xmas in July festivities, you’ll find a number of cheese stations, your favourite French sweet treats and more.
It’s a winter celebration unlike any other and entry like every year is free. So grab your biggest coat and mark your calendars for this glorious celebration in the city.
Head to the Bastille Festival’s official website for all the details.