The Bastille Festival celebrations are returning to Sydney Harbour from July 14-17 to celebrate French food, wine, art and culture.
Over the mid-July weekend, you can catch more than 70 performances and a 1.4-kilometre wine-tasting walk.
The festival will have four “villages”, each with its own unique festivities. Customs House will play host to Parisian culture, with crepes, baguettes, raclette and saucisson aplenty. First Fleet Park will be a “chef village”, with a collection of Sydney’s best chefs put to the test of making up new French dishes.
The MCA Lawn will be all about keeping it cosy, with mulled wine, fire pits, igloos and melted cheese. The last village will be “Christmas in July”, with European-style Christmas markets, gingerbread houses, cheese stations and more.
While there are plenty of French restaurants throughout Sydney, unique to Sydney’s Bastille Day festival is the pop-up raclette melted cheese igloo experience – and it’s exactly as it sounds.
Book a private igloo with a fire pit and indulge in as much gooey goodness as you can stomach. You’ll get 1.8kg of cheese, 1kg of charcuterie, potatoes and pickles, warm mulled wine and even marshmallows to roast.
When are the Bastille Day markets?
Running from July 14-17, catch the French-themed Christmas in July markets along Argyle Street in The Rocks for the full four days of the festival.
If you’ve very keen to indulge in all the French market-style cuisine you can, there’s also going be a market happening in Canberra from June 30 until 3 July.
Explore more: bastillefestival.com.au