Akaroa French Festival 2021

Akaroa French Festival 2021

Celebrating the unique culture and heritage of New Zealand’s sole French settlement and the boutique harbourside town of Akaroa.
The Landing

The Landing

Theatrical and historical live re-enactment of the arrival in 1840 of The Comte de Paris
The Parade

The Parade

The Canterbury Brass Band lead The Parade
Le Cabaret

Le Cabaret

Stellar variety acts mixed with burlesque and comedy.

Event Date & Time

15th - 17th October 2021

Event Location

Akaroa Recreation Ground, Akaroa

Akaroa French Festival 2021


Akaroa French Festival – A biennial festival celebrating the unique culture and heritage of New Zealand’s sole French settlement and the boutique harbourside town of Akaroa. Held over the weekend of 15th - 17th October 2021. Full of action kicking off on Friday night with the official opening and a party atmosphere through to a historical re-enactment of the original settlers arrival on Saturday morning at the beach. A Parade leads down to the Heritage Marquee for a French Market Day, food and wine, live music, stalls and entertainment. One of the highlights is Le Cabaret in the evening, stellar variety acts mixed with burlesque and comedy. Sunday dawns with La brocante a French inspired antiques and collectables fair and finishes off with Circotica Circus performances.


FOOD & DRINK

You'll be spoilt for choice with a diverse selection of food and coffee vendors, various alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available.

FAMILY FUN

Family entertainment is at the forefront of the festival with plenty to see and do; market stalls, French games, fashion show, music & entertainment.

PARKING

Free parking is available around the streets of Akaroa village, but limited by the main beach and waterfront. Please don’t drink and drive.

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