French Festival New date confirmed

 
Dear friends and supporters,

On behalf of the Akaroa Heritage Festival Society I would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support and understanding at this time. We are heartened and extremely grateful for all of your positive messages regarding the postponement of the event.
We are really excited to confirm our new date for the festival as April 29th – May 1st 2022.
We look forward to welcoming you all to the Akaroa French Festival over that weekend and to creating a fabulous, fun filled festival for us all.
In the meantime stay well and keep up the positive vibes. We all benefit from them.
With thanks,

Brigid Rennell, President.
 
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

April 29 - May 1st 2022

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 29 - 1 May 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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