Akaroa French Festival 2021

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

15th – 17th October 2021 Akaroa Recreation Ground, 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.


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


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


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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