Le Premier Soir du Festival!

Our Opening Night- the Market Food Vendors and Festival Bars will open, French Bubbles in Café Monet!

5.00pm Powhiri and brief speeches of welcome on the Festival Rotunda.

5:30pm-9pm- Market Vendors and Festival Bars will Open
Come and sample the village Festival vibe at our family friendly Friday Night Opening – The Night Market.
Our brand-new Café Monet will open to serve delicious French Gin Cocktails and very French Food.

5:30pm-8:30pm - Live Music - Crater Horns
Dance your chaussettes off with fantastic local band Crater Horns playing at our Rotunda.
Think: New Orleans Latin Quarter jazzy vibes.

5:30pm-8:30pm Silent Disco
Get down, get funky, get loose at our Silent Disco.
This will be located in the Festival Bar, facing out to the sound stage and the market.

9pm – Le Premier Soir du Festival finishes.
Our opening night may have finished,
but look out for Akaroa bars and restaurants who are offering specials and further fun into the night.