Le Chapiteau de
la Culture

9:30am - 3pm Family-friendly variety acts are on the Heritage Marquee stage all day on Saturday. Heritage, arts and culture stalls are buzzing around the perimeter.

Everything from a French folk duo to a fashion parade from the colourful Akaroa label Mr Peacock – not to mention the World-Famous Cock Crowing Competition!

  • Akaroa Area School will screen their
    Tūrangawaewae films.

  • Take a guided walk through our geographical
    history with Dr Sam Hampton
  • Chat in French with Alliance Francaise
  • Explore the family descendant and history stalls with the Comte de Paris descendant society
  • Discover the art of Victorian photography
  • Have a go at a life drawing experience with
    Akaroa Community Arts Council

Le Marché

9:30am-6:30pm More stalls and more Frenchness than ever, featuring local food and wine, FREE family fun day, games and live music to entertain on The Festival Rotunda all day.

Expect great live music from local performers.
Plus, we love showcasing our local geology and marine ecology, meet our conservationists and learn about their work on the Peninsula.

  • French Games
  • French Festival Waiters Race
  • Pétanque
  • Children’s play area

**No need to hurry home after 3pm. Food Stalls, Cafe Monet and the French Market are still open until 6:30pm. Live music will continue to play on the rotunda to entertain and play us into our fantastique evening event - Le Cabaret!

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