Le Premier Soir du Festival!
Our Grand Opening Night! The festival bars will open, French Cocktails in Cafe Monet. Market food vendors, live music – La Discotheque! Outdoor Cinema The Hunchback of Notre Dame!
Join us bright and early to hear their stories, celebrate their arrivals, and learn their heritage.
All performers from the beach take part in this good old fashion parade and are joined by as many locals as would like to join.
The Heritage Marquee
Family-friendly variety acts are on the Heritage Marquee stages all day!
Everyone from a very special demonstration of French Cuisine from the famous Akaora Cooking School, a fashion parade from the colourful Akaroa label Mr Peacock – not to mention the World Famous Cock Crowing Competition! Have you evert tried your hand at opening a bottle of champagne with a sabre? Have a go!
The French Market – Le Marché Français
More stall than ever, featuring Artisan local food and wine, free family fun games to entertain, and live music on The Festival Rotunda all day. Lots of things for the kids to do, from free French traditional games, a petting zoo and of course a bouncy castle!
Le Cafe Monet
Definitely check out our fantastique, brand new French Cafe – tables and chairs, sun flowers and gingham tablecloths.
The Festival Troubadours and an accordion play will rove in and out to entertain. Have your portrait drawn by an artist from the Arts Council!
Our gold star event! Stellar variety acts mixed with burlesque and comedy, do not miss this! And be sure to book early – this has sold out in the past!
Le Bubbly Breakfast in Cafe Monet
The perfect Sunday morning solutions to the night before – French bubbles, bacon and hot croissants! Served all day alongside our specialised French food options.
The Festival Market
By popular demand! Our visitors wanted more, so here it is – a second day of our fantastique market. Our food and local wine vendors.
Kid-Centric bands play on the Festival Rotunda. Let’s showcase our young people and our local community musicians who will play all day on The Festival Rotunda.
|11.00am – Noon||2.00pm – 3.00pm||
Le Cirque du Croissant!
Circotica performs Le Cirque du Croissant to astound and thrill in the Heritage Marquee.
Antiques and Collectables Fair – La Brocante
A French inspired antiques and collectables fair. Share those treasures from the attic and come hunting!
Le Car Boot Sale
Fill your boot with all of those hidden gems from the shed and share with our intrepid treasure hunters!