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Sydney's Bastille Festival Returns in 2024

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Thursdays, 12pm to 10pm Fridays, Saturdays, 10am to 11pm Sundays, 10am to 8pm Thursday 11 July to Sunday 14 July

This July, Sydney will host the much-anticipated return of the Bastille Festival, a spectacular four-day celebration infused with the spirit of France. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Circular Quay and The Rocks, the festival promises an even grander scale of culinary, artistic, and now, athletic wonder, in a nod to the Paris Olympics.

From the 11th to the 14th of July, embrace the spirit of France without leaving Sydney, as the festival sprawls through iconic locations, including The Rocks, The Overseas Passenger Terminal, East Circular Quay, Customs House, Gateway Plaza, and Quay Quarter Lanes.

Food, wine, art – with an Olympic twist.

This year's Bastille Festival aligns with the Paris Olympics, enriching the festivities with an athletic flair and an Olympic parade amidst the familiar splendour of gourmet food, vintage wines, and captivating arts. With over 10 tons of cheese and 10,000 litres of wine and mulled wine, brought to life by 120 vendors and 100 artists. Food and wine lovers will be able to enjoy the best of France, over four lively days as the Festival transforms Sydney's Circular Quay into a giant French village, offering a feast for all senses.

Iconic locations – visit The Rocks, Customs House, Quay Quarter lanes and indulge in food, wine and art. 

Five distinct villages within the festival grounds invite guests on a choose-your-own-adventure journey through the best of French cuisine and creativity. Sydney’s top culinary talents will unite to present an array of classic French dishes, including escargot, sweet and savoury crepes, raclette, and other melted cheese extravaganza. Seventeen bars will be scattered all around the festival, offering French wines from France’s most reputable regions, from Loire Valley to Bordeaux and Burgundy, Provence, and more, as well as French ciders, beers, and the festival’s signature mulled wine stations. With a jam-packed program of over 100 free shows, expect live concerts, street artists, fire performances, magician shows, dance classes, and lots of street art and buskers to bring the city to life this winter.

Bastille much loved experiences return as we bring more. 

Adding to the excitement, this year's Bastille Festival will be collaborating with Sydney's avant-garde chefs and food artists, introducing Food, Wine and Art masterclasses all over the 4 days celebrations. Bastille favourite experiences such as Le Mulled Cinema and the “Wine Walk” will return.

This year's street festival will offer a diverse range of activities, including gourmet French cuisine, art exhibitions, and the famous 1.4-kilometre wine-tasting tour around the Harbour. Expect, this year again, great movies and the most amazing French wines from 8 of France’s best wine regions and a focus this year on a selection of spectacular wines from Loire Valley.  

From Thursday, July 11th to Sunday, July 14th, this year's street festival will offer a diverse range of attractions, including gourmet French cuisine, art exhibitions, and a 1.4-kilometre wine-tasting tour around the Harbour. 

The Bastille Festival is free to attend.

When? Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th of July. 

Where? Circular Quay, The Rocks, Customs House, Quay Quarter Lanes, Overseas Passenger.

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