Whether you pronounce it chow-dah or shao-dair, there will be guaranteed good times at this year’s Bastille Day Sydney celebrations.
For the sixth year running, Francophiles can get in on the French national independence day vibes. There will be more than a hundred French food stalls, imported regional wines, and the return of the popular Electro Beer Garden (a neon beer + tunes wonderland). Plus, there’ll be musicians, magicians, and a sweet-as outdoor cinema on the lawn outside the Museum of Contemporary Art (here’s hoping for screenings of Amélie as the sun goes down).
All the action happens in Circular Quay, and this year, the festival is also expanding to The Rocks (insert French colonialist joke of your choice here). The festivities run over four-days, so it’s a pleasant surprise that the Sydney celebrations are the largest Bastille Day celebrations in the world outside France (file away this fact for upcoming trivia night).
And c’est combien? Entry is free!
What: Bastille Day Sydney
When: 12–15 July
Where: Circular Quay and The Rocks
Cost: Free entry, with some ticketed events and experiences
Image credit: Vincent Hernandez
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