Save the date: Akaroa French Festival

The Akaroa French Festival is just around the corner, get ready to immerse yourself in a delightful extravaganza celebrating the beauty, culture, and heritage of New Zealand’s sole French settlement.

Hop over to Akaroa for a weekend filled with vibrant markets, mesmerising entertainment, delectable French food stalls, enlightening educational experiences, engaging games and activities, captivating demonstrations, and more—all with that delightful French twist.

From its humble beginnings as a community-run event in 1993, the festival has blossomed into a grand affair that attracts participants and visitors from far and wide, thanks to the support of local businesses, sponsors, and the Christchurch City Council. This year’s edition, taking place from 6-8 October, promises an array of unforgettable experiences and free family fun for everyone.

You won’t want to miss the grand opening ceremony, historic reenactments that transport you through time, lively parades, enchanting French markets, electrifying live music performances, and exquisite food and wine stalls. It’s an event that promises to captivate and delight attendees of all ages.

Mark your calendars, spread the word, and get ready to experience the magic of the Akaroa French Festival. Tickets are available via Eventfinda, the Akaroa Museum, and the Akaroa I-Site. Don’t miss out on this truly enchanting celebration!

Ticketed events
Le Cabaret
Saturday, 7 October, at 7 pm, General Admission Tickets are on sale now, includes a glass of bubbles upon arrival.
Le Cirque Du Croissant
Sunday, 8 October, at 1 pm, with tickets available now.

Tickets available via Eventfinda, the Akaroa Museum, and the Akaroa I-Site.

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