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Do as the French do, and celebrate Bastille Day! The start of the French Revolution, Bastille Day celebrates the freedom of the nation and honours the unique French culture with food, wine and a variety of entertainment.
With Bastille Day just around the corner, a bunch of Adelaide venues are getting behind this French holiday by hosting exciting events spread across the week.
The Bastille Day events are a celebratory riot of all things French! Showcasing French cuisine, culture music and entertainment for one week only commencing from the 10th to the 18th of July. Here is what is on in Adelaide.
Cyrano Wines Bastille Day Dinner Party I Saturday, July 1
Participate in a seated dining experience at long tables, followed by Bastille Day dance. Dine in class with their delicious dinner menu starting with Canapés, followed by Saumon en feuilleté, épinard, beurre blanc And Orange crème brûlée for dessert.
Time: 6:30pm – 11:30pm
Location: Eastwood Community Centre, 95 Glen Osmond Road, Eastwood, SA 5063
The Ultimate French cheese, Champagne, and Music Experience I Wednesday, July 14
CHEESE, Champagne, and live entertainment all nestled into the Adelaide Central Markets has, in person, sold out at this event. However, due to popular demand, you can pick up your very own Bastille Day kit and join in virtually at the Smelly Cheese Shop’s epic celebration. This ultimate cheese fest is the perfect way to brush up on the Bastille Day storming and the yummiest cheeses.
Time: 7pm – 9.30pm
Location: Adelaide Central Market Smelly Cheese Shop
Madame Hanoi’s Bastille Week I Tuesday July 13 – Saturday July 17
SkyCity Adelaide’s Madame Hanoi is turning blue, white and red for an entire week to celebrate the start of the French revolution. They’ll have six deliciously French dishes on offer, plus a selection of incredible cocktails and plenty of joie de vivre to go round!
Open for dinner (Tue – Sat): 5:00pm – late
Location: Madame Hanoi SkyCity Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Scoffed & Quaffed – Bastille Day – Fancy French I Wednesday, July 14
Learn to cook like the French! This hands-on cooking experience will have you creating French inspired dished that will then be paired with a tasting of both French and local wines. All guests will prepare and eat each dish from this fabulous menu, under the guidance of our professional chef.
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: 441 Magill Rd, St Morris, 5068
Bastille Day French Travel Show I Wednesday, July 14
Have you ever wanted to go to France but without the long-haul flight? Well, come on down to the Bastille Day French Travel Show and take part in the LIVE virtual tour of Burgundy winemaker for wine and food tastings.
Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Location: 60 Halifax Street, Adelaide SA
Fête de la Bastille I Thursday, July 1
Embrace the ambience of French inspired music by listening to Lou Blackwell and the French Set who have been delighting audiences with their authentic and stylish performance of songs from the great French chanson tradition; and were the Advertiser pick of the Fringe for Music in 2021.
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: The Wheatsheaf Hotel: 39 George Street, Thebarton, South Australia 5031
Bastille Day @ Plant 4 Bowden I Sunday, July 18
Join in the Bastille Day Celebrations with live music, food boxes and a glass of French Bubbles at Adelaide favourite Plant 4 Bowden.
Time: 6pm – 11pm
Location: Plant 4 Bowden
Fishbank – French Feast on Bastille Day I Wednesday, July 14
Indulge in Chef’s Carte du Jour – a multi course French inspired menu for $85pp or paired with wines for $147pp at Adelaide’s iconic Fishbank restaurant.
Available for lunch and dinner on Wednesday 14th July. If you’re craving Chef’s signature dishes, never fear as the a la carte menu will still be available.
Location: Fishbank GROUND LEVEL, 2 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000
If celebrating all things French isn’t quite enough for you, why not learn the language of love itself!?
Alliance Française Adelaide have a slew of upcoming Winter Workshops and Term 3 classes, and Bastille Day celebrations around Adelaide and their next conference series is on French literature.