Events

Bastille Day at the Market: Bastille au Marché

WHEN
July 12 – July 12
WHERE
Adelaide Central Market

Market Soiree

WHEN
July 12 – July 12
WHERE
Adelaide Central Market

Bienvenue à La Fête Nationale au Marché!

A celebration of French culture over two days on Friday 12 July and Saturday 13 July, our Bastille Day celebrations will have something for everyone. Highlights include FREE live music, a cooking demonstration, cupcake decorating for kids, a crepe pop up stall, champagne bar, guided tours and more!

Friday 12 July program
Saturday 13 July program

POP-UP STALLS:
Crepe bar (located on the Northern roadway)
Champagne bar (Gouger St dining, Friday 12 July 4:30pm – 9:00pm)

FREE PROGRAM:
Live music, cooking demonstrations, roving entertainment, face painting and more!

Live Music 
Be entertained by Sounds Continental, Melange a Trois, Adelaide String Duo and The Sopranos

Cooking Demos – located at the Community Kitchen 
Friday 12 July 6:00pm – 7:00pm – Le Cordon Bleu
Saturday 13 July 11:00am – 11:45am – Valerie Henbest of Smelly Cheese Co

Face Painting
Friday 12 July 9:30am – 12:00pm – at South East entrance
Saturday 13 July 9:30am – 12:00pm – at Gouger dining area

TICKETED EVENTS:
Kids Cupcake Decorating
Kids can enjoy creating their very own French masterpiece, at Bastille Day cupcake decorating workshops these school holidays.
Meet at the Eastern Roadway (near Central Market Flowers and Angelakis Bros. Seafood)

Friday 12 July 9:30am – 12pm
$5 per child, bookings essential

Book here

Le tour du Marché : The French Market Tour
Vive La France… Discover the Market, French style!

Join this walking tour of the Market with your French speaking tour guide and Fringe performer Arnaud Bénassy. You’ll learn a bit of Française, learn how to sing La Marseillaise, discover interesting facts about Bastille Day and taste some of the Market’s most authentic French fromage, charcuterie and patisserie. Starting at The Market Stall, this fun tour will take you for a chat and tastings at French institutions the Smelly Cheese Co. and Les Deux Coqs.

Friday 12 July: 4:30pm – 5:30pm, 6:00pm – 7:00pm and 7:30pm – 8:30pm (includes a glass of champagne) $30 plus booking fee, bookings essential
Saturday 13 July: 9:30am – 10:30am and 11:00am – 12:00pm $15 plus booking fee, bookings essential
Meet at The Market Stall (near Haigh’s – Gouger Street end)

Friday Tour – book here
Saturday Tour – book here

Cheese After Dark by the Smelly Cheese Co. (sold out)
To complete the two-day celebrations, The Smelly Cheese Co will host a very special Cheese After Dark on Saturday 13 July.
Tickets available here.

Come along for some French fare, fun and festivities and celebrate Bastille Day at the Adelaide Central Market.