Bonjour Adelaide French Market celebrates the fantastic food and culture of France in a colourful event with free entertainment and fun things to do. Gallic gastronomy has long been a leading light in culinary culture, and this annual French Market in Adelaide is just the place to find it.
Originally known as the French Christmas Market when it kicked off in 2013, these outdoor markets were an instant success. It was so popular that year there were long queues for traditional French food at the market stalls, but this year there will be plenty of food to feed the masses who throng to the Unley Soldiers Memorial Gardens.
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As before, Bonjour Adelaide French Market is a two day event. Starting at 5pm on Friday November 18, the free live entertainment will keep you amused while you browse the many market stalls, and snack delicious goodies from food trucks. As the evening progresses the market will develop a club atmosphere, with twinkling French fairy lights, a live DJ, disco music and of course lots of dancing.
All day Saturday the French Market will be offering free family entertainment and fun things to do. Free activities for kids include face painting, a Punch and Judy show, games, and Razi the magician will ensure there's something for all ages.
Browse the Market Stalls for French Food & French Fashion (Image: Nanou)
On the rotunda at the Unley Soldiers Memorial Gardens there will be more live entertainment throughout the day, with the SA Police Band, Duo/Trio Montagne and guitarists Pete & Mady providing music for your ears, while dance troupe Ceroc Adelaide show you their moves. For the home chefs there is a cake cooking demonstration by My Kitchen Rules contestant Jenna Marie Vozzo who will give you her tips for success.
Among the free things to do on the day wandering performers will mingle in the crowds, including minstrel Georgia Darcy, singer Coconut Kids, French Zumba, and can-can dancers to enhance the atmosphere of the Bonjour Adelaide French market.
Of course it's all about delicious food and wine at these markets in Adelaide's southern suburbs. Expect plenty of traditional French food - either imported, or locally sourced freshly made French style food. Does the thought of French crepes, gauffres, pâtés, baguettes, and saucissons make you salivate? Wait till you smell them wafting in the breeze past your nose!
There are far too many market stalls coming to the Bonjour Adelaide French Market to list them all. Among the confirmed bookings, sample traditional French food flavours from Boulangerie 113, La Creperie, Mulots Pâtisserie, Cliché's French menu, Frencheese, The Corner Bistrot, La Bastide and Coffee & Crepes.
Talinga Grove Olive Oil at Bonjour Adelaide French Market
Even Francophobes are well catered for with plenty of food choices like Mr Twister potato on a stick, The Cheesemonger, Natura IceCreamery of Handhorf, Sheoak Café, Talinga Grove Olive Oils and Puddings SA. There's something that will please any tastes in this diverse collection of food vendors.
The Bonjour Adelaide French Market is also showcasing fashion goods which France is renowned for in the market stalls. Touche de Paris handbags, Coco Marie soaps and cosmetics, Le Pin Parasol soft furnishings and gifts from Provence, stylish handmade jewellery from The Ruby Oracle, or find perfect Christmas gifts from Fifth Avenue Collection and The Cutler's Cottage.
While the girls are shopping, the boys can take a peek at cars on display from the Club Citroën of South Australia who will say "Bonjour Adelaide" at the French Market in the Unley Soldiers Memorial Gardens.
This year Bonjour Adelaide French Market is partnering with Etsy Adelaide for a double event on the Saturday, with community market Etsy Made Local being held all day nearby on Oxford Terrace. People who are familiar with the regular Etsy Adelaide Upmarket Unley market will look forward to these special markets.
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Thanks Dave!I am pleased to know that it is on again.Though there is not a large French population in the city,we do have a French connection here in this state.With the markets in Oxford St. opposite,this adds to the event and it is in such a pleasant place.