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Enjoy French culture, art & style for one dazzling weekend

The much-loved Air Mauritius Bonjour Perth Festival, supported by Lotterywest, returns to Market Square Park, Subiaco for a jam-packed weekend of Francophonie-themed festivities on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November 2019.

Now in its fifth year, Bonjour Perth Festival's expanded program is bigger and better, showcasing not only traditional French culture and cuisine but an exciting fusion of all the French-speaking countries of the world.

Take a journey around the French-speaking world in one weekend at the Air Mauritius Bonjour Perth Festival 2019.

This year's represented French-speaking countries are Mauritius, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec (Canada), Seychelles, Morocco, Cambodge, a range of French-speaking countries from West and Central Africa, Belgium and Guinea.

The festival also showcases the cultures of Overseas France like Reunion Island and Caribbean Islands (Martinique, Guadeloupe).

There will be something for everyone to enjoy at this year's Bonjour Perth Festival 2019. Come along with your family and friends and peruse over a hundred food and gift stalls and explore local French-related services and organisations. There will also be entertainment all day and interactive activities throughout the 8 bustling villages and areas.

Look forward to:

  • Themed villages showcasing Francophone countries and regions: Rustic by diffo, Urban by See Subiaco, Mediterranean by France At Home, Creole, Kids, Wellness Area, Village des Artistes, African Corner and Our French World supported by Office of Multicultural Interests

  • NEW: Sustainability area

  • Raffle with amazing prizes thanks to Air Mauritius, You Plate It and Maison Saint-Honoré

  • NEW: Le Cabaret by Pierre Ulric - Mysteries - choose from two magic shows:

    Abracadabam! - A fantasy magic and illusion show for the whole family. A sorcerer has recently acquired an old suitcase from a Parisian antique shop… What mysteries does it contain!? 30 minutes – $10 ticket

    Magic Rendez-Vous - An evening cabaret magic show featuring whimsical, dynamic and original performances. Join us for this madcap surrealist journey through a flurry of French clichés. 40 minutes – $15 ticket

  • Cooking demonstrations by You Plate It

  • See Subiaco French bulldog parade

  • NEW: Bo.té Bo.èm Fashion Show

  • NEW: La Poste by Perth French Theatre

  • Live Entertainment in all villages all weekend

  • La Soirée live music and dancing 6pm-9pm Saturday night

  • The French Voice, live music by French students

  • Free workshops and activities all around the festival

  • Pétanque tournament Sunday

  • NEW: Live painting competition

    Check out the full 2019 program here.

     

    With so much to see, do and explore, this year's Bonjour Perth Festival 2019 is a must! Secure your tickets today and save at www.bonjourperth.com.au/buy-tickets!

     
    Start planning your Bonjour Perth Festival adventure by visiting:

    www.bonjourperth.com.au

    www.facebook.com/BonjourPerthFestival

    www.facebook.com/events/market-square-park/air-mauritius-bonjour-perth-festival-2019/2285215258197386

    www.instagram.com/bonjour_perth

     

    Opening Hours

    Saturday 9 November - 10am – 6pm / La Soirée 6pm – 9pm

    Sunday 10 November - 10am – 6pm

     

    Family-friendly / dog-friendly event

    Easy access via public transport

    Parking available nearby

     

    Going green

    Bonjour Perth Festival are making big changes to reduce their environmental impact by offering compostable food packaging, reusable glasses and a three-bin system (recycling, organics and landfill). Eventgoers are encouraged to do their bit by bringing their own water bottle and picnic plates/cutlery. Water fountains and a washing station will be available onsite.

     

    Join the team

    Want to get hands-on, have fun and meet other lovers of French culture? Register to volunteer at volunteers.bonjourperth.com.au/volunteers-registration - various shifts and roles are available!

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    When: November 9 & 10
    Where: Market Square Park, Subiaco
    Cost: Adults: $5 online / $7 at door, Kids: $1.5 online / $3 at door, Infant: Free
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