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A fabulously French affair
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Join us at a fabulously French weekend affair!


How about a weekend in France? Your French dreams are about to come true and you won't even need a passport!

Grab your beret, grab your French phrase book (nowadays you probably only need a translator app on your phone) and Immerse yourself in everything French at the Côte du Soleil Sunshine Coast Festival. This two day weekend is all about celebrating, embracing and showing your joie de vivre - enjoyment of life - for everything French. Prepare yourself for a delectable weekend of French music, art, culture, food and wine.

The Côte du Soleil Sunshine Coast French Festival is aiming to enhance the tourism calendar of Caloundra and the Sunshine Coast by hosting a two day French Festival every year, to showcase the fabulous French culture, cuisine and lifestyles adopted by French communities around the world.

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French culture, French cuisine and French lifestyles


Visitors to the Côte du Soleil Sunshine Coast French Festival will be delighted with a mixture of entertainment, education, dining experiences, masterclasses and shopping opportunities that typify the French style.

If you have a product or service that shouts 'Ooh la la! I am French', then the Côte du Soleil Sunshine Coast French Festival needs you. There are many exhibitor spot categories still available - click here to see what is needed and to fill out a registration application form. If it's French-inspired, it should be at the Sunshine Coast French Festival. Click here to see what other businesses have already thrown their berets into the ring, as exhibitors at this fabulously French affair.

So, what exactly will be happening over this festive weekend:

A full entertainment programme on the main stage with musicians, dancers, historians, language educators and cultural displays;
A wine pavilion with wine connoisseurs on hand to offer tastings and information on wines from some of the main wine producing regions of France;

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Why not join a Champagne Masterclass?


Masterclasses in Champagne, French Wines, Cheese (Fromage) and French Cuisine will be happening throughout the whole weekend - bookings are absolutely essential;
Get your creative juices flowing with a Brushstroke and Bubbles Masterclass - a painting class in a laid-back relaxed French style;
A sensational fashion parade showcasing some of the latest fashions from Paris;

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Delectably delicious French food!


French style food is being prepared fresh from a variety of vendors;
A licensed bar will supply French wine, Champagne and French beer (as well as a few local beverages);
Exhibitors will have French style fashion, footwear, accessories and home wares on display;
Join in the pétanque (boules) tournament to test your skills at this very French sport

The last weekend in July is sure looking to be jam-packed with everything French. To ensure you don't miss out on your French affair and to help you plan your weekend's activities, please click here for What's Happening, Where and When and then click the relevant links to pre-book your tickets online.

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Festival Online special - two-for-one!


Tickets to the Côte du Soleil Sunshine Coast French Festival start from $10 for a Festival Double Pass (online special) for either the Saturday or the Sunday and can be purchased online here. Entry tickets may also be purchased at the gate on the festival days, but only online purchases of festival entry passes will enjoy the special two-for-one offer and children under twelve, FREE admission. All children to be accompanied by an adult.

The fabulously French Côte du Soleil Festival is being held at Kings Beach Park Amphitheatre in Caloundra. A free shuttle bus service will operate between the festival site and Caloundra State School to alleviate parking problems. Entry to the Festival will be through the main gate on De Vene Avenue.

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Moulin Rouge


The Côte du Soleil Sunshine Coast French Festival has some wonderful festival partners, without whose support this cultural Festival will not be possible. Please show your support and visit their sites on this page.

By infusing some of the flavours and passion of the French into our own coastal paradise, the Côte du Soleil French Festival is set to become a destination where locals and visitors alike may indulge their love of French styling in a fun and social setting.

If you're planning on visiting the Sunshine Coast and will be needing accommodation for the weekend, please click here for somewhere to stay while in town - there are some great deals being offered.

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Book a cheese (fromage) Masterclass


Are you joining me for this fabulously French weekend affair? Oui, oui - I'll see you there!

All images courtesy of the Côte du Soleil Sunshine Coast French Festival FB and www.sunshinecoastfrenchfestival.com.au
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Why? To have a delectable weekend of everything French
When: Saturday 27 July - Gates open 10 am till 8 pm | Sunday 28 July Gates open 10 am till 4 pm
Where: Kings Beach Park Amphitheatre, Kings Beach, Caloundra, QLD 4551
Cost: From $10 two-for-one (online only) special
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How do u pay for the tickets online
by theaf (score: 0|5) 238 days ago
Look forward to it, thanks for sharing Elaine.
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