About the Bonjour Adelaide French Market

The Story

In December 2013, we launched the very first French Christmas Market, a vibrant and free community event connecting South Australians with everything French and letting them (re)discover what French culture is all about. Held at the beautiful Unley Soldiers' Memorial Gardens, the French Christmas Market proved to be a great success both in 2013 and for its second edition in 2014. We were overwhelmed with positive feedback from the public and were absolutely delighted to win the Community Event of the Year from the City of Unley last year.

As part of our objective to constantly improve the French Market and make it bigger, better and more spectacular, we have redefined the concept of the event to fully meet our guests' expectations. The local context making it impossible to perfectly recreate the spirit of a French Christmas Market to Adelaide, we decided to remove the Christmas theme of the event and to reinforce its French atmosphere.

The event will showcase French and Australian exhibitors selling traditional French and French-inspired products including food, wine, jewellery and handcrafts. In addition to the displays and stalls, various entertainment will be offered, such as cooking demonstrations, live music, children activities, etc.

Vision and Values

The French Market is designed to share and showcase French culture by bring together French and French-inspired entertainment, products, cuisine and music. While we aim to "bring France a bit closer to Adelaide", we also aim to contribute to South Australia's cultural vibrancy, to give South Australian residents more of an understanding of the French way of life and to support local businesses.

Key Facts

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