The  Côte du Soleil Sunshine Coast French Festival …

aims to enrich the event tourism calendar of Caloundra and the Sunshine Coast by hosting an annual two-day event showcasing the fabulous culture, cuisine and lifestyles adopted by the French community around the world.

The festival will offer a blend of entertainment, education, dining experiences, master classes and shopping opportunities that typify the French style.

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



The festival will be held at the Kings Beach Park Amphitheatre, Caloundra.

Bounded by Burgess Street, De Vene Avenue and Ormonde Terrace, the natural amphitheatre with its permanent stage just back from Kings Beach is the perfect location for this event.

A free shuttle bus service will operate between the festival site and Caloundra High School to alleviate parking problems.



Put aside the last weekend in July:

Saturday 28th July 2018 – Gates open 9 am till 8 pm

Sunday 29th July 2018 – Gates open 10 am till 4 pm



Entry tickets may be purchased in advance online from 1st May, 2018 or at the gate on the festival days, with all online purchases enjoying a special 2 for 1 offer and children under 12 admitted free.

Get Involved



… come in many different varieties and the Côte du Soleil Sunshine Coast French Festival is the perfect place where they can all come together.

If you have French products or services to offer, are part of the French cultural scene in Australia, just love the French flavour, or you’re a French company and proud of it, why not talk to us about getting involved in this premier Sunshine Coast event.

  • French Product Exhibitors
  • French Cuisine
  • Travel and Adventure in France
  • French Multi-national Companies
  • French Wines
  • French Cultural Exhibitions
  • Street Entertainers
  • Volunteer Help
  • French Service Providers

If you have something that you would like to contribute to the festival, please contact us through this site, email us at info@sunshinecoastfrenchfestival or phone during business hours on 0426858428



There will be lots to do over the weekend:

  • A full entertainment program on the main stage featuring musicians, dancers, historians, language educators, cultural displays and more.
  • A wine pavilion with experts on hand to offer tastings and information on wines from several of the main wine producing regions of France.
  • Masterclasses in Champagne, French Wines, Cheese and French Cuisine will be held throughout the weekend (bookings essential).
  • Enjoy the spectacle of a fashion parade showing off some of the latest fashions from Paris.
  • Of course there will be French style food being prepared fresh from a variety of vendors.
  • Our licensed bar will supply French wine, Champagne and French beer as well as some of your favourite local beverages.
  • Exhibitors will have French style fashion, footwear, accessories and home wares on display.
  • Join in the pétanque (boules) tournament to test your skill at this very French sport.


What’s happening where and when.

In light of the fact that the festival is still a long way off the full program hasn’t been published yet. But rest assured there will plenty happening to make it an entertaining weekend.

So watch this space and we’ll have the complete program guide published in plenty of time.

(Just a teaser …)

5:00 PMFestival Film NightMain StageFree outdoor film screening.
10:00 AMFestival Gates OpenDe Vene AvenueLet the Festival begin
10:00 AMFestival Gates OpenDe Vene AvenueDay two festivities


We’d love to hear from you to discuss any aspect of the festival.