Franschhoek will be ‘dressed’ in its finest French attire with a hive of activities that are guaranteed to bring out the Parisian in you.

Franschhoek, Western Cape

Saturday, 13 July and Sunday, 14 July 2019

From 11h00 on both days

Early bird tickets R350, normal tickets R395. Tickets include entry to the marquee, a complimentary tasting glass, wine tasting coupons and a R20 voucher to redeem on the day. Children under 18 enter for free. Tickets can be booked through Webtickets.


SA’s French-inspired 26th annual Franschhoek Bastille Festival takes place at the historic Franschhoek Huguenot Monument over the weekend of 13 and 14 July. A social calendar highlight, the two-day event is guaranteed to bring out the Parisian in you!

The village, which will be ‘dressed’ in its finest French attire, is a hive of activities, embracing its French heritage, and adding to the hype and excitement the weekend has become known for.

Although the valley embraces the French theme to perfection, the Food & Wine Marquee, which is set against the backdrop of the historic Huguenot Monument, is the place to be and be seen. As Winter sets in the marquee is guaranteed to keep out the cold yet still offering exquisite views of the mountain.

Sample the wide selection of Franschhoek wines on offer, or treat your taste buds to the variety of delicious gourmet fare available to purchase from some of the Valley’s well-known eateries.

The quirky caricature artist will capture your Bastille experience, while the popular Porcupine Ridge Barrel Rolling Competition and live music add to the elements for a fabulous festival. A beret and baguette add the extra pizzazz needed for a memorable winelands French experience!

Ample parking on the grounds allow for comfortable walking distance to and from the village. Sunday’s festivities are ideally suited for the whole family with ample fun kiddies’ entertainment for the young ones.

The festival times are 11h00-17h00 on the Saturday, and 11h00-15h00 on the Sunday.