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Akaroa French Fest

Event date: 
Friday, October 6, 2017 to Sunday, October 8, 2017
Brief Description

To be held on the middle weekend of the school holidays. Escape to picturesque Akaroa and immerse yourself in French culture, entertainment and romance as you celebrate Akaroa’s unique history (French, German & Maori)  at the Akaroa Frenchfest. Settle in on Friday evening and relax with sea side dining. Watch the street come alive with entertainment, music and roving entertainment. On Saturday enjoy the living history reenactment on the main beach, the parade and official flag raising and the market stalls and activities all day. Saturday evening we have a ticketed cabaret. On the Sunday there will be events at Onuku this year. Like on FACEBOOK. 

Event Date:

Event date: 
Friday, October 6, 2017 to Sunday, October 8, 2017

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Join in the festivities of the Frenchfest street party, festival market, family fun day, Saturday evening cabaret and Sunday Family day at Onuku. An exciting three days.

Frenchfest 2017

Draft Programme

Friday Night Street Party
Friday 6 October 6-10pm.
Children friendly street party with band Rhythm Method playing in the truck from 6pm-10pm.
Lizzie Cook roving entertainment in the cafes which open onto the street.
Fire performers.
Kid friendly with things to do for the kids.

The Landing
Saturday 7 October 8.45am-10.30am.

A theatrical living history drama will enfold on the main beach in Akaroa.
Not to be missed and never seen like this before.
The landing re-enactment will be followed by the parade from the beach to the Recreation Ground. The Canterbury Brass Band play in the parade.
Followed by official speeches and flag raising on the Recreation Ground.

Market Day
Saturday 7 October 11am-5pm.

Outdoor truck with music all day:
• The Akaroa Silver Band
• The Drew Peacocks
• Lizzie Cook
• The Great Depression
• Canterbury Brass Band
• Lucky Lost
• The Drew Peacocks
Roving entertainment.
Market stalls.
Bar available.
Activities on the Green:
• Waiter’s races
• French games
• Petanque competition.

Saturday Night Cabaret
Saturday 7 October 7-11pm.

Adults ticketed event with various bands and entertainers.
$25 per ticket
Can-Can, Linn Lorkin & Band, Lizzie Cook & band, Corner Sounds band and more!

Get ready to dance! 
Bar available. No BYO please. 

Whanau Day at Onuku Marae
Sunday 8 October. 9am-3pm.

Details to come.

Other events throughout the town:
Friday Day:
On Friday day we will be judging the Best Dressed Competition. The businesses will compete in this to show us their best blue, red and white colours! 

French Flavour Storytimes & Craft
Akaroa Library
Friday 6th October, 11:00-12.00
Stories & Rhyme (in French & English)
Followed by French craft activity
Suitable for ages 3-7
Presented by Rémy Barbier. 
Link HERE. 

Saturday Day:
Akaroa Cooking School will do a demonstartion in the main marquee. Time to be confirmed. 

Britomart Reserve
• The Canterbury Brass Band play from 12.15-1pm on the Britomart Reserve.

• Lucky Lost band play on the Britomart Reserve from 1.30-2.15pm. 

Exhibitors:

Exhibitors Pack.
Below are 2 documents. An information document for exhibitors and a registration document form to fill in which can be emailed to us.
Email to events@akaroa.com

Sponsors:

We are looking for sponsors to support our festival. See the Sponsorship document for further information. 

LocationAkaroa

Emailadp@akaroa.com

Phone03 304 7816

Sponsors

Christchurch City Council

Rata Foundation

Renault

The Akaroa Heritage Festival Society Inc

Pub Charity

Southern Trust

Armitage & Co

More FM

Akaroa Mail

Red Bus-Akaroa Mail

Pohatu Penguins

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To be held on the middle weekend of the school holidays. Escape to picturesque Akaroa and immerse yourself in French culture, entertainment and romance as you celebrate Akaroa’s unique history (French, German & Maori)  at the Akaroa Frenchfest. Settle in on Friday evening and relax with sea side dining. Watch the street come alive with entertainment, music and roving entertainment. On Saturday enjoy the living history reenactment on the main beach, the parade and official flag raising and the market stalls and activities all day. Saturday evening we have a ticketed cabaret. On the Sunday there will be events at Onuku this year. Like on FACEBOOK. 

Sponsors: 

Christchurch City Council

Rata Foundation

Renault

The Akaroa Heritage Festival Society Inc

Pub Charity

Southern Trust

Armitage & Co

More FM

Akaroa Mail

Red Bus-Akaroa Mail

Pohatu Penguins

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Phone: 
03 304 7816
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Join in the festivities of the Frenchfest street party, festival market, family fun day, Saturday evening cabaret and Sunday Family day at Onuku. An exciting three days.

Frenchfest 2017

Draft Programme

Friday Night Street Party
Friday 6 October 6-10pm.
Children friendly street party with band Rhythm Method playing in the truck from 6pm-10pm.
Lizzie Cook roving entertainment in the cafes which open onto the street.
Fire performers.
Kid friendly with things to do for the kids.

The Landing
Saturday 7 October 8.45am-10.30am.

A theatrical living history drama will enfold on the main beach in Akaroa.
Not to be missed and never seen like this before.
The landing re-enactment will be followed by the parade from the beach to the Recreation Ground. The Canterbury Brass Band play in the parade.
Followed by official speeches and flag raising on the Recreation Ground.

Market Day
Saturday 7 October 11am-5pm.

Outdoor truck with music all day:
• The Akaroa Silver Band
• The Drew Peacocks
• Lizzie Cook
• The Great Depression
• Canterbury Brass Band
• Lucky Lost
• The Drew Peacocks
Roving entertainment.
Market stalls.
Bar available.
Activities on the Green:
• Waiter’s races
• French games
• Petanque competition.

Saturday Night Cabaret
Saturday 7 October 7-11pm.

Adults ticketed event with various bands and entertainers.
$25 per ticket
Can-Can, Linn Lorkin & Band, Lizzie Cook & band, Corner Sounds band and more!

Get ready to dance! 
Bar available. No BYO please. 

Whanau Day at Onuku Marae
Sunday 8 October. 9am-3pm.

Details to come.

Other events throughout the town:
Friday Day:
On Friday day we will be judging the Best Dressed Competition. The businesses will compete in this to show us their best blue, red and white colours! 

French Flavour Storytimes & Craft
Akaroa Library
Friday 6th October, 11:00-12.00
Stories & Rhyme (in French & English)
Followed by French craft activity
Suitable for ages 3-7
Presented by Rémy Barbier. 
Link HERE. 

Saturday Day:
Akaroa Cooking School will do a demonstartion in the main marquee. Time to be confirmed. 

Britomart Reserve
• The Canterbury Brass Band play from 12.15-1pm on the Britomart Reserve.

• Lucky Lost band play on the Britomart Reserve from 1.30-2.15pm. 

Exhibitors:

Exhibitors Pack.
Below are 2 documents. An information document for exhibitors and a registration document form to fill in which can be emailed to us.
Email to events@akaroa.com

Sponsors:

We are looking for sponsors to support our festival. See the Sponsorship document for further information. 

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Friday, October 6, 2017 - 17:00 to Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 17:00
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