• In an urgent update, event organisers, following consultations with disaster and risk management, have been advised to postpone the Iconic Bastille 2024 celebrations to new dates, 20th & 21st July. This decision prioritises guest safety amidst severe weather warnings and anticipated disruptive rain this week.

    “The decision to postpone was made after careful consideration and consultation with our structural engineers and safety team, who play a crucial role in ensuring the safety of our events and all guests,” explained Ruth McCourt, CEO of Franschhoek Tourism. “The decision to postpone was not taken lightly, but it was essential to ensure our annual celebration lives up to the months of hard work that define it. With recent updates regarding the Level 8 Cape Storm warnings from City Of Cape Town, rearming our dedication to safety standards and delivering an exceptional event. With the wintry weather still in full force, don your wellington boots next weekend and let the fine wines fuel the usual merriment, despite the weather.”

    Franschhoek, in collaboration with global financial services business Prescient, is eagerly anticipating hosting another spectacular Bastille celebration. Originally planned for 13th and 14th July, the event will now take place on 20th and 21st July 2024. This rescheduling aims to uphold the festival’s excellence and ensure an outstanding weekend of festivities for all attendees.

    Known for its culinary excellence and world-class wines, the Franschhoek Wine Valley invites guests to immerse themselves in French culture during the annual Bastille commemoration. Attendees can enjoy wine tastings within the renowned Bastille marquee, indulge in local delicacies from food stalls, and experience a feast of live entertainment.

    The new venue, relocated to the Franschhoek High School rugby fields, with the marquee as the festival’s centrepiece and the recent decision to postpone the event has been made exclusively to enhance guest comfort and to ensure continued success of this iconic event. Whether dressed in blue, white and red or practical wintry attire, the spirit of Bastille 2024 will remain undampened. Whether adorned in the colours of France or dressed for wintry conditions, the spirit of Bastille 2024 will shine brightly.

    Original tickets are still valid, exclusively for the new dates and are not refundable.

    Updated Event Details:
    · Dates: Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July 2024
    · Venue: Franschhoek High School rugby field
    · Tickets: Franschhoek Celebrates Bastille 2024
    · More info: Franschhoek Bastille Festival

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