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2020 French Cultures Festival

Spoken by 300 million people on the five continents and by 2.1 million people in the United States, French language is the second most widely learned language in the world. Since 1970, French language has been celebrated on March 20, which marks the birth of the Intergovernmental Organization of French-speaking nations (Organisation internationale de la francophonie).

Each year in March, the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston coordinates the French Cultures Festival (FCF) in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. A celebration of the diversity of "francophonie", it brings together people who not only speak French, but also feel, in one way or another, connected to France and the Francophone community.

One of the major objectives of the French Cultures Festival is to create awareness of the diversity of French language and cultures and to stimulate exchanges with the public.

The FCF gathers many institutional partners from museums, universities, schools, diplomatic representations, and many other organizations. Last year, over 40 cultural and educational events were showcased during the Festival in the three states covered by the Cultural Service.

MAKE YOUR EVENT PART OF THE FRENCH CULTURES FESTIVAL !

Are you planning on organizing a public event promoting the French language and/or cultures between March 1 and March 31, 2020 in Texas, Oklahoma or Arkansas?

Make it part of the official French cultures Festival calendar by completing the following application form, by February 2, 2020: http://bit.ly/2020FCFapplication 

FREE KICK-OFF CONCERT IN HOUSTON

March 6 I 6-10 PM | Discover Green, Downtown Houston | 1500 McKinney, Houston TX 77010

FREE event, open to the public and family-friendly!

A kick-off celebration of the Festival will take place in Houston, featuring three francophone and american bands who will perform on the outdoor stage of Discovery Green.

The headliner has been announced! We are proud to announce internationally-acclaimed French singer CharlElie Couture as the 2020 French Cultures Festival kick-off concert headliner! Full concert line-up to be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned and check out the concert webpage.

Delicacies from Francophone countries will also be offered by food vendors throughout the night. Are you a vendor specialized in food from French-speaking countries? Please contact us to be part of the event!

SPONSORSHIP

The French Cultures Festival woud not be possible without the support of our valued sponsors. The Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston offers different levels of sponsorship opportunities. Please contact us for more information!

fr.culturalservicehtx@gmail.com / +1 346-272-5360

Thank you to our 2019 French Cultures Festival sponsors:

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Contact us: amandine.castillo@diplomatie.gouv.fr / +1 346-272-5362

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