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2019 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 organizes 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 contemporary French culture 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.

DOWNLOAD HERE the 2018 French Cultures Festival Report.


Are you planning to organize an event related to French language and culture between March 1 and March 31, 2019? Would you like to promote it on a large scale and have it included in the official 2019 French Cultures Festival calendar?

Please fill out the FCF Event Application Form by Sunday, February 3rd, 2019. The Cultural Service of the French Embassy will review it for inclusion in the 2019 French Cultures Festival official calendar.

CLICK HERE to access the 2019 FCF Event Application Form and submit your event.

DOWNLOAD HERE the 2018 official French Cultures Festival calendar.


March 8 I 6-10 PM | Discover Green, Downtown Houston (1500 McKinney, Houston TX 77010)

A kick-off celebration of the Festival will take place in Houston, featuring two bands from French-speaking countries and one local band. They will be performing on the outdoor stage of Discovery Green. Lineup to be announced in January 2019. Stay tuned!

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

This event is FREE, open to the public and family friendly.


The event woud not be possible without the support of our valued sponsors.

Are you willing to be part of large-scale event and benefit from a month-long visibility throughout the states of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas? Please contact us and be one of the 2019 French Cultures Festival Sponsors.



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Contact us: amandine.castillo@diplomatie.gouv.fr / +1 713-985-3263