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Celebrate Bastille Day 2022

by Rebecca Smith

July 14th is Bastille Day, France’s national day. It marks the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille in 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution that led to the creation of the first French Republic. Read on to see what kind of French culture celebration is happening near you! 

 

NEW YORK CITY 

FIAF’s Bastille Day Celebration 

What: Live music and dance performances, wine and champagne tastings, a screening of Azuro, fun French activities for children and adults, raffles, and more than 40 booths showcasing French food and Francophone culture, presented by the French Institute Alliance Française 

Where: Madison Ave, from 59th to 63rd St., NYC 

When: July 10, 12pm to 5pm ET

Screening of Fever Mounts at El Pao 

What: Screening of Fever Mounts at El Pao (la Fièvre monte à El Pao) from Films on the Green, a free outdoor French film festival, produced annually in New York City parks by Villa Albertine, the French Embassy, FACE Foundation, and NYC Parks 

Where: J. Hood Wright Park (W 173 St. & Haven Ave, New York, NY) 

When: July 13, 8:30pm ET 

Bastille Day Celebration at Murray’s Cheese Shop 

What: Bastille Day-themed French cheese tasting 

Where: Murray’s Cheese Shop (254 Bleecker St, New York, NY) 

When: July 14, all day 

French Festival in Central Park 

What: Theater, music, and a DJ set, presented by the Consulate General of France in New York 

Where: Rumsey Playfield in Central Park (69th St./5th Ave. or 72nd St./5th Ave.) 

When: July 14, 6pm to 10pm ET 

Myriam Phiro’s Bastille Day Celebration 

What: A concert featuring internationally acclaimed chanteuse Myriam Phiro 

Where: Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette St, New York, NY) 

When: July 14, 6pm ET 

Hot Sugar Band at Lincoln Center 

What: The New York City debut of France’s Hot Sugar Band, whose sound is a mix of Django Reinhardt big band works, John Kirby’s sextet, and Duke Ellington classics 

Where: The Oasis on Josie Robertson Plaza (10 Lincoln Center Plaza) 

When: July 14, 6pm (dance floor), 6:30pm (dance lesson), 7:30pm (live music) EDT 

Le Bal Français 

What: A ball with a dance floor, DJ set, and giveaways, presented by the Consulate General of France in New York 

Where: Avant Gardner (140 Stewart Ave, Brooklyn, NY) 

When: July 15, 9pm to 4am ET 

Screening of The Class 

What: Screening of The Class (Entre les murs) from Films on the Green, produced annually in New York City parks by Villa Albertine, the French Embassy, FACE Foundation, and NYC Parks 

Where: Seward Park (Canal St and Essex St., New York, US 10002) 

When: July 15, 8:30pm ET 

 

ATLANTA 

French Market Atlanta 

What: French-inspired open-air market 

Where: Peachtree Center 

When: July 16, 10am to 3pm ET 

 

BOSTON 

Bastille Day Celebration 

What: An evening of live music, drinks, appetizers, dancing, and children’s activities 

Where: La Voile Brookline (1627 Beacon St., Brookline, MA) 

When: July 14, 5pm to 9pm ET 

 

CHICAGO 

Afternoon Bastille Day Celebration 

What: An afternoon of face painting, crêpes, photo booths, word games, live entertainment, and more at Chicago’s Alliance Française 

Where: Alliance Française Chicago (54 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL) 

When: July 9, 3pm to 5:30pm CT 

Evening Bastille Day Celebration 

What: An evening of entertainment, games, and more at Chicago’s Alliance Française 

Where: Alliance Française Chicago (54 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL) 

When: July 9, 7pm to 10pm CT 

Bastille Day Chicago 

What: An outdoor picnic, children’s activities, pétanque, music, and fireworks, presented by the Consulate General of France 

Where: Navy Pier (Polk Bros Park Lake Stage) 

When: July 13, 5:30 to 9pm CT 

Chic & You: The Film Series 

What: Screening of Eiffel with a red-carpet entrance, a raffle, and drinks at Chicago’s Alliance Française 

Where: Alliance Française Chicago (54 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL) 

When: July 14, 6:30pm CT 

 

HOUSTON 

Bastille Day Celebration in Houston 

What: Food, drinks, music, pétanque, and children’s activities, presented by the French American Chamber of Commerce in Texas 

Where: Powder Keg (1300 Brittmoore Road, Houston, TX) 

When: July 14, 6pm CT 

Bastille Day Celebration in Dallas  

What: Live music, circus performers, wine, pastries, crêpes, and water activities for children, co-organized by the Consulate General of France in Houston and the French-American Chamber of Commerce in Texas 

Where: Dallas International School (6039 Churchill Way, Dallas, TX) 

When: July 16, 11am CT 

 

LOS ANGELES 

Bastille Day Celebration by French Tuesdays 

What: Dinner, drinks, music, and cancan dancers, presented by the French Consul General in Los Angeles 

Where: La Bohème (8400 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA) 

When: July 14, 7pm to July 15, 1am PT 

 

MIAMI 

Bastille Day Guinguette Party at Hyde Beach 

What: Performances, live music, dancing, pétanque, a barbecue, and drinks 

Where: Hyde Beach (1701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL) 

When: July 14, 7pm to July 15, 2am ET 

 

NEW ORLEANS 

Bastille Day Fête 

What: Live music, a French DJ, a champagne bar, and crêpes, presented by New Orleans’ Alliance Française 

Where: Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans (1519 Jackson Avenue 
New Orleans, LA 70130) 

When: July 14, 6pm to 10pm CT 

 

WASHINGTON, DC 

Screening of Calamity 

What: Screening of Calamity from Films on the Green DC, a free outdoor French film festival, produced by the Villa Albertine in partnership with TV5MONDE 

Where: United States National Arboretum (3501 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC) 

When: July 13, sunset 

Bastille Day: La Vendée 

What: Traditional dishes from the Vendée region, live jazz music, raffles, and auctions, hosted by the Embassy of France in Washington, DC 

Where: Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW, 20007, Washington, DC) 

When: July 15, 7pm to 11pm ET 

 

SAN FRANCISCO 

Bastille Day Festival 

What: Celebration of the San Francisco Bay Area French culture, food, wine, beer, music, artists and other merchants and cultural associations 

Where: Embarcadero Plaza (Market St. &, Steuart St., San Francisco, CA) 

When: July 16, 11am to 6:30pm PT

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