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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 2019 French Cultures Festival Report.


DOWNLOAD HERE the 2019 official French Cultures Festival calendar, showcasing close to 50 events in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas throughout the month.


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.

The concert line-up has now been announced! Find out more on the concert webpage!

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 French Cultures Festival woud not be possible without the support of our valued sponsors.

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to:



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