Tuesday, July 14, is Bastille Day, and starting this weekend, French communities are celebrating across the United States. Find an event in your town.

ALABAMA

BIRMINGHAM

  • Event: Célébrez la Fête Nationale
  • Organizer: Hospitality Committee of Alliance Française of Birmingham
  • Date and Time: Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 7-10pm.
  • Location: Home of Alliance Française members, John & Cindy Floyd
  • Price: Each individual should bring a bottle of champagne or wine; each couple should bring a dessert or hors d’œuvre, and a bottle of champagne or wine.
  • Contact

ARIZONA

PHOENIX

  • Event: Bastille Day Celebration
  • Type of event: Dinner, Wine, and Music
  • Organizer: Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix
  • Date & Time: Sunday, July 12, 6-9 pm
  • Location: Phoenix Museum of History, Heritage and Science Park, 105 North 5th St.
  • Contact

TUCSON

  • Event: La Fête du 14 Juillet
  • Type of Event: Benefit lunch with live accordion music
  • Organizer: Alliance Française Tucson
  • Date & Time : Tuesday July 14, 2 pm
  • Location: Feast Restaurant, 4122 E. Speedway Blvd
  • Price: by advance reservation only. If postmarked by July 6: $40 for members, $45 for non-members; postmarked July 7 and after, $50.
  • Contact information: (520) 621-7349 Website

CALIFORNIA

SAN FRANCISCO

  • Event: Bastille Day Concert & Picnic in Golden Gate Park
  • Organizer: Alliance Française de San Francisco
  • Date & Time : July 12th from 11 am
  • Location: The Spreckles Temple of Music (the bandshell), located between the De Young Museum and the California Academy of Science in Golden Gate Park.
  • Website

SAN FRANCISCO

  • Event : Bal Populaire
  • Type of Event: Dinner Dance
  • Organizer: Consul Général de France Pierre-François Mourier; Comite Officiel des Associations
  • Date & Time: Saturday, July 11, 6 pm
  • Location: Centre Culturel Basque, 599 Railroad Avenue
  • Price: $60
  • Contact Information: André Fournier (415) 924-2998 www.france-sfo.org  

 SANTA BARBARA

  • Event: The 22th Annual Santa Barbara French Festival
  • Type of Event: Outdoor vendors and sidewalk cafes; food and wine; 40 acts on 3 stages.
  • Organizer: Le Cercle Francais
  • Date & Time: Saturday and Sunday, July 11 & 12, 11 am – 7 pm
  • Location/Venue: Santa Barbara’s Oak Park
  • Price: Free
  • Contact information: (805) 564-PARIS www.frenchfestival.com 

 LOS ANGELES

  • Event: Bastille Day Los Angeles Festival
  • Date & Time: Sunday, July 12, 12-10 pm
  • Location: Elysian Park, Monticello Old Lodge
  • Price: Adults $5, Children Free
  • Contact Information: (323) 656 – 6083 www.bastilledaylosangeles.com  

LOS ANGELES

  • Event: Bastille Day Los Angeles Festival
  • Organizer: French Tuesdays
  • Date & Time: Tuesday, July 14, 8 pm
  • Location: Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
  • Contact Information: www.frenchtuesdays.com

COLORADO

DENVER

  • Event: Summer Soirée
  • Type of Event : Food, Wine, Live Music, Silent Auction, and Art Auction
  • Organizer: Alliance Française of Denver
  • Date & Time : Friday, July 17, 5:30-9 pm
  • Location: The Monet Garden at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 909 York Street
  • Price: $55 members in advance, $65 non-members in advance, $75 on event night
  • Contact information: (303) 831 – 0304  www.afdenver.org 

CONNECTICUT

GREENWICH

  • Event: Bastille Day Celebration
  • Organizer: Alliance Française of Greenwich, Connecticut 
  • Date & Time: Tuesday, July 14, 8 am
  • Location: Greenwich Town Hall with a petit dejeuner at Meli-Melo (362 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT, 8:30 – 9:30 am)
  • Price: Free
  • Contact Information: Sarah Zehouani (203) 629 – 1340  www.afgreenwich.org

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

WASHINGTON DC 

  • Event: Bastille Day
  • Organizer: Alliance Française de Washington
  • Date & Time: Friday, July 10, 7-10 pm
  • Location: Alliance Française de Washington, 2142 Wyoming Avenue NW
  • Price: $45 nonmembers, $30 Alliance Française de Washington members
  • Contact Information: (202) 234 – 7911  www.francedc.org

WASHINGTON DC

  • Event: Planete Chic presents: Bastille chic!
  • Date & Time: Saturday, July 11, 10 pm to close
  • Location: Darlington House, 3rd Floor, 1610 20th Street NW
  • Price: $10
  • Contact Information: RSVP www.planetechic.com  

FLORIDA

MIAMI

  • Event: Happy hour, dancing, and French singer Tangi Colombel
  • Organizer: Alliance Française de Miami & Fort Lauderdale
  • Date & Time: Monday, July 13, 6:30 pm
  • Contact Information: www.afmiami.org

FORT LAUDERDALE

  • Event: Play “Parlez-vous français?” with singer Frédéric Strouck
  • Organizer: Alliance Française de Miami & Fort Lauderdale
  • Date & Time : Saturday, July 11
  • Location: Paradiso de Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact information: www.afmiami.org

SARASOTA

  • Event: Gourmet dinner with wine, French music, and raffle prizes
  • Organizer: Alliance Française of Sarasota
  • Date & time: Tuesday, July 14, 6-9 pm
  • Location: Meadows Country Club
  • Contact information: (941) 371 – 7495  www.afsarasota.org

GEORGIA

ATLANTA

  • Event: Bastille Day 2009  
  • Organizer: Alliance Française d’Atlanta
  • Date & Time: Saturday, July 11, 7-11pm
  • Location: 201 17th Street
  • Price: $175 VIP, $150 General, $130 member
  • Contact Information: http://www.afatl.com

ILLINOIS

CHICAGO

  • Event: Bastille Day Celebration
  • Organizer: Alliance Française de Chicago and French-American Chamber of Commerce of Chicago
  • Date & Time: Tuesday, July 14, 6-8 pm
  • Location: Alliance Française de Chicago, 810 N. Dearborn St.
  • Price: $10
  • Contact Information: www.af-chicago.org/

CHICAGO

  • Event: Chicago French Bastille Day Celebration and Games 
  • Organizer: French in Chicago
  • Date & Time: Saturday, July 11, 10 am-8 pm
  • Location: Lincoln Park High School, Oz Park
  • Find out more

DU PAGE

  • Event: Bastille Day Celebration & Picnic
  • Organizer: Alliance Française Du Page
  • Date & Time: Sunday, July 12, 11 am
  • Location: Blackwell Forest Preserve, Warrenville
  • Find out more

MASSACHUSSETS

BOSTON

  • Event: Official Bastille Day Party
  • Organizer: Le Consulat Général de France à Boston, French Library – Alliance Française de Boston, and Liberty Hotel 
  • Date & Time: July 14, 6 pm-2 am
  • Location:  Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles Street
  • Contact Information:  www.frenchlib.org; Dinner reservations: (617) 224 – 4000

MICHIGAN

GRAND RAPIDS

  • Event: Bastille Day Picnic
  • Organizer: Alliance Française of Grand Rapids
  • Date & Time : July 12, 2-5 pm
  • Location: Summer cottage of: Sue and Lee Murphy, 6905 Wildermere Dr., NE, Rockford, MI 49341.
  • Price: $20 for 18 years and older, $5 for under 18.
  • Contact Information: (616) 975 – 0864  www.afgrandrapids.org

DETROIT / GROSSE POINTE

  • Event: La Fête du 14 Juillet – Bastille Day
  • Organizer: French Institute of Michigan, Alliance Française, and the French Associations of the Detroit Consulate
  • Date & Time: July 14, 6-9:30 pm
  • Location: Henry Ford Estate, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn Michigan
  • Price: $35
  • Contact Information: www.frenchinstitute.org

MINNESOTA                                          

MINNEAPOLIS

  • Event : Prise de l’Opéra (Storming of the Opera)
  • Type of Event: Authentic French food from Patrick’s bakery and Thyme to Entertain, live music with Café Accordion and Tangui Colombel, vintage French auto show, chil­dren’s activities and more!
  • Organizer: Alliance Française of Minneapolis
  • Date & Time : Saturday, July 11 4-10 pm
  • Location: Minnasota Opera Center, 620 North First Street
  • Price: $35 Alliance Française members & students, $45 nonmembers
  • Contact information: (612) 332 – 0436  www.afmsp.org

MINNEAPOLIS

  • Event: Bastille Day Celebration
  • Organizer: Barbette Restaurant
  • Dates & Time: Sunday, July 12, 4-10 pm
  • Location: Barbette Restaurant, 1600 West Lake Street
  • Price: Free
  • Contact Information: http://barbette.com/events.html

MINNEAPOLIS

  • Event: Bastille Day Celebration
  • Type of Event: Outdoor theater, music, and film
  • Organizer: Brit’s Pub
  • Date & Time: Sunday, July 12, 3 pm
  • Location: The Rooftop Garden, Brit’s Pub, 1110 Nicollet Mall
  • Price: Free
  • Contact Information: (612) 332 – 3908  Website

MISSOURI

ST. LOUIS

  • Event: Bastille Day Dinner
  • Organizer: Alliance Française of Saint Louis
  • Date & Time: Tuesday, July 14, 6:30 pm
  • Location: St. Louis Woman’s Club, 4600 Lindell Blvd. in the Central West End
  • Price: $40 (includes three-course dinner)
  • Contact Information: RSVP by Friday, July 10 to (314) 432 – 0734 www.alliancestl.com/calendar.asp

NEW YORK

MANHATTAN

MANHATTAN

  • Event:  Bastille Day Soirée at Opia
  • Organizer: L’Afterworks
  • Date & Time : Sunday, July 12, 6 pm
  • Location: Opia Restaurant, 130 E. 57th St.
  • Contact Information: www.frenchafterworks.com/NYC/

MANHATTAN

  • Event:  Dance Party
  • Organizer: French Associations Group
  • Date & Time : Monday, July 13, 7 pm-2 am
  • Location: Eden Rooftop, China Club, 268 West 47th St.
  • Price: $30 (VIP $200)
  • Contact Information: www.baldu14juillet.org/

MANHATTAN

  • Event: Bastille Chic!
  • Organizer: Planete Chic
  • Date & Time: Wednesday, July 15, 7-11 pm
  • Location: Nikki Beach, 151 E 50th St.
  • Price: Free
  • Contact Information: www.planetechic.com 

BROOKLYN

  • Event: Concours de Pétanque de Smith Street
  • Organizer: Bar Tabac and Robin des Bois Restaurants
  • Date & Time : Sunday, July 12
  • Location: Corner of Smith St. and Dean St.
  • Contact Information: www.bartabacny.com

BROOKLYN

  • Event: The French Revolution
  • Organizer: Provence en Boîte Restaurant
  • Date & Time: Sunday, July 12, 10 pm- 12 am
  • Location: Provence en Boîte, 263 Smith Street
  • Price: Free
  • Contact Information: www.provenceenboite.com

WHITE PLAINS

  • Event: Bastille Day Celebration
  • Organizer: Alliance Française de Westchester; Lyceum Kennedy Ardsley Campus
  • Date & Time: July 14, 6-8 pm
  • Location: ArtsWestchester’s Arts Exchange, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY
  • Price: $50 per person, $80 per couple
  • Website

OHIO

CINCINNATI

  • Event: Buffet and Dance under the Stars
  • Organizer: French-American Chamber of Commerce, L’Alliance Francaise
  • Date & Time: Friday, July 17
  • Price: Free
  • Contact Information: (513) 852 – 6510  www.europe-cincinnati.com

 

PORTLAND 

 

  • Event: Bastille Festival in the Pearl
  • Organizer: Alliance Française of Portland
  • Date & Time: July 11, 12-8 pm
  • Location: Jamison Park in the Pearl
  • Website

PENNSYLVANIA

PHILADELPHIA

  • Event: Bastille Day on the Left Bank…of the Schuylkill
  • Organizer: Alliance Française de Philadelphie
  • Date & Time: Tuesday, July 14,  6:30 pm
  • Location: The Water Works Restaurant
  • Price: $80 for Alliance Francaise members; $90 for nonmembers
  • Contact Information: (215) 735 – 5283  www.afphila.com

TEXAS

DALLAS

  • Event: Bastille Day Gourmet Dinner
  • Organizer: The French-American Chamber of Commerce Dallas/Fort Worth and Alliance Francaise de Dallas
  • Date & Time: Tuesday, July 14, 7 pm
  • Location: Lavendou Bistro Provençal, 19009 Preston Road, Suite 200, Dallas, TX
  • Price : $75 per person (all inclusive)
  • Contact Information: (972) 241 – 0111  http://www.faccdallas.com

AUSTIN

  • Event: Bastille Day Festival
  • Organizer: Alliance Française d’Austin
  • Date & Time: July 11, 6:30-11 pm
  • Location: French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos Street
  • Price: $8.00 adults, Free for children 12 & under
  • Contact Information: (512) 451 – 1704 Website

WASHINGTON

SEATTLE

  • Event:  Seattle’s Bastille Day Festival
  • Date & Time: Sunday, July 12, 11 am-6 pm
  • Location: Seattle Center
  • Organizer: The French-American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest
  • Contact Information: www.seattle-bastille.org

WISCONSIN

MILWAUKEE

  • Event: Bastille Days Festival
  • Type of Event: Street Festival and Storming of the Bastille 5K Run (7/9, 9 pm)
  • Organizer: East Town Association, Inc.
  • Date & Time: July 9-12, 11 am-12 am (July 9-11), 11 am-9 pm (July 12)
  • Location: Cathedral Square Park, 520 E. Wells St.
  • Price: Free
  • Contact Information: (414) 274 – 1180  www.BastilleDaysFestival.com    
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