Bastille Day Fête 2018

Join us for an evening of all things French at the New Orleans Museum of Art!


The 6th annual Bastille Day Fête will take place Friday, July 13 at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) from 6-9pm, presented by the Alliance Française of New Orleans, the Consulate General of France in Louisiana, the French-American Chamber of Commerce- Gulf Coast Chapter, and the New Orleans Museum of Art, with the support of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation.


The celebration takes on an extra special meaning this year as New Orleans celebrates its Tricentennial. Bastille Day Fête 2018 provides an excellent opportunity for French and American families to celebrate France’s national holiday, the strong French heritage in our state, and France’s role in the earliest days of our city’s history. Louisiana is the most francophone state in the US, and the population of French citizens in Louisiana is steadily growing. The New Orleans festival was ranked 3 rd best Bastille Day festival in the world by; and Fodor’s also listed it as an event worth traveling to New Orleans for.

The event is celebrated by francophone communities around the world with festivals, balls, dances, parades, and firework displays to celebrate the storming of the Bastille, a fortress prison in Paris on July 14th 1789, igniting the French Revolution.

This year, activities will once again take place indoors on the first and second floors of the New Orleans Museum of Art. Kids activities such as “Art on the Spot” and The French Library pop-up shop begin at 5pm, and families are more than welcome to come early. The remaining program beginning at 6pm will include live music and dancing with local swing band Bon Bon Vivant, a cooking demonstration by Chris Montero, Executive Chef and Culinary Curator of Café NOMA and Napoleon House, a presentation and book signing with Cheryl Wakerhauser, pastry chef and author of Modern French Pastry, guided gallery tours, and more!

Food by Boucherie, Crêpes à la Cart, Café Degas, and Frencheeze will be available outdoors, and Café NOMA will be open for dinner service throughout the evening.

General Admission: $5 (tickets not available for purchase in advance)

Last modified on 05/07/2018

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