Celebrate Bastille Day 2017 in Louisiana [fr]

What is Bastille Day?

The French National Day (Bastille Day) commemorates the storming of the Bastille, a fortress prison in Paris, on July 14, 1789. This event marked the first step towards bringing democracy to France. Moves to write a constitution for the new republic led to the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 26 August 1789, the precursor to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948. Today, on July 14, la Fête nationale is celebrated across the French-speaking world most commonly with the “bal des pompiers” (“Firemen’s ball”), a celebration of music, dancing in the streets, parades and firework displays.

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Acadiana

Louisiana Creole Families’ Bastille Day Heritage Festival & Commemorative Mass

Program beings at 9am, Mass at 9:30am

Louisiana Creole Families’ Bastille Day Heritage Festival & Commemorative Mass
Northside Civic Center Grand Pavilion, 704 N. Soileau Street, Ville Platte, Louisiana
9:00am - 2:00pm, Saturday, July 15

First Annual Bastille Day Picnic presented by Festival International

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This family friendly event and include an outdoor screening of animated film, Ratatouille, and a tasting of select French wines perfect for summer. Guests can sample small plates of artisan cheeses, courtesy of Champagne’s Supermarket, and additional food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Festival International presents a Bastille Day Picnic
7pm - 10pm, July 15, 2017
Warehouse 535, 535 Garfield St, Lafayette

Greater New Orleans

French Mass at the Holy Name of Jesus Church

Followed by lunch at Commander’s Palace
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Holy Name of Jesus Church is celebrating Bastille Day with a Mass on Sunday, July 09 This Mass celebrates New Orleans’ and Louisiana’s French Heritage, bilingual Mass booklets “en Français” and in English will be provided.
Those would like to attend the lunch should contact Louis Koerner’s office at (504) 581-9569.

Bastille Day Mass
Holy Name of Jesus Church
6367 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans
12pm, Sunday, July 9th 2017
Free

Council of French Societies Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony

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The official wreath laying ceremony with the Consul Général of France and officers of the New Orleans City Council to commemorate the French National Holiday at the Joan of Arc statue in the French Market. La Marseillaise will be sung by Givonna Joseph.
There will be refreshments available for attendees.

Official Wreath Laying Ceremony
The Statue of Joan of Arc, French Market, New Orleans
10am, Friday, July 14th 2017
Free

Bastille Day Fête

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Come celebrate French culture and heritage at Bastille Day Fête ! The year, activities will take place indoors and will include music and dancing with local swing band the Bon Bon Vivant, a cooking demonstration by Café NOMA, guided gallery visits of French art, numerous French-themed kids’ activities and more.
The event will also be an opportunity to say farewell to Consul General Grégor Trumel, who will leave Louisiana this summer after three years of service.
Presented by the Alliance Française of New Orleans, the Consulate General of France in Louisiana, The French-American Chamber of Commerce, The New Orleans Museum of Art and The New Orleans Tourism & Marketing Corporation.

Bastille Day Fête
The New Orleans Museum of Art,1 Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans
6pm-9pm, Friday, July 14th 2017
$5

Bastille Day the Champagne & Cajun Caviar Way

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Join us this Bastille Day and celebrate the champagne and Cajun Caviar way! We’re featuring some of our favorite French champagnes, sparklings and still wines -paired with Louisiana Caviar Co. products & delectable selections from our catering menu.

Bastille Day the Champagne & Cajun Caviar Way
Martin Wine Cellar, 714 Elmeer Ave, Metairie
6:30pm - 8pm Friday, July 14th 2017
$30

Arnaud’s Bastille Day Fête Wine Dinner

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Join us in celebrating our French heritage on the 228th anniversary of Bastille Day and commemorate French Independence Day as the French do, with fine champagne, cuisine and communal dining.
Guests will enjoy a four-course menu prepared by Chef Tommy DiGiovanni, paired perfectly with Moet & Chandon champagne.

Arnaud’s Bastille Day Fête Wine Dinner
Arnaud’s Restaurant, 813 Bienville St, New Orleans
7pm, Friday July 14th 2017
$125 (Call (504) 523-5433 for reservations)

Bastille Day Regatta

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The annual Bastille Day Regatta will commence at 10am, weather permitting, and will be following by an awards ceremony and a cheese and wine tasting reception at the New Orleans Yacht Club clubhouse, from 2 to 6pm. Sampled wines will be available by the bottle or by the case.

Bastille Day Regatta
The New Orleans Yacht Club, 403 N Roadway St, New Orleans
10am - 6pm, Saturday July 15 2017
$15

French Cultural Fête

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Come celebrate Nouvelle Orleans at the French Cultural Fete at the Louisiana Children’s Museum!
How has France shaped New Orleans today? Create a French craft, learn to speak a few French words, and more!
Visit www.lcm.orgin the coming weeks for more details about performers and presenters, crafts and more.

French Cultural Fête
The Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia Street, New Orleans
11am - 3pm, Saturday July 15th, 2017
Free with museum admission

Bastille Day Celebration at Faubourg St. John

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Celebrate Bastille Day in the original neighborhood of the French Creole aristocracy. Join us for an evening of music, food, arts and crafts, a costume contest, and more! Our celebration is free and open to all ages. Neighborhood merchants host a block party to celebrate Bastille Day. Live music: Ukelele Jake, High Ground Drifters and Harmonouche, kids activities, art market, food and drinks and a costume contest for best Marie Antoinette or Napoleon.
Participants include: 1000 Figs, Cafe Degas, Fairgrounds Coffee House, Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association, French American Chamber of Commerce Gulf Coast Chapter, Liuzza’s by the Track, Lola’s, Pal’s Lounge, Santa Fe, and Swirl Wines.
Meet, Eat, Drink, and Dance in the street with us!

Bastille Day Celebration at Faubourg St. John
3100 Ponce de Leon New Orleans
4:30pm - 9:30pm, Saturday July 15th 2017
Free

Last modified on 07/07/2017

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