Bastille Day Fête 2013
The Alliance Française presents, with the support of the French-American Chamber of Commerce and the Consulate General of France in New Orleans, a weekend-long celebration of Bastille Day.
Join us and celebrate the French National Day in the most French city in the US!
Schedule of Events:
Friday, July 12
Bastille Day Kick-Off Networking Cocktail ~ 7-10 pm
Dijon Restaurant, 1379 Annunciation. FREE
Saturday, July 13
French Dog Contest ~ 9-10 am
Dress up your pup! All French dogs or dogs dressed in French style welcome. FREE
Dutch Alley, across from Joan of Arc statue, between Dumaine & St. Phillip Streets. Register: 504-568-0770
Un grand merci to our sponsors: Petco, Petcetera, Prytania Veterinary Hospital, and Canine Connection
Sidewalk Parade - French Market Performance Pavilion
Following the Dog Contest, from Dutch Alley to Washington Artillery Park, across from Jackson Square. FREE
French Quarter Walking Tour ~ 2-3 pm
From the Joan of Arc statue (Decatur & St. Phillips) to the Old US Mint. FREE
First come first serve up to 20 people. No reservations. Arrive 10-15 minutes prior.
Bastille Day FÃªte at the Old US Mint! ~ 3-8 pm
Live music, food & drink vendors, kids' activities, live radio broadcast with Paris &
Celebrations around the US. Bring your dancing shoes & French flair!
Â Â Â Â Music Lineup:
Â Â Â Â 3:15-4:15 pm Pascal Valcasara
Â Â Â Â 4:45-5:45 pm Dorian et ses Chansons
Â Â Â Â 6:15-7:45 pm Meschiya Lake
RAFFLE: Win 2 club level tickets to the Saints Opener against the Falcons!
400 Esplanade. FREE!
Faubourg St John Block Party ~ 5-9 pm
Food, drinks, music, and arts. 3100 block of Ponce de Leon. FREE
4-14 Fest - Celebrity Chef French-centric Wine Dinner ~ 7 pm
Dijon, 1379 Annunciation. $100. RSVP: 504-522-4712
Bastille Day Tumble ~ 8 pm
With the Pair-A-Dice Tumblers, starting at the 500 block of Frenchmen Street. FREE
Sunday, July 14
Wreath Laying Ceremony ~ 10:30 am
Joan of Arc Statue, St. Phillip & Decatur Streets. FREE
French Quarter Walking Tour ~ 11 am - 12 pm
From the Joan of Arc statue (Decatur & St. Phillips) to the Old US Mint.
First come first serve, up to 20 people. No reservations. FREE
Arrive 10-15 minutes prior.
French Cooking Demos & Music ~ 11 am - 3 pm
French Market. FREE
4-14 Fest - Gourmet Brunch ~ 12-3 pm
Family friendly: cocktails, kids' activities, and more
Dijon, 1379 Annunciation. $30 adults / $15 kids. RSVP: 504-522-4712
Picnic & Vintage French Car Show ~ 12-4 pm
Storming Through: Bastille Day Around Washington Square Park. (Dauphine & Frenchmen) FREE
Come celebrate Bastille Day with My House Nola and CitroeNola Automobile Club!
Enjoy a display of several French cars along with great food from your favorite food trucks:
Brigade Coffee, La Cocinita, Empanada Intifada, Food Drunk, Rue Chow, The NOLA Truck, Nate the Pie Guy
Bartenders & Waiters Race ~ 4-5 pm
French Market. FREE
Free to register--Limited to 20 Contestants Per Race--DEADLINE JULY 10TH!
The race is open to all waiters and bartenders working in Orleans Parish bars and restaurants. Click here for registration information.
Â Â Â Â Prizes for both races:
Â Â Â Â 1st place: $200 cash
Â Â Â Â 2nd place: $100 cash
Â Â Â Â 3rd place: $50 cash
Trinity Artist Series Concert "Chansons d'Amour d'Hier et d'Aujourd'hui" ~ 5 pm
Celebrating Bastille Day with Singer/Pianist Albinas Prizgintas performing songs by Aznavour, Piaf, Gainsbourg, Brel, as well as Baritone Dorian Hall, singing songs by Bizet. Faure, Ravel and more...Handicap access and elevator available.
Trinity Church, 1329 Jackson Ave. FREE
Helen Gillet Celebrates Bastille Day ~ 8 pm and 10 pm
Snug Harbor, 626 Frenchmen Street. $12