Bastille Day 2019 celebrations throughout the Midwest

Join the celebration! Great events are planned all around the Midwest for the French National Day. Find below a list of events organized by French and French-American organizations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin. Please contact your local associations or restaurants for more events and special "Bastille Day"menus.


Chicago: Bastille Day at Navy Pier!


Saturday, July 13th • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Free - Open to all
Presented by the Committee of the French Societies and the Consulate General of France.
Location: Navy Pier 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

Join us for an evening of family friendly entertainment: Picnic, Pétanque (Bocci ball), waiters’ races, photo booth, and live music with DJ Mwelwa Musambacine. The children will be very busy drawing, coloring, nail and face painting [More Info...]

Bastille Day at the Alliance Française de Chicago!


Friday, July 12nd • 6:30 pm
Presented by the Alliance Française de Chicago
Location: Alliance Française de Chicago

Ongoing games, snacks, and prizes! Bring your red, white, and bleu spirit and take part in our French Pride special! [More Info...]

Mount Prospect Sister Cities: Bastille Day Celebration Dinner


Sunday, July 14th • 5:30 pm
Presented by Mount Prospect Sister Cities in the presence of Deputy Consul General of France Frédéric Cholé
Location: Old Orchard Country Club, 700 West Rand Road, Mount Prospect IL

The Mount Prospect Sister Cities Commission invites you to join us at our Bastille Day Celebration Dinner. July 14, 2019
5:00 pm Complimentary Cocktail Hour
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Entertainment [More Info...]

Kankakee: Bastille Day Festival

Saturday, July 13th • 1:00 pm | Free - Open to all
Presented by the French Heritage Museum
Location: French Heritage Museum, 165 North Indiana Avenue, Kankakee, IL

Celebrate with us the French National Day: BASTILLE DAY! In honor of our region’s French roots, if you’ve still never been to the historic Stone Barn in downtown Kankakee, HERE is your reason to visit! [More Info...]

Winnetka: Bastille Day Dinner Celebration

Sunday, July 14th • 6:00 pm
Presented by French Institute of the North Shore
Location: Restaurant Chez Benoit, 455 Central Ave, Highland Park, IL

Enjoy a three-course gourmet French meal and two glasses of wine. In addition to a delicious gourmet meal, we look forward to playing French Trivia and selling raffle tickets for some delectable prizes [More Info...]

Wheaton: Bastille Day Pique-Nique


Saturday, July 13th • Noon
Presented by the Alliance Française de DuPage County
Location: Panera Bread, Herrick Lake Forest Preserve, Wheaton IL

Bring food to share for our annual potluck picnic, complete with fun, camaraderie, good food and games, and brush up on the "Marseillaise." [More Info...]



Indianapolis: Celebrate Bastille Day !

Saturday, July 13th • 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Presented by the Alliance Française d’Indianapolis
Location: Midtown Plaza 365 Monon Boulevard Carmel

Come join us to celebrate French Independence Day ! We will have live music, and food and drink vendors. [More Info...]



Des Moines: Bastille Day Bash


Sunday, July 14th • 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Presented by the Alliance Française of Central Iowa and the Des Moines Sister Cities
Location: Ding Darling Shelter House Park ,2100 Saylor Rd, Des Moines, IO

The celebration will include a pétanque tournament (sort of like outdoor bowling), music and dancing, a little ceremony and a lot of food. The Alliance will provide roast pork, baguettes... [More Info...]



Detroit: Bastille Day

Sunday, July 14th • Noon - 5:15 pm
Presented by the Alliance Française de Détroit
Location: Bayview Yacht Club 100 Clairpointe St, Detroit, MI

Delicious Buffet dinner provided by Bayview Yacht Club. Music, with a French theme, provided by Nicole New and her jazz trio. [More info...]



Minneapolis: Bonjour Bastille Day!

Sunday, July 14th • 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Presented by Barbette
Location: Barbette Restaurant, Minneapolis MN

There’s no one better than Barbette to pay homage to the national French celebration. For 16 years it’s been voila! As guests are transported to France for an afternoon of frites, drink and entertainment. [More info...]

St Paul

Sunday, July 14th • Noon - 6:00 pm
Presented by the Alliance Française du Minnesota/St Paul
Location: Landmark Plaza, Saint Paul MN

On Sunday, July 14, we look forward to celebrating Bastille Day with you! Join us for our outdoor, family-friendly celebration in Landmark Plaza in downtown St Paul. [More info...]



Saint Louis: Bastille Day Celebration

Saturday, July 13th • 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Presented by the Alliance Francaise de St. Louis, la Societe Francaise de St. Louis, St. Louis - Lyon Sister Cities
Location: Missouri Athletic Club 405 Washington Avenue St. Louis, MO

You’re invited to come commemorate Bastille Day / la Fête Nationale - and celebrate France! [More Info...]



Omaha: Bastille Day Celebration!

Sunday, July 14th • 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presented by the Alliance Française d’Omaha
Location: Corkscrew Wine and Cheese 10924 Prairie Brook Road Omaha, NE

Taste the wine, sample the French cuisine, and enjoy the music and festivities! [More Info...]



Bastille Day 2019 - La Maison Française de Cleveland!

Sunday, July 14th • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Presented by French American Chamber of Commerce - Ohio Chapter
Location: pin
Cleveland Skating Club, 2500 Kemper Road, Cleveland, OH

You are cordially invited to celebrate Bastille Day 2019 with your friends from La Maison Française de Cleveland! Join us at the Cleveland Skating Club onSunday, July 14, starting at 2 pm for a soup and sandwich buffet to accompany our musical tour of France. [More Info...]

Cleveland: Si Jolie!

Sunday, July 14th • 1:00 pm
Presented byWestern Reserve Historical Society
Location: Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland OH

Enjoy a light breakfast including coffee, juice and croissants with members of AFT, in commemoration of Bastille Day [More Info...]

Toledo: French Heritage Celebration

Saturday, July 13th • 9:00 am
Presented by the Alliance Française de Toledo
Location: International Park, Toledo OH

Enjoy a light breakfast including coffee, juice and croissants with members of AFT, in commemoration of Bastille Day [More Info...]

Montgomery: Bastille Day Celebration

Saturday, July 13th • Noon - 11:00 pm
Presented by the City of Montgomery
Location: Historic Downtown Montgomery

During the 30th annual Bastille Day Celebration, the spotlight shines on the two stages of entertainment featuring the soulful sounds of The Mistics and the popular Naked Karate Girls.[[Mo


Milwaukee: Bastille Days

Thursday, July 11th thru Sunday, July 14th • 11:30 am- 11:30 pm
Presented by the East Town association with the participation of the Alliance Française de Milwaukee with the participation of Consul Genral Guillaume Lacroix July 11th
Location: Cathedral Square Park - 520 E Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee’s Bastille Days festival, July 11th - 14th, is the largest Bastille celebration in North America [More Info...]

Belleville: Bastille Day Lakefest

Saturday 13th July • 1:30 pm- 10:00 pm
Presented by The Bastille Day Lakefest Planning Committee
Location: Lake Belle View, 33 N River St, Belleville WI

The festival will offer various family-oriented entertainment centered around nature and wildlife education, promote water activities and celebrate Belleville’s French Heritage. Program includes: Lumberjack shows, free canoe, kayak & river boat rides; 5K race and youth run, meet & greet Miss Wisconsin 2019, kids & bugs, Criterrrrman show, bird watching (for all ages), French fur traders re-enactment camp, carp fishing contest, acoustic music, French jazz foot parade, photo contest & display, French-themed food, beer & wine. [More Info...]

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