Bastille Day Celebrations


French Tuesdays
Riviera 31, Sofitel Beverly Hills
Los Angeles, California
July 14, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
French Tuesdays presents an all-day party, replete with can-can dancers and a DJ, at the Riviera 31 lounge of the Sofitel, on Sunday. From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., there will be games and aperitifs. Afterward, entertainment, music, and partying will feature until midnight. The dress code is casual chic and guests are encouraged to sport red, white, and blue clothing. Tickets can be purchased from

Kenneth Hahn State Recreational Area
Los Angeles, California
July 14, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday also brings the 2013 Bastille Day Festival at Kenneth Hahn State Recreational Area. The event runs from noon to 8 p.m. Experience French delicacies and entertainment, including a pétanque tournament, the Parisian Waiters’ Race, and a raffle. Buy tickets for $5 at

Open Bastille Day P’tit Panache Doublette
The Los Angeles Pétanque Club, Cheviot Hills Recreation Center
July 14
Los Angeles, California

The Los Angeles Petanque Club announces an open Bastille Day P’tit Panache Doublette and Brunch. Games begin at 1 p.m. and a brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Prizes for winners are bottles of wine.
The cost is $5 per player (or their brunch-only guest) or bring a side dish/dessert to share.
Non-members welcome. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information about the event, visit or

The 25th Annual Santa Barbara French Festival
Oak Park
Santa Barbara, California
July 13 and 14
The 25th Annual Santa Barbara French Festival takes place on both Saturday and Sunday. Oak Park will play host to the festival, which runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Performances will take place across three stages, in addition to fifty booths, featuring food and arts and craft, among other entertainment. The famed Poodle Parade will proudly run. The festival is free to attend. Visit for more information.

The San Diego French American Chamber of Commerce and the French-American School
Barbecue at the French-American School of San Diego.
San Diego, California
July 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The San Diego French American Chamber of Commerce and the French-American School have organized a barbecue at the French-American School at noon. There will, however, be pétanque that will start before the barbecue, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the barbecue, Sister Speak, a folk/rock band, will perform. Soccer and volleyball games will follow, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Send an email to to purchase $10 tickets.

French Alliance of Denver
Summer Soirée
Denver, Colorado
July 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
On Saturday, July 13, the Alliance Française of Denver will celebrate with the seventh annual Summer Soirée. The evening, which features samplings from eight restaurants, will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets cover all food and drink and cost $60 for members and $70 for non-members. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

Alliance française d’Albuquerque
Hotel Marriott Pyramid
Albuquerque, New Mexico
July 14, 11:30 a.m.
On Bastille Day itself, the Alliance Française of Albuquerque will commemorate their fiftieth anniversary, along with the honorary French consul for New Mexico, Mr. Perry Bendicksen III and the Alliance chapter president, Dr. Claude-Marie Senninger. In addition to music and tombola, the luncheon will feature speaker Mr. Edward Lewis, a magazine publisher who founded Essence and Latina. The luncheon will take place at the Hotel Marriott Pyramid and start at 11:30 a.m. Alliance chapter members pay $28, while non-members pay $33. Reservations must be made on by July 1.

Last modified on 05/07/2013

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