Celebrate the French National Holiday

The French national holiday is approaching. Looking for Bastille Day 2015 events ? Here is a list of Celebrations in the Southwest of the United States



A 10-Day Bastille Day Celebration in Los Angeles - July 4th to July 14th 2015

In a celebration of French artisans and culture in Los Angeles, Selavi Global and Canard Duchêne Champagne have teamed up to launch the brand new “Le French Festival” set to take place across Los Angeles from July 4th-14th.

During the ten-day celebration, a number of small, French-run businesses and merchants will present visitors with a passport that provides access to free workshops, demos, tastings, champagne, discounts, and entry to the big Bastille Day Celebration on the evening of the 14th. Anyone who visits a participating location will pick up a passport and receive a sticker for every purchase made at a participating venue during July 4th to the 14th.

Once visitors have collected five stickers, their entry to the closing night event is free.

Click HERE to discover the program

With over twenty-five participating businesses specializing in beauty, art, food, fashion, and more, including Fred Segal Mauro Café, Please Do Not Enter Gallery, Crepes Sans Frontieres, Pure by Michele, Hale Bob, “Why LA Pourquoi Paris,” and Mervetty Bakery, Angelinos can enjoy the French way of life in their own backyard.

Special events:

July 7 - Le French Festival presents Street Workout Academy Demo Cocktail

July 8 - Le French Festival presents Caudalie Exclusive Treatment Day

July 8 : Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? Book Signing & Cocktail at Please Do Not Enter

July 11: Le French Festival presents Barnes International Cocktail

July 13 : Le French Festival presents Pure by Michèle


Download your Passeport "French Festival"ICI


“We welcome the opportunity to be part of an event that celebrates French culture and excellence in the City of Angels.” - Nicolas Libert, Owner, Please Do Not Enter Gallery

“Our aim with this festival is to invite locals to experience French culture in Los Angeles and to showcase the many businesses that contribute to the city’s fantastic art, fashion, and food scene.” - Gilles Amsallem, Festival Founder

"The French American Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to be partnering with this initiative. The Bastille Day Festival is representative of the growing influence of French entrepreneurs within the Los Angeles Area." - Samuel Loy, Executive Director, FACC Los Angeles

“With this new Le French Festival, we are bringing Paris to LA and inviting locals to celebrate and experience French culture without hopping on a plane.” - Francois Peltereau-Villeneuve , president, Thienot Group USA

“I’m thrilled to be part of ‘Le French Festival’ that celebrates French culture right here in Los Angeles.”- Gilles Marini, LA-based French Actor

LE FRENCH FESTIVAL is a ten-day festival that ends with a closing-night event on July 14th, Bastille Day, and highlights the city’s cultural diversity by showcasing Los Angeles-based French-run businesses. Presented by Selavi Global and Canard Duchêne Champagne in coordination with the French Consulate and the French American Chamber of Commerce, it is designed to generate awareness and stimulate business for merchants located in Los Angeles.

For more information visit: www.lefrenchfestival.com

Closing Night with French Tuesdays – Los Angeles
Tuesday, July 14, 2015, from 04:00 pm to midnight
Riviera 31, Sofitel, 8555 Beverly Boulevard
Contact : LA@frenchtuesdays.com

WINE TASTING - Alliance Française de Los Angeles et Heritage Fine Wines
Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 at 6.30 pm at Heritage Fine Wines
Celebrate Bastille Day and Tour France’s greatest wine regions at Heritage Fine Wines in Beverly Hills with sommelier Jordane Andrieu. Discover the Burgundy and Rhônes Wines.
From Chablis to Châteauneuf du Pape you will travel along 500km of Organic wine producers and taste different styles of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Southern Rhône blends. Enjoy French Cheese and authentic Poilane Breads flown in daily from France.
AF Members $40.00 – Non Members. $45.00.{{}}
For more information. Please contact admin@afdela.org or click HERE to purchase your tickets.

Bastille Day Mixed Select Triplette Tournament - Los Angeles Pétanque Club
Sunday July 12, registration 9am
The cost will be $15/player ($45 per team)
Rancho Park Pétanque Courts Cheviot Hills Recreation Center - 2551 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Bastille Day at Venice with the FRENCH MARKET CAFE
Sunday July 12 from 10 AM to 5 PM.
TLive French Classics performed by talented artist Zaia Lebtahi, BBQ and Merguez party all day, Games and Raffle with prizes, Homemade Waffle, Rose wine fountain.... fun and much more...
Bastille Day on Canon
Sunday, July 12, with the Bouchon Bistro providing musical entertainment from 1-3 and the featured flick, Ratatouille, begins at 8:15 p.m.
“Young French Cinema” - American Cinémathèque
Double Feature! Wine Reception & Montana Ave Art Walk!
Thu, Jul 16, 2015 • 7:30pm
“French Aperitif” starting at 6:45pm with Normandie Bakery and Wine-Street.com.
Tickets 11 $ (7 $ for members).
Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.

Bastille Day luncheon at the Athenaeum - Alliance Française de Pasadena
Tuesday, July 14, 2015, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Caltech, 551 S Hill Ave, Pasadena
Reservations required. Lunch starts at noon sharp.

Concerts on Canon Bastille Day theme with Les Zazous, a French cabaret, gypsy-jazz band
Thursday July 16 at 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
The 27th Annual French Festival at Oak Park – Santa Barbara
July 18th and 19th 2015, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
300 West Alamar Avenue, Santa Barbara. Tél : 805-963-8198.
Free Admission
Contact : frenchfestival@sbcoxmail.com

Bastille Day - The San Diego French American Chamber of Commerce
Sunday, July 12th at the French American School
20$/adult - 10$/child


Bastille Day Picnic in the Park in Las Vegas - Académie Francophone de Las Vegas
Sunday, July 12 at 6PM
Bruce Trent Park - 1600 N. Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas NV


MIM - Experience France – Phoenix
Sunday, July 12, 2015, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Fourth annual celebration of French music and culture, with live musical performances and hands-on activities.

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Last modified on 10/07/2015

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