Bastille Day 2018

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Alliance Française and Meritage present Bastille Day St. Paul 2018!

07/15/2018 | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Landmark Plaza

Join Alliance Française and Meritage Restaurant for Bastille Day on Sunday, July 15 from noon to 6 pm in St. Paul’s Landmark Plaza!

This celebration will feature live music by The Francine Roche Trio, the Jack Brass Band, and Fatawu Sayibu! Enjoy French picnic fare and wine by Meritage including a wine lesson on the grassy knoll! Stroll throughout the Francophone Bazaar filled with local artists and organizations such as the French American Heritage Foundation, Usborne Books, Flirt Boutique, the Art Shoppe and more! Bring the whole family to enjoy activities for kids and adults including but not limited to: a bouncy castle, French trivia, bean bag toss and wine tastings. #BastilleDayMSP

Free Admission, tous sont les bienvenus !

Le programme:

On the main stage:
Sur la scène principale:

12 pm: Welcome and DJ’d music by Douala Soul Collective

12:30: Francine Roche Trio

2:45: Fatawu Sayibu

3:30: The Jack Brass Band

Intermittent music DJ’d by Salif Keita of African Rhythms

On the grassy knoll:
Sur le pré verdoyant:

12:30 pm: Afoutayi Dance, Music and Arts Company
1:30 pm: Ghana M’Baye Djembe

2:30 pm: Belly dancing by Jawaahir Dance Company

3:30 pm: Meritage Wine School

4:30 pm: Bastille Day Trivia by Alliance Française


Les divertissements:

  • Live events on the grassy knoll, including music, dance and French trivia
  • Five minute French lessons at the Alliance Française Booth
  • Bouncy castle and kids’ games
  • Vintage and historical cars on display from the Citroën Club of Minnesota
  • Henna tattoos
  • French fare by Meritage, including lamb, beignets, crêpes and merguez among other favorites
  • Beer for sale by Faribault’s F-Town Brewery
  • Games for all ages including bean bag toss
  • Snap a selfie in La Place de la Bastille photo booth


Admission to this event is free thanks to the generous support of our sponsors! Mille mercis !












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Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
227 Colfax Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Tel: 612 332 0436

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