Bastille Day 2019

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07/14/2019 | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Landmark Plaza

Join us for music and activities for all ages at Bastille Day 2019 on Sunday, July 14

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.

We will again partner with Meritage to provide delicious food and wine. Meritage will be serving paella, beignets, crêpes and more. And of course Frosé will make a return this year to keep us cool while celebrating in the July heat!

As always, there will be fun festivities for all ages! Prepare yourself for:

-Francophile Trivia

-Waiter Races presented by Meritage

-Bouncy castle and other kids’ games

Articles en vente from our French Corner Boutique

-A live painting of the park by artist Chelsea Obermeyer

-Henna by Ancient Traditions Mehndi and caricatures by Papa Mbye of Young Vision Arts.

In addition, we will host a marché of vendors, including Global Mamas, French-American Heritage Foundation of MinnesotaFair Anita, French Detours, Dragonflies and Cards, The Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market, Vietnamese American author Phuoc Thi Minh Tran, The French Académie, and Paris Off Script.

Le Programme:

We are very excited to announce our 2019 performers represent multiple French-speaking cultures through DJs, dance performances, and live music.


  Main Stage / La Scène principale Grassy Knoll / Le Pré verdoyant
12 pm Whale in the Thames Live Painting with Chelsea Obermeyer
12:30 pm Douala Soul Collective Live Painting with Chelsea Obermeyer
1:30 pm Johnny Montreuil Live Painting with Chelsea Obermeyer
2 pm Douala Soul Collective Live Painting with Chelsea Obermeyer
2:30 pm DJ Salif Keita
3 pm Waiter Races Waiter Races
3:30 pm Café Accordion
4 pm Ghana M’Baye Djembé Circle
4:30 pm Fatawu Sayibu / Tiyumba Drum & Dance Co.
5 pm Trivia
5:15 pm Johnny Montreuil


Don’t miss this day of activities for tous les âges celebrating French & Francophone culture in the Twin Cities !


Here are some snapshots from last year’s celebration:

Le retour du Frosé !

Marie Antoinette will be in attendance again this year!











Tiyumba Drumming and Dance Company will be performing music to dance to again at our 2019 celebration!

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227 Colfax Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Tel: 612 332 0436

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