Bastille Day returns to Marlborough Street for a celebration of Francophone cultures. The street party will fill the entire block with a stellar concert, dancing, festive food and drinks. Bastille Day, France’s national holiday, commemorates the birth of French democracy. After a sold-out event in 2014, 2015 and 2016, you won’t want to miss this signature Back Bay festival.
The line-up, programmed by World Music/CRASHarts, showcases two phenomenal francophone acts: Ben l’Oncle Soul, a soulful French singer with a unique retro style, and Daby Touré, who never fails to astound audiences with his ethereal voice, masterful guitar work and original songs.
Back Bay’s beautiful Marlborough Street will be blocked off between Berkeley and Clarendon Streets to accommodate 2,000 revelers dancing in the street. Delicious French food from some of Boston’s best French restaurants and drinks, including beer & wine, will be available for sale. There will also be activities for children from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM so the whole family can enjoy the party.