On July 14, the French commemorate the storming of the Bastille of 1789 and the Fête de la Fédération of 1790. In the U.S., the event is know as Bastille Day, a celebration of France through wine, accordion, and pétanque!
Over 200 Bastille Day events will take place in the United States this year. In New York, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) will organize its annual block party along East 60th Street, while in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a 43-foot replica of the Eiffel Tower will be erected on Cathedral Square Park. On July 14, San Francisco francophiles will gather on the Embarcadero for an outdoor festival and a firemen’s ball.
Discover our map of the Bastille Day festivities in the United States:
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