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BELOW IS A NON-EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF EVENTS PROPOSED BY FRENCH OR FRENCH-AMERICAN ASSOCIATIONS, ORGANIZATIONS OR INSTITUTIONS IN THE MIDWEST
Please contact your local associations or French restaurants for special Bastille Day menus or events

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Le Consulat général de France et les associations françaises, franco-américaines et francophones de Chicago s’associent pour célébrer la FETE NATIONALE FRANCAISE.
Pour la première fois, cette manifestation est organisée en partenariat avec
Bastille Day 5K & 8K Run/Walk and Block Party

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum ▪ Lincoln Park
(Fullerton & Cannon Drive)

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The Consulate General of France and the French, French-American, and Francophones associations in Chicago are joining forces to celebrate BASTILLE DAY!
For the first time this year, the event is organized in
partnership with the
Bastille Day 5K & 8K Run / Walk and Block Party


Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum ▪ Lincoln Park (Fullerton & Cannon Drive)

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La Célébration et le Bal Populaire du 14 juillet 2011 organisés en partenariat avec les associations françaises, franco-américaines et francophones de Chicago
et en conjonction avec le
Bastille Day 5K & 8K Run/Walk & Block Party

seront précédés d'une réception (sur invitation) organisée par
le Consulat général de France à Chicago
le jeudi 14 juillet 2011 de 18H00 à 19H30
au Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Cette manifestation s'inscrit dans le cadre de la campagne internationale "So French, So Good"
visant à promouvoir l'excellence de la gastronomie et des produits français
The Celebration & Block Party on July 14, 2011 organized in partnership with the French, French- American and Francophone
associations in Chicago
along with the
Bastille Day 5K & 8K Run/Walk & Block Party

will be preceeded by a Pre-Reception
(by invitation only)
organized by
the Consulate General of France in Chicago
on Thursday, July 14, 2011 from 6pm to 7:30pm
at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum


This event is part of the global campaign
"So French, So Good" to promote the excellence of French gastronomy and food products

Animation musicale assurée par/Musical entertainment featuring French Cabaret Singer:
CLAUDIA HOMMEL

Cette manifestation est généreusement sponsorisée par /This ceremony is generously sponsored by:



DUPAGE

SUNDAY JULY 17:
BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION AND PICNIC

The Alliance Française of DuPage County invites you to join the Bastille Day Celebration and Picnic at the Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville starting at 12 p.m. Always fun with good conversation, song, food and games.
Complete information or call Cynthia McLaughlin at (630) 357-1804.

(Please contact your local associations or French restaurants for special Bastille Day menus or events)


INDIANA

FORTVILLE

THURSDAY, JULY 14: FORTVILLE BASTILLE DAY
The Fortville Bastille Day will take place from 5 to 11 p.m. at Landmark Park. The celebration will include, arts and crafts fair, authentic French music, delicious food and treats, pétanque tournament, wine tasting, lantern procession, and a laser light show. Entrance to Fortville Bastille Day is free and open to the public. Complete information.

 

INDIANAPOLIS

SUNDAY, JULY 17:
BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION
Located at the Indianapolis Yacht Club, more information to follow from the Alliance Française d'Indianapolis

(Please contact your local associations or French restaurants for special Bastille Day menus or events)


KENTUCKY

LOUISVILLE

SUNDAY, JULY 10:
BASTILLE DAY PICNIC

Join AFL members and friends welcome the Montpellier Work Exchange Students at this pot-luck style picnic! Thurman Hutchins Park - 3734 River Road. Join as we celebrate the French Fête Nationale, commemorating the July 14, 1789 storming of the Bastille.
For more information, contact afschool@bellsouth.net or call 502 327-8529.

(Please contact your local associations or French restaurants for special Bastille Day menus or events)


MICHIGAN

DETROIT

THURSDAY, JULY 14: FETE DE LA BASTILLE

The French- American Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Chapter presents a Bastille Day celebration under the partronage of Graham PAUL, Consul General of France in Chicago and in cooperation with Robert L. WEYHING, Honorary Consul to France in Detroit. Hosted by the Alliance Française de Grosse Pointe.
Celebrate the French National Holiday with our friends from the other French associations of the Detroit area. 6:30 p.m. Apertifs and petits hors d’œuvres with entertainment throughout the evening.
Location: Country Club of Detroit - 220 Country Club Drive - Grosse Pointe Farms, MI.
Tel: 248.644.5832.
Tickets are $37.50 - Please make checks payable to the Alliance Française de Grosse Pointe and send your registration to Alliance Française de Grosse Pointe c/o Miller Canfield, 840 West Long Lake Road, Troy, Michigan 48098. Complete information.

GRAND RAPIDS

SUNDAY, JULY 10: BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION
Americans have The 4th of July; the French have Bastille Day. On July 14, 1789, an outraged group of Parisians stormed the Bastille, a fortress and prison in France where prisoners of influence were held, in hopes of capturing ammunition. Shortly thereafter, King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette took refuge in Versailles as the violent peasants pillaged and burned châteaux, and destroyed records of feudal dues; this reaction is known as the Grande Peur (great fear).
More information to follow...

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MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS / ST PAUL

SATURDAY, JULY 16 FROM 4-10 PM: BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION

Faire la fête with the Alliance Française of Minneapolis - St. Paul!
Join local Francophiles and Francophones for a full evening of live music, food and activities for both children and adults. Live Music, French Food, Pétanque, Vintage Citroën Cars, Face Painting, Balloons, Games and more...Tickets are $10 per person and children under 10 get in free.

Located at the University Club of St. Paul
- 420 Summit Avenue - St. Paul, MN 55102. Complete information. To purchase tickets click here.


(Please contact your local associations or French restaurants for special Bastille Day menus or events)


MISSOURI

ST LOUIS

THURSDAY, JULY 14: CELEBRATION DE LA FETE NATIONAL FRANCAISE
Celebrate La Fête Nationale with the Aliance Française, La Société Française de Saint Louis and the Saint Louis-Lyon Sister Cities organizations. More information to follow...

(Please contact your local associations or French restaurants for special Bastille Day menus or events)


NEBRASKA

OMAHA

SUNDAY, JULY 10:
BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION WITH THE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE
Located at the home of Bernie and Rosemary D
uhaime.
More information to follow...

2008 Bastille Day picnic.
More pictures

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OHIO

BRATENAHL


SUNDAY, JULY 17: BLEU,
BLANC, ROUGE 2011

The French-American Chamber of Commerce Northern Ohio Chapter is pleased to invite you to the Shoreby Club in Bratenahl on Sunday, July 17th from 3pm to 6pm to celebrate our national holidays of Independence Day and Bastille Day!
A special buffet will be served with a selection of French wines. Join us to enjoy great food and jazz on the lakeshore ! Silent auction of French wines.
Shoreby Club - 40 Shoreby Drive - Bratenahl, OH 44108.
For more information about this event email us at info@faccohio.org or call us at 216.274.2354.
More information and registration.

CINCINNATI & MONTGOMERY

FRIDAY, JULY 15: BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION

Join the French-American Business Alliance & The Alliance Francaise de Cincinnati from 7pm - 10:30pm at the Swaim Lodge for a family friendly traditional celebration of Bastille Day!
The family-friendly event will feature French and American music, dancing, buffet dinner and prizes for the best food dish. Complete information.

MONTGOMERY

SATURDAY, JULY 16: BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION


The celebration will begin at 12 p.m. and continue on until 11 p.m. and is located Downtown Montgomery, OH (Montgomery Road between Remington and Cooper Roads).

With entertainment for the whole family to enjoy, the event features something for everyone. Area restaurants feature a variety of French cuisine and wine in honor of the City’s 22 years of friendship with Neuilly-Plaisance. Of course, there will be plenty of American favorites as well, including ribs, pizza, brats, sandwiches and beer. Entertainment features talent of all sorts, including dance music from the Menus and the smooth Motown sounds of the Mistics. In the street café area guests can enjoy raffles, strolling artists, musicians and singers. The kids area is alive with games of luck, artistic projects, face painting, clowns and a moonwalk. The popular diaper derby also returns in 2011! Complete information.

COLUMBUS

THURSDAY, JULY 14: BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION
Location: La Chatelaine in Dublin, OH. More information to follow...

(Please contact your local associations or French restaurants for special Bastille Day menus or events)


WISCONSIN

MILWAUKEE

SATURDAY, JULY 10: EVENING IN PARIS - UNE SOIREE FRANCAISE
The Cathedral of St, John the Evangelist will host “An Evening in Paris, Une Soirée Française” a French Dinner celebration, during the Bastille Days Festival, Saturday, July 16th at 6:30 PM.
The five-course dinner will be prepared by the great chefs of the Pfister hotel, under the design of Master Chef Robert Ash. During the meal, a selection of fine French Wines by Sommelier Ben Christiansen of Waterford Wine Company for tasting during the welcome reception held in the in the Cathedral’s courtyard prior to dinner, and for serving with the various dinner courses. Authentic French Music will be performed by Trio Du Monde. Preceding the event will be the traditional French language Mass in the Cathedral at 5:15 PM.
Individual Dinner Tickets are available for purchase online at www.stjohncathedral.org or by phone at the Parish Office (414) 276-9814.
Proceeds of the French Dinner support the mission and all ministries of the Cathedral Parish, including Fine Arts programming, Human Concerns ministries and the preservation of the historic Cathedral buildings. More information about the Cathedral is available on their website: www.stjohncathedral.org.
The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist is located at 812 N. Jackson Street in Milwaukee. For more information, please contact Mary Bennett, Parish Administrative manager at marybennett@stjohncathedral.org or phone (414) 276-9814, ex 3104. Complete information - Program flyer.
 
JULY 14-17: "BASTILLE DAYS FESTIVAL" presented by East Town Association in partnership with the Alliance Française de Milwaukee
 
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE MILWAUKEE & BASTILLE DAYS
BRINGS FRANCE TO MILWAUKEE!

Join us for the 2011 Festival, July 14th through the 17th,
as we celebrate our 30th anniversary.

Did you know Bastille Days in Milwaukee is the largest Bastille Days celebration in the United States?

Located on Cathedral Square in downtown Milwaukee, it is also one of the few free street festivals in the city! 
The event is known for the impromptu street performers, roaming minstrels, a variety of interactive and musical entertainment, and the signature 43-foot Eiffel Tower replica.

Alliance Française has a new look !
Our new Alliance Française Tent this year is located on Jackson Street in front of Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist with an expanded menu; seating area with a Parisian Café ambiance. Festival-goers will feel as if they are in France at the AF Tent thanks to our Parisian Café-style seating area where around-the-clock staff of bilingual greeters will welcome visitors who want to talk and learn about francophone activities around Milwaukee.












Beignets, Café au lait and more!
AF beignets and sweet hot fritters, made at the AF Tent have become a true Bastille Days tradition. In fact, Bastille Days visitors gobble them up as fast as we can make them! True beignet connoisseurs insist on pairing this pièce de résistance with our New Orleans-style café au lait. A match made in heaven! Our menu has expanded this year to include Salade Niçoise, Plateau de Fromage (cheese plate), a variety of sandwiches – all prepared by Larry’s Brown Deer Market, as well as Café glacé (iced coffee)!

Highlights!
Fun French activities will take place at the AF tent during the four days of the festival including:


- Kids Day: with a special Petit Déj (kids breakfast for $3), and many kids activities (cooking, ballet, art, and much more!)

- Pétanque (French lawn bowling) demonstration & tournament: Saturday, July 10, 1 - 3 PM- Bike to Bastille Days. Sunday is “Bike to Bastille Days”, so come with your bike! David Harney will give a presentation on organizing a bike trip to France for anyone who has ever biked in France or has considered biking in France from 12 to 2pm!Free

French mini lessons
Simple French mini-lessons at the Gruber (Kilbourn East) Stage given by Alliance Française teachers three times daily (the exact schedule is available on the Bastille Days program). Stop by and learn some French for free!

Learn the French History of Milwaukee
Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-11:00am, free lectures on the French history of Milwaukee. Stop by and learn, for example, which Milwaukee monuments are French.

Raffle

This year’s raffle will give you a chance to win a Whirlwind bicycle from Cory the Bike Fixer, Tour de France jerseys, an autographed pair of Milwaukee Buck Luc Richard Mbah a Moute’s shoes, gift certificates to Milwaukee’s finest restaurants as well as plenty of other awesome prizes!

Souvenirs from France
Souvenirs for sale from Paris including: authentic French berets, French soaps, Café du Monde chicory coffee and beignet mix, coffee mugs each with a coupon for a free café au lait, and more! Fashion-minded Milwaukeeans can spruce up their Bastille Days look with a jaunty French chapeau.
Sponsors of L’Alliance Française de Milwaukee include Sensient Technologies, Bostik Inc., Grady, Hayes, & Neary, Cory the Bike Fixer, Wikwood Associates, and Larry’s Brown Deer Market!

(Please contact your local associations or French restaurants for special Bastille Day menus or events)