SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATIONS IN DES MOINES AND BEYOND!
Get ready for an extended weekend filled with festivities as we celebrate Bastille Day in various locations! From Thursday, the 13th, through Sunday, the 16th, join us for a series of exciting events honoring French culture and the national holiday. Here’s a breakdown of the celebrations:
Iowa City at Hickory Park – A group of enthusiastic individuals is organizing a Bastille Day celebration at Hickory Park. Stay tuned for further details on the event, including timings and activities. This promises to be a fantastic gathering with lots of fun for all attendees.
UFE Members’ Private Celebration (July 13 th) – Members of the UFE (Union des Français de l’Étranger) are hosting a private Bastille Day celebration at a member’s home. It will be an intimate gathering where you can enjoy the company of fellow Francophiles and indulge in delicious French cuisine. Please reach out to UFE for more information on attending this exclusive event @ 515 988 2553.
Bastille Day Dinner (July 14 7-pm ) – Join French Chef David at BeerStyles Taproom & Gastropub, for a special Bastille Day dinner. Expect a delightful culinary experience with French-inspired dishes and a festive ambiance. Make reservations in advance to secure your spot and celebrate the occasion in style. Eventbrite
Alliance Française of Central Iowa Celebration –July 14 : 5-8 pm Birdland Park. Immerse yourself in French culture through various activities, live music, and delectable French treats. Bring your friends and family to enjoy this community event.
Additionally, several other cities in the region are also commemorating Bastille Day:
Omaha: Bastille Day festivities are taking place in Omaha July 9, Nebraska. Experience a unique blend of French and local culture with live performances, French cuisine, and entertainment suitable for all ages with Alliance Francaise : https://www.afomaha.org/ Kansas City: Join the celebrations in Kansas City, where a range of activities, including music, dance, and food, will be organized to mark the occasion. Check local event listings for more details. https://afkc.wildapricot.org/event-5326119
For those willing to travel:
Milwaukee: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Bastille Days. Head to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for the largest Bastille Day celebration in the USA. Enjoy a grand street festival featuring live music, French cuisine, art exhibits, and much more. It’s an event you won’t want to miss! Thursday July 13th – Sunday, July 16th • 11:00 am- 11:30 pm (Sunday til 8pm)
Chicago: Saturday, July 15 • 3 pm-5:30 pm and 7:00 pm-10:00 pm The Windy City will also host its own Bastille Day celebration, offering a variety of cultural activities, food, and entertainment options. Join the festivities and experience the French spirit in Chicago. https://www.af-chicago.org/events/category/bastille-day/
Mark your calendars, spread the word, and participate in the Bastille Day celebrations near you! Stay connected with event organizers and check their websites and social media for further updates, including specific details about each event. Let’s come together to celebrate the French heritage and the spirit of Bastille Day!
Vive la France, vive la Fête nationale, and vive la communauté across Iowa and beyond!