Seattle Bastille Day photo by sometien
France Education Northwest presents its yearly celebration of all things French — food, music, and joie de vivre — with the Seattle Bastille Day Festival. Admission is free and events are family-friendly. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and aromas of the best of French culture.
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Seattle Bastille Day Info and Highlights:
305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 684-7200| More info: www.seattle-bastille.org
Dust off your beret, grow out your moustache, and prepare your best bleu, blanc, rouge for Bastille Day – A French Celebration to take place on Saturday, July 14, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., at the Seattle Center. Explore the cultural roots and contemporary influences of France through live musical performances, cultural displays, hands-on activities, food, wine, cars, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, and more fun for the whole family.
Highlights of the 2012 festival include live musical performances by Pearl Django, Out On The Streets, Folichon, Bonnie Birch, Podorythmie, and WHOZYAMAMA; informative travel talks about Normandy + the Loire Valley and Provence by Steve Smith of Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door; photography exhibition by local artist David Barnes; demonstrations by Fleur de Lys Fencing Club; French costume parade for dogs and more to be announced in the coming weeks.
The Bastille Day Festival is also contributing to the Seattle Center’s celebration of The Next Fifty with a retrospective of the French Pavilion at the 1962 World’s Fair and a multimedia exploration of current views of the relationship between France and the Pacific Northwest through mediums such as photography, collage, essays and videos. These works will be on display at the festival and online. The community is welcome to make submissions.
The Bastille Day Festival is produced by France Education Northwest under the auspices of the Consular Agency of France in partnership with Seattle Center and other Seattle-based organizations. For a full event schedule, visit seattle-bastille.org.
The Bastille Day Festival is a proud participant of Seattle Center Festál, a series of 20 world festivals highlighting the distinct cultures and common threads of ethnic communities in our region through traditional and contemporary art, music, foods, youth activities, workshops and more. This collection of cultural events is produced with the generous support of Wells Fargo and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio. Additional support is provided by Seattle Center Foundation and the City of Seattle.