SF’s Biggest Bastille Day Party Ever
Come and be a part of a grand Bastille Day celebration with a Kermesse (outdoor festival) followed by a Bal Populaire (firemen’s ball) a la Française. The event will open at 11 am and run till 8 pm on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Justin Herman Plaza, on the Embarcadero.
- Bal Populaire French Dance Party at 6pm – with SonoMusette, FaspTones, Rue’66
- Live Music
- French food & wine booths
- Citroen vintage car show
- Arts & Crafts
- French games like Pétanque
The free admission event, organized under the patronage of the Consul General of France in San Francisco, Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens, and with San Francisco’s Mayor Edwin M. Lee as Honorary Chair, is open to all French and American residents and visitors of the Bay Area (that means everyone) to enjoy over 40 French establishments, food and wine booths, a Citroen vintage car show, games of “Pétanque” and all kinds of fun for the family.
The day’s activities will culminate at 6 pm with the excitement of a “Bal Populaire” featuring local French-American bands, including SonoMusette, mid-20th century Paris music, Rue’66, San Francisco’s only authentic 60s French “yé yé” band, and The FaspTones, a French Rock & Roll band. The Bastille Day celebration is expected to draw-up a few thousand visitors throughout the day.
Submitted by Johnny Funcheap