We have Canada Day, the Americans have the Fourth of July, and the French, of course, have Bastille Day (or as they call it in France, “le 14 juillet”). Come celebrate all things French this July 14 at the FREE Bastille Day Festival in Vancouver!
Now in its fifth year, you can celebrate France and everything about French culture at Yaletown’s Roundhouse Community Centre.
Here’s what’s in store for you.
Enjoy an entire day of French food, culture, and entertainment, and immerse yourself in the French atmosphere, as if you were right in the centre of Paris. (Because when you can’t physically be in Paris, this is the next best thing!)
Kicking off at 10 am on Bastille Day, you will be able to listen to free concerts the entire day (the festival ends at 9 pm), as well as see a free exhibition, experience an immersive light-art installation, visit booths with French products, and even enter raffles where you can win a free round-trip to Paris, as well as many other vouchers and French products.
Bring the entire family along too because there will be a children’s section where kids will be able to partake in DIY activities, an origami workshop, a game of mini-table soccer, a treasure hunt, and a free storytelling workshop with a theatre company.
And of course, who could forget about food (the most important part of any festival, in our opinion).
When a country is this well-known for its wine and cheese, you better believe you’ll get to indulge in some fine selections at the festival. Embrace your inner foodie at the food market, and enjoy some drinks at the beer garden. Then, make sure you head over to the Wine & Cheese Party starting at noon at the Exhibition Hall.
Come together to celebrate the French ‘art de vivre’, which translates to the ‘art of living,’ and discover just how large the French community is in Vancouver.
When: Sunday, July 14
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews