Alliance Française d'Austin is thrilled to present the 22nd edition of Austin's largest, most-popular French-themed celebration:
2017 AFA's Bastille Day Party!
Bring your kids, your friends, your family, and your neighbors to enjoy this relaxed and delicious celebration.
Admission to the event and live music show are FREE and all are welcome!
Saturday, July, 8th 2017 from 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Triangle Commons Park, Austin TX MAP
This year's celebration will feature a Bastille Day Raffle*, the popular French sport Pétanque, a French food & drink court, great entertainment, jugglers, dancing, the Bastille Day French Market, Triangle Park's refreshing Splash Pad, and a hula hoop station for the kids. In the French food & drink court choose from crêpes, sandwiches, salads, pastries, gourmet ice pops, fine French wine & beer.
The stage show, hosted by French artist & choreographer Sandie Donzika, will open with French standards by vocalist Priscilla Badhwar with pianist Eddie Hobizal, followed by 1930's-era Parisienne jazz ensemble Hot Club of Austin. Hot Club will be followed by French chansons by singer Julie Slim with Rendez Vous. Julie's show covers French icons Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel and Charles Trenet. Julie Slim & Rendez Vous will present a variety of styles perfect for dancing on a relaxed Texas summer night.
French wine, beer, and soft drinks, with great food by Crêpe Crazy, Emoji's Gourmet Sandwiches, Rocheli Patisserie, Say Cheese pastas & salads, and Mom & Pop's Frozen Ice will all be available for purchase.
Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. No smoking and pets on leash only please. French food and drink available for purchase.
FUN & GAMES
Bastille Day Market - Browse the French-themed booths at the French Market. Treasure and adventures await you!
Dance - Move & sway to French melodies in front of the stage
Balloon Twisting - Swords, poodles, wands -- you name it, they'll twist it
Hula Hoop Station - Come and give the hoop a try
Juggling Station - Give a try with Texas Juggling Society
Playscape - Climb, swing, slide, and jump on the shady playscape
Pétanque - Enjoy a round of this popular and addictive outdoor game
Splash Zone - Join us at the north end of the grounds to splash and play among friends and water-jets on the Triangle Park Splash Pad
* Raffle prizes partners: