On July 14th Alliance Française will present our 23rd annual Bastille Day Celebration. Join AFA Saturday July 14th from 6:00-10:00pm for a relaxed and delicious Bastille Day Party at The Vortex, a beautiful central Austin venue that features an air-conditioned theater, live music stage, Butterfly Bar and parking area on Manor Road. Bring your kids, your friends, your family, and your appetite and join us Saturday July 14th. The Vortex is located at 2307 Manor Road, 78722 in central Austin. Admission to the Party & Live Music Show are FREE.
This year's celebration will feature a Bastille Day Raffle, French-themed food, French wine and French beer, entertainment, and dancing. The stage show will open at 7:00pm with 1930's Parisienne jazz by Hot Club of Austin. The opening act will be followed by iconic chansons performed by Julie Slim an Rendez Vous. Julie's show covers Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Charles Trenet and a variety of styles perfect for dancing under the stars. Food by Patrizi's, Crêpe Crazy, and Mom & Pop's Natural Frozen Ice will be available for purchase. Food options include crêpes, salads, small plates, pasta, sandwiches, pastries, and desserts. Soft drinks, bottled and sparkling water, French wine and French beer will also be available for purchase.
Activities include our Bastille Day Raffle, face and mural-painting for the kids, French Film Clips in air-conditioned comfort by AF Ciné-club, and dancing to fabulous live French music. Please also check out the Alliance Française of Austin booths that will be on-site. Stop by and visit with teachers from the AFA School about the fresh and fun learning opportunities available through Alliance Française, check out the Membership & Merchandise Table, speak with AFCiné-club staff about upcoming French film screenings, and learn about opportunities for Young Professionals and College Students that are available through AFA's new and well-received Réseau Jeunes Francophones program. AFA will also have reps on hand with information about AFA's Pétanque program, Salon de Conversation, AFA's Club de Lecture Book Club, AFA Game Night gatherings, and Special Events. All things Alliance Française will be all together, all here, in one place for your information and convenience. Check out AFA!
Admission and the live music show are free. Kid-friendly activities, Bastille Day Raffle tickets, Happy Hour Drink Bands, food, and drinks will be available for purchase. No pets, outside food or drink, backpacks, strollers, baskets, or nontransparent bags larger than a clutch or wallet allowed. Bags larger than a clutch or wallet must be transparent to be brought on the premises.
FUN & GAMES
Bastille Day Vendors - Enjoy French-themed food, desserts, and goods
Dance - Sway to French tunes under the stars
Bastille Day Raffle - Tickets $5 each or five tix for $20 - six great prizes!
Happy Hour Drink Bands - $7 for Happy Hour drink prices that last all night
AFA School - visit with our School Director & our Teachers on-site
AFCiné-club - visit with our AFCC Director and get the scoop on films to come
Réseau Jeunes Francophones - Opportunities for young pros & students
Membership & Activities - check out the many benefits of Alliance Française d'Austin membership, plus get info about our many activities including Pétanque, Game Night, French Book Club, 2nd Saturday Salon, and Apéritifs