Seattle — By Mary Jo Manzanares on July 1, 2010 at 8:26 am
Filed under: festival, food, France, music

Celebrate the Storming of the Bastille in Seattle

The French Revolution is long over, but the celebration lives on with events both solemn and festive.  Seattle’s Bastille Day Festival offers a line up of all sorts of French goodies – from food and wine, to music and entertainment.

The festival gives the Seattle area French community, a small but dynamic group, to share the love of their culture and heritage.    The event will have a main stage with cultural and musical performances, a photography exhibit and photo contest, and a variety of booths represent the various regions of France.  Local French companies will also have booth set up as well, giving you a chance to learn more about this important trading partner.

Other activities include cooking demonstrations, wine tasting, a Citroen car display, activities for the kids, and lots more.  There will be a big screen set up to watch the final of World Cup 2010 in South Africa, and although neither France nor the United States are still in the mix, soccer (or futbol, if you’d prefer) always brings out a spirited crowd.

Vive le France!

Location:  Seattle Center (map)

Date & Time:  Sunday, July 11th, 2010, 10:30 am-6 pm.  Check the full Bastille Day Festival schedule for planning.

Admission:  FREE.  Wine tasting is $5, food available at reasonable cost.

Photo credit:  personal collection

Tags: festival, food, France, music

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