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Honoring Our French Roots: Bastille Day Celebrations in New Orleans

Celebrate our French roots with some uniquely New Orleanian fun this Bastille Day.

New Orleans’ French roots run deep here in the “Most French of American Cities,” which means that we don’t just let a day like Bastille Day, the French equivalent of our Fourth of July, slip by without some serious celebrating. Bastille Day Fête on July 13 at the New Orleans Museum of Art offers several different ways to immerse yourself in French culture as we celebrate our Tricentennial.

Bastille Day Fête (Photo: Cheryl Gerber)

Bastille Day Fête in New Orleans

French celebrations take over the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park for Bastille Day Fête on Friday, July 13 from 6-9 p.m. This family-friendly event will include music from local swing band Bon Bon Vivant, a cooking demonstration by Chris Montero, Executive Chef and Culinary Curator at Café NOMA and Napoleon House, a presentation and book signing with Cheryl Wakerhauser, pastry chef and author of Modern French Pastry, guided gallery tours, French-themed kids activities, a pop-up shop by The French Library, multiple food trucks, and more.

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