Tag: Bastille Day

Photos: Bastille Day Chicago 2014 festival

Walking up to Chicago's Daley Plaza, it was hard not to miss the sea of blue, white and red. By 6 pm, just one hour after the event began, a sizable crowd had gathered to celebrate Bastille Day in Chicago.
Yesterday, in Chicago, the skies cleared up just in time for the blue, white and red to be rolled out in Daley Plaza for Bastille Day Chicago. This year, the annual event was held on a Monday evening – a departure from the prime weekend day spot it’s held on local Francophile and Francophone’s schedules for the past... Read more »

Four great ways to celebrate Bastille Day with your family in Chicago

In France, people mark the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution on July 14, 1789 with parades, fireworks and parties. There, the holiday that we refer to as Bastille Day, is more commonly called La Fête Nationale (The National Celebration) or Le Quartorze Juilett (the fourteenth of July). Here in Chicago,... Read more »

Photos: Bastille Day Chicago 2013

A beautiful setting for Bastille Day Chicago 2013. Very apropos to have Picasso's statue at the focal point of the day's activities.
Bastille Day celebrations started off a day early in a big way today at Daley Plaza. A sea of Francophiles, Francophones and others came to Bastille Day Chicago 2013 to enjoy French music, food and culture – and toast Le 14 Julliet in grand style. For my family, this was our second year at the event,... Read more »

Five Ways to Celebrate Bastille Day with Your Family in Chicago

In France, 14 Julliet (July 14) commemorates the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution. In the United States, the holiday is know as Bastille Day. And, in Chicago, there are lots of great, family-friendly ways for everyone to celebrate the holiday. Of course, Chicagoans never miss an opportunity to celebrate... Read more »