Take out your berets, stripes, and other French clichés to properly celebrate Bastille Day. Here’s an overview of events scheduled for July 14 in Miami and the rest of Florida.
Acrobatic performances, outdoor concerts, dances and pétanque tournaments, the French & Famous team organizes an evening around the theme “Circus Cabaret” to commemorate the French national holiday in South Florida. The festivities will take place from 7pm to 2am at Nikki Beach in Miami Beach.
Nikki Beach – 1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach – 305 538 1111
Blue-white-red ambience is guaranteed at Miami Beach’s Villa Azur, which invites you to celebrate Bastille Day from 7pm to 2am with charming French cancan dancers and musicians over a French-inspired menu.
Villa Azur – 309 23rd St, Miami Beach – 305 763 8688
Bastille Day festivities will start at 11am at Le Zoo restaurant in Miami Beach with a mime show and a petanque tournament. The establishment has also planned for the French singer Vincent Raffard and his band The French Horn Collective to set the mood during the evening.
Le Zoo – 9700 Collins Ave #135, Miami Beach – 305 602 9663
If you wish to know anecdotes about the daily life of the French during the Revolution, the Società Dante Alighieri de Coral Gables is organizing a conference led by historian Jean-Paul Guis starting at 6:30pm. This historical presentation will be followed by special wine accompanied and a nice selection of dance-worthy songs.
Società Dante Alighieri – 300 Aragon Avenue, suite 250, Coral Gables – 305 529 6633
Patriotism will also be in the spotlight at Chez Marie French Bistro restaurant in Boca Raton, where singer Thierry Khalfa will cover the great classics of French song.
Chez Marie French Bistro – 5030 Champion Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33496 – 561 997 0027
Music lovers will also enjoy a dance-filled evening at Thursday’s Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale with singer Marly Johnson.
Thursday’s – 1521 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale – 954 368 4630
Even several thousand kilometres from France, French culture will be in the spotlight thanks to the Alliance Française d’Orlando which is organizing a dinner in the presence of accordionist Florence Billy starting at 7pm.
Alliance Française d’Orlando – 1516 E. Colonial Dr, Suite 120, Orlando – 407 895 1300
The Audubon Park Garden District in Orlando will be transformed into a real Parisian district from 3pm onwards. On the program: tasting French dishes while singing the Marseillaise, a baguette duel, and French films.
The Audubon Park Garden District – 3201 Corrine Dr #216, Orlando – 407 212 7321
On the occasion of Bastille Day, the French American Business Council of Orlando organizes its traditional soirée blanche at Hannibal’s On The Square in Winter Park. It will be an occasion to sing of course, but above all to feast and celebrate, starting at 6pm.
Hannibal’s On The Square – 533 W New England Ave, Winter Park – [email protected]