Bastille Day events in New England!


Bastille Day Ball
French Cultural Centre
9 July

The French Cultural Centre Bastille Day will be a party in true French style with live music and dancing in celebration of freedom, community, cultural diversity, and the friendship between nations. Back Bay’s beautiful Marlborough Street will be blocked off between Berkeley and Clarendon Streets to accommodate 2,000 revellers, dancing in the street.

53 Marlborough St.
Boston, MA 02116
6-11 PM, $28 in advance/$35 at the door

3rd Bastille Day Party at The Beehive
July 14

Can’t make it to Paris this year for Bastille Day? Well, the Beehive will be making musical history on Bastille Day. The evening will begin as the patio opens up at 5:30pm, mimicking the Parisian streets complete with mimes, cocktail specials and surprises with French flair! Doors will then open at 7pm for a night of French music with the Electro-Lounge Pop sounds of Elodie O followed with an intimate performance by the Grammy award-winning band Deep Forest. The Beehive

541 Tremont Street in Boston
5:30pm to 2am
Tickets are $20 in advance
$25 at the door (if available)

16 July

The Annual Mardi Gras Ball had a baby: and we called it the Bastille Day A-Go-Go. What does New Orleans R&B have to do with Bastille Day? Well, ok, not really much, but with a good amount of irreverence, humour, and a very faithful, amped-up crowd, the Annual Bastille Day A-Go-Go is pretty fun and one of the summer’s most anticipated regular events.

70 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
9 PM

“Stormin’” French Street Festival
11 July

Featuring fabulous French food, music, dance, performances and children’s events in Harvard Square!

Holyoke Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

French Waiters Races
11 July

Sandrine’s Bistro
8 Holyoke Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
5 PM


Bastille Day in Providence
18 July

Join the revolutionaries of Rhode Island for a giant pique-nique on the ocean. Games for children and adults. Fun, sand and sun to celebrate the French national day.

Colt State Park
Route 114
Bristol, Rhode Island 02809
11 AM – 4 PM

French Waiters Races
14 July

Restaurant Pot au Feu
44 Custom House Street
Providence, RI 02903
12 PM

Newport Music Festival 2010
14 July

Chopiniana 6—Hungarian pianist Gergely Bogànyi performs Chopin’s complete piano works. Berceuse and Sonata No. 2.

The Elms
367 Bellevue Avenue
11 AM, $30

? Votre Santé!—French Bastille Day celebration, Fauré Quartet, Saint-Saëns Trio No. 1

Ochre Court
16 Ochre Point Avenue
4 PM, $35

Newport Historical Society

Walking Tour – The French in Newport
Learn about the French occupation of Newport and the role the French played during the American Revolution during this new tour. Departs from the Museum & Shop at Brick Market. Reservations required as space is very limited.

127 Thames Street
Newport, RI
14 July – 11:30 AM, $12 per person/$10 for NHS members


Festival de la Bastille
9-11 July

Save these dates for a weekend filled with great entertainment, food and fireworks. To see a more detailed schedule of events, please visit

Calumet Club
334 West River Road
Augusta, ME 04332
207- 623-8211


French Heritage Days
9 July, 6-9 PM & 10 July, 7 AM – 9:30 PM

Food, drinks, music, and exhibits will be available Friday and Saturday to celebrate Bastille Day and French heritage in Vermont. For more details on the various events and activities taking place at the French Heritage Days festival, please visit

120 Main Street
Vergennes, VT 05491

Puccini’s La Bohème
14 July

A magnificent cast comes together for Franco Zeffirelli’s iconic production of the Puccini favorite. The exciting young conductor Nicola Luisotti presides over a glorious vocal ensemble led by Angela Gheorghiu, opposite tenor Ram?n Vargas as her lover, Rodolfo.

Conductor: Nicola Luisotti; Production: Franco Zeffirelli; Angela Gheorghiu, Ainhoa Arteta, Ram?n Vargas, Ludovic Tézier, Quinn Kelsey, Oren Gradus, Paul Plishka. For more information on tickets and venues, please visit
6:30 PM

Last modified on 13/07/2010

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