What is Bastille Day?

The French National Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille, a medieval fortress and prison in Paris, on July 14, 1789. The Fête de la Fédération which celebrated the unity of the French people on July 14, 1790 is since then a celebration held throughout France every year.


Picnic, music & movie at Lycée Français! Come with your friends and family from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. and celebrate with us. Come picnic on the lawn and join us for an evening of family friendly entertainment: pétanque, waiters’ race, photoBooth, movie screening, live music by DJ Maxime Bonnard… and more

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Bastille Day Chicago is a non profit organization and is organized by a group of volunteers giving their time to make this event happen. The only financial support we receive is yours. Help us make it happen and donate today. Any amount helps. Thank you.

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