Celebrate Bastille Day In The U.S. Via Facebook

Vive La France! If you can't make it to Paris for the annual July 14 festivities, Facebook is a good guide to celebrations around the country.

Vive La France! If you can’t make it to Paris for the annual July 14 festivities, Facebook is a good guide for celebrations around the U.S.

Facebook groups, events and pages for “La Fête Nationale” highlight festivities in Seattle, New York City and everywhere in between. So, let les célébrations begin.

Washington, D.C.

If you find yourself in the nation’s capital, check out the L’Enfant Cafe’s Bastille Day Bash, so big, they say, they close a city street for the fun. The Belgian-inspired cafe calls it the biggest party of the year, with french maid races and a performance stage featuring the can can, fire dances and burlesque. Oh la la!

New York

The Big Apple has Bastille Day covered on many fronts, from Parisien style cafes like Pastis to culture and art exhibits. We think the Bastille Day Ball sounds fantastique. Held at Club 404, the event comes complete with a red carpet. For foodies, Chef Thomas Keller is featuring boulangerie treats at both Bar Bouchon locations.


If you find yourself in Beantown this weekend, you’re not too late for Sunday’s Bastille Day on Harvard Square. Organizers say it’s the only free Bastille Day celebration in town. Holyoke Street features a beer garden, bistro-fare from area restaurants and a traditional waiters’ race with Frech techno music.


The Bastille Day Festival, running since 2004, is free and co-sponsored by France Education Northwest and the French-American Chamber of Commerce. While fun continues tonight with a garden party at L’Alliance Francaise to share drinks and amuse-bouches.

Los Angeles

Chef Ludovic Lefebvre’s infamous pop-up restaurant, known as LudoBites, opens its online reservations today at 4 p.m., where you and tens of thousands of your friends will attempt to procure a reservation for the seventh iteration of LudoBites. Bon appetit!


Paris Calling: Bastille Day at Justine’s is one of the biggest celebrations in the Texas capital. The cafe, housed in a restored 1937 bungalow, features steak frites, a cheap and good wine list, and a heavy dose of blues music. Called a “hangout for hipsters” by the local paper, this sounds like a cool place to beat the southwest heat tonight.

Do you plan on using Facebook to celebrate Bastille Day in your city?