Unfortunately, we can’t all celebrate Bastille Day before the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower, but there are plenty of ways to honor France on its Independence Day right here in New York City.
Bastille Day on 60th Street
Celebrate France’s national holiday at New York’s ultimate street fair!
Sunday, July 12 • noon–5pm
Between Fifth and Lexington Avenues, NYC
Enjoy an afternoon of French food, culture, and entertainment! This year’s edition will include an even greater line-up of exciting events, with new activities including a champagne tasting in our beautiful Skyroom, free film screenings for kids and families, and talented performers making their Bastille Day debut on the main stage. Enter the popular Prize Drawing for a chance to win incredible prizes including trips to Paris, Bordeaux and New Orleans. Indulge in French delicacies like crêpes, éclairs, macarons, and more at booths along 60th street. Savor a great selection of wines, cheeses, beers, and cocktails at tastings at FIAF. Enjoy performances by Can-Can dancers, the Chorale Arpège from Martinique, the Franco-American electro/pop/swing band Ginkgoa, the Hungry March Band and more. Les enfants will get a kick out of face painting, arts & crafts, cooking classes, mime acts, and a vintage Citroën car show.
For over ten years, Bastille Day on 60th Street has been the largest public celebration in New York commemorating France’s Independence Day (July 14, 1789) and France’s historic friendship with the United States.
If you cannot make Manhattan then go to Brooklyn
Bar Tabac bistro (128 Smith Street, Brooklyn) has been celebrating the French Independence Day, also known as Bastille Day, for the past 13 years. 72 teams of three people will compete on the packed sand courts, as the music, amazing food, cold beverages, and the summer sun all gather around what has become one of the largest Petanque Events in North America. 20,000 attendees will once again mill about the booths of local businesses and chow down on Bar Tabac specialties.