On Saturday July 12th 2014, the Madison Valley neighborhood will play host for the 3rd consecutive year to the Bastille Bash. The festival runs from 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Shops and vendors all along East Madison Street from 27th to 30th Avenue down to 29th will be participating. Expect an abundance of French food, beverages, music and good times at this event. Food and drink tickets are the currency and are available for purchase at the site of the event. Admission is free, so come celebrate Bastille Day in Madison Valley, it’s bound to be a great time!!

As sited by Wikipedia, Bastille Day is the name given in English speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on 14 July each year. In France, it is formally called La Fête Nationale (The National Celebration) and commonly Le quatorze juillet (the fourteenth of July).

The French National Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille on the 14 July 1789, as well as the Fete de la federation on the 14 July 1790. Celebrations are held all over France. The oldest and largest regular military parade in Europe is held on the morning of 14 July, on the Champs – Elysees avenue in Paris in front of the Presiden of the Republic, French officials and foreign guests.

Featured photo courtesy of Team Photogenic.

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