The sixth annual Bastille Day Fete drew hundreds of people to the New Orleans Museum of Art – some even in costume – to celebrate joie de vivre, NOLA style.
Live music from Bon Bon Vivant echoed through NOMA as partiers danced, grabbed a drink or studied one of the many exhibits scattered throughout the building. Two food tents were stationed outside to offer guests French cuisine – including crepes – and the auditorium screened French children’s movies throughout the night.
The annual celebration is presented by the Alliance Française of New Orleans, the Consulate General of France in Louisiana, the French-American Chamber of Commerce-Gulf Coast Chapter, and the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. The celebration provides an opportunity for French and American families to celebrate France’s national holiday and the strong French heritage of Louisiana.
If you missed Friday’s event, don’t fret! Faubourg St. John hosts a yearly block party to celebrate the spark of the French Revolution. That event kicks off at 4:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of Ponce de Leon – the original home of French Creole aristocracy.