Bastille Day Festival

Bastille Day Festival

They were singing in French, but the melody was freedom and any American could understand that.

Audie Murphy

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July 16th, 2022

The 4th annual Bastille Day Festival celebrates the San Francisco Bay Area French culture, food, wine, beer, music, artists and other merchants and cultural associations.


  • Delicious foods
  • A variety of wines & Kronenbourg beer
  • French musicians and artists
  • Tahitian dance performances
  • the Citroen vintage car show
  • Pétanque tournament
  • “Course de Garçons de Café” (waiters’ race)
  • Tours of the San Francisco French Quarter
  • and more.


What is Bastille Day?

The very first San Francisco Bastille Day celebration took place in 1880, and in 2022 – 142 years later – the Official Committee of French American Organizations of Northern California is again planning a grand Bastille Day festival a la Française. San Francisco and Paris have been official sister cities since November 1996.


Why do we celebrate Bastille Day?

French-American friendship spans 244 years, starting with the 1778 treaty and military support in the American Revolutionary War when France became the first ally of the new United States. The French were on the ground early in California. READ MORE