Bonjour Seattle! It’s time for Madison Valley’s second annual Bastille Day bash where you and your kids can say “oui, oui” too all things French from 3:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. this Saturday, July 13. Come dive in to French culture from food, live music and performances. And did we mention, it’s free?

While Seattle is no Paris (sigh, we wish!), Madison Valley, with its sweet boutiques, divine places to grab a bite and a glass of wine, and picturesque sidewalks that are perfect for strolling, will be the perfect substitute.

A Little History:
A traditional French holiday, Bastille Day honors the day the French reclaimed their prison, Bastille, on July 14, 1789. This was a pivotal moment during the French Revolution and to the people of France, Bastille Day represents freedom for their country and for French families. Bastille Day is celebrated with parades, delicious meals and a day off to spend with loved ones.

How you and yours can participate this year:
Grab the kiddos and come join in on all the great fun Bastille Day has to offer. Festivities will be held on East Madison Street, between 27th and 30th Avenues to be exact and we promise, there’s enough fun for everyone.

The little ones can channel their inner Monet with Thrive Art School’s French inspired art workshops. For kiddos ages 5 to 9 years old, register them in advance for this $45 workshop here. While you can stroll the Bastille Bash, meander in and out of the boutiques that will be serving wine (a $10 donation gets you a wine passport for sampling), do a little dancing to the many live bands and have some kid-free time.

Other fun things you won’t want to miss at Madison Valley’s Bastille Bash include free garden and chef demos, jugglers, stilt walkers and accordion players.

Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Response Center. If that isn’t something to put a j’adore on, we don’t know what is.

Be in the know:
Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Seattle’s Madison Valley, on East Madison Street from 27th Avenue to 30th Avenue
Cost: No entrance fee
Website: Keep an eye on details on the Bastille Bash Facebook page

Are you planning on attending Bastille Bash with your kids?

— Katie Kavulla

photo courtesy of  Evado PR on behalf of Bastille Bash

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