The region's largest Bastille Day celebration, free and open to the public, takes place on Holyoke Street in Harvard Square, Cambridge on Sunday, July 13!
Parents can celebrate with a shady beer garden and exciting food and product vendors all day long and enjoy a traditional waiters race (La Course des Garçon de Café) along Holyoke Street (Grand Prize is 2 Free Round Trip Jet Blue Tickets). Plus, dance under twinkling lights to just what the kids are listening to in the streets of Paris with DJ Kamal from the Boston French Party.
From 3 to 5 p.m., there are specific children's events --- Face Painting, Flag Making, Chalk Art, Kid-friendly Food, Jugglers, Magicians, and Balloon Art.
At 5 p.m. there is a French Children's Parade led by Curious George.
The Traditional French Waiters Race (La Course des Garçon de Café) takes place at 5:15 p.m..
From 5:30 to 8 p.m. there is dinner and dancing performance options. They include:
Afrobrazil - http://www.afrobrazil.org/
Cirkestra - www.myspace.com/cirkestra
From 8 to 9 p.m., families can dance to the sweet Louisiana sounds of the Hot 8 Brass Band - www.myspace.com/hot8brassband
Sandrine's Bistro is the culinary and cultural co-host for this event.
Joining them in the event is Chez Henri, Brasserie Jo, The Elephant Walk, Rialto, and Petit Robert, who will provide traditional French Food outside on Holyoke Street for the evening!
Sponsors of this gala celebration are: the Harvard Square Business Association, Sandrine's Bistro, Maison Marques & Domaine Wines, and Nestle Waters.
In addition, the Katrina Ritaville Express will be displaying a FEMA trailer along Mt. Auburn Street in an effort to educate the public about the continued suffering of the survivors of the 2004 hurricane disasters. For more information, please visit: http://www.findingourfolk.org/ / http://www.krvexpress.org/ / http://www.katrinaaction.org/