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Saturday July 16th, 2022   12pm - 4pm

2022 Bastille Day in Frenchtown

Drew Nugent & The Midnight Society will deliver the sounds of jazz, blues, pop - sweet & hot from the 1900s-30s - from the porch of the Frenchtown Bookshop at at 28 Bridge St.

See Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI live and in person, witness a magic show and learn about our history. The Official Borough Historian, Rich Epstein, tells the tale of Frenchtown's Founder escaping the guillotine and making his way to America. Hear how the French Revolution led to the founding of this wonderful town.

Bastille Day is an annual event held in Frenchtown, New Jersey and in multiple cities and countries across the globe including France.

Bastille Day is the national day of France, which is celebrated on July 14th each year. In French, it is formally called la Fête nationale (National Day) or Le Quatorze Juillet. The French National Day is the anniversary of Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution, as well as the Fête de la Fédération which celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790.

It is often celebrated with military parades, meals, dances, parties and fireworks. We do it a little bit different in Frenchtown but folks seem to enjoy it... and they keep coming back.

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