On Sunday, July 15th, 2012 Bastille Day Los Angeles will kick off its eleventh celebration of independence and freedom, commemorating the storming of the Bastille prison on July 14, 1789 which marked the beginning of the French Revolution.
The Bastille Day Los Angeles Festival gathers local French business owners, restaurateurs and entertainers who share in the very ideals of democracy and faith ushered in by the French revolutionary spirit of 1789.
Throughout the day, attendees will once again share in the spirit of Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité discovering the sights, sounds, and flavors of France right in their own backyard. They will bask in French ‘joie de vivre’ and La Bohême, this typical frivolous and nonchalant French way of living in the here and now.
Angelenos will shop the stalls, taste traditional French delicacies, follow a waiters’ race, try their luck at the raffle, join in the fun and play a little game of pétanque, or just sit back and relax while having a French-style open-air picnic in the park.
This year, the spectacular live entertainment will include Cabaret Versatile French Cancan dancers, circus acts provided by extraordinary local performers, Yesteryears Baroque dancers, and a medley of international talents performing in French and English.
Passions Productions will host the event in one of the prettiest sites of Los Angeles, at the Kenneth Hahn Recreational Park (Lower Olympic area). Nested in the heart of the city, the park includes large areas of native coastal sage scrub habitat, beautiful lawns, fishing lake, lotus pond, community center and five miles of trails.
The 11th Annual Bastille Day Los Angeles festivities will be held:
Sunday, July 15th, 2012
Noon to Dusk
Kenneth Hahn Recreational Park – Lower Olympic
4100 La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90056
The Event is FREE for kids (under 13). Adults: $5
To purchase tickets, please visit: www.bastilledaylosangeles.com