Celebrate Bastille Day and Then Float the Willamette!

French independence day, Bastille Day, is this Saturday July 14th and Portland has some fantastic ways to celebrate. First grab your copy of The Tall Trees of Paris and get a peek into the lives of Paris-based artists. Then head out to “The West Coast’s largest Bastille Day celebration,” in the Pearl district. The celebration is free and will have French-inspired music, food, and even fencing! Artists and crafters will be there showing off their wares.

As the day heats up, cool down in the river with The Big Float. The float is a fundraiser for The Human Access Project, which is a project to bring the Willamette back to people for swimming and, well, floating! Join this river party and enjoy live music and a lovely view of Portland’s majestic bridges, including Tilikum Crossing. Learn all about the country’s largest pedestrian bridge in your copy of Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People: Portland's Bridges and a New Icon.

Alliance Française de Portland

Bastille Day Festival
Jamison Square, 810 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Big Float Parade and Float Map

Willamette River Float
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tickets $10 ($15 the day of)

Looking for copies of The Tall Trees of Paris and Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People: Portland's Bridges and a New Icon? You can find them at Powell's, Broadway Books, and Boys Fort

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