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Best Bastille Day Celebrations Around the Sound

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Bastille Day is a French national holiday, but we in the Pacific Northwest like to celebrate, too! What a great day to enjoy food, chocolate, wine, French culture and much more! Here are some of our favorite Bastille Day celebrations.

RN74
July 1 – 31
1433 Fourth Avenue at Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101
206.456.7474
http://www.michaelmina.net

Vive la France during the month of July at RN74. The restaurant will feature a tasting menu themed around Bastille Day!

Seattle Bastille Day Festival
Saturday, July 14
11:00am-6:00pm
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.seattle-bastille.org

Bastille Day is a festival to celebrate the French national holiday. This FREE event is a great occasion for all the family to have a week end à la française. You will be able to choose among playing pétanque, attending the cooking demonstrations, tasting wines in the Wine Garden, eating delicious French cuisine, admiring beautiful old French cars, and much more!

Bastille Day
Saturday, July 14
11:00am – 6:00pm
Chocolopolis
1527 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
206.282.0776
http://www.chocolopolis.com

Let them eat chocolate! French chocolate, that is. In honor of Bastille Day there will be samples of chocolate by renowned French chocolate makers including Pralus, Cluizel, Bonnat and Valrhona. Enjoy a video on cacao farming in Madagascar by François Pralus which will play throughout the day in French and English. Come and indulge!

Restaurant Le Pichet Celebrates Bastille Day
Saturday, July 14
6:00pm – LATE
933 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
206.256.1499
http://www.lepichetseattle.com

Come and celebrate Bastille Day at Le Pichet. Enjoy live music from Bric.a.Brac Duo at 7:00pm, and the Quartette Four at 10:00pm. No reservations needed and no cover charge for the evening.

Otis Kenyon Wine: Bastille Day Celebration
Saturday, July 14
12:00pm – 5:00pm
14525 148th Avenue Northeast
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.949.7865
http://www.otiskenyonwine.com

Celebrate Bastille day by tasting Walla Walla red wines and sampling French hors d’oevres from Applewood catering at Otis Kenyon’s Woodinville Tasting room.

Bastille Bash
Saturday, July 14
3:00pm – 8:00pm
Madison Valley
East Madison Street between Lake Washington Blvd and 27th Street
Seattle, WA 98122
http://www.childrensresponsecenter.org

Participants will Taste their way down Madison Valley at some of the city’s best restaurants including Harvest Vine, Luc, Rover’s and Café Flora. Tickets allow you to enjoy gourmet food, wine tasting, live entertainment by Rouge, boutiques & shops, complimentary spa services, special offers, giveaways, and children’s activities. The event benefits the Children’s Response Center, providing services to abused children.

Tickets will be sold during the event at booths along the street in denominations of $2. As you taste your way down Madison, each restaurant will offer food in denominations of $2, $4, or $6. 50% of each ticket will support the Children’s Response Center.

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