All Wined Up

Celebrate Bastille Day in DC

DCWineWeek-BastilleDay-Dancers Photo by Clint McMahon

Bastille Day, or French National Day, commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. This year, celebrate Bastille Day in DC like the French– party, dance, and drink plenty of wine at great events all over the city!

    Expanded Wine List
  • Friday, July 11
  • Macon Bistro & Larder
  • Just in time for Bastille Day, this neighborhood bistro has unveiled an expanded wine list. As one of only a handful of restaurants in Washington, DC that serves an exclusively French wine list, you can look forward to a well paired wine with any dish you order.
    Bastille Day Themed Open House
  • Friday, July 11, 3:00-8:00 PM (Kid's Open House 3:00-5:00 PM, Adult Open House 5:30 - 8:00 PM
  • AFDC Dupont Location
  • This "Bastille Day"-themed open house will feature mini classes, placement tests, wine and cheese and a DJ. Bring the kids in the afternoon and enjoy the adult open house in the evening.
    Bastille Day—Celebrating Liberty Day in Normandy 1944-2014
  • Friday, July 11, 7:30 PM-12:00 AM
  • French Embassy
  • Head over to the Embassy of France to celebrate Liberty Day in Normandy. Join in the celebration with jazz and swing band sounds from the world renowned Doc Scantlin and Chouchou, modern music and dancing,
 food from more than 20 of DC’s most prestigious restaurants, and an open bar and cocktails.
    French Festival
  • Saturday, July 12, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens
  • Celebrate France’s national holiday and Hillwood-founder Marjorie Merriweather Post’s passion for 18th-century French decorative arts! Enjoy live music and dance performances, take part in French-inspired games and art projects, admire the exquisite collection of 18th-century French decorative arts, and much more Francophile fun!
    Storm the Wine List
  • Saturday, July 12, 5:00-11:00 PM
  • Central Michel Richard
  • Enjoy a special French menu, discounts on French wines, and a jazz quartet to ring in Bastille Day.
    Celebration of France Bastille Day
  • Sunday, July 13, 11:30 AM-8:30 PM
  • Bastille Restaurant and Wine Bar
  • Try the special Bastille Day menu created by Chef Christophe to commemorate the French Revolution.
    A Taste of France Dinner
  • Sunday, July 13, 5:00-8:00 PM
  • 2941 Restaurant
  • Chef Bertrand Chemel invites you to ‘A Taste of France Dinner’ in Celebration of Bastille Day. Enjoy a seven course seated dining experience featuring an assortment of authentic French favorites, perfect wine pairings, and French inspired desserts.
    Bastille Day at Chez Billy!
  • Sunday, July 13, 6:00 PM
  • Chez Billy
  • For the holiday, enjoy happy hour prices all night, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and soulful French music setting the mood.
    Bastille Day Celebration
  • Sunday, July 13, 7:00 PM-12:00 AM
  • Georgetown’s Ritz Carlton Hotel Garden
  • Hosted by Moet champagne and the Art Soiree group, this party will have drinks, music, and cake served by Marie Antoinette herself.
    Bastille Day 2014
  • Sunday, July 13, 5:00 PM-2:00 AM
  • Bistrot Du Coin
  • Come join the Bastille Day party with two DJs and plenty of great music and food.
    Bastille Day
  • Sunday, July 13, All Day (tickets not required)
  • Le Grenier
  • With Bastille Day comes French music, half-price French wines, other drink deals and, of course, every table receives a complimentary baguette.
    Bastille Day Baguette Relay Race
  • Monday, July 14, 11:00 AM (Kids Race) and 11:30 AM (Adults Race)
  • Paul Bakery and Cafe
  • To commemorate France’s National Holiday, come have some fun and participate in the 4th Annual Baguette Relay Race. Gather your friends to create relay teams or cheer on your favorite racers.
    2014 Bastille Day 4-Miler
  • Monday, July 14, 7:00-10:00 PM
  • Fletcher’s Boat House
  • Come celebrate the Storming of the Bastille and the beginning of the French Revolution by racing four miles down the Capital Crescent Trail.
    Bastille Day
  • Monday, July 14, All Day
  • Vinoteca
  • Enjoy Bastille Day with one of France’s best exports–wine! Come in on Monday to get 50% off all French wines by the glass.
    Bastille Day Celebration
  • Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20, 12:00-5:00 PM
  • Fox Meadow Winery
  • Enjoy a vertical tasting of 4 different vintage wines from 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011 with a "sneak peak" at the 2012.