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Bastille Day Celebration with John Durant

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Enjoy tunes from John Durant, who will be performing in traditional costume, from 2p-5p. He will be performing songs from the US Civil War time period as well as traditional French songs.

For more information on John, please visit: https://troubadourjohn

Bastille Day, known locally as La Fete Nationale, commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution on July 14.

On July 14, 1789, when a group of enraged Parisians stormed and took the Bastille in order to secure the arms and ammunition stored there, their success marked a pivotal moment in the early stages of the French Revolution. Though originally built as a medieval fortress and prison, the Bastille was largely unused in this manner during the late 1780s, and was actually scheduled to be demolished. In the minds of the French peasant class, however, it was still a potent symbol of the aristocratic rule under which they felt mistreated by the Bourbon monarchy of the late 1700s.

Bastille Day was declared an official holiday by the French government in 1880 and there have been celebratory military parades in Paris every year since, except during World War II. From 1940 to 1944, free French forces honored the date with marches in London, England.

Much like the 4th of July celebrations in the United States, families and friends join in picnics, fireworks, and parades.

Join us on Saturday, July 14th from 10a-5p as we celebrate Bastille Day as they do in France with fine wine, traditional  local cheeses, local produce, and grilled sausages.

Enjoy tunes from John Durant, who will be performing in traditional costume, from 2p-5p. He will be performing songs from the US Civil War time period as well as traditional French songs.

For more information on John, please visit: https://troubadourjohn

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July 14
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Elk Run Vineyards