Bastille Day: In the Style of Hillsboro Village

God Bless Amerrrr- I mean France.

Happy Bastille Day y’all!

For those of you who didn’t have awesome French teachers in high school (bonjour Madame Dafoe) Bastille day is sort of like July 4th for France. I could go into some seriously history and nerd out on you all, but let’s just leave it at that.

Normally in America Bastille Day is only celebrated by French-Americans and high school French clubs, but this week Hillsboro Village is going to change that by holding their monthly art crawl a week later than usual.

Tonight from 5-8pm the streets of Hillsboro Village will be lined with artisans selling things like sweet aprons that I will simply have to buy, the restaurants (namely Sunset Grill) will be serving French specials or just regular drink specials, Provence will be sampling amazing French-inspired pastries, and many shops will be featuring local artists. There will even be live music, live painters, and face painters. Beth Inglish sums everything up pretty well on her blog, but don’t be intimidated by all the activities – Hillsboro Village is still pretty small and completely manageable for a 3 hour art-crawl.

Oh, I almost forgot, there will be free parking after 6pm behind Cornerstone Financial. There are also some bike racks around, but only on the East side of the 21st ave. I don’t know why. It makes me sad. Sigh.

Enjoy your Bastille celebrations. Don’t feel too conflicted, our revolution might have inspired France’s, so you can try to take pride in that. Not that you were there or anything, but whatever.

Vive la France!



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