Bastille Day Festival Saturday, July 11, 2020
Take a look Bastille Day 2019 by clicking here, then save the date for this year's festival! Venez nombreux!
14th Annual Waiters Race: The popular Portland Waiters Race starts at 2:00 pm. Racers will be competing for $2000 in prizes (mostly cash)! Cheer them on as they circle the square three times while balancing glasses of water on a tray — it’s not easy! The winner will combine the best time with the fewest spills. Interested waiters can register online or contact the Race Manager for more info.
L’Avenue de la cuisine: French-themed menu options will be plentiful from popular Portland spots such as St. Honoré Boulangerie, C'est Si Bon Crêperie, and Olympia Provisions. The popular wine & beer garden in Jamison Square will feature specialty cocktails from diamond sponsor, Hardy Cognac. Plus you’ll enjoy refreshing beers and wines.
Live Music: The festival features French-themed music on the main stage throughout the day.
Pour tous: Enjoy the fencing demonstrations, then try it yourself with the masters from Northwest Fencing Center. Wander through the Concours de Deux-Chevaux on NW Johnson and marvel at the collection of vintage Citroëns.
Jamison Square is located at 810 NW 11th Avenue at NW Johnson in the Pearl. The festival occupies the entire Square, known for its shady lawns and spacious fountain. Jamison Square can be reached by the Portland Streetcar A Loop and NS Lines, with stops at NW Johnson and NW 10th/NW 11th.
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