Bastille Day is coming up on Friday, July 14 and that means it’s time for another amazing Alley Party! Join the fun Aventine and celebrate French national pride with music, champagne and food!

Grab some drinks at the outdoor bars, while you dance to the music of DJ Zhaldee.


Doors open at 4pm.
(+21 and up event)


What is Bastille Day?


Bastille Day, known in France as “Fête Nationale” or “le 14 juillet,” is the national day of France, celebrated annually on July 14. The holiday commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789, a pivotal event in the French Revolution that symbolizes the end of the monarchy and the birth of modern France.

Celebrations on Bastille Day are marked by grand military parades, most notably on the Champs-Élysées in Paris in front of the President of the Republic. This parade, a tradition dating back to 1880, is the oldest and largest regular military parade in Europe.

Additionally, throughout France, towns and cities host communal meals, dances, parties, and fireworks. One of the most spectacular fireworks displays takes place at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Another traditional event associated with Bastille Day is the “bal des pompiers” (Firemen’s Ball), where local fire stations open their doors to host fundraising dances on the eve and night of the holiday.

Bastille Day is also celebrated by French communities and Francophiles around the world, with parties, French cuisine, and cultural performances that showcase French heritage and history.

Taverna Aventine
582 Washington St, San Francisco, CA 94111


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