june, 2022

11jun7:00 am8:00 pmFrench Heritage Festival


Event Details

The French Heritage Festival
celebrates 300 years of French culture in North America from Quebec to New
Orleans and recognizes Ste. Genevieve’s status as having the greatest
concentration of authentic French Colonial architecture that exists in North
America. Early birds can enjoy a guided Audubon Bird Walk at 7am.  Opening ceremonies are conducted on the steps
of the Church of Ste. Genevieve at 10:30am, where “Marie Antionette” and “King
Louis XVI” will make an appearance. French carols by the Ste. Genevieve
Chanteurs, a salute by the Ste. Genevieve Milice, a traditional benediction,
and a Grand Promenade through the historic district will follow. Throughout the
day, festival activities center around the downtown including music, dancing,
storytelling, skill demonstrations by re-enactors, children’s activities,
French Colonial architectural tours, beer/wine and other refreshments. Live
music concerts featuring traditional Creole music and fiddle playing by Creole
Stomp and Dennis Stroughmatt et L’Esprit Creole are a major highlight of the
event. In the evening, the Felix Valle State Historic Site will host La Veillee,
a demonstration of traditional French dancing.

Sponsored by the Foundation for Restoration of Ste Genevieve.


(Saturday) 7:00 am - 8:00 pm


Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve MO314-580-9584 or 573-883-7097 66 S Main St, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670, USA

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