La Fête Nationale

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    United States
    Over 50 U.S. Cities Conduct Annual Celebrations [6]
    New Orleans has a large celebration in its historic French Quarter.[7]
    New York City has a large Bastille Day celebration each year on 60th Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and the Empire State Building is illuminated in blue, white and red.
    San Francisco has a large celebration in the downtown historic French quarter.
    Chicago has hosted a variety of Bastille Day celebrations in a number of locations in the city, including Navy Pier and Oz Park. The recent incarnations have been sponsored in part by the Chicago branch of the French-American Chamber of Commerce and by the French Consulate-General in Chicago.
    Philadelphia's Bastille Day, held at Eastern State Penitentiary, involves Marie Antoinette throwing locally manufactured pastries at the Parisian militia, as well as a re-enactment of the storming the Bastille.[8]
    Baltimore has a large Bastille Day celebration each year at Petit Louis in the Roland Park area of Baltimore City.
    Orlando has a boutique Bastille Day street festival that began in 2009 in the Audubon Park Garden District and involves champagne, wine, music, petanque, artists, and street performers.
    Milwaukee's four-day [1] street festival begins with a "Storming of the Bastille" with a 43-foot replica of the Eiffel Tower.
    Minneapolis has a celebration in Uptown with wine, French food, pastries, a flea market, circus performers and bands.
    Seattle's Bastille Day Celebration, held at the Seattle Center, involves performances, picnics, wine and shopping.

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