People of all ages and backgrounds were invited to attend a unique event: Indiana Bastille Day. This celebration of the French national day was held on Saturday, July 13th from 5-11pm in Fortville’s Landmark Park.
This year’s Indiana Bastille Day kept participants entertained in a very Parisian atmosphere thanks to an authentic French singer. A pétanque tournament and several marionette shows entertained both young and old. A wine and beer tasting provided opportunities to try a variety of specially chosen beverages for the occasion. Budding artists got a chance to learn to paint in a very “Montmartre-like” “Paint in the Park” setting. Costumed performers added a historical dimension to the event. Little ones had the opportunity to make candlelight lanterns for the traditional lantern procession at dusk. And a one-of-a-kind laser light show elicited oohs and aahs from the crowd while prompting children to break into dance.
Organized by Six Feet Up, the annual Indiana Bastille Day is a free family event for anybody interested in experiencing a bit of French culture and joie de vivre right in the heart of Indiana. Be sure to tell your friends and family to visit http://www.indianabastilleday.com.
This year the Fishers Renaissance Faire group added a great splash of colors and brocades to the Indiana Bastille Day, bringing a great variety of elaborate costumes to the event, performing several historic interpretations, organizing outdoor games and interacting with the public. Check out http://www.fishersrenfaire.com for information about their upcoming annual event on October 5th and 6th at Saxony (Olio Rd and 131st Street).
Indiana Bastille Day was a blast and broke all records with a whooping 4,000 estimated visitors! Thank you to all of you who came to Fortville to make this event so special. And thank you to all of our sponsors as we couldn’t have put this festival together without their financial support. A BIG THANK YOU also to our tireless volunteers who worked behind the scene to make sure everybody had a great time. Especially, thank you to TEN WEST for their exceptional mastery of the sound and video system at the main stage! Lastly, THANK YOU to SIX FEET UP who spent the last 6 months planning for this incredible Indiana Bastille Day! We will be posting more pictures of the event in the next few days. Please share your photos too!
TODAY is Indiana Bastille Day! Come attend the largest celebration of the French National Day in Landmark Park, Fortville, IN from 5p-11p.
There will be live music, marionette shows, a beer and wine garden, costumed characters, 45 vendors, outdoor paint classes, a petanque tournament, a lantern parade at dusk and an unforgettable LASER LIGHT SHOW at night.
FREE ADMISSION! More at http://www.indianabastilleday.com
Tomorrow Saturday, July 13th, is Indiana Bastille Day!
This year, the Fishers Renaissance Faire group will add a historical dimension to the event. Costumed characters ranging from commoners to nobility will interact with visitors while some court nobles teach some simple country/court dances. The Madrigal Choir will also sing period songs while walking around.
In addition, seasoned actors will perform several historic interpretation shows to provide various perspectives on the events that led to the famous storming of the Bastille prison in Paris, which marked the start of the French Revolution.
Be sure to bring your camera!
Whether you like a refreshing light beer or a multidimensional hoppy American Pale Ale, you’ll find a beer to enjoy at the Indiana Bastille Day this Saturday from 5-9:30pm. Sponsored by Elite Beverages, the beer garden will let visitors choose from 6 great brands: Miller Lite, Blue Moon, Summer Shandy, Redd’s Apple Ale, Triton Rail Splitter, and Bell’s Oberon. Age 21 and over only.
Over 3/4 mile of cable
2 historical interpretation pieces
3 marionette shows
4 musicians from Cincinnati
4 petanque courts
5 brass musicians
5 premium wines to try
6 brands of beer to enjoy
12 French street signs
20 costumed characters
22 radio ads on WFYI
24 events on the schedule
25 minutes of laser light show
40 volunteers in red t-shirts
100 “blue, white and red” balloons
500 glowing lanterns
2,000 pounds of gear and staging
4,000 Watts of speakers
111,000 Watts of electricity
plus 1 goose
and 1 giant pink elephant
Indiana Bastille Day 2013 will be a VERY LARGE SHOW!