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La Grande Fête
From: 07:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Get ready for a spectacular #SMITHSONIANat8 party with a French accent. The annual Francophonie Cultural Festival spotlights the music, art, literature, film, cuisine, and customs of French-speaking countries and regions from across the globe. Its closing celebration, La Grande Fête, is always magnifique, and this years bash is no exception.
Beginning at 7 p.m., launch into a world tour of francophone cultures. Sample food and drink from more than 30 embassies as you explore each nations unique attractions and traditions.
Les the DJ will spin music from Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and plenty of destinations in between. Dont miss this chance to experience the best of the French-speaking worldall without leaving home.