Blues Blanc Rouge

Blues, Blanc, Rouge is the name of our special event at the Alliance française of Manitoba for Bastille Day (July 14th), since 2016! This year, the open-air event will take place on the Esplanade Riel.

Mark your calendars!

Celebrate Bastille Day with us on July 21 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the Esplanade Riel bridge and enjoy a 100% festive mood.

When? On July 14th, 2022 REPORT on July 21st from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where? On the Esplanade Riel bridge, Winnipeg, MB

It is FREE! No reservation is required, come as you are through the evening.

The public will enjoy a concert and a FREE artisanal cheese tasting, and can also eat some Breton crepes from Ker Breizh creperie ...

Our team will welcome you through the evening to present our French courses  and  cultural activities we offer.  The volunteers from l'Union Nationale Française (the French National Union) will be at the cheese tasting stand! 

CANCELED - The artist of the night! 

This year, we will host the singer,  Justin Lacroix, on the Esplanade Riel, and he will give a live concert!

Who is he?

Winnipeg’s bilingual singer-songwriter, Justin Lacroix, infuses the timeless sounds of blues, folk and roots-rock into a soulful experience. Through his stories of love, loss and life on the road, Justin shares a message of optimism and connection to the world around him.

Justin first emerged in 2005 with his first solo album Boogieman. He followed up with 3 solo albums and 2 albums and 2 EPs recorded with his band. His latest solo acoustic album "Sweet Time of Mine" was released in February 18th, 2018, and was recorded with his long-time friend and bandmate, Joël Perreault.

Nominated for both WCMA (2016) and Trille Or (2017) awards, Justin has engaged with festival audiences from coast to coast and in Europe, including Live from the Rock (Red Rock, ON), Festival du Voyageur (Winnipeg, MB), Snow King Festival (Yellowknife, NWT), Festival OFF Avignon (Avignon, France) and in 2017: Pride Festival, Trout Forest Music Festival, South Country Fair (AB) , Edmonton Chant’ (AB), Hay Days Festival, Dauphin Country Fest as well as the Canada Summer Games.

What is Bastille Day ?

Bastille Day is celebrated by French communities all around the world on July 14th. In France, it is an opportunity to gather and celebrate in "bals populaires", dance parties that often happen in open fire houses for the occasion. In cities like Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, New York, Sydney and London, thousands of people gather every year to mark this day. It is now Winnipeg’s turn to follow their footsteps and give Manitoba’s diverse francophone community another reason to be proud.

It symbolizes the storming of the Bastille on July 14th, 1789 by the Revolutionaries.

Blues Blanc Rouge - A party celebrated since 2016 in Winnipeg!






This event takes place in the scope of the Jeudis de la Francophonie, organized by the CDEM (Conseil de développement des municipalités bilingues du Manitoba). Thanks to our partners :