Photo courtesy of gooakcliff.com
Each year on Bastille Day, Go Oak Cliff, a neighborhood volunteer-run organization, puts on an annual festival in the heart of the Bishop Arts District that celebrates Oak Cliff’s unique French roots. The French national holiday that celebrates the storming of the Bastille—a military fortress and prison—on July 14, 1789, in an uprising that helped usher in the French Revolution.
Bastille on Bishop is the perfect occasion to put on a beret, grab a baguette, and drink some wine with your friends on buzzing Bishop Street. The festival is free to enter, your only expense being what you choose to eat, drink or buy along the way. The local restaurants and shops put on their best pop-up experience for the occasion, and if you haven’t gotten to know all of our amazing tenants yet, this is the best way to explore everything Bishop Arts has to offer. Visit GoOakCliff for event FAQs.
We think everything at this event is worth experiencing, but if you can’t see them all, here are three pop-ups that you really can’t miss at Bastille on Bishop:
Photo courtesy of Reveler’s Hall
- Reveler’s Hall VIP Party
The coolest new kids in town are throwing a VIP event. The Bastille on Bishop event is free entry with the option to purchase food and drink tokens, but if you want to take your Bastille Day experience up a notch and jam out with some seriously cool people, you can purchase a Reveler’s Hall VIP ticket for $80 which includes 3 complimentary drinks, snacks, the live show, and access to the venue’s restrooms and, most importantly, their air conditioning (that part alone sells me!). Get your ticket on their Facebook Page here.
Photo courtesy of Oddfellows
- Oui Love Bastille Day at Oddfellows
Neighbourhood staple Oddfellows is bringing the French magic with a live show by La Pompe and a special menu featuring frozen French 75s, crepes, beignets, and so much more! View their Facebook event here.
Photo courtesy of Tillman’s Roadhouse
- Tillmans Beads & Berets
Experience a bit of Paris at this grassroots Texas roadhouse. Where tradition meets contemporary, Tillman’s embraces the local ecclectic artist impression and urban vibe to bring the best of Oak Cliff to your table. Enjoy a selection of $5 sparkling wine, vin blanc and vin rouge and don’t forget to sample Tillman’s signature “La Guillotine” cocktail!