About Bastille on Bishop
An annual festival in the heart of the Bishop Arts District that celebrates Oak Cliff's unique French roots.
Bastille Day is the perfect occasion for you to don your best beret and join your friends for a little champagne and dancing in the streets!
Bastille Day is 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.
This Oak Cliff festival is free, thanks to our sponsors! Your only expense is what you eat, drink, or buy when shopping in Bishop Arts, or in the pop-up market! If you haven't visited the shops in Bishop Arts, please take a spin to see them. To consume alcoholic beverages at the festival, you must have one of our event wine glasses.
Ticket packages come with a wine glass and tokens, which can be redeemed for either beverages or food. Cocktails, beer, and wine require 1 token. Most food requires just 1 token as well.
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WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF THE FESTIVAL?
The festival starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m.
WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL?
The festival is located in the heart of the Bishop Arts District. The street closure includes the 300, 400, and 500 blocks of North Bishop Avenue, the 400 block of West 8th Street, and the 300 and 400 blocks of West 7th Street.
IS THERE A COST TO ATTEND BASTILLE ON BISHOP?
The festival is free, thanks to our sponsors! Your only expense is what you eat, drink, or buy when shopping in the market! To consume alcoholic beverages at the festival, you must have one of our event wine glasses, which can be purchased online here. Your glass comes with 2 tokens, which can be redeemed for either beverages or food. Cocktails, beer, and wine require 1 token. Most food requires just 1 token, as well. We also offer a VIP pass for those who prefer down time, restrooms, air conditioning, and more. Read more about our offering through our ticket sales site, found online by clicking here.
WHY SHOULD I BUY MY TICKET FOR MY WINE GLASS IN ADVANCE?
We only order a set number of wine glasses, and when they're gone, they're gone! Attendees without a wine glass can purchase beverages in our neighborhood restaurants and bars, but they cannot bring those beverages outside to the street festival.
CAN CHILDREN AND PETS ATTEND BASTILLE ON BISHOP?
All are welcome at Bastille on Bishop.
WE PLANNED TO EAT/SHOP IN THE BISHOP ARTS DISTRICT THAT NIGHT. WILL WE HAVE TO PAY TO GET THROUGH THE GATE TO GET THERE?
The festival is free, so no ticket is required to access our many great restaurants and shops. Many of the restaurants take reservations for dinner during the festival, as well!
WHERE DO I PARK?
Check out our guide to Bastille on Bishop for the best ways to get to the event. We recommend using our city's new modern streetcar to access the festival! The streetcar is free, and runs every 20 minutes from Union Station. A comprehensive schedule and map from DART is available online here. Alternatively, an Uber or Lyft-type car service is recommended, as our neighborhood infrastructure is small and quaint. If you do drive, please be courteous of our neighbors when parking. Do not block driveways, and be mindful of "No Parking" signs, as your car could be towed!
WHAT ABOUT WEATHER?
It's July in Texas, so be prepared to sweat a bit. If you are sensitive to the heat, we suggest coming after 8 p.m. Bastille on Bishop is a rain or shine event.
Let's Make It Easy!
We'll provide you necessities like tables and electricity to make your set up a breeze!
Make sure you order in advance, as we won't have extras on the day of the event!
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