Dust off your red, white and blue again tonight for Charleston’s sixth celebration of Bastille Day! Bastille Day or Fete Nationale began on July 14 1790 to commemorate the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789 and the unity of the French nation. At 6pm tonight, Charlestonian’s dressed as Patriots and Princes will march in a parade leaving from Marion Square singing the French National Anthem. Fish Restaurant (433 King St) is hosting a costume party contest with French Can-Can dancers and live accordion music for entertainment. Dinner consists of a cheese plate, charcuterie, mussels, cocktails, beignets or a four course French meal. At 9pm guests will be invited to participate in 60’s Mod dancing and a cake eating contest. The evening will conclude with another singing of La Marseillaise. Liberté, égalité, fraternité!
Find out the details of the Bastille Day festivities at: http://http://www.charlestonscene.com/article/20140713/CS/140719996/1007/fish-restaurant-celebrates-bastille-day-with-themed-party