Friday, June 21, 2013

Food, Fun, Fireworks: 4th of July in Cannes


In the USA, it's not Independence Day without fireworks. And this year, the folks behind the annual Cannes International Fireworks Festival have graciously complied...by opening this year's festivities on the evening of 4th of July. In conjunction, the American Club of the Riviera will be organizing a reception and dinner starting at 8 pm at a centrally located Croisette beach restaurant. From here, guests will be perfectly placed to take in the spectacle; the fireworks will be launched from barges in the bay facing the Croisette, with the music coming from speakers just in front of the restaurant. I've yet to see the Cannes Fireworks Festival but I'm told that the synchronization of music and fireworks is extraordinary. The evening begins with an 8 pm cocktail reception, followed by a three-course dinner with wine, water and coffee. The fireworks concert lasts about 30 minutes, beginning at 10 pm. Dress for the evening is ''beach smart casual'' and all-inclusive prices are as follows: 80€ members, 85€ for non-members, 40€ for children's menu.  Full event details are on the American Club of the Riviera's website here or contact: bgintell@aol.com.

After July 4, the Cannes Fireworks Festival continues on Sunday July 14, Sunday July 21, Monday July 29, Wednesday August 7, Thursday August 15 and Saturday August 24. For all the info, click here

And while we're feeling patriotic,  you might enjoy seeing the homage one young French artist paid to America here...

2 comments:

  1. I actually watched fireworks one year from a boat in the bay - "extraordinary" indeed!

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  2. I arrived in time for the July 14th fireworks, was spectacular. As part of the competition, it was Greece's turn that evening.

    If someone plans to come to the Cannes tomorrow (the night of the next show), just a quick note that 2out of the 3 lanes of bvd Carnot -- between Le Canet and Cannes -- are closed (because of road repair) and traffic is extremely slow; there are detours via the narrow streets near the main boulevard; it's faster if you take these streets.

    All the best and have a great weekend!

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