Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Friday: Food, Friends, Fireworks, Fun...


After the Bastille Day atrocities in Nice, the City of Cannes cancelled the fireworks scheduled for July 21. Shortly thereafter, the Mayor of Cannes announced that the International Fireworks Festival--a hugely popular annual event that welcomes pyrotechnic teams from all over the world--would resume this Friday, July 29, "with new security arrangements, a specific tribute to the victims of the Nice terrorist attack, and affirmation, by the renewal of the world’s largest fireworks festival, of our resilience and defense of our way of life as the Riviera spirit." There will also be fireworks on August 7, 15 and 24...more on that below.
The American Club of the Riviera has also rescheduled the party they had planned for July 21...now it's this Friday as well. ACR president Burton Gintell tells me they have a few spots left and they'd love to have you! For this popular annual event, the ACR booked one of Cannes' finest beach restaurants, the  3.14 Plage, located very centrally on the Croisette just opposite the Carlton Hotel. The fireworks are launched from several barges moored in the Bay, just opposite the restaurant, and are beautifully choreographed to music. 
The ACR evening begins at 8 pm with a welcome drink and nibbles, followed by a three-course dinner with wine, and fireworks set to start at 10 pm. You must reserve ahead...walk ins won't be possible.  The evening is €85 for members; €90 for non-members; €40 for kids.
For reservations, parking info and more, see the ACR website here.
Questions? Contact Burton: +33 (0)6 20 40 11 28  or bgintell@aol.com.
The Fireworks Festival will continue with shows on August 7, 15 and 24th. The festival website in English is here.

Photos: Past fireworks in Cannes...and the restaurant called 3.14 Plage, where the American Club of the Riviera will host their party on Friday July 29.

3 comments:

  1. I'm so happy the Fireworks Festival is going ahead. It's such s great event whether you're sitting with the crowds on the beach, relaxing on a boat in the bay or enjoying a meal at one oh the beach restaurants. Bravo Cannes!

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  2. My late husband, and many friends who've joined us, used to be there every summer. There is nothing more wonderful. Have fun for ME too !!

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  3. I wish I could be there!

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