French Heritage Festival
June 11-12

 

Highlights

  • Tea and Cake with Marie Antoinette

  • Promenade

  • Food and Drink Booths

  • Creole and French Music

  • Craft Demonstrations

  • Story Telling

  • Kid's Activities

  • Colonial Craft Vendors

  • Local Shopping Seek and Find Drawing

The Ste. Genevieve French Heritage Festival is sponsored by the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve, with support by the City of Ste. Genevieve.  Additional grant funding provided by the Ste. Genevieve Muny Band Fund and the Ste. Genevieve County Community Foundation

2022 French Heritage Festival Program of Events
Saturday, June 11

7 am - 8:30 am AUDUBON BIRD WALK ON LEVEE
     Meet at Welcome Center 6:45 to caravan to the levee.
9:30 am at the GUIBOURD HOUSE GARDEN
     MARIE ANTOINETTE & FRENCH STORYTELLING
     Have tea and cake with the Queen, prior to Opening Ceremonies
10 am - 6 pm  LION'S CLUB PARK     
     Festival Foods - Beignets, Jambalaya, Cajun Pork Burgers, hot dogs     
     FREE Live Music Concerts with Dennis Stroughmatt     
     VINGT-ET-UN Stand (a.k.a. Black Jack Table)  11 am - 5 pm     
     BEER & WINE Pavilion  11 am - 6 pm
10 am - 4 pm  FELIX VALLE HISTORIC SITE     
     Tours, Spinning, Paper Marbling, Milice demonstrations, Gift Shop     
     French Evening Program starts at 6:30 pm  (see below)
10:30 am  FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONIES
     Back steps of the Catholic Church; immediately followed by Grand Promenade
11 am - 1:30 pm  GARDEN STROLL (Varied locations)
     Take in the beauty of five private gardens in the festival area.
     Details at the Welcome Center or Lions Club Park
11 am - 3 pm MAIN STREET PARK
     Children's activities, games, demonstrations 
     Fun with French Phrases
     Scooter Burgers 11 am until sold out.
11 am - 3 pm  STE GENEVIEVE ART CENTER & MUSEUM
     Exhibiting portraits of John James Audubon, Ferdinand & Constance Rozier
     History presentation at 2 pm
11 am- 4 pm  CENTRE FOR FRENCH COLONIAL LIFE
     Tours, re-enactors, Milice camp, skill demonstrations
     Hands-On History at the LINDEN HOUSE.
11 am - 4 pm  J B VALLE/NATIONAL PARK SERVICE SITE
     FREE Art Gallery, Historic Rose Garden open
11 am - 4 pm STE. GENEVIEVE MUSEUM LEARNING CENTER
     Children's activities in the Courtyard
11:30 am - 1:30 pm at the LIONS' CLUB PARK
     The CREOLE STOMP BAND with Dennis Stroughmatt
12 pm - 5 pm  JACQUES GUIBOURD HISTORIC SITE
     Tours of the Guibourd-Valle House, Garden open for strolling.
2 pm  at the STE. GENEVIEVE ART CENTER & MUSEUM
     "Portraits of Audubon & Rozier" talk by James Baker
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm at the LION'S CLUB PARK
     "L'ESPRIT CREOLE featuring Dennis Stroughmatt
EVENING ACTIVITES
6:30 pm  at the FELIX VALLE HISTORIC SITE
     LA VEILLEE - French Social Dancing and Folktales
7:30 pm (dusk) at the MAIN STREET PARK
     Ste. Genevieve Library presents the classic film, "GIGI".
     Bring a lawn chair or quilt, we'll have the popcorn.

THROUGHOUT THE DAY
     Festival Vendors - watch for the signs!
     Special menu items at local restaurants
     ASL Pewter store - demonstrations plus more vendors
     Horsedrawn Carriage Rides - next to Inn St. Gemme
     Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center - info and exhibits
     Scavenger Hunt/Seek & Find - Details on back of program


Sunday, June 12
FRENCH COLONIAL CORRIDOR DRIVING TOUR  12 pm - 5 pm
     A self-guided tour.  Pick up maps at the Welcome Center

     Shopping
     Tours of Historic Sites
     Wineries
     Restaurants
     Museums
     Art