French Heritage Festival
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
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
Tours of Historic Sites