Fête Française is a free outdoor street festival hosted annually by Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans at our uptown campus off of Magazine Street. Fête Française carries the distinction of being the biggest French festival in New Orleans. In addition to serving as the school’s largest fundraiser, this fun-filled event celebrates all things uniquely French and helps to keep the Francophone heritage alive and well in New Orleans and Louisiana through a variety of food, music, art, entertainment, children’s activities, and more.

Fête Française will be March 25, 2023! We are making this year’s celebration the best one yet, featuring our largest ever of New Orleans’ top musicians and restaurants, Le Marché of artistic vendors, Le Jardin de Bière, special wristbands, and so much more.  Gear up for a day filled with French culture, music, dancing, cuisine, games and more.


Fête Française is hosted by Ecole Bilingue and coordinated by staff and an army of volunteer parents. We are incredibly thankful to those volunteers, including our chairs:

  • 2023 Robert Knapp and Olivier Lau
  • 2022: Adrienne Flament Resh and Robert Knapp
  • 2021: Cancelled
  • 2020: Cancelled, Adrienne Flament Resh and Robert Knapp
  • 2019: Tiffany Pitre
  • 2018: Burke Alciatore and Tiffany Pitre
  • 2017: Burke Alciatore and Boo Randle 
  • 2016: Burke Alciatore and Boo Randle