Entertainment 2019 - (subject to change)

Click here to download  the program and the vendor list

Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango
Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango

Culinary Demonstration With the American Culinary Federation Chefs of Charlotte

We are so happy that “Chef Jay Z” (Jay Ziobrowski, CEC, Corporate Chef / President, ACF Chefs of Charlotte, Inc.) had partnered with the French Festival to offer Culinary Demonstrations at the Charlotte French Festival. See below the program and schedule (subject to changes). Learn More here

Mark Larson Trio

Live Music with Mark Larson Trio.

 

Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango
Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango

Gigi and le Gendarme

Gigi and le Gendarme:

Jeannette and her husband -Traditionally French costumed- will gladly pose with you for the most unforgettable photo-souvenir... If you are lucky, and say "S'il vous plaît" she may even teach you how to say "Yeeeeaahhh!" in French!

CoCom Charlotte - Congolese Community of Charlotte

Did you know that the Congolese community is one of the largest French speaking Community in Charlotte? Come and meet the community leaders, and discover the rich culture of the Congo.

 

Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango
Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango
Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango
Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango

D-Day Re-enactors  & Historians

This year we are celebrating the 75th Normandy D-Day - Come to meet WW2 re-enactors / historians at the Charlotte French Festival 2019. They will represent the 82nd US Army Airborne Division (and 325th Glider Division and even a US Army Air Corp pilot ) which would also be in period-accurate uniforms and carry actual equipment that would have been worn and used during the DDAY parachute drop into Sainte- Mère l'Eglise, France the night before the actual DDAY landings and in the surrounding towns of France.

 

Bleu Blanc Rouge - Learn French

Always wanted to learn French? Want to brush up your French? Rencontrez native Frech instructor Fabienne from Bleu Blanc Rouge - Learn French at the Charlotte French Festival 2019: She will hold 2 free workshops (11:30am & 3pm).She offers quality French instruction to students of all ages and all levels, in an interactive and stimulating environment through innovative teaching techniques. www.bleublancrougelearnfrench.com/

Play Petanque

Learn how to play this traditional French game and have fun, or participate to the mini-competition with Carolina Petanque

Strolling Accordion -  Bob Wilusz

Bob Wilusz, the Strolling Accordionist takes the music to the people by making personal contact. Bob's repertoire includes various European music (French, German, Italian, Irish, and Polish), plus old time and Patriotic American. Bob has vast knowledge of songs from the time period 1890 to 1959.

Dog Costume Contest

Leash up your dog-and-people-friendly canine family members and be part of the festivities! Bring your dog to the Festival, and have him/her photo taken at the CMPD Animal Care and Control booth. Prize will be awarded via email.

Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango
Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango
Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango
Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango
Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango

Passion For Tango - Tango Demonstration - Daniel Arredondo

Last Tango in Paris... Did you know that Argentina and Paris share love for Tango? Learn more about Tango with Daniel Arredondo. Born in San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina, Daniel may be credited with bringing authentic Argentine tango to Charlotte, NC, in the year 2000...

URL: www.PassionForTango.com

Phone: +1-704-575-4278

 

Nail Bar

French manicure or French flag? That's totally up to you!

 

Theater Improvisational - French things!

Come see an improv show bridging French and American cultures! At 1PM, a team of performers from Charlotte Comedy Theater will improvise scenes and games based on audience suggestions, in French and in English. This is a high energy and audience interactive comedy show that has never been seen before and will never be seen again!

Storytime in French "L'heure du conte"

With l'Ecole du Samedi Charlotte

Kid Face painting

With l'Ecole du Samedi Charlotte

Entertainment 2018

Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango

Soccer World Cup Final - Watch the Game Live at the French Festival!

Come to the Festival to watch the FIFA World Cup 2018 Final Live, on a large screen at the Charlotte French Festival. Make sure you have your general entrance ticket before you come! ($5 per person) This is made possible thanks to our Sponsor AT&T: AT&T is bringing you world class entertainment across all your favorite devices. Whether you want to watch and stream at home or on the go. AT&T provides you with entertainment on your terms. From NFL Sunday Ticket to the FIFA World Cup to Fiber Internet, AT&T has you covered. Stop by their tent and see how they can help you with that!

 

Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango

Famous guitarist Vadim Kolpakov

Famous guitarist Vadim Kolpakov's musical repertoire includes Popular hits, Jazz standards, Spanish guitar music in the unique Gypsy style. Tel: +1 (980) 253-6536 or Contact@VadimKolpakov.com  www.VadimKolpakov.com

Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango

Gigi and le Gendarme

Gigi and le Gendarme:

Jeannette and her husband -Traditionally French costumed- will gladly pose with you for the most unforgettable photo-souvenir... If you are lucky, and say "S'il vous plaît" she may even teach you how to say "Yeeeeaahhh!" in French!

Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango

Musique Baroque

Eddie Ferrell (Baroque Flute) and Matthew Files (Cello) will perform several sonatas by the French Baroque composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. Eddie Ferrell is a member of Carolina Pro Musica

Play Petanque

Learn how to play this traditional French game and have fun, or participate to the mini-competion with Carolina Petanque

Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango
Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango

Passion For Tango - Tango Demonstration - Daniel Arredondo

Last Tango in Paris... Did you know that Argentina and Paris share love for Tango? Learn more about Tango with Daniel Arredondo. Born in San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina, Daniel may be credited with bringing authentic Argentine tango to Charlotte, NC, in the year 2000...

URL: www.PassionForTango.com

Phone: +1-704-575-4278

 

Storytime in French "L'heure du conte"

With l'Ecole du Samedi Charlotte

Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango

Strolling Accordion -  Bob Wilusz

Bob Wilusz, the Strolling Accordionist takes the music to the people by making personal contact. Bob's repertoire includes various European music (French, German, Italian, Irish, and Polish), plus old time and Patriotic American. Bob has vast knowledge of songs from the time period 1890 to 1959.

Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango

Kid Face painting

With l'Ecole du Samedi Charlotte

Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango

Dog Costume Contest

Sponsored by Four Dogs Pets Supplies. Leash up your dog-and-people-friendly canine family members and be part of the festivities! Bring your dog to the Festival, and have him/her photo shoot, prize will be awarded at the end of the Festival. Photo to be taken by the entrance booth.

 

Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango

Lisa De Novo -  Singer

Lisa began singing and songwriting at a very young age. By age 10, she had 3 albums (and a Christmas album) handwritten in journals. She loves France and French Culture.

www.lisadenovo.com

 

Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango

Stilt Walking

Entertainment sneak peak: Sky High Skyler stands 9 feet tall! Come to the Charlotte French Festival, you got to see him... No, really you can't help but see him!

 

Entertainment 2017

Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango
Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango

Club de Theatre en Français -  French Theater Club

The goal of this group is to put a play together, in French, in Charlotte. We are always looking for actors, as well as support (costumes, etc.)... and spectators. The plan is to rehearse once a week, and have two representations per year. The Director and group leader is Mathieu L'Hoste-Clos.

www.meetup.com/Club-Theatre-En-Francais/

Play Petanque

Learn how to play this traditional French game and have fun, or participate to the mini-tournament with Carolina Petanque

Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango
Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango

 Passion For Tango - Tango Demonstration - Daniel Arredondo

Last Tango in Paris... Did you know that Argentina and Paris share love for Tango? Learn more about Tango with Daniel Arredondo. Born in San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina, Daniel may be credited with bringing authentic Argentine tango to Charlotte, NC, in the year 2000...

URL: www.PassionForTango.com

Phone: +1-704-575-4278

 

Storytime in French "L'heure du conte"

With l'Ecole du Samedi Charlotte

Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango

Accordion -  Alan Davis

www.folksociety.org

Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango

Kid Face painting

With l'Ecole du Samedi Charlotte

Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango

Dog Costume Contest

Organized by Ike's Dog Pub Play & Stay. Leash up your dog-and-people-friendly canine family members and be part of the festivities! Bring your dog to Ike's Dog booth, and have him/her photo shoot, prize will be awarded at the end of the Festival.

 

Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango

Lisa De Novo -  Singer

Lisa began singing and songwriting at a very young age. By age 10, she had 3 albums (and a Christmas album) handwritten in journals. She loves France and French Culture.

www.lisadenovo.com

 

Daniel Arredondo, authentic Argentinian tango

And more...