Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts District to Host Annual Celebration of Bastille Day

Cars won’t be able to drive down Bishop Avenue tonight, because the street will be temporarily covered by a “petanque” court. Photo by Elliott Munoz (elliott-munoz.com) via Go Oak Cliff’s Facebook page.

If you were thinking of having dinner in the Bishop Arts District tonight, but you’re not in the mood for a festival celebrating the French version of Independence Day, change your dinner plans.

But if you’d like to have a good time and get a preview of what makes North Oak Cliff such a vibrant neighborhood, then you should attend Bastille on Bishop. There will be French cuisine such as crepes and ratatouille, French games such as petanque, and live music.

Bastille on Bishop is one of four annual events put on by the organization¬†Go Oak Cliff. Their other big festivals are Mardi Gras Oak Cliff, Brew Riot, and Blues, Bandits & BBQ. This group of go-getters has really strengthened the sense of pride people in that neighborhood have. They don’t live in Dallas, they’ll tell you; they live in Oak Cliff.

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