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Bastille Day- Sponsored by Simply Crepes

Saturday, July 14th, 2018 12 pm to 4 pm

French-FlagIn France, and for French people around the world, July 14 is celebrated as Bastille Day, the beginning of a revolution that freed the citizens from a tyrannical government. In the late 1700s, the Bastille was used as a state prison, holding mostly political dissidents. On July 14, 1789, a crowd stormed the Bastille and released seven prisoners.

This historic event is commemorated every year with parades, fireworks, and the invoking of the words of the French Revolution: Liberté, égalité, fraternité – freedom, equality, and brotherhood!

Join Simply Crepes and Lafayette Village Saturday, July 14th, 2018 for a celebration of French liberty and culture. From 12 pm to 4 pm, enjoy French-inspired music, aerial dancing, Stilt walking, Mimes, and magicians, throughout the Village. Also be on the look out for princesses from Enchanted Wishes! Visit our many shops and restaurants for French-themed promotions, food and drinks.

More Details to come!

Third Thursday of Month 6 pm to 8 pm
On the Third Thursday of each month March through October visit Lafayette Village for a Wine Walk in support of a local charity. Participating merchants will be offering free wine tasting at their business from 6 pm to 8 pm. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through our shops and restaurants – a great way to see all the Village has to offer and taste some fabulous wines.


The fee to participate is $10, with proceeds going to the featured charity. Of course, you must be at least 21 years old to partake in the tastings, but all ages are welcome to shop and savor the many restaurants. The first 100 participants will receive a commemorative wine glass – so get there early!

Past Wine Walker? Bring your Lafayette Village Wine Glass with you and save $1!

Third Thursday of each Month. Rain or shine!


March 15th – Second Chance Pet Adoptions

April 19th – Ronald McDonald House of Durham and Wake

May 17th- Donate Life NC

June 21st – Helene Foundation

July 19th- Mouse Dream Foundation

Aug 16th- Triangle Down Syndrome Network

Sept 20th- Saving Grace Animals for Adoption 

Oct 18th- Arc of North Carolina

2018 Charity Applications are now Closed. Check back in Oct 2018 to apply for our 2019 wine walk