Public Events

OME AND VISIT US!

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The open house showcases the national traditions of France. During open houses, the House of France is open free of charge to the public. Refreshments are served. Donations are welcome.

Les portes ouvertes sont l’occasion de montrer les traditions françaises. Durant les portes ouvertes, le cottage français est ouvert gratuitement. Des rafraîchissements sont servis. Toutes les donations sont les bienvenues.

 

January 2024

  • Open house on the 6th and 7th from 11 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Open house on the 13th and 14th from 11 AM until 4:00 PM

 

February 2024

  • Open house on the 3rd and 4th from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Open house on the 10th and 1`th from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM

 

March 2024

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  • Open house on the 2nd and 3rd from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Open house on the 9th and 10th from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM

 

 

 

 

Saturday, March 2, 2024
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come have crêpes with us at the House of France! We will be making sweet and tasty crepes for our members at the cottage. Bring your appetite!

This event is for current members of the House of France only! Nonmembers are welcome to attend by joining the House of France as a member.

RSVP by February 28, 2024 to houseoffrancesandiego@gmail.com

April 2024

  • Open house on the 6th and 7th from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Open house on the 13th and 14th 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM

 

May 2024

  • Open house on the 4th and 5th from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Open house on the 11th and 12th from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM


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June 2024

  • Open house on the 1st and 2nd from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Open house on the 8th and 9th from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Open house on the 15th and 16th from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM


Fete%20de%20la%20music%206Fête de la Musique (Music Fest) will be making a return soon!

Join the worldwide celebration of music!

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world which takes place annually on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.

What better reason to celebrate music than on June 21st, the first day of summer? Music is, of course, the universal language that brings people together.

Join us to hear a variety of local artists who will perform that night, including Ukulele, Hindie-rock band, rock guitar and classical guitar.

The House of France, in coordination with other French organizations, invites you to enjoy the festive atmosphere for an evening of free music.

 

Saturday, June 1, 2024
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Enjoy a variety of cheeses with us for a members-only cheese tasting at the House of France in Balboa Park! We will provide a variety of cheeses and wine for our members. There is no cost, but you must be a member! Click here to join today!

RSVP by April 5 to houseoffrancesandiego@gmail.com

July 2024

  • Open house on the 6th and 7th from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Open house on the 13th and 14th from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM


Lawn Program Sunday, July 14, 2024. The House of France features music and dance.

This year, in 2024, we were pleased to present Monique Caron singing a variety of French favorites, the Big Boss Bubeleh Band, with Yael Gmach and Vlady Yarovinsky, Asian Story Theater producing and performing a French inspired theatrical production, and Gordon Kohl playing French music on accordion!

The cottage will have French pastries and goodies, like a variety of croissants, macarons, and other French desserts! We will also be welcoming La Flamme Francaise, who will have quiches, flatbreads, and other delicious treats!

Joining us for this year’s celebration will be our friends at Alliance Francaise San Diego! Founded in 1927, Alliance Française San Diego is one of the oldest chapters in the United States. It is a cultural and educational association headed by a Franco-American team composed of instructors and is a certified Heritage School by the Department of Education of California. Learn more about them on their website or say hi to them at their table at our Lawn Program!

Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy the show this coming July 14, 2024!  Visit the Cottage for and say “Bonjour!”

 

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August 2024

  • Open house on the 3rd and 4th from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Open house on the 10th and 11th from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Open house on the 17th and 18th from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM

 

September 2024

  • Open house on the 7th and 8th from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Open house on the 14th and 15th from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM

September 22, 2024
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Free event!

Join us for our Annual Summer Picnic!

The French Cottage will be hosting a fun, outdoor event at Sunset Point Park in Mission Bay at Dana Landing Rd, San Diego, CA 92109. We will provide baguettes, merguez sausages (and a vegetarian alternative), drinks, coffee, and dessert.

Bring a dish to share, chairs, and bring your favorite outdoor games: pétanque, croquet, or a frisbee!

Look for the French flags! RSVP to houseoffrancesandiego@gmail.com

October 2024

  • Open house on the 5th and 6th from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Open house on the 12th and 13th from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM

 

November 2024

  • Open house on the 2nd and 3rd from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Open house on the 9th and 10th from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM

 

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December 2024

  • December Nights – December 6th and 7th
  • Open house on the 8th from 11:00 until 4:00 PM
  • Open house on the 14th and 15th from 11:00 until 4:00 PM