Sunday, July 13
18th & L Streets

Join us for our 5th Annual Waiters' Race, beginning at noon. Following will be a Kids’ Waiters’ Race at 1:00, Live French Music, Mini French Lessons, Free Food Samples from Local Restaurants, Drink Vendors, A Photo Booth, Face Painting and Balloon Art, Costumed Characters and more!

Benefitting The Alliance Française de Sacramento and the Sacramento French Film Festival.

Inspired by the famous footrace in Paris, the Sacramento Bastille Day* Waiters’ Race returns for its 5th annual contest in midtown on Sunday, July 13th.

The goal: Make it to the finish line without spilling water or without dropping the tray altogether. Judges will be at each corner and the finish line.

A maximum of 50 participants will be allowed, so register early!

Register Here

*In France, “La Fête Nationale” – or simply “Le Quatorze Juillet” – is celebrated every July 14th with military parades, fireworks and festivities throughout the country. The date marks the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789, when a mob of angry Parisians stormed the Bastille prison, a symbol of the monarchy's tyrannical rule.


Complimentary samples from:

Buckhorn Grill, Paesanos, The Rind, Capital Dime, Old Soul, Wrap n' Roll Sushi, Yogurtagogo, Brasserie Capitale, Crepeville, 58 Degrees & Holding, Zocalo, Block Butcher and more!

Alcohol: Bastille Whiskey, French wines by 58 Degrees, Crispin Cider and various beers by Miller/Coors