The Washington Post

The French national holiday is celebrated around Washington with music, drinks and family-friendly fun.

Eight ways to celebrate France's independence, from 18th-century courtiers to goofy relay races.

Washington will mark the French holiday with four days of parties, including family-friendly museum happenings and late-night soirees.

Our picks include a "Christmas in July" party with beer and cookies and the D.C. Blues Society's 10-band cookout.

  • Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson
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  • Jul 9, 2013
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