Event report

French Fest 2023

French Fest 2023 was a wonderful success with thousands of people attending the event.

For the official opening, we were fortunate to have Frédéric Jung, General Consul of France in San Francisco, Christopher Weissberg, Member of the Parliament for the French living in North America, Nathalie Beaudoin, Foreign Policy and Diplomatic Service, Consulate General of Canada in Seattle, Darijo Bosjak, Acting Director of Workforce and Talent Development, Québec Trade Office in Silicon Valley, and Philippe Goetschel, Honorary Consul, Consulate of Switzerland in Seattle.

As this year’s Master of Ceremonies, we were happy to welcome back the very popular comedian from Montreal, Frédéric Choinière, who hosted the whole ceremony with his talent and Joie de Vivre! The festival line-up also included cooking demos, wine tastings, film screening, music and dances, choirs, conferences and fun activities for adults and children. Participating on the day were many of the region’s francophone schools, non-profit organizations, food vendors, local businesses. By entering the raffle, you even had the chance to win a trip for two to Tahiti thanks to our sponsors Air Tahiti Nui and Tahiti Tourism.

The event was organized by the non-profit organization France Education Northwest, with the support of Seattle Center FESTÁL, the French-American Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest, in partnership with the Consulate General of France in San Francisco, the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle and the Delegation of Quebec in Los Angeles.

We hope we can see you in person next year! 

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