Caravane Festival 

Saturday, March 19 | 2:00 - 8:00 pm | AFNO, 1519 jackson ave.

Celebrate le jour de la francophonie with a full day of artistic and collaborative workshops, food, and music!

Free entry until 5:00 pm  |  $5 after 5:00 pm  |  Free all day for AFNO members

The AFNO wanted to celebrate the Louisiana Francophonie by inviting French speakers and non French speakers of New Orleans to take the floor and encourage them to create a dialogue between words of the French language and their cultures. This festival will be shaped by collaborative activities open to all, workshops for children and adults,  and even a  concert with Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes and other artistic surprises!

We are very proud to announce our participation in the international Caravane des dix mots (Caravane of Ten Words) project to promote, in partnership with Nous Foundation, the voices of Louisiana in the French-speaking world. The Caravane des dix mots invites French speakers from all over the world to take the French language and give their definitions of 10 chosen words, definitions that depend on one's experience,  history or even the other languages one speaks! This project is shared with French speakers from Quebec, Benin, Burundi, Egypt, Togo, China and even Belgium and Romania, who will also give their definitions of divulgâcher, décalé, ébaubi, époustouflant, farcer, kaï, méduser, pince-moi, saperlipopette et tintamarre.

« La langue francaise appartient à tous ceux qui la parlent ! » « The French language belongs to all those who speak it! »

EVENT OPEN TO ALL - French and English speaking! From 2pm, music, bar and information in the backyard.

3pm-8pm:  French crêpes and pastries with French Stall

 :  Collaborative workshops and activities for all

  • Petits penseurs philosophical workshop   |  1:30 - 3:00 pm  |  Free  |  Register
  •  Workshop: What is the Francophonie?  |  3:30 - 5:00 pm  |  Free | Register
  • Collaborative mural in the AFNO backyard  |  2:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Music and songwriting workshop with Sam Craft | 3:30 - 5:00 pm | Register

5pm-8pm : Concert and performances $5 public (free for AFNO members)

  • Performance by Les ReBelles  |  5:30 pm
  • Concert with Bruce Sunpie Barnes  |   6:30 pm     Purchase Tickets Purchase Tickets

Alliance Française
de La Nouvelle-Orléans

1519 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

Monday-Thursday: 10am-6pm
Friday: 10am-4pm


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