The annual lawn Program for the House of France, a.k.a. the French cottage or le cottage français, takes places in July to celebrate Bastille Day or le 14 juillet as the French call it.
Entertainment is provided by the different groups or individuals reflecting the French culture. We often have children from French immersion schools participate as well as from the House of France. Typical French music is played as well as well known popular songs.
The food that is traditionally served for the Ethnic Food Faire, the Lawn Program and the December Nights is cheese, madeleines, crêpes, onion soup as well as an assortment of French pastries (éclairs, mille-feuilles otherwise known in the US as Napoléon, fruit tarts, etc.)
Every year in June and September the members of the House of France organize a picnic – location and dates vary and are announced in advance.