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Franco-Fête Minneapolis 2012

September 28 & 29
Minneapolis, Minnesota

A Multicultural, Multicontinental, Bilingual Event

Everyone is welcome!  Francophones, Francophiles, Children, Professors, Teachers, High-School Students, Businessmen and Women, Historians, Music Afficionados…    Detailed Description    (Blog of Dick Bernard)


Updated:  9/24/2012 @ 5:10 pm



Saturday evening, September 29th at 7:30



All seats - Open Seating
Don't have the time to send in the paper registration?  Don't use checks anymore?  Whatever the reason, ORDER YOUR TICKET ONLINE now!  Here's the direct link to this magnificent event on Brown Paper Tickets:  I want tickets!

Tickets at the Door:  $25 while seats last


In addition to the parking lot at DeLaSalle—which may fill up quickly—there is metered street parking as well as an underground parking ramp across the bridge next to Our Lady of Lourdes church.  If parking in the ramp, plan on a short ten- to fifteen-minute walk to DeLaSalle.


An unforgettable, foot-stomping event of approximately two hours, Le Vent du Nord (The North Wind) has performed all across Canada, capturing its highest awards and honors for a modern traditional sound from Quebec that leaves no pair of shoes flat on the floor for long. They've been in 15 European countries. They are one of the most-loved Quebec folk groups throughout the world. Check out their web site for more info. (Look in the top right corner for the language of your choice.)


But wait!  There's a lot more!  Read all about the rest of the events that are happening this special weekend. 
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DOWNLOAD the   Registration Form   TODAY!


*NEW* University Students — $15.00 at the door only!

  • Trouble downloading the form?
  • Know someone who would be interested in this event but they don't have a computer?

Send an email to:
with the following text in the subject line:  Need Registration Packet

It's important to register early as some events have capacity limitations!

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  • Free immediate parking is available on site for the first 160 to arrive!
  • See this document for complete details on:  maps, directions, and parking.

How do I get there?

** NEWS 9/19/2012 **
There will be increased traffic in the area on Saturday morning due to a marathon, which begins at the Wilde Roast Cafe in nearby Riverplace.  Plan accordingly.



  • Complimentary coffee and rolls will be available in the morning while supplies last. 
    Arrivez de bonne heure !
  • Food and beverages will be available for purchase for most of the day.
  • Please register for the sit-down lunch and supper using the registration form above.

What's on the menu?

  • DEADLINE for meal registrations is Tuesday, September 25th.



Coming from out of town?  We have reserved a block of rooms at the Marquette Hotel in downtown Minneapolis and the AmericInn in Brooklyn Center.  Once you have registered for Franco-Fête, please give Virgil a call at 1-855-864-2634 should you like more information on how to reserve your room at our special rate. The Marquette Hotel is about eight blocks from Nicollet Island where Franco-Fête takes place. The AmericInn is about a ten-minute drive.



YES! | OUI !

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…and email it to everyone you know who might be interested in learning more about the French-speaking world (la Francophonie). Put something on your Facebook page; Twitter about it far and wide! Put a notice up in your local coffee shop. Tell your friends at work, church, school, the gym... MERCI! - Ian Britton - Ian Britton



Click on this link "Program" to view (print).
Everything you need to know about this exciting three-day event is contained in this convenient, e-mailable, PDF document.
This is the same program that will be distributed beginning Friday evening.


For suggestions or inquiries regarding this Fête Merveilleuse, you may contact me at 1-855-864-2634.  You may even want to volunteer for Franco-Fête 2012.

Best to you!
À bientôt,

Virgil Benoit


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