The third edition of Afro Punk Paris is finally here! If you’re a local or visiting Paris this weekend there are tons of things going on. Here are a few ideas of things to occupy your time before and after the festival.
AfroPunk Paris 2017: Top Things to Do
July 14- Fête nationale aka Bastille Day
This year Paris’ annual firework show will be themed “Paris and the Olympics”, starting around 11pm at the Eiffel Tower. Grab your picnic spreads and make sure to get there early, it is garunteed to be packed. Here are a few ideas of other locations to watch the fireworks:
La Butte Montmartre
Parc de Belleville
Find a friend’s apartment with a killer view of the Eiffel
Bals de Pompiers- July 13-14
A huge tradition to celebrate the 14th of July in Paris is to party with Firefighters. Yea, you heard right, Bals de Pompier (Firemans Balls) are essentially parties that include entail men in uniform, music, drinking, and dancing at different fire stations throughout Paris.
Afro Punk Fancy Dress Ball 11pm-6am
Get Dressed up
Location: TRABENDO, 211 Jean Jaures, 75019
July 15- Afro Punk Day 1
Breakfast: Grab a cup of coffee and some tasty French pastries from a local bakery or cafe.
Late Morning: Explore Paris, before making your way to Parc de La Villette
If you have time check out the Jamaica Jamaica exhibit at the Philharmonie de Paris which is right next to the Afro Punk venue
Pre-Festival Drinks: Ton Ton Jaures is less than 5 min walk from the venue and its a great place to grab happy hour drinks and a bite to eat
Address: 174 Avenue Jean Jaures 7509
Afternoon/ Evening: Afro Punk Festival Day 1
Line up of the day:
July 16- Afropunk Day 2
BRUNCH: What’s a Sunday without Brunch? Le Pavillon des Canaux is a great option for Sunday Brunch. It’s just a 10 min walk from Parc de La Villette along Canal de l’ourq. It was once a boat house that was converted to a bar/restaurant that makes you feel like your at home!
Address: 39 quai de Loire, 75019
For other Brunch ideas check out a recent post TOP 10 PLACES TO BRUNCH IN PARIS.
AFTERNOON/EVENING: Afropunk Day 2
Line up of the day:
Robert glasper experiment
Disiz la peste
Blitz the ambassador
Sir the baptist
Then finish off finish off the night at Le Comptoir General for their weekly Sunday night party.
July 17- Le Paris Noir: Black Paris Tour
If you’re still in the mood for some fun… Le Paris Noir Black Paris tour is a great option to learn about Paris from a different lens. The tour will be in English!
Meeting Location: Panthéon
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!