Experience a new culture - Practice your French - Be French for a day

Mark your calendars and join us for a spectacular celebration of French culture at the Saratoga French Market and Carnival!

This enchanting event is brought to you by the Saratoga French Cultural Preschool and Kindergarten, in collaboration with the Alliance Francaise Silicon Valley.

Step into a world of whimsy and delight as we transform Saratoga into a bustling French marketplace! Entry is FREE for all, so gather your friends and family for a weekend filled with fun and festivities.

Indulge in delectable treats from authentic French vendors, browse through charming stalls offering artisanal goods while listening to music with DJ "Mars" and our French singer Karima.

Get ready for adrenaline-pumping adventures with bouncy castles and pony rides! And for our littlest guests, there will be special activities and games to spark joy and creativity.

Don't miss out on the magic of the Saratoga French Market and Carnival – a celebration where memories are made and cherished for a lifetime.

Spread the word, and we'll see you there!

When

Friday April 19th (4 pm to 9:30 pm)

Saturday April 20th (10 am to 5 pm)

Where

12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga 95070

(Park at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church)

Friday Activities

4 pm to 9:30 pm

A relaxing evening in a "Guinguette" ambiance with nice food, lights, live music and DJ as well as dancing if you feel like it.

  • Dunk someone in the water! - 4 to 6 pm
  • Can knock-down game - 4 to 6 pm
  • Let's fish - 4 to 6 pm
  • Face painting - 4 to 6 pm
  • Bouncy castles - 4 to 7pm
  • Vendors - 4 to 9:30 pm
  • Food - 4 to 9:30 pm
  • Music - 5 to 9:30 pm
  • Wine by glass (Bring your ID) - 5 to 9 pm

Saturday Activities

10 am to 5 pm

  • Bouncy castles - All day
  • Dunk someone in the water! - All day
  • Can knock-down game - All day
  • Let's Fish - All day
  • Yoga for children (20min) - 10:30am
  • Story time in French with Catherine - 11am
  • French Music Class for Kids with Karine - 11:30am
  • Foam Party - 11:45am to 1:45pm
  • Pony rides - 10 am to noon / 1 pm to 3 pm
  • Face painting - 10 am to noon / 2 pm to 4 pm
  • Yoga for adults (30min) - 2:30am
  • Story time in French with Virginie - 3 pm
  • Vendors - All day
  • Food - All day
  • Wine by the glass (Bring your ID) - 11am to 3pm

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Vendors

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Fleur de Cocoa

Will be present Saturday 10am to noon

Aimeric & Aline Davy took over Fleur de Cocoa in December 2019... Aimeric has been a pastry chef for 28 years. Passionate and creative, he has over the years, developed new techniques and recipes! Always looking for novelty, he likes to improve, in France (or he did his CAP, then the Compagnon), then Switzerland (7 years) and finally the USA (16 years). Through our Fleur de Cocoa pastry, we want to bring an authentic French touch, a sharing of our culture and of course a culinary pleasure!

Lovely Joy

Will be present Saturday

My macrame creations are all made with love to bring your joy and coziness in your home.

Goudy's

Will be present Friday & Saturday

Goudy’s French Cuisine is an Artisan French Style Charcuterie created in 2016, based in the Bay Area and Denver Metropolitan area. All our seasonal products (176) are handcrafted in small batches. From processing to packaging, every step is done by hand.

Traditional French dishes - BBQ Sausages - Apéritifs delicacies

Frenchery

Will be present Saturday only

FRENCHERY is America's First Luxury & Super Premium Grocery Delivery Service Bringing The World's Best Culinary Experience To Your Table From Real Sturgeon Caviar to Italian & French Truffles, Premium Charcuterie, Hard-to- Find Cheeses, Luxury Pastries, Exclusive Wines & More!

1.2.3 Chocolat

Will be present Friday & Saturday

A French Chocolate Mousse Atelier in the SF Bay Area.

We offer small batches of chocolate mousse handcrafted with love in the French tradition. Our chocolate mousse is made from scratch using selected varieties of high-quality chocolate and ingredients that are always fresh. We pledge to always respect the environment and the earth's resources and to never use preservatives or anything artificial.

Myriam Mardinian - Painter

Will be present Saturday

Myriam Mardinian is born in Paris, France. Her paintings in watercolor and acrylic illustrate the charms of France, with its narrows streets, restaurants, cafes, shop and fine dinning.

Conquered by the charm of California, her works is inspired by marine landscapes, free and wild. The Victorians houses of San Francisco are her joy.

Cess Pottery

Will be present Friday & Saturday

I’m Cécile, I was born in France, and I moved to the Bay Area 9 years ago. After trying pottery for the first time in 2016, I retook lessons after the Covid lockdown in fall 2021. I was so into it and very frustrated and couldn’t wait 1 week between classes that I started building my own studio at home. 2 years and a half later I now have everything I need to create limitless: a wheel, a kiln, all the tools, stocks of clay and soooo many glazes! I can experience many combos and play with colors, textures and my favorite: dripping!

I hope you’ll fall in love with my creations, and that you’ll find YOUR special piece to enjoy happy moments with it between your hands.

Keep in mind: it was made with all my love and passion!

Sippora Aguia - Jewelery

Will be present Friday & Saturday

Sipora Aguia Jewelry is fully customizable jewelry with various options to change colors in all kinds of different pieces. Our brand was created in 2009 by the designer who inspired the name of the brand itself, Sipora Aguia. She quickly found a concept that made it stand out from all other brands. A playful concept with more than 150 available colors, textures, and 6 sphere sizes to mix and match. Each piece is unique, and versatile, changing according to your mood. All of the jewelry is handcrafted in 925 silver or 2-micron gold plated ensuring top quality products.

A la French Crepes

Will be present Friday & Saturday

Embark on an authentic culinary voyage with "À la French". Let us whisk you away to Brittany, where our classic recipes capture the essence of French culinary tradition.

Traditional Crêpes: Dive into the world of crêpes, where every bite is bursting with flavor. Watch as we make these thin delights before your eyes, filling the air with irresistible smells.

Gluten-Free Delights: Enjoy our delicious buckwheat creations for a gluten-free treat. For those craving a gluten-free experience, indulge in our buckwheat creations. From savory galettes to sweet delights, we've perfected gluten-free recipes so everyone can enjoy the taste of Brittany.

Quality Ingredients: At "À la French," we're dedicated to quality. We carefully select fresh and seasonal ingredients, supporting local businesses and sustainable practices.

Taste the Tradition: Our recipes are a tribute to the rich culinary heritage of Brittany, passed down through generations. Experience the authentic flavors of Brittany inviting you to savor mouthwatering creations that pay homage to tradition.

Tote your Stuff

Will be present Friday & Saturday

At Tote Your Stuff, I use French-themed fabrics to create and sew unique purses (et beaucoup plus) with joie de vivre. Carry our totes, purses, bags, and purse accessories and you will feel the joie de vivre. Wear our flirty aprons and add chic to your décor with our accent pillows.

Blue Bear

Will be present Friday & Saturday

Blue Bear sprang from the friendship between two French, Elise and Christelle, who met by chance. They discovered they had a passion for crafty hobbies in common, sewing in particular. After sewing for their kids, loved ones and friends, they now wish to share their creations with a wider audience. Blue Bear creates colorful accessories for the enjoyment of young and old alike.

The Soap Nymph

Will be present Friday & Saturday

Unique soaps and bath sundries. Great gifts and party favors! Designed and packaged in Silicon Valley since 2003.

Craft, knitting and crochet with love

Will be present Saturday only

Ciao! I’m Cristina Brocchin, an Italian teacher who moved to the Bay Area 20 years ago. I was born in Vigevano, a small town in the north of Italy close to Milan. A few years ago, I rediscovered the passion of knitting and crocheting, the loving craft my Nonna Marietta taught me when I was just a child. Now I love sharing my passion with all my handmade items.

French DJ Mars

Will be present Friday evening only

DJ Mars (Olivier) was born and grew up in Paris in the Montmartre area. He moved to California and has now settled in the Bay Area. He is an engineer but also a musician. With his son and one of his daughters they formed a family band named Mars and play classic rock cover. They play regularly in downtown Los Altos. As a DJ, Olivier plays music for audiences, in restaurants, various events and private parties

Karima Seddouki

Will be present Friday and Saturday

Born in France near Paris, my innate passion for singing led me through diverse musical journeys. My musical inspirations are deeply rooted in the talent of iconic singers like Céline Dion, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Edith Piaf. I had a great experience performing French songs at different French events back in 2017 and 2018. I am currently thriving in a group where Jazz, Bossa Nova, and Funk converge to create a captivating musical experience.

Mom and Wild

Will be present Saturday Only

Gaëlle, owner of Mom and Wild and proudly mom of 4, offers zero waste and environmental friendly accessories handmade by herself with passion. She mainly uses responsible and quality materials.

Kromatine

Will be present Friday only

I'm Karine, I'm French and I arrived in the beautiful Bay Area almost 10 years ago! My creations are colorful and handmade with love and care for details. In my thirst of creation, I like to explore and discover new techniques all the time, therefore you'll find different kinds of items, from sewing (bags, zipper pockets, pie carriers, baskets and many more), to jewelry (made of micro-macrame, resin, polymer clay, fabric...), or unique wall art.

My Craft and Nature

Will be present Friday and Saturday

Geneviève is passionate about nature and its treasures. Glass frosted by the sea, shells, pebbles and driftwood are a great source of inspiration for her. Her pleasure is to use nature treasures to make art.

Mediterranean Home Cooking

Will be present Saturday only

Indulge in the culinary delights of Mediterranean Home Cooking, where every dish is crafted with passion and precision. Utilizing fresh, organic ingredients and a rich array of herbs and spices, our hearty, homemade cuisine promises to excite your palate and captivate your guests. Savor the delights of both Mediterranean and French home cooking with us.

Aurélio Mucci

Will be present Friday and Saturday

Aurélio creates jewelry made from computer parts.These include earrings and necklaces using recycled heat sinks from computers. He will also present a collection of earrings and necklaces with colorful designs inspired by the Fibonacci sequence. These are handmade and incorporate silver and glass. Finally, Aurélio designs a series of handmade bracelets in brass, copper and silver.

Petit Pot

Will be present Saturday only

Founded by a French pastry chef in 2014, Petit Pot set out to introduce delicious French desserts that satisfy any American sweet tooth.Its pot de crème, riz au lait and plant-based treats are made with simple and clean ingredients that are perfectly portioned in petite glass jars and paper-based cups. Based in Emeryville, California.

MARGUERITE by Anne V.

Will be present Friday and Saturday

Inspired by nature, art & unexpected encounters, I create novelties & wearables out of fabric, paper, concrete and recycle materials. Welcome to my world of color, texture & little wonders !

Lux Cafe Club

Will be present Saturday only

Curating the Globe's Most Exquisite Specialty Coffees. We deliver rare, luxurious coffee treasures directly to discerning connoisseurs, ensuring an unparalleled tasting experience with every cup.

For this event, we will also be serving cups of this exquisite coffee: The Ethiopian Shantawene Abore, awarded an impressive 96 points out of 100 by coffee sommeliers.

Beyond Asanas

Will be present Saturday only

Yoga isn't simply a practice; it's a lifestyle a way of living consciously, mindfully, and authentically. At Beyond Asanas, classes are not about working out. They are about giving you the tools to build solid foundations focusing on breathing and alignment.

Céline will welcome you for two demonstrations in French for non native speakers. Yoga for children Saturday at 10.30 20 minutes. Yoga for adults Saturday at 2.30 pm. 30 minutes.

Ma Brocante

Will be present Friday and Saturday

A group of French friends who enjoy participating in "vide greniers" in France, akin to "garage sales", have pooled together some of their discoveries. They will sell these items for a noble cause: to provide food for those experiencing homelessness.

Utopia Gift

Will be present Saturday only

Utopia gist is where we design and make our Blown Glass, every piece we have is a labor of love, Hand Blown hand-painted, ensuring an individual character and uniqueness. We pour our passion into each step of the process, from conceptual design to choosing the highest quality glass and colors

Réseau Main dans la Main

Will be present Saturday only

The main dans la main network, established in 2015 in the San Francisco area, is a support platform dedicated to the French community abroad. Its main objective is to combat isolation by strengthening solidarity within the French community and by intervening in a targeted manner at critical moments in the lives of our compatriots living abroad.

My Bulle Toys

Will be present Friday and Saturday

My Bulle Toys, nestled within the American market, is a delightful oasis curated by the dedicated couple Nicolas and Fanny. Specializing in French children's books and educational toys from esteemed French brands, My Bulle Toys offers a unique blend of cultural enrichment and playful discovery.

Sponsors

THANK YOU for making this event happen!

Click on a sponsor or scroll down to see more information

Saratoga French Cultural Preschool

Lycée Français de San Francisco

Black Eagle Fire and Security

Alliance Française Silicon Valley

Domaine Helena

La Fromagerie, San Francisco

Brioche Pasquier

Les voix florissantes

Saratoga French Cultural Preschool

The Saratoga French Cultural Preschool Center was opened in January of 2015. Situated in the heart of Silicon Valley, we are specifically located in the city of Saratoga, CA. Our primary goal as educators is to offer quality child care services starting from 2 through the first grade.

We recognize each child is unique and value the differences that each child brings to our program. Our program allows for flexibility to meet the individual needs of each child. Our daily schedule allows each child to develop their physical, social-emotional, cognitive, and artistic abilities through child-initiated play and teacher-directed learning.

Our California preschool’s primary mode of communication is through French, which we emphasize to promote French language acquisition for non-native speakers and an enhanced communication set for French speakers. We believe our role as educators is to help each child to develop autonomy, self-esteem, and problem-solving skills in an equally charming and social classroom setting.

At Saratoga French Cultural Preschool and kindergarten, we want your child to feel at home while developing new skills at their own pace in our child-focused learning environment. These skills will be learned through healthy interactions with other children and our valued staff members.

Lycée Français de San Francisco

Will be present Saturday only

Discover Le Lycée Français de San Francisco (LFSF) – a beacon of international education in the Bay Area 🌟 With 55+ years of excellence, our language-focused programs shape global thinkers from preschool to grade 12. No prior French language required to apply to our brand-new, IB powered, International Track. Dual diplomas, top college admissions, and a vibrant, diverse community await. Join us in cultivating curiosity, critical thinking, and empathy for a brighter tomorrow!

Black Eagle Fire and Security

When it comes to safeguarding your most precious assets, nothing should be left to chance. At Black Eagle Fire & Security, we understand that your safety and peace of mind are non-negotiable.

We offer :

  • Commercial & Residential Fire Alarm System Installation
  • Fire Alarm Test & Inspection
  • Fire Alarm System Design & Engineering
  • Fire Alarm Emergency Services & Repair
  • 24/7 Monitoring Central Station

Alliance Française Silicon Valley

French Cultural Center

The Alliance Française of Silicon Valley (AFSV) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1970 with the mission of promoting French language and culture in the Silicon Valley region of California. It is part of a global network of over 800 Alliance Françaises in more than 130 countries. Since its inception, the Alliance Française of Silicon Valley has experienced constant growth and now offers a range of French language courses for all levels, adults and children as well as cultural events to celebrate the diversity of the French-speaking world. It is a meeting place for Francophiles and Francophones in the Silicon Valley region, and has become a hub of French language and culture in the area.​

Domaine Helena

Since André Guéziec acquired Domaine Helena, he has relied upon his French roots and his upbringing among Alsace wines to influence the farming operations, maintenance and winemaking.

Domaine Helena has consequently undertaken an Organic transition, and wines are trending towards less alcohol in the French style, so that they can be better enjoyed in a meal amongst family and friends and paired with varied favorite dishes.

La Fromagerie, San Francisco

Terroir

We use the same natural and delicious ingredients we grew up with in France. We source some of the finest and most unique cheeses to bring you the best selection from Europe and the U.S.

Experience & knowledge

Because we grew up with these products we were eager to share it with the Bay Area community. We believe that knowledge and experience are keys to provide the best quality and share the love of cheese.

Brioche Pasquier

40 YEARS OF 'SAVOIR-FAIRE'

From the family bakery at Les Cerqueux, France in 1974 up until today, we continue to carefully select our ingredients to deliver to you, recipes that are simple yet delicious. Each of our recipes are adapted to every moment of the day, whether it is breakfast, dessert or for a snack. We offer something for everyone.

Les voix florissantes

Dr. Karine St-Pierre is a French Canadian soprano and voice teacher, who specializes in French lyric diction and repertoire. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Vocal Pedagogy from the University of Toronto. She is the owner and founder or the voice studio Les voix florissantes, located in San Jose, CA.