“There will definitely be a Bastille Day festival this year,” Director Kat Quast said when asked about whether Audubon Park will be celebrating France’s independence. “It will be on a smaller scale but will pack just as much fun.”
The confusion arrived when Kat found an unconscious mime, Mimescal, on her office’s doorstep. She took it as an omen that more would be harmed in the making of another event. When she left that night, it had disappeared. With the coming summer’s heat, it seemed that all factors were pointing to not having a French parade.
A couple of weeks later, he reappeared, letting her know that sunstroke had gotten him before and that he wanted to participate. This took a few rounds of charades, and, at first, Kat was sure he was trying to say, “EXTERMINATE!” because her mind was left with thoughts of that big blue box after British Invasion.
The news was then unheard, as the mime had lost his voice in a tragic accident in something completely different and unrelated. He still has trouble trying to express himself, and him giving the bird just meant he saw Audubon Park’s first scavenger hunt item. Unfortunately, Mimescal won’t be making it this year. He is currently coordinating a music festival that he hopes will let people know what he’s trying to say.
There will be a French wine walk with different wines located in different businesses. The other action will take place in the south plaza on Corrine Drive; this one is home to Bikes, Beans & Bordeaux, Winter Park Cycles, Adams Jewelry, and Blue Bird Bake Shop. Join us for games of Petanque, contend in the French waiters race, or simply enjoy music, food specials, and French wine in our local shops.
This will be happening Thursday, July 14, from 6:30PM to 10:30PM.