Thursday 24th August – dinner and firework concert on a central Cannes beach.

Thursday 24th August – dinner and firework concert on a central Cannes beach.

Dear Members and friends,

On Thursday the 24th of August, we have again reserved one of the finest Cannes Croisette beach restaurants for an international fireworks concert. It should be a marvellous and awe-inspiring evening as Cannes arranges the fabulous fireworks and synchronized music from several barges moored opposite us in the Bay of Cannes.  This is a fireworks competition and on the 24th of August, the prizes will be announced and then the (out-of-competition) display will be by an Italian company with the theme: Fireworks, Music and Cinema” dedicated to three dates:

  • the 80th anniversary of the passing of Maurice Ravel
  • the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival
  • and 50 years ago – on 24 August 1967 – the first Cannes International Fireworks Festival


The 24th of August is always the finale of the Fireworks Festival, in celebration of the day in 1944 when Cannes was liberated. We will be honored to have with us on this evening George C. Kundahl, author of the recently published book “The Riviera at War – World War II on the Côte d’Azur.”

George is a retired U.S. Amy Major General, and a published military historian.  He will speak to us about this remarkable (and relatively unknown) period and the significance of the invasion of the Riviera by the Allied forces. George Kundahl will also be pleased to sign copies of his book for those who wish to acquire it.


 ((inclusive of apero, 3-course dinner, waters, wines, coffee and firework concert)Members 80 Euros,
Guests 90 Euros, Children under 12 (no alcohol) 40 Euros.            

Important: Please confirm your reservation as soon as possible, but no later than Monday 21st August, unless sold out before. Previously our events have been sold out prior to the final date. Without payment your reservation cannot be confirmed. There will be no payments accepted at the beach. Cancellations past Monday 21st August are not refundable. When booking please advise seating preferences and guest names. 

Payment: There are the following 3 methods of payment:

1.  Pay Pal or credit card:

24th August – dinner and firework concert

2.   Bank transfer (free for EU member states):  BIC: BARCFRPP    IBAN: FR76 3058 8610 3479 0869 2080 120
Bank: Barclays Bank Plc, Cannes    Account: American Club of the Riviera

3.   Check payable to The American Club of the Riviera, and sent to Mr B Gintell, Palais de la Plage Ent A,
1 Ave Laugier, 06400 Cannes, France.

Time: Thursday 24th August at 8pm

There will be a reception with an apero and the 3 course menu will be sent to those attending.
All served with wine (red, rose and white) and waters.
Coffee to follow.

Any queries: please contact Jackie Pressman on 0698 12 89 00 or email

Dress Code: Smart casual

Address:  The 3.14 Plage Restaurant on the Croisette (across from the Carlton Hotel, bottom of rue Canada)

Parking: Nearest public parking is at the Marriott Hotel (formerly Palais Stephanie and formerly the Hilton).  Another possibility is the station car park entrance from the Voie Rapide.  After parking take the elevator down to the ground floor and walk south.  This is the easiest parking for getting out of Cannes quickly after the firework concert.  Otherwise any of the streets surrounding or further away on the boulevard de la Croisette towards Palm Beach (east).

We very much look forward to sharing this wondrous evening in Cannes with you.
Beathe-Jeanette Lunde and Burton Gintell
Co-Presidents – American Club of the Riviera