Macaron Day is a chance for macaron lovers to taste delectable French macarons from numerous bakeries while also supporting local charities. Just mention Macaron Day and you'll receive a complimentary macaron at participating locations, while supplies last. Be sure to block several hours and see how many bakeries you can visit in a single day!
The Macaron Day tradition was established in 2005 in Paris as a partnership among local macaron patisseries to celebrate the French macaron and give back to local charities. In 2010, French macaron shops in NYC also began organizing an annual Macaron Day charity event with over 15 participating locations. There are now annual events in Budapest, Toronto, Portland and other cities, including Cincinnati, Louisville and Pittsburgh.
Macaron Day Cincinnati was first held in 2015 with 8 participating bakeries. 11 bakeries across Greater Cincinnati are participating in 2018. This year each bakery will be donating a portion of their sales from the day to the Freestore Foodbank. Beneficiaries in prior years include Pink Ribbon Girls and Over-the-Rhine Community Housing. Macaron Day Cincinnati is March 24th.
Macaron Day Louisville is celebrating it's 2nd consecutive year, with 5 participating bakeries. The non-profit beneficiary is Dare to Care Food Bank. Macaron Day Louisville is March 17th.