SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017
Macaron Day is a chance for macaron lovers to taste delectable French macarons from numerous bakeries while also supporting a local charity. 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 and Louisville.
Macaron Day Cincinnati was first held in 2015 with 8 participating bakeries. 13 bakeries across Greater Cincinnati now participate in the annual event. This year, each bakery will be donating a portion of their sales from the day to Pink Ribbon Girls. Beneficiaries in prior years include The Freestore Foodbank and Over-the-Rhine Community Housing.
Macaron Day Louisville is having its inaugural year this year with 5 participating bakeries. The non-profit beneficiary will be Gilda's Club of Louisville.