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, Indianapolis, Louisville and Pittsburgh.
Macaron Day Cincinnati was first held in 2015 with 8 participating bakeries. 13 bakeries across Greater Cincinnati are participating in 2019. 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 23rd.
Macaron Day Indianapolis is celebrating its inaugural year, with 10 participating bakeries. The non-profit beneficiary is Crooked Creek Food Pantry. Macaron Day Indianapolis is March 23rd.
Macaron Day Louisville is celebrating its 3rd consecutive year, with 3 participating bakeries. The non-profit beneficiary is Dare to Care Food Bank. Macaron Day Louisville is March 23rd.
Macaron Day Pittsburgh is celebrating its 2nd year, with 8 participating bakeries. The non-profit beneficiary will be Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Beneficiaries in prior years include 412 Food Rescue. Macaron Day Pittsburgh is a multi-day experience occurring March 20-24th.