Milwaukee’s Bastille Days to commemorate Nice, France tragedy with moment of silence tonight, July 15
Bastille Days invites the community to gather near the festival’s main stage in Cathedral Square Park this evening at 7 p.m. to honor the victims of Nice and their loved ones.
Bastille Days invites the community to gather near the festival’s main stage in Cathedral Square Park this evening at 7 p.m. to honor the victims of Nice and their loved ones. Longtime Bastille Days partner, The Very Reverend Jeffrey Haines, pastor and rector of St. John’s Cathedral, will share his condolences.
Kim Morris, Festival Director of Bastille Days, and John Gaebler, President of the Alliance Française de Milwaukee, will also share a few remarks before the festival takes a moment of silence. The ceremony will conclude with Robin Pluer singing venerable French ballads as the Eiffel Tower lights are turned off for the remainder of the festival.
“While our thoughts are with our cultural brethren in Nice, Bastille Days remains committed to delivering a fun and safe event, and looks forward to carrying on the tradition of this revered celebration,” said Morris in a previous statement.
Festival hours are: Thursday – Saturday, July 14 – 16, 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.,
with 10 a.m. breakfast on Saturday
Sunday, July 17, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
ABOUT BASTILLE DAYS
Bastille Days is presented by the East Town Association, Inc., a nonprofit downtown Milwaukee business organization that has celebrated Bastille Days in Milwaukee since 1981. Proceeds from the festival are returned to the community through neighborhood improvement programs and civic events such as the popular Jazz in the Park and East Town Market. Bastille Days is free and open to the public.
Press Releases by East Town Association
Bastille Days’ nighttime fun run returns Thursday, July 13
Discounted drinks now available from 5 – 6 p.m. at downtown’s outdoor concert series
Festival offering free food and drink demos, firkin tapping and wine tastings, plus 30 eateries onsite
Farmers’ market featuring yoga, dance workouts, music and more every Saturday
The 35th annual Bastille Days presented by Columbia St. Mary’s returns to Cathedral Square Park July 14-17 with free entertainment all weekend long.
Beginning June 2 through Sept. 1, the outdoor concert series takes place every Thursday evening in Cathedral Square Park from 6 to 9 p.m. This year’s schedule will feature a diverse variety of music styles, including jazz, big ban