Alliance Française de Milwaukee
Press Release

Bastille Days is Back


By - Jul 8th, 2022 04:10 pm

Thursday, July 14th – Sunday, July 17th , 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Event venue: Cathedral Square Park in Milwaukee
Free event

Beignets are back! l’Alliance Française has been involved with the wonderful and popular Bastille Days festival on Cathedral Square Park since its creation in 1982 with East Town Association.  This is the largest Bastille Days celebration in North America.

This year’s festival will include our famous beignets and cultural tent (marché, raffle, chat in French), French mini-lessons taught by AF profs on the Kilbourn Stage, and pétanque on the square. Our aim is to promote cultural diversity and creatively connect our members and anyone who shares a passion for the French language and its many global cultures. This event is free and open to the public, for Francophones and Francophiles. Visitors can purchase beignets and other items.

About the Alliance Française de Milwaukee: The Alliance Française de Milwaukee is a locally funded nonprofit organization founded in 1918 whose mission is to promote, share, and enjoy the culture, language, and friendship of the French-speaking world.

About East Town Association: East Town Association is a nonprofit organization located in downtown Milwaukee. They produce many events in downtown Milwaukee’s Cathedral Square Park. Their signature summer events are Bastille Days, Jazz in the Park, and the Cathedral Square Market. The mission of East Town Association, Inc. is to use its events and programs to cultivate a vibrant community experience, enhancing the neighborhood image and appeal and preserving, and celebrating our rich heritage.

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