Thursday, April 03, 2008
I had to write this for another class to convince a partner to go to an event. But I convinced myself in the process.
In downtown Milwaukee this summer is a celebration of all things French and free! It's Bastille Day, that holiday of holidays, in the heart of an old German town. Instead of brats and beer, we'll have beignets and champagne!
It'll be a huge celebration, with streets flooded with people from everywhere trying to do everything. There's a parade, a mass, a run AND a walk (whichever speed you choose) and a mini Tour de France! Just don't take any steroids before that bike race!
Four stages at the festival will serenade and rock the crowds with any style imaginable--Cajun, zydeco, jazz, folk, world, and rock. Mimes, escape artists, belly dancers and other performers (sometimes with marionettes!) will color the streets. There are lessons in French and vendors bringing in everything a Frenchman could dream under his or her beret!
27th Annual Milwaukee Bastille Days festival
Cathedral Square Park in Milwaukee
July 10-12, Thursday-Saturday, 11 am to midnight
July 13, Sunday, 11 am to 9pm
I'm going, and you should join in.
I'm so impressionable.