Bastille Days 2015

Bastille Days returns to Milwaukee July 9 – 12


Thursday July 9- 11am-Midnight
Friday July 10- 11am-Midnight
Saturday July 11- 10am-Midnight
Kid's Day Activities kick-off at 10am
Sunday July 12- 11am-9pm





Bastille Days, Milwaukee’s popular French festival and one of the nation’s largest French-themed celebrations, returns to downtown Milwaukee’s Cathedral Square Park, July 9 – 12. The free, four-day bash attracts over 250,000 visitors annually who enjoy live music, an international marketplace, chef and wine demos, French and Cajun cuisine, roaming busker entertainment and a signature 43-foot Eiffel Tower replica offering hourly light shows.

Registration for the 2015 BMO Harris Bank Storm the Bastille will be coming in February 2015


General Information

Bastille Days is located in Downtown Milwaukee and centered around Cathedral Square Park, providing a unique setting that both residents and visitors of East Town, always find charming.

The event is known for the impromptu street performers, roaming minstrels, a variety of interactive and musical entertainment.  Bastille Days also boasts a wide variety of some of the best restaurant vendors in Milwaukee!

2015 Bastille Days Wine Tasting

Friday, July 10 & Saturday, July 11 2015

2 Tastings Each Day: One at 6:00 PM & 8:30 PM

(Wine Tastings Take Place in a Tent in the NE Corner of Cathedral Square Park)

For More information, click here


Big thanks to all of our Bastille Day Sponsors!


Presenting Sponsors



Season Sponsors


Media Partners


Sponsor Downtown's Favorite Festival

Bastille Days in downtown Milwaukee is the largest French themed outdoor festival in North America.  It attracts around 200,000 people during the four-day festival.  Aligning your company with this popular event gives you excellent exposure, ideal brand placement, and offers a unique opportunity to entertain your clients.  Let us customize a sponsorship to fit all of your marketing needs.

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Bastille Days celebrates its 34th year in 2015. 

The first Bastille Days took place July 17 & 18 in 1982.

The first Bastille Days was located on Jefferson Street directly in front of George Watts & Son.

The Storm the Bastille started in 1985. 

Today Bastille Days has four stages and occupies eight city blocks.

Average participation in the BMO Harris Bank Storm the Bastille is now over 5,000!


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