Bastille Days 2015

Matthew Reddin

Bastille Days doesn’t try to be as authentic a cultural celebration as some of Milwaukee’s other ethnic festivals, but generally that works out for the best — coming a week after Summerfest wraps up, it’s a great excuse to keep the party going. Of course, there are the classical staples — French and Cajun cuisine, wine tasting, and a 43-foot Eiffel Tower replica. But this festival is as much about its own particular traditions, from the annual Storm the Bastille 5K run/ walk on Thursday to the street and stage entertainers who will perform throughout the weekend.

At Cathedral Square Park, Milwaukee. Admission is free. Visit easttown.com for more details.