Bastille Day pop-up event to be held in Mequon July 17

MEQUON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- While Milwaukee's traditional Bastille Days event remains canceled for 2021, a Bastille Day pop-up festival will soon be held in Mequon.

The East Town Association canceled this year's Bastille Days festival in Milwaukee's Cathedral Square Park due to COVID concerns, but l’Alliance Française decided to keep the tradition alive in Mequon. 

This year's pop-up will be held Saturday, July 17, from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. at the Foxtown Annex, located at 6375 W. Mequon Road. 

A press release says the event will include the famous beignets and cultural tent, food and drink by Foxtown Brewing, Foxtown Heritage Meats, North Shore Boulangerie, El Taco Feliz, Tatay's, Paleteria Yayo and Pop's BBQ, and performances by Milwaukee Ballet and Fred Astaire Dance Studio. 

The French Consul General and representatives from the Quebec Delegation will be present to kick of the festivities.

The event is free and open to the public. 

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