Milwaukee's Bastille Days canceled for 2021, Jazz in the Park postponed

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Two popular summer events in downtown Milwaukee have been canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. East Town Association announced Thursday, April 1, Bastille Days Festival will not be held in 2021, and Jazz in the Park will not be held in June, July or August 2021. However, there are still fun plans for Cathedral Square Park in 2021. 

"Although we are not yet in a position to return to the vibrancy of past summers that we all miss so dearly, the Square won’t be without excitement this year," a news release said in part from the East Town Association. 

The Cathedral Square Market will return Saturdays June 12 through Oct. 9. Longtime vendors and new partners will bring their fresh produce and locally-made products to the weekly event. New vendor and shopper guidelines have been put in place in alignment with CDC recommendations and city and county protocol. 

Though there will be no Bastille Days Festival, the Deuxieme VIRTUAL Madison Medical Affiliates Storm the Bastille Run is returning. Online registration will open in May.

"Madison Medical Affiliates’ generous support will keep us Storming from home again this summer," East Town Association said in the release. "Thank you for joining us for this virtual version of our favorite 5k last summer! We had so much fun, we’re doing it a second time."

Topping it off, the first-ever East Town Association Golf Outing will take place June 6 at Brown Deer Golf Course with the support of Madison Medical Affiliates. The event hopes to raise critical funds for future summers. The Friday event will have a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost is $125/golfer or $500/foursome. For registration information, email info@easttown.com. 

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