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Milwaukee's Jazz in the Park, Cathedral Square Markets and Bastille Days postponed

NOW: Milwaukee’s Jazz in the Park, Cathedral Square Markets and Bastille Days postponed

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Non-profit organization, East Town Association, has made the difficult decision not to host events in July and July due to the coronavirus pandemic -- including Thursday night Jazz in the Park concerts, Saturday morning Cathedral Square Markets, and the Bastille Days Festival which was set for July 9-12. 

According to a news release from East Town Association, they have watched and waited to see where this summer is heading and what measures are necessary to mitigate any concerns and challenges for hosting large gatherings of people. With guidance from elected officials, Board of Directors, and community leaders, they made the decision not to host events in June and July and pursue future dates for all the events. 

"We are currently working on alternative dates and options to host our world class Bastille Days event in the Fall, pending any future developments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and welfare of the community is our number one priority and we will do our part to keep the best interests of our attendees and vendors in mind," the news release said. 

The release goes on to say, in light of this decision, East Town Association invites you to join a Virtual Madison Medical Affiliates Storm the Bastille run July 9-12! Madison Medical's generous support will keep Storming from home. Online registration will open Friday, May 1. The $25 registration fee will include a run bib and our commemorative long sleeve t-shirt, shipped to your door. Your participation supports the East Town Association’s mission and continued efforts to navigate the challenges of planning events in the current landscape.

"We encourage you to share selfies, track and record your time, and connect with us and our beloved Bastille Days partners digitally. We look forward to seeing you all sporting the 2020 Storm the Bastille shirts at a rescheduled event this Fall," the release said. "We will miss seeing you all bring Cathedral Square Park to life this summer, but look forward to returning later this year."

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