By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published May 04, 2022 at 11:56 AM

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Here's some news to add a little "oui!" into your Wednesday: After a two-year COVID hiatus, both Bastille Days and Jazz in the Park will return in 2022. 

East Town Association announced early Wednesday afternoon that both summer favorites will return this year, with Bastille Days taking place July 14-17 and Jazz in the Park hitting the stage Thursday nights starting July 21 through Sept. 29.

In addition, the Storm the Bastille 5K Run/Walk will also return on Thursday, July 14, along with the Cathedral Square Market on Saturday mornings fom June 18 through Oct. 15. 

According to the East Town Association, some changes will come to the events – including new footprints and a "slightly downsized" Bastille Days that will not feature its iconic Eiffel Tower replica due to required restoration work.

"Like many local festivals, we’ve faced significant challenges," said East Town Association’s new Interim Executive Director Eddie Sturkey, in a press release. "But we are committed to bringing a more focused and refreshed version of these events this year so that we can build momentum and come back even stronger next year."

Bastille Days and Jazz in the Park join a growing list of summer festivals and live music series making their return this summer – including Brady Street Festival, Summer SoulsticePrideFest and more.

For more festival and free live music updates, stay tuned to OnMilwaukee. 

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.