The annual Storm the Bastille in Downtown Milwaukee is always one of my favorite nights of the year. This year it's on Thursday, July 12, at 9 p.m. in the East Town neighborhood in Milwaukee's ever-growing Downtown.
I rarely miss the event and treasure the tradition that brings 5,000-plus runners around the city while honoring the memory of the 18th century attack on the Bastille prison in Paris. Don't forget that the footprint of the festival will change a bit this year, but the event will still be amazing. It always is.
Milwaukee's Bastille Days is, by the way, one of the largest French-themed events in America.
It's an honor for OnMilwaukee to support the event and have our name and logo on this year's T-shirt that you're seeing here now for the very first time. Ellingsen Brady created the design.
Registration for the Associated Bank Storm the Bastille is available online now – so get signed up today. Each registered participant receives this long-sleeved commemorative Bastille Days T-shirt. Sizes are subject to availability and the East Town Association, the event organizer, says that sizes are only guaranteed with registration by June 30.
I love this event, and hope to see you there – à votre santé!
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.