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Downtown Milwaukee -- Oh What a Night!

It's a good thing that summertime in Milwaukee is host to so many festivals. I've been in quite the funk these past few days now that Summerfest is over ...

This Thursday kicked off Bastille Days. It's the largest outdoor French-themed festival in North America, and there is no better place to celebrate than right here in Milwaukee. This was my first time attending the festival and I must say that I had a really great experience. Cathedral Square Park was buzzing with people that came down to catch the impromptu street performers, live dance shows and listen to a wide variety of music.

The main reason I attend the fest was because of its annual Storming of the Bastille run. It's a 5k race that just so happens to start at 9 p.m.! I'm an avid runner, so I couldn't miss out on the opportunity to shutdown Milwaukee and hit the streets with about 5,000 other crazy people. This was the absolute essence of what a FUN RUN should be. People were playing with beach balls and sporting glow sticks for the entire race. It was more like a three-mile party than an actual run.

The festival is free and open to the public, and runs through Sunday. Come down to East Town, you're going to love it!

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