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Events for "Milwaukee, WI"

April

  • Egg Day (Apr. 3)

    Milwaukee, WI

    There will be crafts, face-painting, bubble art and treats at the Hop-to-it Bunny Hunt, plus a parade at the Milwaukee County Zoo.


May

  • Virtual Milwaukee Film Festival (May 6 – 20)

    Milwaukee, WI

    Stream more than 200 films from around the globe.


August

  • Irish Fest (Aug. 20 – 22)

    Milwaukee, WI

    The nation's largest Irish festival features 100 acts on 16 stages, plus children's activities, red hair and freckle contests and demonstrations by Irish dog breeds. In Henry Maier Festival Park.


  • Mexican Fiesta (Aug. 27 – 29)

    Milwaukee, WI

    Enjoy the best of Mexican culture at the Henry Maier Festival Park: mariachi, arts and crafts, spicy foods and contests: dance, costume, jalapeno-eating and el grito, or shouting.


September

  • Summerfest (Sep. 2 – 4)

    Milwaukee, WI

    They call this the world's largest music festival. More than 1,000 acts perform on 12 stages along Lake Michigan. 


  • Summerfest (Sep. 9 – 11)

    Milwaukee, WI

    They call this the world's largest music festival. More than 1,000 acts perform on 12 stages along Lake Michigan. 


  • Summerfest (Sep. 16 – 18)

    Milwaukee, WI

    They call this the world's largest music festival. More than 1,000 acts perform on 12 stages along Lake Michigan. 


  • Milwaukee Oktoberfest (Sep. 24 – 26)

    Milwaukee, WI

    There will be dachshund racing, stein-hoisting and brat-eating competitions as well as music and dancing at the War Memorial on the lakefront.


  • Doors Open Milwaukee (Sep. 25 – 26)

    Milwaukee, WI

    More than 150 historic buildings — theaters, breweries, mansions, cathedrals, hotels, museums — are open to the public, and many offer free guided tours.

    More than three dozen in-depth walking tours also are offered but sell out quickly.

     


November

  • Veterans Day Parade (Nov. 6)

    Milwaukee, WI

    It's at 11 a.m., starting on Wisconsin Avenue, crossing the river and heading north on Water Street. After the parade, there's a festival at the Marcus Center, with music, entertainment and a veteran-owned market.


  • Holiday Lights Festival (Nov. 18 – Jan 1)

    Milwaukee, WI

    The season-long lights festival includes more than 500,000 lights throughout downtown's parks and streets.

     


December

  • Christmas in the Ward (Dec. 3)

    Milwaukee, WI

    Festivities in the rejuvenated Third Ward near downtown start with tree lighting and a performance by Trinity Irish Dancers, followed by  fireworks, carriage rides, carolers, and a cookie sale.