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Milwaukee, Wisconsin Major Events

Milwaukee has long been known as the city of gatherings and festivals. This table shows the major events, gatherings, and festivals with links to their Web sites and latest date information. Of course, Milwaukee has many other festivals, periodic events, event listings, and performing groups that you might consider to attend year-round.

Date / LinkNotes
April 11 - 25, 2024
Milwaukee Film Festival
Oriental Theater Marquee
See American and international films and attend discussions and other events at a variety of venues including The Oriental.
May 31 - June 1st - June 2, 2024
Festa Italiana
at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds) on the Lakefront; music, food, bocce, history
June 6-8, 2024
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at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds) on the Lakefront; celebrates diversity, the accomplishments, contributions, and history of the LGBT community
Thursdays, June, July, and August 2024
Jazz in the Park
Jazz in the Park
Weekly music series in Cathedral Square Park
June 14-16, 2024
Polish Fest
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at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds) on the Lakefront; food, music, Chopin Piano competition; site includes information about Wisconsin's Polish Community
June 26, July 24, August 14, September 11, 2024
MKE Night Market
Bright Lights, Big City on Wisconsin's Main Street
On West Wisconsin Ave: a night in the city, with people, food, activities, and fun.
June 14-16, 2024
Lakefront Festival of Art
Preparations for Lakefront Festival of Art
at Milwaukee Art Museum Grounds on the Lakefront; put on by the Milwaukee Art Museum, offers unique works of art in a variety of media, demonstrations by artists, food, and music
June ?
Summer Soulstice
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Food, arts, music, activities, and adventure on The East Side of Milwaukee.
June 20-22, June 27-29, July 4-6, 2024
Summerfest Lights
at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds) on the Lakefront; Milwaukee's largest and most famous summer festival; "The Big Gig"; music, food, hundreds of thousands of folks, and fun The Henry Maier Festival Park is also home to many other events.
July 3, 2024
Lakefront Fireworks
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Milwaukee's Lakefront Fireworks. Veterans Park.
July 11-14, 2024
Bastille Days
Cathedral Square, Bastille Days
at Cathedral Square in Milwaukee's East town neighborhood; organized by Milwaukee's East Town Association; celebrates music, food, and culture loosely organized around a French theme. See my most interesting Bastille Day photos.
July 15-18, 2024
RNC Convention
Everyone Welcome
Milwaukee will be on the world stage as the host city for the 2024 Republican National Convention. See the latest updates and information from the City of Milwaukee .
July 20, 2024
Brady Street Festival
Summer Morning on Brady Street in Milwaukee
along Brady Street; features musicians, food, and other activities. See my most interesting Brady Street Festival photos.
July 25-28, 2024
Harley-Davidson Homecoming™ Festival. Veterans Park, H-D Museum, H-D Powertrain Operations. EpicMotorcylce Parade.
July 27-28, 2024
Milwaukee Air & Water Show
Blue Angels
At the Lakefront between Bradford Beach and McKinley Park. Airpower demonstrations. See my most interesting Air Show photos.
July 26-28, 2024
German Fest
Maier Festival Park
at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds) on the Lakefront; features musicians and dance troupes from around the world, costumes, contests, a live Glockenspiel, and other family activities
Bronzeville Week
America's Black Holocaust Museum
A celebration of African-American culture, history, art, commerce, and entertainment in the heart of Bronzeville.
August 15-18, 2024
Irish Fest
Maier Festival Park
at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds) on the Lakefront; celebrates Irish culture, music, and food at the lakefront annually and also works on promoting Irish culture and traditions throughout the year
August 23-25, 2024
Mexican Fiesta
Maier Festival Park
at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds) on the Lakefront; the sound, culture and taste of Mexico
September 28 & 29, 2024
Doors Open Milwaukee
Grain Exchange Room
throughout Milwaukee; an unprecedented opportunity to visit over 100 architecturally, historically, and culturally important sites in Milwaukee. See my most interesting DOMKE photos.
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