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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 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
March 27-April 8, 2023 The Hop Streetcar Family Week
At the Market
Milwaukee's Hop Streetcar offers a unique way to experience downtown Milwaukee. Enjoy Hop Bingo, stories on The Hop, and free streetcar rides.
April 20 - May 4, 2023
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.
June 1-3, 2023
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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
June 9-11, 2023
Polish Fest
summerfest grounds
at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds) on the Lakefront; food, music, Chopin Piano competition; site includes information about Wisconsin's Polish Community
June 14, July 19, August 16, September 13, 2023
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 16-18
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 17, 2023
Summer Soulstice
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Food, arts, music, activities, and adventure on The East Side of Milwaukee.
June 22-24, June 29-July 1, July 6-8, 2023
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, 2022
Lakefront Fireworks
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Milwaukee's Lakefront Fireworks. Veterans Park.
July 13-16, 2023
Harley-Davidson Homecoming™ Festival, 2023. Veterans Park, H-D Museum, H-D Powertrain Operations. Sunday, July 16, 2023, EpicMotorcylce Parade.
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.
Thursdays, July to September
Jazz in the Park
Jazz in the Park
Weekly music series in Cathedral Square Park
July 22-23, 2023
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 28-30, 2023
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
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.
Bronzeville Week
America's Black Holocaust Museum
A celebration of African-American culture, history, art, commerce, and entertainment in the heart of Bronzeville.
August 17-20, 2023
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
Mexican Fiesta
Maier Festival Park
at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds) on the Lakefront; the sound, culture and taste of Mexico
September 23 & 24, 2023
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.
Festa Italiana
music, food, bocce, history
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