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Milwaukee, Wisconsin Major* Events -- 2017 Dates Now Posted (see also: the many more area festivals and events)
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2017 Date / LinkNotes
June 9-11
PrideFest
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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 16-18
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 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 28-July 2; CLOSED Monday July 3; July 4-July 9
Summerfest
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
July 13-16
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 or my slideshow.
July 14-16
South Shore Frolics
South Shore Park Marina
at South Shore Park in Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood; food, crafts, fireworks, parade
July 21-23
Festa Italiana
fireworks
at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds) on the Lakefront; music, food, bocce, artifacts from the Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church, gondola rides, fireworks
July 28-30
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
July 29
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 or my slideshow.
August 17-20
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 25-27
Mexican Fiesta
Maier Festival Park
at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds) on the Lakefront; the sound, culture and taste of Mexico
September 8-10
Indian Summer
Indian Summer
at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds) on the Lakefront; celebrates the diversity of both traditional and contemporary Native American culture. See my most interesting Indian Summer photos or my slideshow.
September 23-24
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.
September 28 - October 12
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.

*You can see details of the many other area: festivals, periodic events, event listings, and performing groups.

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