Milwaukee, Wisconsin Major* Events -- 2018 Dates Now Posted
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|2018 Date / Link||Notes|
|Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds) on the Lakefront; celebrates diversity, the accomplishments, contributions, and history of the LGBT community|
|Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds) on the Lakefront; food, music, Chopin Piano competition; site includes information about Wisconsin's Polish Community|
Lakefront Festival of Art
|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 27-July 1; CLOSED Monday July 2; July 3-July 8|
|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|
|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.|
South Shore Frolics
|South Shore Park in Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood; food, crafts, fireworks, parade|
|Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds) on the Lakefront; music, food, bocce, artifacts from the Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Church, gondola rides, fireworks|
Milwaukee Air & Water Show
|Bradford Beach and McKinley Park. Airpower demonstrations. See my most interesting Air Show photos or my slideshow.|
|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
|Brady Street; features musicians, food, and other activities. See my most interesting Brady Street Festival photos or my slideshow.|
|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|
|Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds) on the Lakefront; the sound, culture and taste of Mexico|
|August 29 - September 2|
A gathering in Milwaukee to celebrate 115 years of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. See my most interesting Harley-Davidson photos or a slideshow.
|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.
Doors Open Milwaukee
|Milwaukee; an unprecedented opportunity to visit over 100 architecturally, historically, and culturally important sites in Milwaukee. See my most interesting DOMKE photos.
||October 18-November 1|
Milwaukee Film Festival