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Major Events Calendar

Don't miss out on any of Milwaukee's great events!

You’ll find info on some of the city's biggest and best events in one convenient place – our Major Events Calendar. From exciting summer festivals to holiday celebrations, make time to explore Milwaukee's favorite events while you're in town.

2015 Greater Milwaukee Major Events

Date Event Location Information
Jan. 1 Cool Fool Kite Festival Milwaukee Lakefront 414-305-3145
Jan. 9–11 Building Lifestyles Home Show Wisconsin Center 262-436-1122
Jan. 16–17 Gallery Night and Day Downtown Milwaukee 414-273-1173
Feb. 12–15 The 53rd Annual Home Improvement Show Expo Center at State Fair Park 414-771-4071
Feb. 13–15 Anime Milwaukee Wisconsin Center 414-908-6001
Feb. 21–22 Cedarburg Winter Festival Historic Downtown Cedarburg 262-377-5856
Feb. 21–March 1 Greater Milwaukee Auto Show Wisconsin Center 414-359-9000
Feb. 26–March 1 Tripoli Shrine Circus UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena 414-908-6001
March 4–8 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show Expo Center at State Fair Park 414-408-7748
March 14 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Downtown Milwaukee 414-276-6696
March 14 18th Annual Blarney Run/Walk Village of Wauwatosa 414-774-8672
March 14–15 Indian Summer Festivals Winter Pow Wow Expo Center at State Fair Park 414-604-1000
March 20-23, 25–29 Realtors Home and Garden Show Wisconsin Exposition Center 414-778-4929
April 17–18 Gallery Night and Day Downtown Milwaukee 414-273-1173
May 16 Cuban Day Street Festival Cubanitas 414 225-1760
May 26–June 8 Bead&Button Show 2015 Wisconsin Center 414-908-6001
May 31 UPAF Ride for the Arts  Downtown Milwaukee 414-276-RIDE
June 4–Sept. 3 Jazz in the Park (Thursdays) Cathedral Square Park 414-271-1416
June 5–7 Pridefest Henry Maier Festival Park 414-272-FEST
June 6 Scottish Fest/Milwaukee Highland Games Hart Park, Wauwatosa 262-422-9235
June 10–Aug. 26 River Rhythms (Wednesdays) Pere Marquette Park 414-276-6696
June 12–14 Polish Fest Henry Maier Festival Park 414-529-2140
June 13 Summerfest Rock n' Sole Run Henry Maier Festival Park 800-837-3378
June 16–Aug. 26 Tosa Tonight (Wednesdays) Hart Park, Wauwatosa 414-939-9819
June 19 Juneteenth Day Martin Luther King Drive 414-372-3770
June 19–21 Lakefront Festival of Art Milwaukee Art Museum 414-224-3200
June 24-28, 30–July 5 Summerfest Henry Maier Festival Park 414-273-2680
June 27–28 Cedarburg Strawberry Festival Historic Downtown Cedarburg 262-377-5856
July 3 Downtown Milwaukee Fireworks Milwaukee Lakefront 800-554-1448
July 4 Wauwatosa's 4th of July Parade & Celebration Wauwatosa 414-479-8900
July 9–12 Bastille Days East Town 414-271-1416
July 10–11 Gathering on the Green Rotary Park, Mequon 262-242-6187
July 11–12 Milwaukee IndyFest Milwaukee Mile at State Fair Park 414-326-4303
July 16–19 THE HAWK w/ Brian Redman Int'l Challenge Road America, Elkhart Lake 800-365-7223
July 17–19 Festa Italiana Henry Maier Festival Park 414-223-2808
July 18 Port Fish Day Port Washington 800-719-4881
July 20–26 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 920-426-4800
July 24–25 Gallery Night and Day Downtown Milwaukee 414-273-1173
July 24–26 German Fest Henry Maier Festival Park 414-464-9444
July 25 Brady Street Festival Farwell to Van Buren Streets 414-272-3978
July 25 Milwaukee Brewfest McKinley Park 414-321-5000
July 25–26 Milwaukee Air & Water Show Bradford - McKinley Beach 414-554-1448
August 6–16 Wisconsin State Fair Wisconsin State Fair Park 800-884-FAIR
Aug. 8–9 Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair Marcus Center for Performing Arts 414-259-1440
August 8–9 USA Triathlon Championships Milwaukee Lakefront 719-597-9090
August 13–16 Irish Fest Henry Maier Festival Park 414-476-3378
August 20–23 Milwaukee A La Carte Milwaukee County Zoo 414-771-3040
August 21–23 Mexican Fiesta Henry Maier Festival Park 414-383-7066
Sept. 3–7 Milwaukee Rally Various Dealerships in Milwaukee 262-860-2060
Sept. 4–26 Oktoberfest (weekends) Heidelberg Park 414-462-9147
Sept. 11–12 TosaFest City of Wauwatosa 414-453-2330
Sept. 11–13 Indian Summer Festival Henry Maier Festival Park 414-604-1000
Sept. 14–23 10 Days in Tosa City of Wauwatosa 414-453-2330
Sept. 19–20 Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival Historic Downtown Cedarburg 262-377-5856
Sept. 19–20 Doors Open Milwaukee Downtown Milwaukee 414-277-7795
Sept. 19 Milwaukee River Challenge Schlitz Park 414-455-3750
Sept. 24–27 Harvest Fair/World Beef Expo Wisconsin State Fair Park 800-266-7000
Sept. 24–Oct. 8 Milwaukee Film Festival Various venues 414-755-1965
Sept. 26–27 Maker Faire Milwaukee Wisconsin State Fair Park 414-448-6080
Oct. 4 Milwaukee's Lakefront Marathon Grafton to Milwaukee Lakefront 414-476-7223
Oct. 16–17 Gallery Night and Day Downtown Milwaukee 414-273-1173
Oct. 16–18 Hunting Moon Pow Wow Potawatomi Casino & Hotel 414-847-7320
Nov. 7 Veterans Day Parade Downtown Milwaukee 414-273-5533
Nov. 19–Jan. 3 Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Downtown Milwaukee 414-220-4700
Nov. 21 Milwaukee Holiday Parade Downtown Milwaukee 414-220-4700
Nov. 22–Dec. 31 Christmas in the Country Grand Geneva Resort 800-558-3417
Dec. 4–5 Christmas in the Ward Historic Third Ward 414-273-1173

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