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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.

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2016 Greater Milwaukee Major Events

Date Event Location
Jan. 1 Polar Bear Plunge Bradford Beach
Jan. 22–23 Gallery Night and Day Downtown Milwaukee
Feb. 6 Burnhearts Mitten Fest Bay View
Feb. 19–21 Mama Tried Motorcycle Show Harley-Davidson Museum
Feb. 20 Food and Froth Fest Milwaukee Public Museum
Feb. 20–21 Cedarburg Winter Festival Historic Downtown Cedarburg
Feb. 20–28 Greater Milwaukee Auto Show Wisconsin Center
March 12 Shamrock Club of WI’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Downtown Milwaukee
April 15–16 Gallery Night and Day Downtown Milwaukee
June 1–13 Bead & Button Show 2016 Wisconsin Center
June 2–Sept. 1 Jazz in the Park (Thursdays) Cathedral Square Park
June 2–9 Downtown Dining Week Downtown Milwaukee
June 4 Scottish Fest/Milwaukee Highland Games Hart Park, Wauwatosa
June 5 UPAF Ride for the Arts sponsored by Miller Lite Downtown Milwaukee
June 10–12 Milwaukee Pride Henry W. Maier Festival Park
June 11 Summerfest Rock ‘n Sole Run Henry W. Maier Festival Park
June 12 Locust Street Festival & Beer Run Riverwest
June 17–19 Lakefront Festival of Art Milwaukee Art Museum
June 17–19 Polish Fest Henry W. Maier Festival Park
June 19 Juneteenth Day Martin Luther King Drive
June 25–26 Cedarburg Strawberry Festival Downtown Historic Cedarburg
June 26 Garlic Fest Walker’s Point
June 29–July 3, July 5‑10 Summerfest Henry W. Maier Festival Park
June–August River Rhythms (Wednesdays) Pere Marquette Park
June–August Tosa Tonight (Select Wednesdays) Hart Park, Wauwatosa
July 2 Pabst Street Party Bay View
July 3 Downtown Milwaukee Fireworks Milwaukee Lakefront
July 14–17 Bastille Days East Town
July 16 Garfield Avenue Blues, Jazz, Gospel & Arts Festival Garfield Ave to King Drive
July 22–23 Gallery Night and Day Downtown Milwaukee
July 22–24 Festa Italiana Henry W. Maier Festival Park
July 23 Firkin Fest East Town
July 25–31 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, WI
July 26–31 Washington County Fair Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center
July 29–30 Riverwest 24 Riverwest
July 29–31 German Fest Henry W. Maier Festival Park
July 30 Brady Street Festival Farwell to Van Buren Streets
July 30 Milwaukee Brewfest McKinley Park
August 4–7 Milwaukee Comedy Festival Downtown Milwaukee
August 4–14 Wisconsin State Fair Wisconsin State Fair Park
August 18–21 Irish Fest Henry W. Maier Festival Park
August 18–21 Milwaukee A La Carte Milwaukee County Zoo
August 20 India Fest Humboldt Park
August 26–28 Mexican Fiesta Henry W. Maier Festival Park
Sept.–Oct Oktoberfest Various Venues
Sept. 1–5 Milwaukee Rally Dealerships in Milwaukee
Sept. 9–11 Indian Summer Festival Henry W. Maier Festival Park
Sept. 10 Brewers Mini Marathon Miller Park
Sept. 12–21 10 Days in Tosa Wauwatosa
Sept. 17 Milwaukee River Challenge Schlitz Park
Sept. 17–18 Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival Historic Downtown Cedarburg
Sept. 17 Bay View Bash Bay View
Sept. 17–18 Doors Open Milwaukee Downtown Milwaukee
Sept. 22–Oct. 6 Milwaukee Film Festival Various Venues
Sept. 24–25 Harvest Fair/Maker Faire Wisconsin State Fair Park
Oct. 14–16 Hunting Moon Pow Wow UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
Oct. 21–22 Gallery Night and Day Downtown Milwaukee
Nov. 5 Veterans Day Parade Downtown Milwaukee
Nov 5–6 Savor Milwaukee Wisconsin Center
Nov. 12-13 Trainfest Wisconsin State Fair Park
Nov. 17–Dec. 30 Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Downtown Milwaukee
Nov. 17–20 Christkindlmarkt Best Place at Pabst Brewery
Nov. 18 Holiday Folk Fair International Wisconsin State Fair Park
Nov. 19 Milwaukee Holiday Parade Downtown Milwaukee
Dec 2-23 MillerCoors Holiday Lites Miller Valley

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