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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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2017 Greater Milwaukee Major Events

Date Event Location
Jan. 1 Polar Bear Plunge Bradford Beach
Jan. 2021 Gallery Night and Day Downtown Milwaukee
Feb. 4 Burnhearts Mitten Fest Bay View
Feb. 1719 Mama Tried Motorcycle Show Harley-Davidson Museum
Feb. 18 Food and Froth Fest Milwaukee Public Museum
Feb. 18–19 Cedarburg Winter Festival Historic Downtown Cedarburg
Feb. 25–Mar. 5 Greater Milwaukee Auto Show Wisconsin Center
March 11 Shamrock Club of WI’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Downtown Milwaukee
April 21–22 Gallery Night and Day Downtown Milwaukee
June 4–11 Bead & Button Show 2017 Wisconsin Center
June 2–Aug. 31 Jazz in the Park (Thursdays) Cathedral Square Park
June 1–8 Downtown Dining Week Downtown Milwaukee
June 1–Oct. 22 Sculpture Milwaukee Downtown Milwaukee
June 3 Scottish Fest/Milwaukee Highland Games Hart Park, Wauwatosa
June 4 UPAF Ride for the Arts sponsored by Miller Lite Downtown Milwaukee
June 9–11 Pridefest Henry W. Maier Festival Park
June 14–Aug. 30 River Rhythms (Wednesdays) Pere Marquette Park
June 10 Summerfest Rock ‘n Sole Run Henry W. Maier Festival Park
June 11 Locust Street Festival & Beer Run Riverwest
June 15-25 Tour of America's Dairyland Various Locations
June 16–18 Polish Fest Henry W. Maier Festival Park
June–Aug. Tosa Tonight (Select Wednesdays) Hart Park, Wauwatosa
June 19 Juneteenth Day Martin Luther King Drive
June 16–18 Lakefront Festival of Art Milwaukee Art Museum
June 24–25 Cedarburg Strawberry Festival Downtown Historic Cedarburg
June 25 Garlic Fest Walker’s Point
June 28–July 2, July 4‑9 Summerfest Henry W. Maier Festival Park
July 3 Downtown Milwaukee Fireworks Milwaukee Lakefront
July 12 NEWaukee Night Market Wisconsin Avenue
July 13–16 Bastille Days East Town
July 15–16 Milwaukee Air & Water Show Lakefront
July 15 Garfield Avenue Blues, Jazz, Gospel & Arts Festival Garfield Ave to King Drive
July 21–22 Gallery Night & Day Downtown Milwaukee
July 21–23 Festa Italiana Henry W. Maier Festival Park
July 22 Firkin Fest East Town
July 24–30 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, WI
July 28–30 German Fest Henry W. Maier Festival Park
July 28–29 Riverwest 24 Riverwest
July 29 Brady Street Festival Farwell to Van Buren Streets
July 29 Milwaukee Brewfest McKinley Park
August 2-6 Milwaukee Comedy Festival Downtown Milwaukee
August 3–13 Wisconsin State Fair Wisconsin State Fair Park
August 4 Urban Island Beach Party Lakeshore State Park
August 16 NEWaukee Night Market Wisconsin Avenue
August 17–20 Irish Fest Henry W. Maier Festival Park
August 17-20 Milwaukee A La Carte Milwaukee County Zoo
August 19 India Fest Humboldt Park
August 25–27 Mexican Fiesta Henry W. Maier Festival Park
Aug. 31–Sept. 4 Milwaukee Rally Dealerships in Milwaukee
Sept.–Oct Oktoberfest Bavarian Bierhaus
Sept. 2-3 Third Ward Art Festival Historic Third Ward
Sept. 8–10 Indian Summer Festival Henry W. Maier Festival Park
Sept. 11–20 10 Days in Tosa Wauwatosa
Sept. 13 NEWaukee Night Market Wisconsin Avenue
Sept. 16 Milwaukee River Challenge Schlitz Park
Sept. 16-17 Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival Historic Downtown Cedarburg
Sept. 16 Bay View Bash Bay View
Sept. 22–24 Harvest Fair/Maker Faire Wisconsin State Fair Park
Sept. 23–24 Doors Open Milwaukee Downtown Milwaukee
Sept. 22 - Oct. 22 China Lights Festival Boerner Botanical Gardens
Sept. 28 - Oct. 12 Milwaukee Film Festival Varous venues
Oct. 20–21 Gallery Night and Day Downtown Milwaukee
Oct. 20-22 Hunting Moon Pow Wow UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
Nov. 4 Veterans Day Parade Downtown Milwaukee
Nov. 4-5 Journal Sentinel Food and Wine Experience Wisconsin Center
Nov. 17–Jan. 1 Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Downtown Milwaukee
Nov. 17-19 Holiday Folk Fair International Wisconsin State Fair Park
Nov 18 Milwaukee Holiday Parade Downtown Milwaukee
TBD MillerCoors Holiday Lites (Fridays & Saturdays) Miller Valley

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