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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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2018 Greater Milwaukee Major Events

Date Event Location
Jan. 1 Polar Bear Plunge Bradford Beach
Jan. 1 Cool Fool Kite Festival Veterans Park
Jan. 14 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Marcus Center
Jan. 19-20 Gallery Night & Day Downtown Milwaukee
Feb. 3 Burnhearts Mitten Fest Bay View
Feb. 17 Food and Froth Fest Milwaukee Public Museum
Feb. 17-18 Cedarburg Winter Festival Historic Downtown Cedarburg
Feb. 24-25 Mama Tried Motorcycle Show Harley-Davidson Museum
Feb. 24–March 4 Greater Milwaukee Auto Show Wisconsin Center
March 10 Shamrock Club of WI’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Downtown Milwaukee
April 12-15 Art in Bloom Milwaukee Art Museum
April 17-23 Milwaukee Black Restaurant Week Downtown Milwaukee
April 20-21 Gallery Night & Day Downtown Milwaukee
May 31–June 7 Downtown Dining Week Downtown Milwaukee
May 31–Aug. 30 Jazz in the Park (Thursdays) Cathedral Square Park
June 1-3 Midwest BrewHaHa UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
June 1–Oct. 22 Sculpture Milwaukee Downtown Milwaukee
June 2 Scottish Fest/Milwaukee Highland Games Hart Park, Wauwatosa
June 3 UPAF Ride for the Arts sponsored by Miller Lite Downtown Milwaukee
June 3 Brewtown Rumble Fuel Café
June 3-10 Bead & Button Show Wisconsin Center
June 8-10 PrideFest Milwaukee Henry W. Maier Festival Park
June 10 Locust Street Festival of Music & Art Riverwest
June 13–Aug. 29 River Rhythms (Wednesdays) Pere Marquette Park
June 13–Aug. 29 Tosa Tonight (Select Wednesdays) Hart Park, Wauwatosa
June 15-17 Polish Fest Henry W. Maier Festival Park
June 15-17 Lakefront Festival of Art Milwaukee Art Museum
June 19 Juneteenth Day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
June 21–July 21 Tour of America's Dairyland Various Locations
June 23-24 Cedarburg Strawberry Festival Downtown Historic Cedarburg
June 27–July 1, July 3‑8 Summerfest Henry W. Maier Festival Park
June (TBD) Garlic Fest Walker’s Point
June (TBD) NEWaukee Night Market Wisconsin Avenue
July 3 Downtown Milwaukee Fireworks Milwaukee Lakefront
July 4 Wauwatosa Independence Day Celebration Hart Park
July 12-15 Bastille Days East Town
July 20-21 Gallery Night & Day Downtown Milwaukee
July 20-22 Festa Italiana Henry W. Maier Festival Park
July 21 Firkin Fest East Town
July 21 Port Washington Fish Day Port Washington
July 21-22 Milwaukee Air & Water Show Lakefront
July 23-29 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, WI
July 27-29 German Fest Henry W. Maier Festival Park
July 28 Milwaukee Brewfest McKinley Park
July 28 Brady Street Festival Farwell to Van Buren Streets
July (TBD) Riverwest 24 Riverwest
July (TBD) Garfield Avenue Blues, Jazz, Gospel & Arts Festival Garfield Ave to King Drive
July (TBD) NEWaukee Night Market Wisconsin Avenue
August 2-12 Wisconsin State Fair Wisconsin State Fair Park
August 16-19 Irish Fest Henry W. Maier Festival Park
August 11 Dragon Boat Festival Lakeshore State Park
August 11-12 Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair Marcus Center
August 16-19 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel a la Cart at the Zoo Milwaukee County Zoo
Aug. 29–Sept. 2 Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary Dealerships in Milwaukee
August (TBD) India Fest Humboldt Park
August (TBD) Mexican Fiesta Henry W. Maier Festival Park
August (TBD) Milwaukee Comedy Festival Downtown Milwaukee
August (TBD) Urban Island Beach Party Lakeshore State Park
August (TBD) NEWaukee Night Market Wisconsin Avenue
August (TBD) Center Street Daze Riverwest
August (TBD) Symetra Tour PHC Classic Milwaukee
Sept. 7-8 TosaFest Wauwatosa
Sept. 8-9 Third Ward Art Festival Historic Third Ward
Sept. 10-19 10 Days in Tosa Wauwatosa
Sept. 15 Bay View Bash Bay View
Sept. 15-16 Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival Historic Downtown Cedarburg
Sept. 22 Brewers Mini Marathon Downtown Milwaukee
Sept. 22-23 Doors Open Milwaukee Downtown Milwaukee
Sept. 27–Oct. 7 Oktoberfest Bavarian Bierhaus
Sept. 28-30 Harvest Fair/Maker Faire Wisconsin State Fair Park
Sept. (TBD) Chili’n on the Avenue Wauwatosa
Sept. (TBD) Milwaukee River Challenge Schlitz Park
Sept. (TBD) NEWaukee Night Market Wisconsin Avenue
Sept. (TBD) Indian Summer Festival Henry W. Maier Festival Park
Sept. (TBD) Riverworks Week Milwaukee
Sept. (TBD) 5th Street Fest Walker's Point
Sept. (TBD) Harbor Fest School of Freshwater Sciences
Oct. 18–Nov. 1 Milwaukee Film Festival Varous venues
Oct. 19-20 Gallery Night & Day Downtown Milwaukee
Oct. (TBD) Dia De Los Muertos Festival Walker Square
Oct. (TBD) PNC Milwaukee Marathon Milwaukee
Oct. (TBD) Hunting Moon Pow Wow UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
Nov. 3 Veterans Day Parade Downtown Milwaukee
Nov. 10-11 Trainfest Wisconsin State Fair Park
Nov. 15–Jan. 1 Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Downtown Milwaukee
Nov. 16-18 Holiday Folk Fair International Wisconsin State Fair Park
Nov 17 Milwaukee Holiday Parade Downtown Milwaukee
Nov. 30–Dec. 22 MillerCoors Holiday Lites (Fridays & Saturdays) Miller Valley
Nov. (TBD) LGBT Film/Video Festival Milwaukee
Nov. (TBD) Food & Wine Experience Wisconsin Center
Nov. (TBD) Christkindlmarkt Best Place at Pabst Brewery
Nov. (TBD) Country Christmas Pewaukee
Dec. (TBD) Christmas in the Ward Catalano Square

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