Visit Milwaukee

Discover why more meeting planners are choosing Milwaukee, an easy-access destination featuring a three-venue convention campus with three connecting hotels. A blend of acclaimed restaurants, nightlife, festivals, and off-site venues adds up to meetings at incomparable value.

Convention Marketing Support

Use the resources below to show why Milwaukee is a great place to hold your meeting

This toolkit provides you with everything you need to pitch Milwaukee. Filled with downloadable resources and reference links, it’s easier than ever to show your colleagues and attendees what makes Milwaukee a great place for your event.

Table of Contents

City stats & fact sheets, Milwaukee blurbs, words that describe Milwaukee, awards & accolades

Maps, Milwaukee collateral

Event calendars, Milwaukee videos & b-roll, photography, itineraries, DearMKE films, social media channels

View the Milwaukee bucket list translated in 10 languages, see Milwaukee-area international businesses and more


Milwaukee Basics

City Stats & Tourism Fact Sheets

From population numbers to the major universities in town, these fact sheets are quick, easy resources for all the most important Milwaukee facts and figures.


Milwaukee Blurbs

We all know the importance of the “elevator speech.” With these blurbs, whether you’re talking about where you’re from at a business event or looking to add some quick copy to your website about the city your company calls home, you’ll always have the perfect elevator speech in your back pocket.


Words that Describe Milwaukee

How do you describe Milwaukee? There are so many ways, but we picked a few favorites to create this word map magnet.

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Milwaukee's Making Headlines

We think Milwaukee is a great place to live and work, but you don’t have to take our word for it. These national and international publications have been taking notice, lauding Milwaukee for everything from unique dining to summer festivals.


Maps & Guides

Putting Milwaukee on the Map

Where is Milwaukee? International travelers and visitors from the coast aren’t always sure quite where in the Midwest to head to find our city. We describe Milwaukee as a mid-sized city on the shores of Lake Michigan, 90 miles north of Chicago. These maps will help you point your incoming guests in the right direction.

Drive-In Map

Fly-In Map

Official Visitors Map



Milwaukee Collateral

Produced annually, the Official Visitors Guide is an indispensable resource packed with everything a visitor to the city needs, from top dining spots to fun festivals.


Online Resources

Milwaukee365 - Event Calendar

Milwaukee365 is a free community calendar packed with all of the city’s best events. With over 500 active events on the site at any given time, there’s never a dull moment. Want to harness the power of Milwaukee365 for your website or intranet? Both free-standing event widgets and a variety of calendar feeds are available – contact [email protected] for more information.


Major Event Calendar

Milwaukee is known as the “City of Festivals,” and it only takes a glance at the calendar to know why. This calendar compiles some of the city’s biggest and best events, from exciting summer festivals to holiday celebrations.



A picture is worth a thousand words, and photos allow us to show the world what a vibrant, exciting city Milwaukee is. With recent photo shoots at new restaurants in Walker’s Point, at major festivals and events and throughout the city, you’ll always be able to find the perfect shot. Our online photo library can be accessed through WebDAM.


Milwaukee Videos & B-roll

The best way to get to know a city is to see it in action. Anyone can get a glimpse through these videos. VISIT Milwaukee has created full-length videos showing off some of the city’s best attributes, like entertainment and walkability, as well as quick videos meant to be easily shareable that offer a look at unique Milwaukee places and experiences, like the SafeHouse and a behind-the-scenes look at the Pabst Theater. These videos are available on the VISIT Milwaukee YouTube page as well as through WebDAM.

Milwaukee feature videos

Short videos

Additional Milwaukee Videos

DearMKE - Films

DearMKE is a “love letter” to Milwaukee from Milwaukeeans. The 14 short films were created by an all-local production team and tell Milwaukee stories in an organic, unscripted way. The site is also home to user-generated stories, photos and videos. Submit to or by tagging “#DearMKE” on social posts.


Sightseeing Itineraries

From foodies to families and everyone in between, these itineraries will help anyone coming to the city plan a great visit.


International Resources

Translated Pages

See a list of Milwaukee-area international organizations, community centers, cultural societies, and more