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Milwaukee is a city comprised of many diverse cultures, which we celebrate and pay homage to in several ways. We have festivals, restaurants, galleries, dance troupes and theaters that showcase every ethnic culture that calls the city home. Milwaukee is home to Mexican Fiesta, Indian Summer and PrideFest. All of these festivals are located on the shores of Lake Michigan on the beautiful Henry Maier Festival Grounds, which also hosts the world's largest music festival, Summerfest.

Milwaukee is a minority majority city with more than half of its residents identifying themselves as African American or Hispanic in the 2010 census.

VISIT Milwaukee has recognized the value of diversity & inclusion in the tourism market for more than 20 years by establishing a Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee. The committee's charge is to assist in identifying conventions and conferences and encouraging them to bring their business to Milwaukee.

We know that once we get you to experience Milwaukee, you will want to have your group experience it too. Not only do we have wonderful diverse offerings, but we have one of the most beautiful and celebrated art museums in the world, the Santiago Calatrava-designed Milwaukee Art Museum. We also have one of the top zoos in the country, the Milwaukee County Zoo, as well as many other wonderful cultural offerings.

We offer plenty of convention center space, premier hotels, and dining and entertainment options. Our location on the shores of Lake Michigan, as well as our reputation for Midwestern hospitality, will make your conference or convention an enjoyable experience.

Some of the groups the city has hosted over the years have included the NAACP, the National Council of La Raza, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, National Indian Education Association and Gospel Music Workshop of America. Organizers of the conventions have expressed their enthusiasm for having chosen Milwaukee for their national meeting and have stated that their experience was one of the best in years.

Come and experience what Milwaukee has to offer, you won't be disappointed!


Cecilia Gilbert
Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee and VISIT Milwaukee Board Member


Hispanic   Hispanic   Asian

From performing arts to food both innovative and traditional, African American culture is a major part of the fabric of the city.



Hispanic residents enjoy traditional bakeries and restaurants, plus internationally-recognized performers and artists on Milwaukee’s south side.



Cultural centers and festivals celebrate and support the city’s Asian population, including Hmong, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Indian.


Native American   Meeting Planners  

The nation’s largest American Indian festival is celebrated here, where members of the Wisconsin Nations and other out-of-state tribes make up the local inter-tribal community.



An inclusive and welcoming destination, Milwaukee is a majority minority city that celebrates diversity through cultural celebrations.



Ethnic Festivals



Chambers of Commerce

African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (AACC)

  • 633 West Wisconsin Avenue
  • Suite #603
  • Milwaukee, WI 53203
  • Phone: 414-462-9450

The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce

3020 W. Vliet Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: 414-306-6460

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (HCCW)

  • 1021 W. National Avenue
  • Milwaukee, WI 53204
  • Phone: 414-643-6963

The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (AICCW)

  • 10809 W. Lincoln Avenue
  • West Allis, WI 53227
  • Phone: 414-604-2044

Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce

  • 6815 W Capitol Drive
  • Suite #204
  • Milwaukee, WI 53216
  • Phone: 414-645-8828


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