Our festival park is not the only place for Milwaukee parties. The city hosts additional gatherings and street festivals. Street fests offer a perfect time to explore our diverse neighborhoods.
Join the boat parade at Harbor Fest then feast on seafood. Enjoy music with a message at Hip Hop Week MKE including celebrity performances and impactful guest lectures. The popular Brady Street Festival is packed with live entertainment on four stages featuring local bands. And Bronzeville Week beckons locals and visitors to feel the arts and culture of this soulful neighborhood.
You’ll be flying high at the Milwaukee Air & Water Show featuring the Blue Angels along Lake Michigan. Say bonjour to Bastille Days featuring an Eiffel Tower replica, a Storm the Bastille Run, can-can dancers, and beignets. When darkness descends over the Greater Milwaukee area, the China Lights Festival illuminates Boerner Botanical Gardens with colorful lantern displays.
You can even listen to music under the stars with an outdoor music series nearly every weeknight in summer. Don’t miss the weekly Jazz in the Park event in downtown Cathedral Square Park, River Rhythms in Pere Marquette Park along our scenic Milwaukee River, and the Chill on the Hill concert series in the Bay View neighborhood’s beautiful Humboldt Park.
It’s lights, camera, action at the Milwaukee Film Festival in addition to several smaller film fests like Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival, and Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival. Movie buffs love visiting our historic cinemas as well as engaging in citywide film screenings, conversations, and one-of-a-kind get-togethers.