Free Things to Do in Milwaukee

Looking for an exciting time in Milwaukee without breaking the bank? Look no further! From exploring the scenic parks along Lake Michigan's shoreline to delving into the city's rich cultural heritage at free museums and festivals, there's no shortage of opportunities to make unforgettable memories without spending a dime. Milwaukee boasts hundreds of fun and free activities that cater to every interest and age group. Whether you're a history buff, an art enthusiast or simply seeking outdoor adventures, Milwaukee has something for everyone.

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A Taste of Germany in Milwaukee Jul 18

A Taste of Germany in Milwaukee

Dining & Drinks

Old-world flavors meet first-class hospitality at these restaurants, the standard-bearers for Milwaukee's German heritage. Kegel’s Inn Born in Austria in 1892, John…

One-Stop Shopping in Milwaukee Jul 16

One-Stop Shopping in Milwaukee


Shopping centers aren't just for finding the latest deals in fashion or gadgets. They are one-stop places where you can shop, dine, relax and be entertained for hours on…

Milwaukee Food Hall of Fame Jul 11

Milwaukee Food Hall of Fame

Dining & Drinks

Milwaukee’s food scene is a rich cultural melting pot, blending diverse cuisines with locally inspired flavors. This unique culinary crossroads has hungry visitors coming…

New in MKE: Vel R. Phillips Plaza Jul 05

New in MKE: Vel R. Phillips Plaza

June is the week of new parks in Milwaukee! In addition to the Near West Side’s latest addition to the Harley-Davidson Campus, Davidson Park, on Friday, June 28, downtown…

New in MKE: Davidson Park Jun 26

New in MKE: Davidson Park

Active & Outdoors

On Monday, June 24, Davidson Park roared to life at the Harley-Davidson Juneau Avenue campus on Milwaukee’s Near West Side. Pioneered by the Harley-Davidson Foundation…

Baird Center Expansion

Now that the expansion is complete, the Baird Center will offer 52 state-of-the-art breakout rooms, 300,000 contiguous square feet of exhibition space, the stunning rooftop Baird Ballroom with city views, inclusive amenities and more!

Potawatomi Casino | Hotel

Located minutes from downtown Milwaukee, Potawatomi Casino | Hotel offers high-stakes bingo, nearly eight types of table games, more than 3,000 slot machines, and a 500-room luxury hotel.