Major Events Calendar

The City of Festivals is making a return in 2023! Come enjoy a concert at Summerfest, a cream puff at the State Fair, or simply stroll through an amazing art gallery. You can create memorable experiences right here in Milwaukee!


Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Nov 29

Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival

Mark your calendars for the return of the Milwaukee Holiday Light Festival presented by Johnson Financial Group, November 16, 2023 through January 1, 2024. We'll package up the best of…

Wild Lights - Powered by We Energies Dec 01

Wild Lights - Powered by We Energies

Powered by We Energies Dec. 1-31; except closed Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 24, and 25 During this festive season, the Milwaukee County Zoo will transform into an illuminated destination with…


Gift of Wings Cool Fool Kite Festival  Jan 01

Gift of Wings Cool Fool Kite Festival 

The Cool Fool Kite Festival on January 1st is at Veterans Park on Milwaukee’s Lakefront. Free kite flying lessons courtesy of the Kite Whispererererer. Kites and food will be served at…

Pridefest Jun 06


Milwaukee Pride, Inc. - parent organization of PrideFest, Wisconsin’s largest LGBTQ+ event announced PrideFest will return to Henry Maier Festival Park to kick off Milwaukee’s festival…

Tacos and Tequila Festival MKE Jun 22

Tacos and Tequila Festival MKE

Tacos and Tequila Festival is coming to MILWAUKEE on September 16th at Franklin Field. We are bringing the FULL festival experience with our most stacked lineup yet! DON’T MISS hip hop…

Bastille Days Jul 11

Bastille Days

This summer, the city’s beloved French festival will be celebrating its 41st year! Patrons can expect great food, entertainment, the infamous Storm the Bastille Run/Walk, along with some…

Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival Jul 25

Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival

An annual celebration of music, moto-culture, and Milwaukee, Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival is four days and nights packed full of entertainment, events, and live performances by…

German Fest Jul 26

German Fest

Welcome to German Fest, a Milwaukee tradition held annually on the Summerfest grounds, along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan. One of the largest German festivals in North…

Mexican Fiesta Aug 23

Mexican Fiesta

Mexican Fiesta brings the sound, culture, and taste of México to Milwaukee’s lakefront this coming August 23 & 24, 2023. Join in on the fun as we celebrate two days of fun, food…