Major Events Calendar

The City of Festivals is making a return in 2024! 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!

Major Events Happening in 2024

Each year Milwaukee holds events that bring in people from all over the country. From our annual festivals, to our lakefront sporting events, there is no shortage of things to do here. Below you can find Milwaukee area events that bring in thousands, if not, tens of thousands of visitors each year. 

 
Festa Italiana May 31

Festa Italiana

Festa Italiana's "Little Italy on the Lakefront" will feature Festa favorites including the Cucina Showcase, Heritage/Cultural Exhibit, Italian Idol, Fireworks, Bocce Tournament, Mass…

Bay View Gallery Night May 31

Bay View Gallery Night

Join us for another amazing evening in the Bay View Neighborhood celebrating local art, music and Milwaukee small business! Milwaukee's favorite South Side Gallery Night

2024 UPAF Ride for the Arts Jun 02

2024 UPAF Ride for the Arts

The UPAF Ride for the Arts, Presented by Miller Lite, is more than just a ride – it’s an opportunity for friends, families and coworkers to have fun and support our region’s world…

Pridefest Jun 06

Pridefest

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…

ART 64 Jun 07

ART 64

Experience art outdoors this June at Discover Wauwatosa's ART 64, a free two-day bracket-style live performance painting tournament in the Village of Wauwatosa, WI. Stroll through the…

Polish Fest Jun 14

Polish Fest

Celebrating it's 42nd year, Polish Fest will return to the Henry Maier Festival Park grounds, June 14 - 16, 2024. Rooted in Milwaukee's long held Polish heritage, this festival brings the…

Lakefront Festival of Art Jun 14

Lakefront Festival of Art

Milwaukee’s Lakefront Festival of Art is back! Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of art, food, music, and activities for all ages at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Support the arts by shopping…

West Allis Cheese Wheel Classic Jun 14

West Allis Cheese Wheel Classic

The City of West Allis is excited to welcome back the Tour of America’s Dairyland (ToAD) “Cheese Wheel Classic” to the Becher Street neighborhood for the third year! This annual bike race…

Summer Soulstice Music Festival Jun 15

Summer Soulstice Music Festival

Milwaukee's official celebration of the Summer Soulstice is returning Saturday, June 15! You are not going to want to miss this FREE showcase of great music along with a variety of food…

Giro d' Grafton Jun 15

Giro d' Grafton

Giro d' Grafton is one of the stops on the popular Tour of America's Dairyland race series. The exciting six turn Giro d' Grafton course has plenty to offer all racers and spectators. The…

Juneteenth Parade and Celebration Jun 19

Juneteenth Parade and Celebration

Celebration Hours: 8:00AM - 8:00PM Parade Hours: 9:00AM - 11:00AM Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated in cities across the United States to commemorate the emancipation. The Milwaukee…

Centraal Bay View Classic Jun 20

Centraal Bay View Classic

Bay View and the Neighborhood Association welcome the Tour of America's Dairyland, presented by Kwik Trip pro/am competitive bicycle racing series on Thursday, June 2oth at the…

20th Annual Shorewood Criterium Classic Jun 21

20th Annual Shorewood Criterium Classic

Shorewood will return to playing host for a day to the largest cycling event in the country, the 20th Annual Shorewood Criterium Classic on Friday, June 21st, 2024! The Tour of America’s…

Cedarburg's Strawberry Festival Jun 22

Cedarburg's Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Festival will take place on June 22 & 23, 2024. Located in Historic Cedarburg, you will enjoy everything strawberry, from strawberry shortcake to strawberry wine. Stroll…

Tacos and Tequila Festival 2024 Jun 22

Tacos and Tequila Festival 2024

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…

Milwaukee Night Market Jun 26

Milwaukee Night Market

The Milwaukee Night Market, presented by Clover® from Fiserv, returns to the heart of downtown Milwaukee for four nights this summer on June 26, July 24, August 14 and September 11 from 5…

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…

Summer Gallery Night MKE Jul 19

Summer Gallery Night MKE

Gallery Night MKE – Milwaukee’s original gallery hop event – unites the city through art. Experience the vast creative culture in MKE while you discover local galleries, art…

Milwaukee Night Market Jul 24

Milwaukee Night Market

The Milwaukee Night Market, presented by Clover® from Fiserv, returns to the heart of downtown Milwaukee for four nights this summer on June 26, July 24, August 14 and September 11 from 5…

Harley-Davidson Homecoming™ Festival Jul 25

Harley-Davidson Homecoming™ Festival

An annual celebration of music, moto-culture, and Milwaukee, the 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…

Riverwest 24 Jul 26

Riverwest 24

The RW24 was born through community block watches throughout Riverwest. It is a way for our neighborhood to welcome new people, strengthen relationships within the community (and beyond)…

14th Annual Milwaukee Brewfest Jul 27

14th Annual Milwaukee Brewfest

Taste your way through unlimited pours offered by the world’s best brew masters. There’s something for everyone! ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW – Gates open at 2:00 PM for VIP and 3:00 PM for…

2024 MKE Air & Water Show Jul 27

2024 MKE Air & Water Show

The Milwaukee Air & Water Show is Wisconsin’s premier free, family event of the summer and one of the top air shows in the United States. We invigorate the local economy, support our…

2024 Wisconsin State Fair Aug 01

2024 Wisconsin State Fair

Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis is the home for the Wisconsin State Fair, presented by UScellular. The first State Fair was held in Janesville along the banks of the Rock River in…

Irish Fest Aug 14

Irish Fest

Join us August 14 - 18, 2024 at the Henry Maier Festival Park for four days of music, culture & craic!

Milwaukee Night Market Aug 14

Milwaukee Night Market

The Milwaukee Night Market, presented by Clover® from Fiserv, returns to the heart of downtown Milwaukee for four nights this summer on June 26, July 24, August 14 and September 11 from 5…

A La Carte at the Zoo 2024 Aug 15

A La Carte at the Zoo 2024

Presented by Meijer August in Milwaukee means A La Carte at the Zoo! Our popular food and music festival has become a summer tradition for many Zoo fans. Stroll through the Zoo to enjoy…

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 & 25, 2024. Join in on the fun as we celebrate two days of fun, food…

Third Ward Art Festival Aug 31

Third Ward Art Festival

Spend Labor Day weekend at the Third Ward Art Festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin! Free and open to the public, the Annual Third Ward Art Festival, in partnership with the Historic Third…

Milwaukee Night Market Sep 11

Milwaukee Night Market

The Milwaukee Night Market, presented by Clover® from Fiserv, returns to the heart of downtown Milwaukee for four nights this summer on June 26, July 24, August 14 and September 11 from 5…

Cedarburg Wine and Harvest Festival Sep 21

Cedarburg Wine and Harvest Festival

As the leaves begin to change and the fresh air turns brisk, the splendor of autumn is soon to be upon us! To kick-off this beautiful season, come and celebrate a sweet and savory weekend…

Doors Open 2024 Sep 28

Doors Open 2024

Doors Open Milwaukee is a public celebration of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods, architecture, and history. This event offers behind the scenes tours of commercial buildings, art galleries…

Oktoberfest in Cedarburg Oct 05

Oktoberfest in Cedarburg

A perfect weekend in October now includes Oktoberfest in Downtown Historic Cedarburg bursting with gemuetlichkeit, Saturday, October 5, 11am-8pm and Sunday, October 6, 10am-5pm. Delicious…

Fall Gallery Night MKE Oct 18

Fall Gallery Night MKE

Gallery Night MKE – Milwaukee’s original gallery hop event – unites the city through art. Experience the vast creative culture in MKE while you discover local galleries, art…

Milwaukee is excited to welcome the Republican National Convention to our world-class city July 15-18, 2024. Home to a thriving arts, entertainment, and dining scene; booming business and…

Summer Savings Pass

Don’t miss out on Summer Savings at more than 60 local area businesses with the Summer Savings Pass presented by Potawatomi Casino | Hotel.

Art 64

Experience art outdoors June 7 & 8 at Discover Wauwatosa's ART 64, a free two-day bracket-style live performance painting tournament in the Village of Wauwatosa.