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. 

 
Shamrock Shuffle Mar 02

Shamrock Shuffle

The Shamrock Shuffle is more than just the biggest St. Patrick’s Day-themed Party in Wisconsin. It is a community event that brings people together to not only celebrate one of America’s…

Spring Gallery Night MKE Apr 19

Spring 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…

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…

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 Aug 15

A La Carte at the Zoo

Presented by Meijer Mark your calendar for what has become a Milwaukee tradition as the Zoo comes alive with music, food, and fun! Popular Milwaukee restaurants are scattered throughout…

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…

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…