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Historic Third Ward

Trendy shops and dining abound in this revitalized warehouse district. Block after block of formerly industrial space is now home to galleries, restaurants, boutique shops, and stylish national retailers like West Elm, Anthropologie, and Pendleton. The neighborhood is anchored on the north end by the Milwaukee Public Market and by the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design to the south. Along the lakefront is Henry Maier Festival Park, where Milwaukee’s lakefront comes alive every summer for festival after festival.

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Historic Third Ward
Historic Third Ward
Neighborhood
Milwaukee Public Market
Milwaukee Public Market
Named one of America's Best Public Markets
RiverWalk
RiverWalk
2 miles to explore
Summerfest
Summerfest
The World's Largest Music Festival
The Outsider
The Outsider
Swanky Rooftop Bar at the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel
Cafe Benelux
Cafe Benelux
Relaxing Rooftop Restaurant
Christmas in the Ward
Christmas in the Ward
Holiday Festival at Catalano Square
Summerfest: The world's largest music festival
Festival

Summerfest: The world's largest music festival

Love music? How does the world’s largest music festival sound? It’s Summerfest, and it happens right here in Milwaukee on the shore of Lake Michigan!

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Marshall Building
Arts & Culture

Marshall Building

This historic building is now a hub for the arts in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward neighborhood.

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Anatomy of a Public Market
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Anatomy of a Public Market

Learn the ins and outs of the Milwaukee Public Market.

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Summerfest: The world's largest music festival
Festival

Summerfest: The world's largest music festival

Love music? How does the world’s largest music festival sound? It’s Summerfest, and it happens right here in Milwaukee on the shore of Lake Michigan!

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Milwaukee Public Market
Milwaukee Public Market
 
Milwaukee Neighborhoods

The Historic Third Ward

Boutique Shopping

Trendy shops line this revitalized warehouse district, and visitors and locals alike enjoy roaming the Historic Third Ward neighborhood's shops. From chic women's clothing at Mainstream Boutique to stylish accessories at Access Boutique, and unique housewares and plants at MOD GEN you will love all the speciality shops within close walking distance of one another.

Boutique Shopping

Brunch with Bloody Marys

The Bloody Mary is no joke in Milwaukee. A limp stick of celery as a garnish? Not here. This iconic brunch beverage is easy to come by in the Historic Third Ward neighborhood. With several options for brunch, it will be tough to pick, but make sure to check out the local bloody favorites at Wicked Hop and Cafe Benelux. Every bartender has a different take on the classic Bloody Mary, including at these fine establishments.

Bloody Mary

Henry Maier Festival Park

Summer in Milwaukee means one thing: festivals! The city’s permanent, 75-acre lakefront festival park located on the east side of the Historic Third Ward hosts a festival almost every weekend in the summer to celebrate Milwaukee’s diverse ethnic heritage and culture with food, dance, traditional crafts, cultural history and more! 

Cultural Festivals

Historic Third Ward Partners