Summer in Milwaukee


Milwaukee comes alive in the summertime! You’ll see the city at its busiest, with visitors and locals alike gathering outside on patios and in beer gardens, and at street parties and festivals, to enjoy the warm, sunny weather. Riders hop on Harleys and bicycles to feel the wind in their hair. Don’t miss free outdoor concerts, vibrant ethnic festivals, al fresco dining and tons of outdoor fun.

Your Guide to Summer in

Beer Gardens

In 2012, Milwaukee’s first beer garden since Prohibition – actually, the country’s…

Summer Things to Do


Milwaukee offers endless amounts of summer activities to suit every interest and age group. Embrace the outdoors with a stroll along the scenic Milwaukee Riverwalk or a bike ride along the Oak Leaf Trail, immersing yourself in the city's natural beauty. Explore the cultural gems of Milwaukee by visiting the Milwaukee Art Museum, Harley-Davidson Museum, or the historic Pabst Mansion. Indulge your taste buds at one of the city's many breweries and eateries, sampling local favorites like cheese curds and custard. Catch a live outdoor concert at Henry Maier Festival Park during Summerfest, the world's largest music festival, or enjoy a leisurely picnic at one of Milwaukee's picturesque parks, like Lake Park or Veterans Park. For family-friendly fun, spend a day at the Milwaukee County Zoo or cool off at one of the city's water parks. With its blend of art, culture, outdoor adventures, and culinary delights, Milwaukee promises an unforgettable summer experience for all who visit.

Baseball in Milwaukee


Experience a summer of baseball bliss in Milwaukee and its surrounding areas with the Milwaukee Milkmen, Milwaukee Brewers and Lake Country Dockhounds. Start your journey by catching a game with the Milwaukee Milkmen, an independent baseball team known for their thrilling matchups and family-friendly atmosphere at Franklin Field in Franklin. For a taste of Major League Baseball action, head to American Family Field to cheer on the Milwaukee Brewers, where every game promises excitement. And for a charming small-town baseball experience, venture to Oconomowoc to witness the Lake Country Dockhounds in action, showcasing the essence of grassroots baseball and community spirit. With a variety of teams and venues, there's no shortage of ways to enjoy America's favorite pastime in the vibrant baseball scene of Milwaukee and its neighboring towns during the summer months.

Get Inspired

Check out one of our Summer themed blogs and get inspired to make your way through Milwaukee experiencing fun and exciting new things to do!

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.