Events and Festivals in Milwaukee

Milwaukee has a long list of festivals and events which embrace the city throughout the year.

  • Summer fest: Held in June every year, the summer fest is the world’s largest music festival and is loved for its sheer variety of artists (around 800 artists) which make the city dance every year!
  • Wisconsin State Fair: The festival offers good variety of food and beer while you make friends at the animal barn of the fair. The fair is held every August.
  • Polar Bear Plunge: Held in January, the Polar Bear plunge is a festival to dive into the icy waters at the Bradford Beach. The event is safe with paramedics around and is the perfect way to embrace the winters of Wisconsin.
  • Locust Street Festival & Beer Run: Held in June every year at the River fest, the Run covers a stretch of around 2 miles with mandatory beer stops.
  • Lakefront Festival of Art: Held in the Milwaukee Art Museum in June, the festival is perfect if you want to see the modern art pulse of the city through Photography, Sculpture art, Printing art, Metal work, Jewelry design, Ceramics and Digital art.
  • Milwaukee Rally: Held in September, the Milwaukee Rally is known for its Harley Davidson rally which cruise through the city. Music concerts and Beer make for a good time.
  • Holiday Parade: Held in November, the parade is a holiday tradition where local celebrities parade through the city along with enormous floats, giant balloons and people with colorful costumes.

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