DiscoverMilwaukee2017 - page 24

ou will be hard-pressed to find a weekend in Milwaukee when there is nothing to do.
Professional sports teams play year-round. Theater, dance and opera companies keep the
stages filled with action. And, there are dozens of small clubs offering a variety of music,
including blues, jazz, swing and rock ’n’ roll. If your musical tastes are more classical, you might
enjoy a night with the
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
or an afternoon of chamber music.
Perhaps you’re just hungry. If so, you will be amazed at the variety of excellent ethnic restaurants
and world-renowned chefs in the metropolitan area. Whatever your tastes, you will quickly
discover there is no shortage of things to do in Milwaukee.
Festivals & Parades
During the summer, there are major music and art festivals, block parties and church festivals
throughout Milwaukee. The largest festival is
, which draws nearly 900,000 people to
Milwaukee’s lakefront every year. The event, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017, is
considered one of the best music festivals in the country. It features more than 11 permanent
stages and a continual lineup of jazz, rock, zydeco, blues, big band and “golden oldies” music. The
festival park also is used to stage the many events organized by local ethnic groups, including
Festa Italiana
German Fest
Irish Fest
Mexican Fiesta
Indian Summer
, and
Polish Fest
Festivals, however, aren’t confined to the lakefront. In July, Milwaukeeans celebrate the
beginning of the French Revolution at
Bastille Days
, a downtown block party that is considered to
be the largest celebration of its kind in the country.
Greek Fest
is an annual celebration held at
State Fair Park. In addition, Catholic parishes hold weekend galas throughout the city, while
your tastes,
you will
there is no
shortage of
things to do
in Milwaukee
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