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Major Events Calendar

Milwaukee Event Calendar 2021/22

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Date Name Location
MAY 2021
May 5-8 Milwaukee International Car & Truck Show State Fair Park - WI Expo Ctr. (West Allis)
May TBD Cinco de Mayo UMOS Milwaukee
May 6-20 Milwaukee Film Festival Various Locations - Milwaukee
May TBD Lakefront Artist Fair Festival Park (Racine)
May 21-23 NARI Milwaukee Spring Home Improvement Show State Fair Park - WI Expo Ctr. (West Allis)
May 28-31 Chocolatefest Burlington
JUNE 2021
June 6-12 Bead & Button Show Wisconsin Center (Downtown)
June 6,13,27 UPAF Ride for the Arts Series Milwaukee Lakefront
June TBD Downtown Dining Week Downtown Milwaukee
June Pridefest Milwaukee - CANCELLED Henry W. Maier Festival Park
June TBD Scottish Fest / Highland Games - CANCELLED Hart Park (Wauwatosa)
June 11-13 Polish Fest - CANCELLED Henry W. Maier Festival Park
June TBD Garlic Fest Walker's Point Milwaukee
June 13 Locust Street Festival - CANCELLED Riverwest Milwaukee
June 19-21 Lakefront Festival of Art Milwaukee Art Museum (Downtown)
June - July Summerfest - Postponed Henry W. Maier Festival Park
June 26-27 Strawberry Festival - CANCELLED Downtown Historic Cedarburg
JULY 2021
July 3 Milwaukee Fireworks Milwaukee Lakefront
July TBD Bastille Days - CANCELLED East Town Milwaukee
July 9-10 Gathering on the Green Mequon
July 16-18 Balloons Over Mukwonago Mukwonago
July 17 Croatian Fest Croatian Park, Franklin
July TBD Dragon Boat Festival Lakeshore State Park (Downtown)
July TBD Festa Italiana - CANCELLED Henry W. Maier Festival Park
July TBD Port Fish Day Port Washington
July 20-25 Washington County Fair Washington County Fair Park, West Bend
July 21-25 Waukesha County Fair Waukesha County Expo Grounds, Pewaukee
July 23-25 German Days Old Heidelberg Park, Glendale
July 24-25 Milwaukee Air & Water Show Milwaukee Lakefront
July 30-August 1 German Fest - CANCELLED Henry W. Maier Festival Park
July TBD Brady Street Festival - CANCELLED East Side Milwaukee
July 28-August 1 Ozaukee County Fair Ozaukee County Fairgrounds, Cedarburg
July 28-August 1 Racine County Fair Racine County Fairgrounds, Union Grove
July 31 Milwaukee Brewfest McKinley Park Milwaukee Lakefront
August 1 Starving Artist Fair Gateway Technical College (Racine)
August TBD Black Arts Fest MKE Henry W. Maier Festival Park
August 13-14 Waukesha Rotary Bluesfest Naga-Waukee Park, Delafield
August 5-15 Wisconsin State Fair State Fair Park (West Allis)
August 14-15 Morning Glory Craft Fair Marcus Center (Downtown)
August 18-22 Kenosha County Fair Kenosha County Fairgrounds, Wilmot
August 19-21 Irish Fest Henry W. Maier Festival Park
August 21-22 Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts Fowler Park, Oconomowoc
August TBD A la Carte at the Zoo - CANCELLED Milwaukee County Zoo
August 27-29 Mexican Fiesta Henry W. Maier Festival Park
August 28 Milwaukee Fringe Festival Marcus Center for the Performing Arts (Downtown)
August TBD Urban Island Beach Party Lakeshore State Park (Downtown)
September 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 Summerfest Henry W. Maier Festival Park
September 3-7 Milwaukee Rally Harley-Davidson Museum and various locations
September TBD Wisconsin Highland Games Waukesha Expo Center
September 4-5 Third Ward Art Festival Historic Third Ward Milwaukee
September 10-11 Tosa Fest Wauwatosa
September TBD Frank Mots International Kite Festival Veteran's Park (Milwaukee Lakefront)
September 16 Briggs & Al's Run & Walk Milwaukee Lakefront
September TBD Harbor Fest Harbor District (Milwaukee)
September TBD Milwaukee River Challenge Schlitz Park (Milwaukee)
September 19-21 Wine & Harvest Festival Historic Downtown Cedarburg
September 24-25 Oktoberfest @ the Schwabenhof The Schwabenhof, Menomonee Falls
September 24-26 Harvest Fair State Fair Park (West Allis)
September 25 Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Parade Downtown Milwaukee
September 25 Fromm Petfest Henry W. Maier Festival Park
September TBD Doors Open Milwaukee Downtown Milwaukee
Sept. /Oct. Oktoberfest Heidelberg Park (Bavarian Bierhaus)
October 2-3 Oktoberfest Historic Downtown Cedarburg
October 3 Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon Grafton - Downtown Milwaukee
October 3-10 Milwaukee Comedy Festival Downtown Milwaukee
October 23 Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest & BBQ Cook-Off Racine County Fairgrounds (Union Grove)
October TBD Dia de los Muertos Festival Walker Square Park (Milwaukee)
November TBD Veterans Day of Honor Parade War Memorial Center, Milwaukee
November 19-Jan 1 Holiday Lights Festival Downtown Milwaukee
November 19-21 Holiday Folk Fair International State Fair Park (West Allis)
Mid Nov - Early Jan A Victorian Christmas Historic Pabst Mansion (Westown)
November - Dec. Christkindlmarket Fiserv Forum (Downtown)
December 3-5 Mama Tried Motorcycle Show Fiserv Forum (Milwaukee)
December 4 Christmas in the Ward Historic Third Ward
January 1 Polar Bear Plunge/Dip Bradford Beach Milwaukee & Port Washington
January TBD Waukesha Janboree Waukesha
February TBD Winter Festival Historic Downtown Cedarburg
MARCH 2022
March TBD Milwaukee Sports Show State Fair Park - WI Expo Ctr. (West Allis)
March TBD St. Patrick's Day Parade Downtown Milwaukee
March 25-April 3 Realtors Home/Garden Show State Fair Park - WI Expo Ctr. (West Allis)
APRIL 2022
April TBD Art in Bloom Milwaukee Art Museum (Downtown)
MAY 2022
May TBD Brewtown Rumble Walker's Point Milwaukee
JUNE 2022
June 12 Locust Street Festival Riverwest Milwaukee