The 6th Annual Milwaukee Dragon Boat Festival charged across the lagoon waters of Lakeshore State Park on August 11, showcasing Chinese culture with the traditional boat race. A total of 55 teams registered this year to compete in the lakefront festival. The 43-foot-long dragon-painted watercraft is sometimes referred to as a canoe on steroids. The international sport was revived in Hong Kong in 1976, based on the traditional paddle-driven long boats found in the Pearl River Delta region of China’s southern Guangdong Province. Along the shore of Lake Michigan, teams of up to 21 men and women rowed their...Read More
The Milwaukee County Historical Society (MCHS) hosted a public hearing on August 8 to discuss three nominations for historically significant landmarks, with the 1861 lynching of George Marshall Clark attracting a lot attention and passionate support from the attending crowd. The editorial board of the Milwaukee Independent nominated the George Marshall Clark lynching site in May, for consideration in the Milwaukee County Historical Society’s annual designation of significant landmarks. Award winning columnist Reggie Jackson has previously written about the Clark incident and other related subjects. He also has a special connection to America’s Black Holocaust Museum in Bronzeville and...Read More
As a celebration of the Great Lakes surf culture and the primary drive for supporting the Surfrider Foundation-Milwaukee, the 6th annual Surf @Water fundraiser was held on August 4 along Shorewood’s Atwater Beach. Milwaukee is not the first location that comes to mind when talking about catching waves and hanging ten, but it had become an increasingly popular surf destination in the Midwest. Organized by the Surfrider Foundation, Milwaukee’s vibrant freshwater surf community attracted a growing number of interested participants this year for the full day event on the shores of Lake Michigan. Since 1984, the Surfrider Foundation has...Read More
NEWaukee hosted the 8th annual Urban Island Beach Party at Lakeshore State Park on August 3, with the addition of a floating lantern celebration to support Friends of Lakeshore State Park. At dusk, guests lit and launched floating lanterns into the Lakeshore State Park inlet, along with a wish that suited their desires. For close to a decade, the Urban Island Beach Party has been a free event for the Milwaukee public. All proceeds from food and beverage sales have gone to benefit the Sustain and Maintain campaign for the Friends of Lakeshore State Park, helping the organization preserve...Read More
Several dozen associates of the organization founded by people who can trace their ancestors to the Mayflower, the famous English ship that brought Puritans – known today as Pilgrims – to the New World in 1620, visited their charter members buried at Forest Home Cemetery on July 28. Of the 29 original founding members from the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Wisconsin, 11 are buried in Forest Home Cemetery. In addition, 7 of the organization’s governors have been interred there since 1901. A wreath was placed at the grave of Ellen M. Hayes Peck (1838-1909) as...Read More
The 3rd Annual “Dinner in the Alley,” hosted by The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County’s Echelon Chapter, was held on July 27 to raise money in support of the organization’s vision to end homelessness. With inclement weather being a factor in previous events, the overhang of Milwaukee City Hall was selected as the location for this year’s gathering. Along with the February event “Red Tie in the Sky,” “Dinner in the Alley” are 2018 fundraising efforts organized by the Echelon group. Their focus is to promote awareness of the services and function of The Salvation Army in Milwaukee, help...Read More
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Be a part of the
Be a part of the celebration as thousands ride through the streets of downtown Milwaukee celebrating 115 years of freedom before landing at the lakefront for one final hurrah. Be amazed at every turn as riders from around the world wave their hometown flags proudly right here in the birthplace of Harley-Davidson. Riders and the community will line the route to see the beauty and the brawn of customized motorcycles and unique show bikes. The parade kicks off at 45th Street and Wisconsin Avenue, continues east through downtown Milwaukee and lands at the Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary and H.O.G. 35th Moto-Carnival at Veterans Park. We’ve welcomed them home, and we’ll send them off in style.
(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm CST
400 W Canal St, Milwaukee, WI 53201
For a long time, Milwaukee's
For a long time, Milwaukee’s harbor has been seen as “off limits” or unwelcoming, but it’s time to show everyone its true potential. Join Harbor District, Inc. (Rain or Shine) outside the School of Freshwater Sciences (600 E. Greenfield Ave.) at the East end of Greenfield Ave for Harbor Fest. This family-friendly festival includes fun activities like a boat parade, paddling lessons, fishing lessons, a bike tour, street games, music, and food.
(Saturday) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm CST
Harbor District Milwaukee
600 E Greenfield Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204
Since its Inception in 2009,
Since its Inception in 2009, Yacht Blast for Kids has granted more than 160 wishes for deserving wish children through Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. Generous boat owners take more than 30 wish families out on their yachts and return back to celebrate with the public. There will be a large screen TV broadcasting the game, Packer pools, 50/50 raffles, auctions, bounce houses, face painting and more! What better way to celebrate the Packer Game than making wishes come true for children living with critical illnesses.
(Sunday) 11:30 am - 4:00 pm CST
Milwaukee Yacht Club
1700 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Milwaukee Downtown joins the international
Milwaukee Downtown joins the international PARK(ing) Day movement for the second year. On Friday, September 21, 2018, parking spaces around the globe will be temporarily reclaimed for people. In downtown Milwaukee, a dozen metered spaces will be transformed into new territories for creative experimentation, activation, socializing and play.
(Friday) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm CST
Milwaukee Downtown BID
600 E Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Join us for the Annual
Join us for the Annual Black Cat Alley Mural Festival where we unveil and celebrate five new artworks created in the Alley in 2018. Official site for Doors Open Milwaukee. Enjoy dance performances, food trucks, and plenty of art as we unveil new murals at Black Cat Alley. Just across Kenilworth at UWM, the mysterious new Fall Experiment will be taking place as well. Sponsored by Northwestern Mutual and gener8tor, Fall Experiment will explore the future with a series of FREE tech talks, art, film, music and gaming experiences. Artists will be available throughout the weekend to talk about their artworks and answer questions about the realities of mural installations. And, the Grand Finale Concert for AlleyWayz, featuring female vocalists Amanda Huff and Hannah Mrozak.
22 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 23 (Sunday) 8:00 pm CST
Black Cat Alley
2122 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Join UBLAC Milwaukee, Black Women,
Join UBLAC Milwaukee, Black Women, and our supporters as we honor the great Vel Phillips, mobilize voters for November elections, and stand in solidarity with our national partner, Black Women’s Blueprint. We will march down Vel Phillips Avenue and conclude at Clinton Rose Park located at 3045 N. MLK Drive with closing speakers and a resource fair. Food will be served after the march.
Allies and Men are welcome to participate during the rallying portions of the event. Please respect the space during the march portion for Black Women Only.
Just like last year, Men wear green, Allies wear red, Black women wear black! We’re all doing powerful work in different ways. Let’s share what we are doing and bring as many other Black women into our work as we can. There are more to reach and teach.
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 2:00 pm CST
2323 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212