Hundreds gathered on May 28 at the only national cemetery for military veterans in the state, to honor the sacrifices of the tens of thousands buried there. Organized by the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, the Memorial Day tribute honored servicemen and women going back to just after the Civil War. Days earlier, teams of volunteers planted more than 30,000 American flags by the headstones. Veterans shared their war memories with the crowd during the service, along with elected officials and local leaders. The ceremony concluded with the laying of wreaths, and the release of black balloons coinciding with a...Read More
Author: Nick Hansen
The Milwaukee Common Council for passed a measure protecting LGBT youth from the dangerous and discredited practice of so-called “conversion therapy.” The ordinance prohibits licensed mental health professionals from engaging in conversion therapy with minors and carries a civil penalty for each violation. Milwaukee is the first city in Wisconsin to pass such a measure. “The majority agreed that conversion therapy, the practice of trying to change a person’s sexual orientation by utilizing violent and damaging methods, has no place in the City of Milwaukee,” said Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson in a statement. “Conversion therapy has been found to...Read More
The magic of Chinese art concluded in Milwaukee for another season, as dozens of larger-than-life sculptural lantern displays went dark across 10 acres of the Boerner Botanical Gardens in Whitnall Park. Each year it takes 24 artisans from China more than a month to construct the lantern exhibition on-site, welding metal frames, lighting them from within, covering the framework in brightly colored fabric, and hand-painting finishing touches. The effort in 2017 ultimately produced a 200-foot dragon, a phoenix with a long undulating tail, glowing flowers, swans, fish, and pandas for the local public to enjoy. The outdoor cultural exhibit...Read More
The City of Milwaukee’s Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) and Fondy Food Center celebrated the grand opening of Fondy Park on September 16. The full day of festivities took place at 2200 W. Fond Du Lac Avenue, and included the Centennial anniversary of the Farmers Market. With a history that dates back to 1917, the Fondy Farmers Market has been suppling fresh produce to Milwaukee’s Northside. The vacant lot next to the market was converted into a storm water park and community green space through the city’s HOME GR/OWN program, which has been greenscaping North Avenue from 8th to 27th...Read More
The 11th Annual Tomato Romp Festival, a day of eating, drinking and throwing over-ripe tomatoes, splattered Milwaukee’s East Side September 9. In 2006, the East Side made Milwaukee the first city in America to host a rotten tomato fight inspired by La Tomatina in Spain. Now the event is imitated in cities across the country including New York City, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Maglio Companies donated 8,000 pounds of inedible, over-ripe tomatoes for the tomato fight that took place Murray Avenue. It has become a tradition for many tomato fight fans to dress in costume for...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