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The August 2014 issue is here, or download the entire issue - PDF file. And be sure to check out our NEW Fully Mobile Digital Issue!

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Dining - Try these three hidden gems

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After Dark - Get your Irish on at Trinity • Three Irish Pub

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Metro Milwaukee packs the last month of summer full of activities for visitors of all ages. Consider just a few of the August highlights:

• Wisconsin’s State Fair opens the month, showcasing the best of Wisconsin agriculture in an urban setting.

• Milwaukee Irish Fest, the largest of Milwaukee’s lakefront ethnic festivals, fills almost all of the Summerfest grounds, attracting top musicians from Ireland and other Celtic nations. It’s the largest Irish cultural festival in North America and visitors come from throughout the world.

Mexican Fiesta brings the sights, sounds and taste treats of Mexico to the lakefront festival grounds, and Arab World Fest returns to the lakefront, bringing camel rides, cultural exhibits and more.

• Port Washington celebrates its historic role as a Lake Michigan port city at the annual Maritime Heritage Festival.

• The Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair showcases artists from around the U.S. in a downtown setting and A La Carte at the Zoo gives visitors a chance to “feast with the beasts.”

• Those who bring their golf clubs to Wisconsin from Ireland or Illinois find many excellent courses, including The Bull at Pinehurst Farms, which our golf writer says may be the state’s finest challenge.

Outdoor Farm Markets, available somewhere in the metro area almost every day this month, are now packed with locally grown produce, artisan cheeses, fresh honey and flowers.

Be sure to check our Special Events and Arts & Entertainment listings for many other only-in-Wisconsin events like Luxembourg Fest in Belgium, Wis., and the Cheese Capital Jazz Crawl in Plymouth, Wis.

Relax and enjoy the last month of summer!


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