Black Arts Fest MKE
Through Sept. 8
Fathoms Below Floral Show
This summer garden inspired by the ocean floor takes on an undersea theme with colorful fish sculptures swirling around plants.
Mitchell Park Domes
Through Sept. 2, weekends & Labor Day
Bristol Renaissance Faire
Re-enact the days of yore with era-appropriate food and beverages, kids’ activities and feats of strength. renfair.com
12550 120th Ave., Kenosha
Grafton's Traveling Food Truck Tour
Enjoy 15-20 food truck vendors, live DJ, family friendly music, a beer garden, and activities for children.
Veteran's Memorial Park, Grafton
July 31-Aug. 4
Milwaukee Comedy Festival
Largest multi-day comedy event in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. mkecomedyfest.com
Black Arts Fest MKE
Honors African and African American culture with four stages of diverse entertainment.
Red Hot BBQ Art Crawl
Visit over 175 artists in 20 venues. Shop the boutiques, listen to live music or indulge in food and drink.
Milwaukee Concours d'Elegance
Classic Car Show
High-end motorcars of all eras on display along with timeless performance cars.
Veterans Park on Milwaukee's lakefront
Fire Fly Art Fair
More than 90 juried artists. Art includes paintings, photography, jewelry, woodworking, and sculpture. Enjoy homemade treats and an historic exhibit “Tosa Goes to War”.
The Kneeland-Walker House, 7406 Hillcrest Dr. Wauwatosa
Includes traditional opening parade, food, music and activities for all. lacs.lu
Aug. 6, 5-8pm
North Shore National Night Out
Police-community partnership showcasing FBI agents, sheriffs, police, fire department, search-and-rescue, and highway patrol with their equipment, tools, and vehicles. Enjoy demonstrations, food trucks and entertainment.
Parkway Elementary School, 5910 N Milwaukee River Pkwy.
Ladies Night Out in Grafton
World Elephant Day
Learn about conservation efforts for the world’s largest mammal with fun interactive activities.
Milwaukee County Zoo
Featuring 14 national, regional and local blues-based acts over 2 days. Headliners this year are Joanne Shaw Taylor, the British blues rock guitarist and singer, on Aug. 9 and The Fabulous Thunderbirds, an American blues rock band formed in Texas in 1974. waukeshabluesfest.com
Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair
Find a plethora of custom pieces available for purchase that range from museum-quality furniture to hand-made stoneware vessels to bead woven jewelry and hand painted silk scarves. wdcc.org