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special events - july 2014

Complete address of sites is listed with first mention. Area codes of phone numbers are 414 unless shown otherwise. Please confirm events when possible; listings are subject to change.

SUMMERFEST, June 25-29, and July 1-6. Closed on Monday, June 30. Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds) on the lakefront. 47th edition of the world’s largest outdoor music festival.

BIG BANG FIREWORKS, July 1; Summerfest grounds. Usually coming on the first day of Summerfest, the Fireworks postponed last week because of fog. 9:30 p.m.

TRAVELING BEER GARDEN, July 2-13, Doctor’s Park, Area #3, 1870 E. Fox Lane, Fox Point and July 16-27, Red Arrow Park, 920 N. Water St. 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., Sun., holidays. Featuring Sprecher products.

TARGET FREE FIRST THURSDAY, July 3; Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr. Admission to MAM is free for everyone on the first Thursday of each month, courtesy of Target. 224-3200.

FIREWORKS AT THE LAKEFRONT, July 3; Hour-long fireworks show, one of the largest in the Midwest.

GREAT LAKES SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT, July 4-6; Port Washington Marina, Port Washington. 262-644-8481.

YOGA IN THE GARDEN, July 6, 13 & 20; Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd., River Hills. 446-8794. 2-3:30 p.m.

BASTILLE DAYS, July 10-13; Cathedral Square Park, Kilbourn Ave. and N. Jefferson St. Free fest turns East Side of downtown Milwaukee into Paris. See page 38.

Blue Ribbon Beer Run, July 11-12, Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, 901 W. Juneau Ave. Styled after a pre-1964 traditional hot rod and custom car show. Pre-party, July 11 at 6 p.m-2 a.m., July 12 show runs 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Includes beer and BBQ, vintage cars and bikes, pin-up contest and live music.

GATHERING ON THE GREEN, July 11-12; Rotary Park, 4100 W. Highland Rd., Mequon.

SOUTH SHORE FROLICS, July 11-13; South Shore Park, 2900 S. Shore Dr., Bay View. Popular South Side festival is one of the largest (and oldest, at 65 years) neighborhood festivals in the city.

MAXWELL STREET DAYS, July 13; Cedarburg Firemen’s Park at Fairgrounds, W65 N796 Washington Ave. One of area’s largest flea markets. 6 a.m.-3 p.m. 262-377-8412.

WAUKESHA COUNTY FAIR, July 16-20; Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Rd., Waukesha. (I-94 to Hwy. J). Oldest & largest county fair in Wisconsin. 3-10 p.m. Wed., 10 a.m.-midnight Thurs. through Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. 262-544-5922.

BETTY BRINN NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT, July 17; Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave. Free admission 5-8 p.m. 390-5437.

FESTA ITALIANA, July 18-20; Henry Maier Festival Park on the lakefront, (Summerfest grounds). See cover feature.

WATERFORD HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL, July 18-20; 817 W. Main St., Waterford, southwest of Milwaukee. Color in the skies, kids' activities, food, craft/vendor fair, car show and more. 262-534-5911.

PORT FISH DAY, July 19; Lake Park, Port Washington. World’s largest one-day Fish Fry. There’s plenty of fish to go around and music, food, fireworks and family-friendly activities. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN, July 19; Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd., River Hills. Pets enjoy a romp. Noon-5 p.m.

MILWAUKEE FIRKIN CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL, July 19; Cathedral Square Park, between N. Jefferson & Jackson Sts. in downtown Milwaukee. 4-8 p.m.

ANTIQUE TRACTOR AND MACHINERY SHOW, July 19-20; Ozaukee County Pioneer Village, 4880 County I, Saukville. Sponsored by Wisconsin Antique Power Reunion and Ozaukee County Historical Society. Vintage tractors and farm equipment, working sawmill, steam engines, threshing demos, tractor pull. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 262-377-4510.

NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL 134TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION OF AGENTS, July 19-23; Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. Annual gathering of financial representatives of Milwaukee-based Northwestern Mutual, one of world’s largest and most respected provider of life insurance and financial services.

WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR, July 22-27; Washington County Fair Park, 3000 Pleasant Valley Rd., Highway PV, West Bend.

MILWAUKEE LATINO CARNIVAL, July 23-26; various locations and events in Milwaukee.

RACINE COUNTY FAIR, July 23-27; Racine County Fairgrounds, 19805 Durand Ave., Union Grove.

FALLS FEST, July 24-27; Village Park, Menomonee Falls, Appleton and Garfield Avenues.) Live music, family entertainment, softball tournaments daily.

GALLERY NIGHT & DAY, July 25-26; Downtown Milwaukee. More than 60 venues throughout downtown Milwaukee host art events Friday evening and Saturday. Summer event Includes plein air painting competition throughout the week in the Historic Third Ward.

GERMAN FEST, July 25-27; Henry Maier Festival Park on the lakefront, (Summerfest grounds). Celebration of Milwaukee’s German heritage.

BRADY STREET FESTIVAL, July 26; Brady Street from, Van Buren to Farwell. Four stages with live entertainment, Division BMX Stunt Team, Casablanca Rumble V Pro Wrestling Ring, cheese tasting, CFSC Bounce House, vendors, food and beverages. 11 a.m.-midnight.

Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, July 31-August 10; Wisconsin State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis. Agriculture, food, shopping, national headliners, free stages of entertainment. See page 3 for great deals.




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