special events - september 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.
MILWAUKEE RALLY, Aug. 28-Sept. 1; Various locations throughout the metro area. Harley-Davidson riders gather for free concerts, street parties, tattoo contests, vendor malls and the largest H-D Museum Bike Night of the year. milwaukeerally.com
WISCONSIN HIGHLAND GAMES, Aug. 29-31; Waukesha Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road (Highway FT), Waukesha. wisconsinscottish.org
REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENCAMPMENT & REENACTMENT, Aug. 30-31; Ozaukee County Pioneer Village. Saukville. 262-377-4510.
THIRD WARD ART FESTIVAL, Aug. 30-31; Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. Juried artists, food and live music on Broadway from E. St. Paul to E. Menomonee.10 a.m.-6 p.m. ThirdWardArtFestival.com.
MAXWELL STREET DAYS, Aug 31; 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.
TARGET FREE FIRST THURSDAY, Sept. 4; 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. mam.org
PARAMOUNT BLUES FESTIVAL, Sept. 5-6; Lime Kiln Park, Grafton. graftonblues.org. See KeyMilwaukee.com feature story.
TOSAFEST, Sept. 5-6; 7615 W. State St., Wauwatosa. Includes live music, food and family activities. tosafest.org
FAMILY FARM WEEKEND, Sept. 6-7; Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd. milwaukeezoo.org
FRANK MOTS INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL, Sept. 6-7; Veterans Park on Milwaukee’s Lakefront north of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Grand launch of 600 kites at noon. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.
STARVING ARTISTS' SHOW, Sept. 7; Mount Mary University, 2900 N. Menomonee River Pkwy. Over 200 artists offering works priced at $100 and under. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. mtmary.edu/alumnae/events/starving-artists-show
A SUPERMOON WALK, Sept. 7; Lynden Sculpture Garden. Naturalist Naomi Cobb leads a walk through Lynden's back acres beneath the light of the (almost) supermoon (the moon will be full two nights later). Ends with a bonfire. Free with admission. 7-8:30 p.m. lyndensculpturegarden.org
ELEPHANT APPRECIATION DAY, Sept. 13; Milwaukee County Zoo. Colorful crafts, behind-the-scenes tours of Elephant Barns and elephant talks and presentations.
BAYVIEW BASH, Sept. 13; Kinnickinnic Avenue between Potter Street and Clement Avenue. Live music, children’s area, art, vendors and demonstrations. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. bayviewbash.org
GOLDEN DRAGON CHINESE ACROBATS, Sept. 13; Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St.
HIDDEN RIVER ART FESTIVAL, Sept. 13-14; Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield. See KeyMilwaukee.com cover feature this month.
OPEN MIC NIGHT, Sept. 16; Blue Heron Artisans Art, Gifts, Boutique, 102 E. Pier St., Port Washington. Held every third Tuesday of the month. 262-268-0243.
ORCHID SHOW, Sept. 13-14; Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes), 524 S. Layton Blvd. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. 649-9800. milwaukeedomes.org
UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS, Sept. 17-21; Wisconsin State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis.
24th ANNUAL FALL HOME & REMODELING SHOW, Sept. 19-21; Wisconsin State Fair Park, Expo Center, 640 S. 84th St. milwaukeenari.org
44th ANNUAL BONSAI EXHIBIT, Sept. 19-21; Boerner Botanical Garden Education & Visitor Center, 9400 Boerner Dr., Hales Corners. Milwaukee Bonsai Society program includes workshops demonstrations, vendors and appearance by guest author and artist Colin Lewis. milwaukeebonsai.org/ae
MILWAUKEE RIVER CHALLENGE, Sept. 20; Milwaukee and Menomonee rivers, downtown Milwaukee. College and club rowing teams compete. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. milwaukeeriverchallenge.com
DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN, Sept. 20; Lynden Sculpture Garden. Dogs welcome every month on third Saturday. Also a great picnic opportunity. 12-5 p.m.
DOORS OPEN MILWAUKEE, Sept. 20-21; Downtown Milwaukee. Annual Historic Milwaukee event opens the doors to scores of buildings free-of-charge. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 277-7795. doorsopenmilwaukee.org/about/
WINE & HARVEST FESTIVAL, Sept. 20-21; Cedarburg. 42nd annual festival. See KeyMilwaukee.com feature story.
WORLD BEEF EXPO 2013, Sept. 26-28; Wisconsin State Fair Park, Coliseum. worldbeefexpo.com
2014 MILWAUKEE NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR, Sept. 28; Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. Noon-3:30 p.m.
WWE SMACKDOWN, Sept. 30: BMO Harris Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th St. 800-745-3000.
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