special events - august 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.
TRAVELING BEER GARDEN, July 30-Aug. 10, Greene Park, 4235 S. Lipton Ave., St. Francis; and Aug. 13-24, Falk Park, 2013 W. Rawson Ave., Oak Creek. Hours follow: 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., Sun., holidays. Featuring Sprecher products. Permanent Beer Gardens open daily at noon until park close at 10 p.m. are Estabrook Park Beer Garden, 4600 Estabrook Dr., Shorewood; The Landing at Hoyt Park, 1800 N Swan Blvd., Wauwatosa; and Humboldt Park Beer Garden, 3000 S. Howell Ave. countyparks.com
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. WiStateFair.com. See KeyMilwaukee.com feature story this month.
TAI CHI IN THE GARDEN, Aug. 3-24 and Aug. 6-27; Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd., River Hills. Sundays 2-3:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 9-10:30 a.m. 446-8794.
WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6; Cedar Creek Winery, N70 W6340 Bridge Rd., Cedarburg, in the historic Cedar Creek Settlement. 5-8 p.m.
TARGET FREE FIRST THURSDAY, Aug. 7; 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
CHEESE CAPITAL JAZZ CRAWL, Aug. 8; Plymouth, Wis., north of Milwaukee. Annual event supporting the Plymouth Arts Center. Live music and trolley tour of more than 20 murals on the route to venues. 4 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ww.plymoutharts.org.
SPIRITUAL LIFE CRUSADE, Aug. 8; Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. 908-6000.
ARAB WORLD FEST, Aug. 8-10; Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds) on the lakefront, 200 N. Harbor Dr. Celebrates the culture, music and food of 22 Arabic countries. Festgoers can learn to belly dance, smoke a hookah, ride a camel, explore great cuisine and listen to fascinating music. arabworldfest.com
LUXEMBOURG FEST, Aug. 9-10; Belgium, Wis., just 30 minutes north of Milwaukee. Called “the world’s largest Luxembourg family reunion,” this annual event brings Luxembourg Americans, Luxembourgers, friends of Luxembourg and to this the small town as part of the heritage weekend of the Luxembourg American Cultural Society & Center. Lacs.lu
MORNING GLORY FINE CRAFT FAIR, Aug. 9-10; Marcus Center for the Performing Arts (and Red Arrow Park), 929 N. Water St. Presented by the Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council with works in a wide range of media. Refreshments available. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. wdcc.org/morning-glory-fine-craft-fair
A LA CARTE at the ZOO, Aug. 14-17; Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd. “Feast with the Beasts” showcases the city’s finest restaurants and great local and national bands. milwaukeezoo.org. See KeyMilwaukee.com feature story this month.
MILWAUKEE IRISH FEST, Aug. 14-17; Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds) on the lakefront. Annually the largest of the lakefront ethnic festivals, Irish Fest draws visitors from throughout the U.S. and from many other countries. See KeyMilwaukee.com cover feature this month.
5th ANNUAL MILWAUKEE DOMES ART FESTIVAL, Aug. 15-17; Mitchell Park Horticultural Domes, 524 S. Layton Ave. milwaukeedomes.org
MARITIME HERITAGE FESTIVAL, Aug. 15-17; Coal Dock Park and Marina, Port Washington Harbor, Port Washington. Tall ship Peacemaker, cardboard boat regatta, antique and classic boat show, Land Regatta Run/Walk, entertainment, food & drink, kids activities and more. portmaritimefestival.com.
DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN SCULPTURE GARDEN, Aug. 16; Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd. Come for romping and/or picnicking (bring your own picnic). Noon-5 p.m.
THIRD WARD SIDEWALK SALE, Aug. 16; Historic Third Ward. Culinary treats and great buys in this historic neighborhood. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 256-5412. Historicthirdward.org
MILWAUKEE INDYFEST, Aug. 16-17; Milwaukee Mile track at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis. Racing teams from Indianapolis 500 will compete in a 250-mile race Aug. 17 on America’s oldest track. Events for the whole family set for both days, as well as at other locations earlier in the week. milwaukeeindyfest.com
MEXICAN FIESTA, Aug. 22-24; Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds). 383-7066. See KeyMilwaukee.com feature story this month.
A PBR WEEKEND, Aug. 23-24, Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tour the mansion and sample the best brews offered by the Pabst Brewing Company. Regular admission fees apply. Must be 21 to participate. 1-4 p.m. 931-0808. Pabstmansion.com
WINGS OVER WAUKESHA, Aug. 23-24; Waukesha County Airport (Crites Field), from I-94, take exit 294 toward Waukesha (south), right (west) on Northview Road, right on Aviation Drive. Airshow with aerobatics acts, and contemporary and vintage military and civilian aircraft. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. wingsoverwaukesha.com
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
SENIOR CELEBRATION, Aug. 29; Milwaukee County Zoo. Guests 55 and older are admitted free. (parking not included.) 256-5412.
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.
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