Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition


Through May 30

Seasons of Legend

Spring Floral Show

Explores how different cultures explain the changing of the seasons.

Mitchell Park Domes


Through August 1

Nelson Mandela:

The Official Exhibition

A new, global-touring exhibition that takes visitors on a personal journey through the life of the world's most iconic freedom-fighter and political leader.

Milwaukee Public Museum in partnership with America's Black Holocaust Museum


May 1

“Mother of All Crawls”

Waukesha Art Crawl

Hundreds of artisans at 20 galleries and showplaces are featured.

Downtown Waukesha


May 5-9

Greater Milwaukee International Car and Truck Show

Wisconsin State Fair Park


May 6-16

Spaces & Traces

Virtual Neighborhood Tour featuring Harambee and Riverwest.


May 6-20

2021 Milwaukee Film Festival (Virtual)

Nightly talk show-style conversations with filmmakers, in-depth panels, and more. Passes for access to all virtual screenings are on sale now. Details at





May 8

47th Annual

Pewaukee Kiwanis RiverRun

A timed six mile canoe/kayak race from

Koepp River Parkway in Pewaukee to Frame Park in Waukesha


May 8

Tosa Locally Made Spring Pop-Up

Support local artists and makers at this outdoor pop-up.

The Landing at Hoyt Park

1800N Swan Blvd.


May 13

Milwaukee Track Days

Wisconsin State Fair Park


May 13 & 27

Small Plates & Big Brews

Dinner and beer pairing.

Riveredge Nature Center


May 15

Dog Days at Lynden

FREE. Bring your canine friends for an afternoon of romping.

Lynden Sculpture Garden


May 16

Milwaukee Makers Market

Small business owners sell their wares and make connections with fans and other makers.

The Ivy House


May 21

ALL STARS: ReImagining Winning

Stories of giving it your all, breakthroughs, rock bottoms, rewards, success, luck, taking risks and more!


May 21-23

NARI Milwaukee Home Improvement Show

Wisconsin State Fair Park