festivals and more



Wednesdays, Though Sept. 5, 4:30

Wednesday Night Classics

Auto enthusiasts display classics, rods, customs and vintage muscle cars. Food, beverages, music. No pets allowed.

Point Burger Bar, Pewaukee


Aug. 31-Sept. 1

Harley-Davidson Beach Racing

Bradford Beach


Aug. 31-Sept. 2

Wisconsin Highland Games

A weekend of Scottish and Celtic fun for the whole family, featuring music, dance, athletics, food, drink, living history, and much more. wisconsinscottish.org

Waukesha Expo Center


Aug. 31-Sept. 2

Paramount Music Festival

(Formerly the Paramount Blues Festival)


Coal Dock Park, Port Washington


Sept. 2

Big Gig BBQ

Includes the Big Gig Pig Award (Community’s choice of best professional BBQ).


Summerfest grounds


Sept. 2  

Maxwell Street Days

600 spaces filled with antiques, collectibles, produce, seasonal items, tools, old toys, vintage treasures, architectural items, farm items and more.

Firemen’s Park, Cedarburg


Sept. 6

Music on Main


Old Settlers Park, Downtown West Bend


Sept. 7-8



Downtown Wauwatosa


Sept. 7-9

Indian Summer Festival

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Summerfest grounds


Sept. 8

Tomato Romp Festival

A day of throwing tomatoes and live music.


Milwaukee's East Side


Sept. 8

Historic Beer Brewing

Brewers use equipment and techniques from the late 1800s and heirloom hops and barley

Old World Wisconsin


Sept. 8

1870s Baseball

Old World Wisconsin


Sept. 8-9

Third Ward Art Festival

More than 100 artists on Broadway, plus live music, food and kids’ activities.  ThirdWardArtFestival.com

HIstoric Third Ward


Sept. 8-9

Family Farm Weekend

Enjoy special farm-related activities highlighting the state's rich farming history.

Milwaukee County Zoo


Sept. 9

Mount Mary

Starving Artists Sale

Features over 200 local and national artists.

Mount Mary University


Sept. 9

Historic Day

All buildings will be open with a parade at 2pm. Includes a working blacksmith, barrel rides for kids and food vendors. Free.

New Berlin Historical Park, 19765 National Ave, New Berlin.


Sept. 15

Urban Forest Fest

Climb a tree, or just stop by to enjoy the sculptures and the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra. Other activities include sawmill demonstrations, urban wood furniture makers, an info fair, hands-on art and nature activities, and the Falafel Guys food truck.

Lynden Sculpture Garden


Sept. 15

Milwaukee River Challenge

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Menomonee and Milwaukee Rivers


Sept. 15

Holy Hill Arts & Crafts Fair

More than 230 arts and craftsmen present their work in a natural setting.

Holy Hill, Hwy 167


Sept. 15-16

Orchid Show & Sale

Mitchell Park Domes


Sept. 15-16


Wine & Harvest Festival

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Sept. 21-Oct. 21

China Lights


Boerner Botanical Gardens


Sept. 22

Apple Harvest Festival

Apple market, children’s games and activities, horse-drawn hayrides, scarecrow competition, hiking prairie trails, viewing wildlife and plant exhibits and live music.

Retzer Nature Center


Sept. 22

Classic Car Show at Hoyt Park

Hoyt Park


Sept 22

Fromm Petfest

Free event for two-legged and four-legged attendees.


Summerfest grounds


Sept. 22-23

Doors Open Milwaukee

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Various Locations


Sept. 22-Nov. 4

Where the Coleuses Grow

Fall Floral Show

Mitchell Park Domes


Sept. 28-30

Harvest FAir

Features live entertainment, and plenty of activities for the entire family. Activities include scarecrow making, farmers market, amusement rides, pumpkin bowling, hayrides and much more. The Associated Bank Amphitheater features nightly headliners, and other entertainment can be found at the Budweiser Pavilion, Saz's Miller High Life Pavilion and Knucklehead. Free admission. Hours are 5-11pm Fri., 9am-11pm Sat. and 9am-5pm Sun. Visit Maker Faire Milwaukee on the same weekend.

Wisconsin State Fair Park