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


Through June 7

Downtown Dining Week

Get a flavor for downtown by sampling the city’s top steakhouses, bistros and ethnic eateries. milwaukeedowntown.com

Downtown Milwaukee


June 1-2

Bob and Rocco Gun Show

Waukesha Expo Center


June 1-3

Fireman’s Picnic & Parade

Main Street parade and events in the park all weekend. village.newburg.wi.us

Village of Newburg


June 1-3

Denis Sullivan

Sail on the tall ship Denis Sullivan.

Port Washington's harbor


June 2

Eat & Greet on the Street

Enjoy live music from King Solomon and De La Buena as well as delicious food from local restaurants while you enjoy a summer day on Brown Deer's main street. browndeerwi.org

Brown Deer


June 2

Milwaukee Highland Games

Axe throwing and longbow demos; dancing and piping competition; falconry and sheepdog demos.

Hart Park, Wauwatosa


June 2

Spring on Brady Live Art Walk

Merchants host live artists demonstrating painting and sketching, chalk drawing, pottery-making and traditional felting.

Brady Street


June 2-3

Garden Bros Circus

A 90 minute show featuring three rings of excitement with cast of over 60 performers from 18 countries. gardenbroscircus.com

Waukesha County Expo Center


June 3-9

Paint Cedarburg

A Plein Air Painting Event 150 Plein Air painters from around the country paint in this 7-day outdoor event. Mingle with artists as they paint beautiful Ozaukee County before your eyes! Enjoy a gallery exhibition and sale of fresh work of art. cedarburgartistsguild.com



June 3-10

Bead & Button Show J

Milwaukee’s largest display of beads and buttons.

Wisconsin Center


June 6, 6pm

Peonies Garden Walk

Rain or shine, 90 mins.

Boerner Botanical Gardens


June 7

Adult Only Music Trivia Night

A night full of music themed adults only trivia. Create music projects with the Kohl’s Design It! Lab, and explore the Aquarium without the kids

Discovery World


June 8-10


Festival of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

pridefest.com  |  Summerfest Grounds


June 8-9

Action in Jackson-Weekend

Family Festival

Carnival, food, games, live music, car show, chainsaw woodcarving, expo and fireworks on Saturday.


Jackson Park, Jackson


June 9-10

Fiesta Waukesha


La Casa de Esperanza, 410 Arcadian Ave., Waukesha


June 10

Locust Street Festival

of Music & Art

Music all day, food vendors including Immy's African Cuisine and Sensational Fruits.

Locust Street


June 10

National Flag Day Celebration and Heritage Day.

Ozaukee Historical Society at Pioneer Village


June 10

Ralph Bonner Birthday &

Snow in June!

Activities & soapy fun!

Wellspring Education Center & Farm, Newburg


June 13, 6pm

Hostas Garden Walk

Rain or shine, 90 mins.

Boerner Botanical Gardens


June 14

9th Annual Flag Day Celebration Naturalization ceremony

presentation of colors, invocation and more.

Peck Pavilion, Marcus Center


June 15

The Capuchins’ Run Walk

for the Hungry

Summerfest Grounds


June 15-17

Polish Fest

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Summerfest grounds


u June 15-17

Lakefront Festival of Art

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Milwaukee Art Museum


June 16

Summer Solstice Celebration

Visiting artists and music in the gardens. monchesfarm.com  |  Monches Farm, Colgate


June 16

Historic Concordia Home Tour

Plein Air Artists work to capture the day on canvas. Paintings will be available for sale, pie and cake social, various tour locations. hcni.org

Wgechda Building N. 33rd St & W. Kilbourn Ave.


June 16

Treasures of Oz

Explore seven natural treasure sites with scientists and naturalists then celebrate at Forest Beach. The day is focused on Ozaukee's Other Coast, the Milwaukee River, that runs from the top to the bottom of the county. treasuresofoz.org Various sites in Ozaukee County


June 16

Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival

Features brews from more than 40 Wisconsin craft breweries, paired with portions from chefs, cheesemakers and restaurants. wisconisinbeerloversfest.com

Bayshore Town Center, Glendale


June 16

Brew Sail with Black Husky Brewing

2-hr sail on the S/V Denis Sullivan while learning about the brewing process. Includes 2 drinks and an ice cream treat.

Discovery World


June 17, 1-4pm

How Does Your Garden Grow Open House

Visit historic homes, church and museum. Enjoy activities including decorating a terra cotta pot for seedlings.

The New Berlin Historic Park, 19765 W. National Ave., New Berlin


June 17

Wine Tasting and Food Pairing with Ruben Moreno

tenchimneys.org  |  Ten Chimneys


June 20, 6pm

Shade Plants Garden Walk

Rain or shine, 90 mins.  |  Boerner Botanical Gardens


June 22, 6-8pm

Pabst Mansion Summer Wine Tasting

pabstmansion.com  |   Pabst Mansion


June 22

The 5th Annual Bessie Stringfield

All Female Ride

Aims to bring the motorcycle community together to remember the life and legacy of a woman who changed female motorcycling forever.

Harley Davidson Museum


June 22-23

Pewaukee Kiwanis Beach Party & Lake Country Clean Water Festival

Water activities, water ski show, live music, food, refreshments and an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast.

pewaukeekiwanis.org |  Pewaukee Lakefront


June 22-24

Greek Fest

annunciationwi.org  |  State Fair Park


June 23, 11am-9pm

Giro d'Grafton

Bike Race Expect a full day of thrilling races, great food, live music, and big fun. See more bike races >>

Downtown Grafton


June 23, noon-midnight

2018 Summer Soulstice

Milwaukee's official celebration of summer. Three stages of top local bands, visual artists, bike stunts and much more.

East North Ave.


June 23, 8pm

Monday Night at the Movies

The Secret Life of Pets

Les Paul Performance Center, Cutler Park, Waukesha


June 23-24

Cedarburg Strawberry Festival

An art-filled weekend brimming with the most luscious summer fruit. This free, family-oriented festival draws up to 100,000 people annually to celebrate the strawberry, enjoy live music, browse and purchase original artwork. See details >>


Downtown Cedarburg


June 24

Riveredge River Valley Bike Ride

Seven great routes to choose from for riders of every age & experience level. riveredgenaturecenter.org

Fireman's Park,  Newburg


June 26

The Fashions of Lynn Fontanne

Showcasea the garments of Lynn Fontanne from the collections of Mount Mary and Ten Chimneys in a rare opportunity to see Lynn’s gowns – an experience that cannot be duplicated elsewhere other than on the estate of Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt.

tenchimneys.org  |  Ten Chimneys


June 26

Party on the Pavement

Family fun with games, live music and vendors. kewaskum.org

Main Street, Downtown Kewaskum


June 27

Big Bang Fireworks

Spectacular annual display.



June 27-July 1/July 3-July 8 (closed July 2)


The world’s largest music festival, now in its 51st year. For 11 days, more than 800 bands play across the 11 stages.

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Summerfest Grounds


June 27

Sunset Zoofari

Dance the night away with live bands and see the animals at night.

Milwaukee County Zoo


June 28-July 1

Jelly Belly Carnival

Enjoy rides for the whole family and other activities. The indoor Jelly Belly Train Tour is free, but there is a cost for tickets for Carnival rides. Attendees can purchase unlimited ride tickets for the entire weekend.  Get a coupon >>

JellyBelly.com |  Jelly Belly Visitor Center, Pleasant Prairie


June 29-30

Grillin’ in Grafton &

Independence Day Celebration

Parade on Saturday at 11am, fireworks at dusk, delicious food, live music and fun for all ages.

Centennial Park, Grafton


June 30

Brew Sail with Gathering Place Brewing

2-hr sail on the S/V Denis Sullivan while learning about the brewing process. Includes 2 drinks and an ice cream treat.

Discovery World