Milwaukee’s Summer a festive time

summer preview

May, 2017

This Summer Preview issue of

KEY Milwaukee is packed with info about attractions, tours, events and activities throughout the Milwaukee

Metro area. Here is just a sampling for summer 2017:

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out, the special summer exhibit at the Milwaukee County Zoo, intrigues visitors May 6-Sept. 4. 100 spectacular specimens will be showcased, preserved by the process of Plastination, invented by Dr. Gunther von Hagens

 

 

The Race of Gentlemen is a special exhibit at the Harley-Davidson Museum, June 16- Sept. 4. The race itself is a living history event that celebrates American racing heritage. Dedicated craftspeople build and restore vintage American hot rods and motorcycles, then drive across the beaches of the Jersey shore.

See and hear Summerfest the world's largest music festival, as it celebrates its 50th year. For 11 days, more than 800 bands play across the 11 stages featured on the permanent grounds of

 Henry Maier Festival Park. Enjoy alternative, rock, country, R&B, pop, reggae and more. It's happening at the lakefront June 28-July 2 and July 4-9. (Summerfest takes Monday, July 3, off.)

Lakefront ethnic festivals at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds) celebrate the heritage of Milwaukee residents who emigrated here from Poland, Italy, Germany, Ireland and Mexico. The ethnic celebrations end with Indian Summer Festival, celebrating the Native Americans who were here to greet settlers from throughout the world.ere to greet settlers from throughout the world.

Bradford Beach a stroll away from downtown, features great food options, family activities, live music series and volleyball leagues and tournaments. The beach is part of Milwaukee County's outstanding park system.

 

 

Intriguing side trips feature great attractions in Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha Counties. (See the Mini Guides in this issue for more info.) On many "bucket lists" is Ten Chimneys in Genesee Depot, once home to Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. The site offers wonderful tours and special theatrical events that feature today's stars.

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