Milwaukee summer fairs, fests and museum shows
Time your Milwaukee visit to one of these happenings.
Saturday 11–August 21
“Collection X: Weird Wild Wonders of the Harley-Davidson Museum” at the Harley-Davidson Museum
Saturday 11–September 11
“The Emperor’s Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City,” highlighting 90 Beijing palace treasures at the Milwaukee Art Museum
Locust Street Festival includes music on five stages, art and a 1.8-mile beer run/walk in the Riverwest neighborhood.
Firkin Beer Festival, featuring 90 craft brews to sample—including cask tastings and Wisconsin beers—at Cathedral Square Park
German Fest serves up tasty regional specialties and plenty of oompah bands at Maier Festival Park.
July 29, 30
Riverwest 24, a 24-hour solo, tandem and team bike race with checkpoints throughout Riverwest
Brady Street Festival, featuring bands on three stages, crafts and BMX stunts on the East Side
Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis delivers any snack you could dream of on a stick—plus MC Hammer, ZZ Top and Whitesnake.
Rockerbox vintage, café and collector motorcycle show and fest in front of Fuel Café