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The Office for Persons with Disabilities has compiled a list of the major events and summer festivals.  All dates and times are public events and are subject to change.  Please go to the links provided or call the numbers provided to ensure the accuracy of the information provided. For a list of local church festivals please visit: http://www.wisconsinfestivals.org


If you know of any other festivals or events you would like listed here please contact Mike Bonk at 414-278-3938 or email Mike at michael.bonk@milwaukeecountywi.gov with dates and times of the events.


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  PrideFest Logo

June 6th- 8th at Henry W. Maier Festival Park (add event to calendar)
Fri, June, 6th: 3:30pm-Midnight, Sat, June, 7th: Noon-Midnight, Sun, June, 8th: Noon-Midnight
Wheelchair and Strollers will be available for rental along with Motorized Scooters on a first come first served basis for a small fee. Sign Language Interpreters for all national main stage performances are provided, and interpreters upon request with minimum 2 week notice for other stage events. For additional accessibility information visit: http://pridefest.com/about/accessibility/ or call (414) 272-3378.
Polish Fest Logo
June 13th-15th at Henry W. Maier Festival Park (add event to calendar)

Enjoy 50¢ admission on Friday from 12-5pm, and $5 after 5pm. Saturday FREE admission from 7:00 p.m.-Midnight with a donation of three or more food items to the Hunger Task Force. Sunday $4.00 Admission for tickets purchased between 9:30 a.m. - 11:59 a.m. (Gates open at Noon) - FREE Admission from 2:00 p.m. - close with your Potawatomi Bingo Casino Fire Keeper's card - FREE Admission from 4:00-6:00 p.m. to Dads of all ages when accompanied by their child of any age. For more information call (414) 529-2140 or visit www.polishfest.org or e-mail at info@polishfest.org


Lakefront Festival of the Arts 


June 20th-22nd at the Milwaukee Art Museum (add event to calendar)

For 50 years, the Lakefront Festival of Arts has been bringing art to life on Milwaukee’s lakefront. Started in 1963, this three-day fundraising event has evolved from a gathering of a handful of artists to a vibrant, exciting, and wide-ranging festival with something for everyone. With close to 30,000 attendees and more than 170 jury-selected artists from across the nation, the Lakefront Festival of Arts is a fun-filled destination with art, food, music, and activities for the whole family. What you find here may surprise you.Named one of the top 25 art festivals in the country, the Lakefront Festival of Arts is a showcase of paintings, ceramics, fiber, metalwork, jewelry, and more, all available in a broad range of prices. For More information visit:http://lfoa.mam.org/ or call 414-224-3200



June 20th-22nd at Wisconsin State Fair Park (add event to calendar)
For more information visitwww.annunciationwi.org/ or call (414) 461-9400.
Air & Water Show Logo
June 21st and 22nd at Bradford - McKinley Beach (add event to calendar)
Join us on June 21st and 22nd, at the beautiful Milwaukee Lakefront for the 9th Annual Milwaukee Air & Water Show's stunning spectacle of speed, precision, and power with the world renowned USAF Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron! Grab your cameras and binoculars and head out into the wild blue yonder!
For more information visit www.milwaukeeairshow.com/
Summerfest Logo
June 25th- June 29th & July 1st- 6th at Henry W. Maier Festival Park (add event to calendar)
Closed Monday, June 30th. For more information on specials and free admission opportunities call (414) 273-2680 or visit www.summerfest.com


Bastille Days Logo
July 10th- 13th Cathedral Square Park & Surrounding Streets (add event to calendar)
FREE French festival. Festival hours are Thursday and Friday 11am-midnight and Saturday 10am to midnight, Sunday 11am to 9pm. For more information call (414) 271-1416 or visit www.easttown.com.
Festa Italiana Logo
July 18th – 20th at Henry W. Maier Festival Park (add event to calendar)
Friday from 11AM - 2PM is VIP Day for persons with physical disabilities along with their caregivers. Receive free admission, half-price on selected food items and soda. Sponsored by Milwaukee Public Schools, Goodwill and Summerfest.
For more information call (414) 223-2808 or visit www.festaitaliana.com
GermanFest Logo
July 25th – 27th at Henry W. Maier Festival Park(add event to calendar)
Friday - German Fest will open the gates with complimentary admission for everyone coming through the gates ALL DAY FRIDAY
Sunday – Help The Hunger Task Force – Free admission if you join the Force! Bring a non-perishable food item to support The Hunger Task Force & get free admission, Sunday 1pm – 3pm, SOUTH Gate only.
Sunday – Free admission for all from 11:30 am – Noon for all at the South Gate only.
Free Admission for Active Military Personnel All Day, Any Day - In support of the United States’ Service personnel, German Fest is pleased to offer free admission to all divisions of the Military + their family with an active Military I.D. Active Military status includes all Armed Forces, National Guard Reserves, Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian and Military.
Check germanfest.com regularly for additional discount offers. For more information call (414) 464-9444 or visit www.germanfest.com or e-mail at info@germanfest.com
Wisconsin State Fair Logo
July 31st - 10th (add event to calendar)
The Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, annually welcomes nearly 900,000 Fairgoers over the course of the 11-day run. The Fair is an entertainment extravaganza and is one of the state’s most affordable entertainment options of the summer. The grounds feature an Ag Village where Fairgoers can enjoy an average of 6,000-8,000 animals on display and in competition. More than 200 food vendors are sprinkled throughout the Park featuring everything to please your palate from Americana, Asian and Greek to Italian, Mexican and Polish. Our world famous and delectably delicious Cream Puffs are a treat hundreds of thousands look forward to all year, and are sold individually, in three-packs and six-packs!There’s no shortage of entertainment offerings with 30 FREE stages highlighting a broad range of genres including country, rock, pop, R&B, nostalgia, comedy and so much more. There’s also plenty of interactive and educational entertainment on stages focused just on families. The granddaddy of all the stages if the Potawatomi Bingo Casino Main Stage placing the spotlight on some of the bigger names in entertainment. For more information visit http://wistatefair.com/ or call (800) 884-3247.
African World Festival
AFRICAN WORLD FESTIVAL (add event to calendar)
August 3rd at Henry W. Maier Festival Park noon-midnight
For more information visit www.awfmke.com or call (414) 291-7959
Arab World Fest
ARAB WORLD FEST (add event to calendar)
August 8th - 10th at Henry W. Maier Festival Park noon-midnight
For more information visit www.arabworldfest.com
Irish fest Logo
August 14th- 17th at Henry W. Maier Festival Park (add event to calendar)
$5 Buck Friday - Skip the line! Purchase $5 Buck Friday tickets in advance! Each ticket is valid for admission to Milwaukee Irish Fest from 4:00pm – 5:30pm (ONLY) as part of the $5 Buck Friday Promotion. For information call (414) 476-3378 or visit our web site at www.irishfest.com.
Milwaukee County Zoo Logo
August 14th - 17th at Milwaukee County Zoo(add event to calendar)
Our “Feast with the Beasts” showcases the city’s finest restaurants and the hottest local bands.  For more information call (414) 771-3040 or visit our website at www.milwaukeezoo.org/events/
Mexican Fiesta Logo
August 22nd – 24th at Henry W. Maier Festival Park (add event to calendar)
For more information call (414) 383-7066 or visit www.mexicanfiesta.org or e-mail to info@mexicanfiesta.org

August 22nd- 24th at St. Mary & St. Antonious Coptic Orthodox Church (add event to calendar)

St. Mary & St. Antonious are organizing a great festival to give a sense of Egypt, from the unique ethnic food and drink to the unique Coptic music and the sophisticated Coptic history and the wonders of the camel rides and the beautifulness of the Egyptian antiquaties and souviners. The Egyptian ethnic food is made fresh and served fresh daily. Our cookies are all from natural ingredients and home made, they are mouth watering and they melt in your mouth. Our souviners are all egyptian and attractive and unique. The festival, tour, and parking are free, the merchandise prices are very reasonable. Come and join us in this one of a kind experience and you will enjoy it.

For more information visit us at www.wiscopts.net

September 1st at Henry W. Maier Festival Park (add event to calendar)
Times are still TBD. For more information call (414) 771-7070 visit www.milwaukeelabor.org or email mclc@milwaukeelabor.org
Indian Summer Festival
September 5th- 7th at Henry W. Maier Festival Park(add event to calendar)
FRIDAY Free Admission from 4pm - 6pm with donation of school supplies
SUNDAY Free, 9:30 am - 10 am with donation of non-perishable food items to the Hunger Task Force
For more information call (414) 604-1000 or view the website www.indiansummer.org




Please note all of the events posted here are uploaded on to our Rec Room Calendar and can be saved directly to your mobile device.