Milwaukee County Parks

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Major Special Events

From marathons to concerts, air shows to cyclocross, hundreds of events are held within Milwaukee County parks each year. Check our events calendar for events coming up in a park near you, and don’t miss popular annual events.

Air & Water Show

July 21 - 22, Veterans Park

The spectacular water show, sponsored by Waterstone Bank, features displays by the Thunderbirds - the U.S. Air Force Jet Demo Team. Head to Veterans Park and Bradford Beach for the best viewing locations.

Get VIP Tickets

USBank July 3 Fireworks

July 3, Veterans Park

Hundreds of thousands of viewers flock to the lakefront for the fireworks display organized by USBank. 

Bastille Days

July 12-15, Cathedral Square Park

Enjoy a taste of France at the annual Bastille Days organized by Eastown Association. The event includes the Storm the Bastille 5k run.

Sign up for the 5k


China Lights

September - October, Boerner Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens are lit up with 100 colorful displays and a giant lantern in this unique night-time event.

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Harley Davidson 115th

Aug. 29 - Sept. 2, Veterans Park

Harley riders from across the country will gather at Veterans Park for the Moto-Carnival to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the Milwaukee motorcycle legend.

Get a Road Rally Pack

Milwaukee Brewfest

July 28, Veterans Park

Sample craft beers from nearly 100 local breweries at this outdoor beerfest on the shores on Lake Michigan.

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PHC Classic Symetra Golf Tour

August, Brown Deer Golf Course

LPGA players from around the world will compete for a chance at a $15,000 first place payout and a spot in The Evian Championship. The golf tournament is free for spectators.

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India Fest

August, Humboldt Park

India Fest celebrates the culture, food and traditions of India.

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Music in the Parks

Over 200 live performances are held in the parks each summer, and they're all free to attend. Concerts series include Jazz in the Park at Cathedral Park, the themed entertainment of Washington Park Wednesdays and Bay View's Chill on the Hill series. 

Find a Concert


9480 Watertown Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 257-PARK (7275)


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