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 to a park near you. And don’t miss popular annual events.

USA Triathlon

Planned Return: Aug. 7 - 8, 2021, Veterans Park

USA Triathlon is heading back to Milwaukee for the 2021 Age Group National Championships.

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Milwaukee Air & Water Show

Planned Return: TBD

The spectacular show, sponsored by Waterstone Bank, features displays by military air and water performance groups — including the Blue Angels! Head to Veterans Park and Bradford Beach for the best viewing locations.

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Milwaukee Brewfest

Planned Return: July 31, 2021, McKinley Park 

Sample craft beers from nearly 100 local breweries at this outdoor beerfest on the shores of Lake Michigan at the 11th annual Milwaukee Brewfest.

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China Lights

Planned Return: Fall 2021, Boerner Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens is aglow with colorful lantern displays and cultural entertainment in this unique night-time event.

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Bastille Days

Planned Return: 2022
Cathedral Square

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

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Music in the Parks

Planned Return: Summer 2021, Various 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 Square, the themed entertainment of Washington Park Wednesdays and Bay View's Chill on the Hill series.

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Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

Planned Return: Oct. 3, 2021, Veterans Park

The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon is a USATF-certified course ending at Veterans Park. This flat, scenic, point-to-point course travels south through rural countryside, quiet neighborhoods and finishes along the shores of Lake Michigan.

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PHC Classic Symetra Golf Tour

2021: Status TBD

Players from around the world — all on the road to the LPGA — compete for the $15,000 first-place payout and a spot in The Evian Championship. The golf tournament is free for spectators.

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Fireworks at Milwaukee's Lakefront

July 3 Fireworks

Planned Return: 2022

Milwaukee's annual tradition features a 45-minute fireworks show presented by American Family Insurance, the Milwaukee Brewers Foundation and T&M Partners. Head to Veterans Park for the best viewing location.

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MILWAUKEE COUNTY PARKS

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


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