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.
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USBank July 3 Fireworks
July 3, Veterans Park
Hundreds of thousands of viewers flock to the lakefront for the fireworks display organized by USBank.
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.
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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.
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July 28, Veterans Park
Sample craft beers from nearly 100 local breweries at this outdoor beerfest on the shores on Lake Michigan.
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.
August, Humboldt Park
India Fest celebrates the culture, food and traditions of India.
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.
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