#MKEthemost of Summer
Milwaukee County Parks are where summer happens. Here's our quick guide to making the most of the season.
Beers With a View
Milwaukee's brewing history earned it the nickname of Brew City, and there's no better way to enjoy a local beer than with friends at a beer garden! Choose from five permanent beer gardens, including South Shore Terrace with its lakshore view, or take a trip to the Traveling Beer Garden, which tours about 10 different parks each summer.
Find a Beer Garden
Shop Fresh & Local
Throughout the summer our parks are home to some of the area's most popular farmers markets. Discover the unique character of each market. When you vsit South Shore Park's market, be sure to stop at South Shore Terrace for lunch and a brew with a view.
Find a Farmers Market
Frozen Custard on the Beach
Summer in Milwaukee County isn't complete without a visit to the beach and a frozen custard. Just south of Bradford Beach, is MooSa's and at Grant Beach in southern Milwaukee County is Ferch's Grille. Both serve up juicy burgers and Milwaukee's famous treat – frozen custard!
Explore the Lakefront
Events & Festivals
Parks are where the action is on summer and fall weekends. Don't miss the return of the spectacular Milwaukee Air and Water Show on the lakefront in 2021. Be sure to check the events calendar for what's happening in a park near you.
Find an Event
Music in the Parks
Hundreds of live performances are held in the parks each summer, and they're all free! 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
Splash & Slide
Dive into summer at three water parks and eight outdoor pools in Milwaukee County Parks. Water parks, with zero-depth entry, are open early June through Labor Day. Spend your day on giant water slides or a lazy river. Day rates and season passes are available.
Find a Pool