#MKEthemost of August
Your quick guide to events and programs coming up in Milwaukee County Parks.
Puerto Rican Family Festival
Celebrate Puerto Rican culture! Enjoy music, entertainment, authentic cuisine, arts and crafts, and activities for the kids!
Aug. 4, at Humboldt Park
Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance
See the world’s most luxurious motorcars through history! See some of the past Best of Show winners, cars from the Roaring ‘20s, the Bentley marque, a class of future collectibles and a special emphasis on Porsche.
Aug. 4, at Veterans Park
Get Details & Tickets!
Traveling Beer Gardens
Ceremonial Keg Tappings with FREE Beer
Follow the fire trucks equipped with tap handles as they tour the parks! Enjoy a free beer from the ceremonial keg at the openings.
Through Aug. 4, at Bender Park
Through Aug. 25, at Greenfield Park
Aug. 7 – 18, at McCarty Park (keg tap Aug. 7)
Aug. 21 – Sept. 2, at Juneau Park (keg tap Aug. 21)
Get Details! TBG Gift Cards!
China Lights Tickets on Sale Aug. 8
Get your tickiets to see the spectacular China Lights: Treasures of China! The lantern festival features sculptural displays from three feet to three stories high, professional entertainment, a variety of Asian and Western food selections, and a bustling marketplace.
Show Dates: Sept. 13 – Oct. 20, at Boerner Botanical Gardens
Get Details & Tickets!
Lanterns for Peace
Join the traditional memorial to the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and share the hope for lasting world peace.
Aug. 9, at Washington Park
Symetra Golf Tour: PHC Classic
Watch 144 up-and-coming professional golfers compete for their share of the $125,000 tournament purse as they take The Road to the LPGA. Also enjoy the Pop-Up Beer Garden!
Aug. 9 – 11, at Brown Deer Park Golf Course
Families with school-age children are encouraged to attend and register for free book bags and supplies for the kids! Registration begins at noon. Enjoy entertainment, community resources, and free hot dogs, while they last!
Aug. 10, at King Park
Camping in the Park
Load up your camping gear and head to Whitnall Beer Garden for an overnight family adventure. Only one camp night remains! Reservations required!
Aug. 10, at Whitnall Beer Garden
Get Details & Reserve your Spot!
Bocce Benefit & Lawn Bowling
Enjoy the family-friendly double-elimination bocce tournament! The Bocce Benefit offers cash prizes and supports a campaign to plant 100 trees.
Aug. 10, at Humboldt Park
Get Details & Register!
Learn the game of Lawn Bowls at the Lake Park Lawn Bowling Association's Open House. See demos, take lessons and play a short game.
Aug. 25, at Lake Park Bowling Greens
Music, Music, Music!
Friends of Pulaski Park Cudahy are bringing three genres of music to the Pop-Up Beer Garden on three nights!
Aug. 16, Classic Rock; Aug. 17, Bluegrass Fest; Aug. 18 Polka, at Pulaski-Cudahy Park
See some great concerts before the series come to a close! Also find local talent performing at the beer gardens and at farmers markets at parks thoughout Milwaukee County.
Get Details on Each Concert Series!
More Music! (under "Park Events," check "music")
Experience the essence of India! The event brings communities together to experience authentic cuisine, dance, music, traditional dress and cultural shows.
Aug. 17, Humboldt Park
Get Details & Tickets!
Summer Nights Movies
Enjoy a night out with the family at the FREE movie. Bring your own chair and non-alcoholic beverages. Popcorn is only $1!
Aug. 17 Captain Marvel (PG-13); Aug. 24 Dumbo (PG), at The Gift of Wings in Veterans Park
Catch another movie this month: "The Wizard of Oz," brought to you by the Bay View Neighborhood Association.
Aug. 31, at Humboldt Park
Featured Run: Strider Half Marathon
Join the late-summer half marathon that starts and finishes at the Estabrook Park Beer Garden. The race features the cool shade of the Oak Leak Trail. Also enjoy a great post-race party, with breakfast, beverages and beer!.
Aug. 24, at Estabrook Park Beer Garden
Join a run/walk to do your personal best and to help an organization do good in the community.
More Run/Walks! (under "Park Events" check "Run/Walk")
Evening Beach Walk
Stroll along a luminary-lit path to Lake Michigan's shore at the Evening Beach Walk. Enjoy stargazing and a campfire.
Aug. 24, at Grant Park Beach
Family Canoeing Workshops
Paddle along the Kinnickinnic River or Jackson Park Lagoon during a program offered through the Kinnickinnic River Workshop series. Registration required for this FREE family-friendly fun!
Aug. 20, at Pulaski-Milwaukee Park
Aug. 22, at Jackson Park
Get Details & Register!
Fathoms Below, Summer Floral Show
Explore a summer garden inspired by the depths of the ocean. Colorful fish sculptures swirl around plants resembling those on the ocean’s floor. Bright succulents and vivid 'Under the Sea Series' coleus add to a decorative coral reef and sunken ship. The show is included with general admission to The Domes.
Through Sept. 8, at The Domes
Go down giant slides at Cool Waters Aquatic Park in Greenfield Park and at Schulz Aquatic Park in Lincoln Park. Be sure to check out the Lazy River at Schulz! And for a smaller water park, visit Pelican Cove at Kosciuszko Park
Daily, at Greenfield & Lincoln Parks
Tuesday – Sunday through mid-August, at Kosciuszko Park
Weekly farmers markets have sprouted up in the Parks! Fresh-from-the-farm produce from local farmers and a variety of prepared foods by local vendors are ready to take home or eat on the spot!
All summer long, at six parks
Get Details on Each Farmers Market!
And don't miss Food Truck Thursdays at The Landing in Hoyt Park (through Aug. 29)
Yoga & Fitness
Botanical Gardens Yoga, Aug. 6, Boerner Botanical Gardens
Free Yoga in the Park, Sunday mornings, Morgan Triangle
Yoga in the Park, Tuesday mornings, Lake Park
Yoga + Wine at The Vine Humboldt, Wednesday evenings, Humboldt Park
Beer Garden Yoga, Thursday evenings, South Shore Terrace
Yoga in the Park, Saturday mornings, Cupertino Park (through Aug. 31)
Beer Garden Yoga, Saturday mornings, Estabrook Beer Garden
Family-Friendly Yoga in the Park, Saturday morningss, Pulaski-Milwaukee Park
Outdoor Boot Camp, Mon. – Thurs. mornings, Bradford Beach
Hike for Health, Wednesday mornings, Wehr Nature Center
Wednesday Walkers, Wednesday mornings, Lake Park
Open Gym & Fitness Walking, Monday – Friday, Milwaukee County Sports Complex
Open Skate, Wilson Ice Arena
Free First Thursdays at The Domes, for Milwaukee County Residents with ID, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Park History Walk, Aug. 4, 1 – 3 p.m., Lake Park
Free First Tuesdays at Boerner Botanical Gardens, for Milwaukee County Residents with ID, Aug. 6, from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Poetry in the Park, Aug. 13, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Juneau Park
Lecture at the Lighthouse – Surfing the Great Lakes, Aug. 14, North Point Lighthouse
Fall Warbler Walks, Saturdays, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Lake Park
Wehr Birders (Bird Hike), Sundays, 8 – 10 a.m., Wehr Nature Center
Wednesday Night Garden Walks, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Boerner Botanical Gardens (no Walk Aug. 14)
Fathoms Below - Summer Floral Show, daily, The Domes
Especially for the kids
Community Fishing Lessons, Aug. 2 & 16, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Mitchell Park
Little Wonders: Froggy Fun, Aug. 5, Wehr Nature Center
Summer Playground Programs, (MPS/ Milwaukee Recreation), various parks (through Aug. 9)
Pop-Up Nature: There’s A Fungus Among Us!, Aug. 12, Wehr Nature Center
Wonderful Wednesdays, concerts designed for children and their families, Lake Park (through Aug. 14)
TOSA Youth Tri, a triathlon experience for youth age 9 – 15, Aug. 24, at Hoyt Park
Nature Nauts: Buzzy Bees, Aug. 25 or 26, Wehr Nature Center
Summer Programs & Activities, youth, various dates, King Community Center
Summer Camps & Programs, youth, various dates, Kosciuszko Community Center