Milwaukee County Parks

August What’s Up Guide

Washington Park Wednesdays Concert Series

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Your quick guide to events and programs coming up in Milwaukee County Parks.

Puerto Rican Family Fest at Humboldt Park

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

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Milwaukee Concours 'd Elegance

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

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Traveling Beer Garden Gift Card

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

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

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Lanterns for Peace

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

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PHC Classic - The Road to the LPGA

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

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King Center Back to School

Back-to-School Festival

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

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Tent Camping in the Parks

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

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Lake Park Lawn Bowling

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

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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

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Pop-Polka-Bluegrass at Pulaski Cudahy Park

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

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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")

IndiaFest Milwaukee Dancers

IndiaFest Milwaukee

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

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Captain Marvel - See it at Veterans Park

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

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Catch another movie this month: "The Wizard of Oz," brought to you by the Bay View Neighborhood Association.

Aug. 31, at Humboldt Park

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Strider Half Marathon along the Oak Leaf Trail

5K…10K… Run/Walks

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

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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")

Grant Park Beach at dusk

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

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Canoeing Workshop

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

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Fathoms Below - Summer Show at The Domes

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

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Cool Waters Tube Slide

Waterslide Fun

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

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Walker Square Farmers Market

Farmers Markets

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)
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