#MKEthemost of July
Your quick guide to events and programs coming up in Milwaukee County Parks.
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 July 7, at Grant Park
Through July 7, at Jacobus Park
July 10 – 21, at Washington Park (keg tap July 10)
July 10 – 28, at Lake Park (keg tap July 10)
July 24 – Aug. 4, at Bender Park (keg tap July 24)
July 31 – Aug. 25, at Greenfield Park (keg tap July 31)
Get Details! TBG Gift Cards!
Summer Nights Movies
Enjoy a night out with the family at the FREE movie, "How to Tame your Dragon" (rated PG). Bring your own chair and non-alcoholic beverages. Popcorn is only $1!
July 6, at The Gift of Wings in Veterans Park
Catch another movie this month: "The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!" brought to you by the Friends of Lake Park.
July 20, at Lake Park
The FREE four-day festival offers live music, an international marketplace, chef and wine demos, French and Cajun cuisine, roaming entertainment and a 43-foot replica of the Eiffel Tower.
July 11 – 14, at Cathedral Square
African Cultural Festival
Celebrate the rich African cultural heritage of the Greater Milwaukee Area! Experience the music, drumming, dance, poetry and cuisine. FREE ADMISSION!
July 13, at Brown Deer Park
Join beekeeper and “beevangelist” Charlie Koenen for a FREE, family-friendly, photo-filled presentation about honeybees and why these pollinators are so important. See live bees on display and enjoy a taste of honey.
July 16, at Dretzka Park
July 23, at Currie Park
Get Details & Register!
Sweet Applewood Festival
Visit the family-friendly event to experience a carnival, car show (Saturday), polka mass (Sunday), live music, and food and beverages. Food specials include a Friday fish fry, Saturday rib dinner and Sunday chicken dinner.
July 19 – 21, at Cudahy Park
Poetry in the Park
Celebrate the best of spoken word in Milwaukee! Local poets give readings near the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. Join us for the NEW Poetry FEST too!
July 9, at Juneau Park
and Poetry FEST! July 20, at Juneau Park
Downtown Employee Appreciation Week
It’s the most fun you’ll have at work all year! Enjoy the opening ceremony and lunch giveaways at Red Arrow Park.
July 22 – 26, at various parks and downtown locations
See the Full Schedule!
Enjoy unlimited sampling of hundreds of craft beers, micro brews and ciders from around the world — but that's not all! Also at the event: live music, a silent auction, games and food sampling.
July 27, at McKinley Park
Get Details & Tickets!
South Milwaukee Lionsfest
The 3-day festival features live music, games and amusement rides every day. Friday features a fish fry dinner and a car show; Saturday, a rib dinner; and Sunday, a chicken dinner and family activities.
July 26 – 28, Oak Creek Parkway at 16th Avenue & Rawson Avenue
Milwaukee Air & Water Show
See the spectacle of speed, precision and power of the renowned USAF Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron! Also, military and civilian air performances, the daily water show and exhibits. FREE event and paid options.
July 27 & 28, at the Lakefront
Featured Run: We Run, They Fly
We Run, They Fly is a chip-timed 5K or 10K race, or 5K walk along Milwaukee's southern lakefront. Funds provide Veterans the opportunity to have their Stars and Stripes Honor Flight Day.
July 28, at Cupertino Park
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")
Gather the kiddos for an evening of fairies among the flower beds, whimsical crafts and family-friendly entertainment. Dress as a favorite fairy-tale character and join the fun!
July 28, at Boerner Botanical Gardens
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, 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!
Yoga & Fitness
Botanical Gardens Yoga, July 9 & 16, 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
Boot Camp & Bend in Bay View, Thursday evenings, Cupertino Park
Beer Garden Yoga, Thursday evenings, South Shore Terrace
Yoga in the Park, Saturday mornings, Cupertino Park
Beer Garden Yoga, Saturday mornings, Estabrook Beer Garden
Outdoor Boot Camp, Mon. - Thurs. mornings, Bradford Beach
Hike for Health, Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Wehr Nature Center
Wednesday Walkers, 10 – 11 a.m., Lake Park
Open Gym & Fitness Walking, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Milwaukee County Sports Complex
Open Skate, Wilson Ice Arena
Free First Tuesdays at Boerner Botanical Gardens, for Milwaukee County Residents with ID, July 2, from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m
Park History Walk, July 7, 1 – 3 p.m., Lake Park
Gardening 101, July 9, Pulaski-Milwaukee Park; July 11, Jackson Park
Ladies Night Out, July 16, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Wehr Nature Center
Water Scientist, July 23, Pulaski-Milwaukee Park; July 25, Jackson Park
Casting Clinic, July 23, Greenfield Park
Lecture at the Lighthouse – The SS Eastland Disaster of 1915, July 24, North Point Lighthouse
Dulcimer Concert, July 25, 7 p.m., Sheridan 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
Fathoms Below - Summer Floral Show, daily, The Domes
Especially for the kids
Little Wonders: Crawly Caterpillars, July 8, Wehr Nature Center
Nature Nauts: Eight-Legged Acrobats, July 14 or 15, Wehr Nature Center
Pop-Up Nature: Summer Symphony, July 7, Wehr Nature Center
Pop-Up Nature: Blooming Prairies, July 26, Wehr Nature Center
Junior Volleyball Camp, grade 6 – 12, Registration Deadline: July 5, Bradford Beach
Wonderful Wednesdays, concerts designed for children and their families, Lake Park
AWE Truck Studio, various dates and parks
Summer Programs & Activities, youth, various dates, King Community Center
Summer Camps & Programs, youth, various dates, Kosciuszko Community Center
Summer Playground Programs, (MPS/ Milwaukee Recreation), various parks
Summer Playground, (WAWM Recreation), Rainbow & West Milwaukee Parks