Milwaukee County Parks

June What's Up Guide


Prairie at Wehr Nature Center

#MKEthemost of June

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

Fathoms Below - Summer Floral 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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Music in Lake Park

Concerts & Music in the Parks

In June, you’ll find weekly concert series getting under way on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. There’s also live music on special nights at the beer gardens and at many of the farmers markets!

Music plays all summer long, at parks thoughout Milwaukee County.

Get Details on Each Concert Series!

Find All the Music! (under "Park Events," check "music")


Traveling Beer Garden T-shirt

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 June 9, at Froemming Park
Through June 16, at Doctors Park
June 12-23, at Falk Park (keg tapping June 12)
June 19-July 7, at Grant Park (keg tapping June 19)
June 26-July 7, at Jacobus Park (keg tapping June 26)

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Get Your Traveling Beer Garden Tour Tee!

Water Lantern Festival at Veterans Park

Water Lantern Festival

Experience an awe-inspiring sight – the warm glow of lanterns reflecting off the water. Create your own magical memory by writing a special message or making a design on your lantern. 

June 8, at Veterans Park

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Porkapalooza at Whitnall Park Beer Garden

Father’s Day Porkapalooza

Enjoy a pig roast and a craft brew or two with Dad on Father’s Day! Gift of Wings Grill hosts a pig roast in July and August too, so make it a family event each month this summer. Close to Whitnall Park, the beer garden is nestled near the Root River and offers 24 tap handles. 

June 16, at Root River Parkway (near 92nd & College)

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Lazy River at David F. Schulz Water Park

Weekends at the Water Parks

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! 

Weekends-only through mid-June, Greenfield & Lincoln parks.

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Miss Juneteenth Pageant

Juneteenth Day Pageant & Festival

Come out and support Milwaukee area teens as they compete for up to $3,000 in scholarships and prizes at the 2019 Miss and Little Miss Juneteenth Day Pageant. Also, join in the 48th annual celebration of African American freedom and achievement!

Pageant: June 9, at the MLK Community Center in King Park
Festival: June 19, Rose Park

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Turtle at Reptile Day at Wehr Nature Center

Reptile Day

Discover colorful snakes, patterned turtles, and strange lizards and salamanders. See dozens of species on display and enjoy a guided hike looking for turtles and listening for frogs

June 9, at Wehr Nature Center

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Walker Square Farmers Market

Farmers Markets

In June, you’ll find weekly farmers markets beginning to sprout up on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. 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!

Big-Cup Golf Tournament

Big-Cup Golf Tournament

Milwaukee County's first big-cup golf tournament is here! A standard golf hole is 4.25 inches in diameter; the big cup is almost double that at 8 inches! Sign up with a friend for this two-person scramble. 

June 15, Greenfield Park Golf Course

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Yoga in the Parks

Yoga & Wine at The Vine

Join us for "Wine"down Wednesdays at Milwaukee's new Wine & Beer Garden! Enjoy an hour-long, no-experience-needed yoga class, followed by a glass of wine and community!

June 19 & 26, at The Vine Humboldt

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Mary Poppins Returns at LaFollette Park

Movies in the Park

Enjoy a night out with the family at the FREE movie, Mary Poppins Returns (rated PG). Bring your own chair and non-alcoholic beverages. Snacks will be available for purchase.

June 7, at LaFollette Park

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Pet Walk MKE at Veterans Park

Pet Walk MKE

Bring your pooch and join the Pet Walk to support local animals in need. The 5K timed run, and one-mile and 5K walks are followed by a post-race festival for the whole family. The event includes entertainment, dog agility courses, lure courses, a doggie fashion show and more. 

June 22, at Veterans Park

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Support Parks Natural Areas

Double the Impact of Your Support for Natural Areas

Dr. Adel Korkor has committed a $10,000 donation (that’s $1 for every acre of natural areas in Milwaukee County Parks) to our Natural Areas Community Science Program, if we can match the donation by June 20 – so we need your help! Choose your donation amount, beginning at just $1!

Do Good!


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9480 Watertown Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 257-PARK (7275)


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