Summer Festival Guide 2024

Shepherd Express Summer Festival Guide 2023


Thursday Bike Night Concert Series
  • Thursdays through September 26, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Harley-Davidson Museum
  • 400 West Canal Street, Milwaukee
The Depot Beer Garden–Old Falls Village
  • Saturdays, May 18–Sept. 28, noon - 9 p.m.
  • Old Falls Village
  • Pilgrim Road and Hwy. Q, Menomonee Falls
Armed Forces Day & Celebration
Milwaukee Makers Market
Milwaukee Makers Market
Budweiser Wednesday Night Live
Deer District Summer Concert Series


Milwaukee Highland Games
Summer Sounds at Cedar Creek Park
Sister Water Beer Garden
Sister Water Beer Garden
  • June 1
  • 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • St. Joseph Center
  • 29th St. at Orchard St., Milwaukee
Milwaukee PrideFest
  • June 6–8
  • Henry Maier Festival Park
  • Milwaukee Lakefront
Music & More Concert Series
Green Lake Festival of Music
Jazz in the Park
Jazz in the Park Milwaukee
  • Thursdays, June 6–August 29
  • Cathedral Square Park
  • Downtown Milwaukee
ART 64
ART 64
Tosa Greek Fest
  • June 7–9
  • SS. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
  • 2160 N. Wauwatosa Ave.
  • Wauwatosa
Midwest Fire Fest
Paint Cedarburg
Locust Street Festival of Music & Art
Cedarburg Art Museum Summer Beer Garden
Metro Jam
  • June 14–15
  • Washington Park
  • S. 12th and Washington Streets, Manitowoc
Polish Fest
  • June 14–16
  • Henry Maier Festival Park
  • Milwaukee Lakefront
Granville Blues Fest
Lakefront Festival of Art
Brady Street Art Walk
Summer Soulstice Music Festival
Juneteenth Jubilee Parade & Street Festival
  • June 19
  • Starting at 14th Street & Atkinson Avenue and ending at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive & Locust Street.
Summerfest Milwaukee
  • June 20-22, June 27-29 and July 4-6
  • Henry Maier Festival Park
  • 200 N. Harbor Drive
Wimmer Communities Concerts in the Garden
Wild Ones Vintage Motorcycle Rally
Sacred Heart Parish Festival
  • June 22
  • Sacred Heart Parish
  • 917 N. 49th St., Milwaukee
Summer Breeze Food & Wine Event
  • June 22, 6 p.m.
  • Washington Park, Milwaukee
Bayshore Makers Market
Strawberry Festival
Chill on the Hill
Chill on the Hill Milwaukee


Bristol Renaissance Faire
Lake Park Music in the Park
Washington Park Wednesdays
Iola Car Show
Bastille Days
Batille Days Milwaukee

Storm the Bastille 5K Run/Walk on July 11 at 9:00 p.m.

Gathering on the Green
Whitefish Bay Art Fest
Riverwest Secret Garden Tour
Waukesha County Fair
Port Fish Daya
Brady Street Festival
Midsummer Festival of the Arts
Armenian Fest
Armenian Fest Milwaukee
  • July 21
  • St. John the Baptist Armenian Orthodox Church
  • 7825 W. Layton Ave.
  • Greenfield
South Milwaukee Heritage Days
EAA Airventure
Rainbow Summer Highlight
Milwaukee Brewfest
Washington County Fair
Prairie Dog Blues Fest
Harley-Davidson Homecoming™ Festival
Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival
Taste of Wisconsin
  • July 26-28
  • Celebration Place at Kenosha’s Harbor
  • 54th Street and 1st Avenue (east of the museums), Kenosha
German Fest
  • July 26–28
  • Henry Maier Festival Park
  • Milwaukee Lakefront
Scenic Shore Ride for a Cure
Milwaukee Air and Water Show
Ozaukee County Fair


Wisconsin State Fair
Wisconsin State Fair
Racine Starving Artist Fair
Peninsula Music Festival
  • August 6–24
  • Door Community Auditorium, Fish Creek
  • Kress Pavilion, Egg Harbor
Luxembourg Fest
MKE Black Theatre Festival
  • August 8–25
  • Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall in the Marcus Performing Arts Center
  • Milwaukee
Waukesha Rotary Bluesfest
Hank Aaron State Trail 5K Run/Walk
Milwaukee Dragon Boat Festival
Morning Glory Art Fair
Morning Glory Art Fair Milwaukee
  • August 10–11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Fiserv Forum Plaza
  • 1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave.
  • Downtown Milwaukee
Milwaukee Irish Fest
Mineral Point Blues & Roots Fest
West Allis Catholic Festival
  • August 16–18
  • St. Rita Catholic Church
  • 2318 S. 61st St., West Allis
Center Street Daze Festival
MOWA Art and Chalk Fest
Country in the Burg
Taste of Egypt
  • Aug. 23-25, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Saints Mary and Antonius Coptic Orthodox Church
  • 1521 W. Drexel Ave., Oak Creek
Mexican Fiesta
St. Matthias Parish Festival
St. Joe’s BierGarten
  • Aug. 29
  • St. Joseph Parish
  • 12130 W. Center St., Wauwatosa
Wisconsin Highland Games
  • Labor Day Weekend: Aug. 30–Sept. 1
  • Waukesha Expo Center, Waukesha
Third Ward Art Festival


Walk for Wishes
  • Sept. 14
  • St. Joseph Center
  • 29th St. at Orchard St., Milwaukee
Fromm Petfest
  • September 21, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Henry Maier Festival Park
  • Milwaukee Lakefront
Cedarburg Wine and Harvest Festival
Casa Guadalupe Fiesta Latina
Doors Open Milwaukee
Potawatomi E-Lectrify Your Drive Aug.-Sept
Potawatomi E-Lectrify Your Drive Aug.-Sept.