Downtown Employee Appreciation Week
Mon., July 25th – Fri., July 29th in Downtown Milwaukee:
It’s the most fun you’ll have at work all year! This much anticipated workweek features special events, office challenge games, coffee break in the square, a beach volleyball tournament, grandest happy hour, lunchtime giveaways and exclusive discounts for downtown Milwaukee’s 83,000+ employees!
– Mon., July 25th: Opening Ceremony/Kick-off: 11:45am-1pm, at Red Arrow Park
– Tues., July 26th: Lunch: 11:45am-1pm, at Pere Marquette Park
– Thurs., July 28th: Fitness Frenzy: 7:15am-8am, at Pere Marquette Park
– Thurs., July 28th: Lunch: 11:45am-1pm, at Zeidler Union Square
– Fri., July 29th: Closing Ceremony: 11:45am-1pm, at Cathedral Square
A.W.E. Art Truck Studio Programs
Join Artists Working in Education (A.W.E.) artists to create paintings, masks, sculptures, and many other imaginative art projects to take home! There will be multiple projects each day. Brightly painted Truck Studio vans visit parks and playgrounds around Milwaukee offering FREE drop-in art activities for children – come once or come every day, and bring family and friends! (Not intended for large daycares/groups. Best for ages 4-14.)
– July 25- 29, 12-3pm, at Clarke Square, Gordon Park & Wahl Park
Musical Mondays Concert in Lake Park
Mon., July 25th, 6:30-8:00pm, in Lake Park: Performing: Betti Xiang – This virtuoso on the two-stringed erhu elicits awe with her exquisite performance.
7th Annual Run for the Parks Run/Walk
Tues., July 26th, 6-8:30pm, in Humboldt Park: An event of the Park People of Milwaukee County to support the Milwaukee County Parks. A 5K cross country fun run and 2K family walk, followed by the Chill on the Hill Concert
Chill on the Hill in Humboldt Park
Tues., July 26th, 6-8:30pm, in Humboldt Park: The Bay View Neighborhood Association brings Rocket Paloma – A philosophical, yet sassy, musical punch that is an assault on the senses! – AND – Atomic Spins – A mix of explosive guitar, valiant bass grooves, and percussive drive.
Hike for Health at Wehr Nature Center
Wed., July 27th, 10:30-11:30am, at Wehr Nature Center: Hike along with this group that walks Wehr’s trails together every Wednesday for camaraderie, exercise and fun. Meet in the Visitor Center. Walks run every Wednesday morning through November 2016!
Sixteenth Street Community Health Center Summer Camp
Wed., July 27th, 1-4pm, Pulaski Park – Milwaukee: A free summer camp event for kids 9 to 12 years old in the park! Games, Hikes, Exploring and more!
“Pass Me a Pint” Traveling Beer Garden™ Has Moved
HALES CORNERS PARK GRAND OPENING!!
Wed., July 27th, 4-10 pm, in Hales Corners Park:
– KEG TAPPING 4 PM: Free Beer & Root Beer while it lasts
– LIVE MUSIC 5-8 PM: Vern & the Originals
HOURS: Mon-Fri: 4-10 pm; Sat-Sun-Holidays: 11 am-10 pm. / LIVE MUSIC: Wed-Sat: 5-8pm.
Wednesdays at the Shell in Washington Park
Wed., July 27th, 6:00-8:30pm, in Washington Park: Opener: Express Yourself Milwaukee, Main Act: KT’s Universal Love Band – A fusion of reggae and African music with a bit of a punk spirit. & the A.W.E. Truck Studio: Free make & take projects for kids ages 4-14.
Neighborhood Night Out
Wed., July 27th, 6:00-8:30pm, Clarke Square: An event of Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative to bring the neighborhood together for family friendly fun in the park:
River Rhythms in Pere Marquette Park
Wed., July 27th, 6:30-9:00pm, at Pere Marquette Park: Performing: Cajun Strangers – A lively brand of traditional Cajun music with an accordion and fiddle!
Wonderful Wednesdays – Concerts for Kids & Families
Wed., July 27th, 6:30-7:30pm, in Lake Park (at the Summer Stage): Performing: Altered Five Blues Band – A brew of blues and soul with inventive arrangements.
Junk Food Fun Run
Wed., July 27th, 6:30pm, Veterans Park: A running event hosted by the Badgerland Striders.
Patrick Cudahy Race for the Bacon 5K
Thurs., July 28th, 6:30pm, in Sheridan Park: An event of Milwaukee Marathon/Longrun Athletics. http://www.baconrace.com/race_information.html
Jazz in the Park Concert
Thurs., July 28th, 5-9pm, in Cathedral Square: Happy Hour at 5pm, Music starts at 6pm. Performing: Leftover Cuties – A timeless, jazz-tinged sound, with sultry vocals.
Wimmer Concerts in the Gardens
Thurs., July 28th, 6:30-8:30pm, at Boerner Botanical Garden: Performing: The Jimmys – Tear it up barrelhouse blues! Admission to the Gardens is free on concert nights after 6:00 pm.
Music in Mitchell Park at The Domes
Thurs., July 28th, 6-9pm, outside The Mitchell Park Domes: Sponsored by Clark Square Neighborhood Initiative. Performing: The Differentials – The indelible wonders of the ‘60s and ‘70s with vocal precision.
Friday Fish Fries at Golf Clubhouses
Fri., July 29th: The traditional fish fry includes baked or fried cod with French fries or roasted potatoes, coleslaw, rye bread, and a cookie. Fish fries continue every Friday through Labor Day Weekend.
– Grant Park Clubhouse, 100 E. Hawthorne Ave. – 4-8pm
– Whitnall Park Clubhouse, 6751 S. 92 St. – 4-8pm
Fri., July 29th starting at 8:30pm: With only tees, flag sticks, and holes illuminated and glow-in-the-dark golf balls flying through the air, Nite-Glow Golf is a veritable light show! Tee Times available 8:30pm until 10:30pm. Call the course to make your reservations: Hansen (414) 453-4454 or Warnimont (414) 481-4730.
Sweet Apple Wood Festival
Fri., July 29th, Sat., July 30th, & Sun., July 31st in Cudahy Park: An event of the Cudahy Lions Club. http://cudahylions.org/pdf-files/2016-saw-poster.pdf
Adult Moth Night
Fri., July 29th, 8-10pm, atWehr Nature Center: Moths rule the night! Participate in Moth Night, a Citizen Science event during National Moth Week. We will explore the diverse and marvelous world of moths and discover how their adaptations make them masters of the darkness. After an indoor presentation, we go outside to monitor bait stations and record our findings. Registration required by Thursday, July 28th.
Milwaukee Dragon Boat Festival
Sat., July 30th, 8am-5pm, in Veterans Park: A festival that offers an authentic Chinese experience, hosted by The Milwaukee Chinese Community Center.
Yoga Among the Trees
Sat., July 30th, 8-10am, at Wehr Nature Center: Let nature and trees inspire a healthier you with a new twist on yoga. Join yoga instructor, Katy Martens along with an arborist for a morning of mindful walking, calm reflection, gentle yoga and meditation the area’s trees. Gain seasonal insights as you walk the peaceful trails and learn a bit about trees. After our walk you will be led through a series of gentle yoga poses, giving you time to relax and reflect on the mornings teachings. Registration required by Wednesday, July 27th.
Liver Life Walk
Sat., July 30th, 10am, in Veterans Park: An event of the American Liver Foundation
The Great Duck Race
Sat., July 30th, 2-3:30pm, at the Mill Pond on the Oak Creek Parkway: An event of the Friends of the Mill Pond and Oak Creek Watercourse, Inc.
Milwaukee Brewfest – McKinley Park
Sat., July 30th, 3-7pm, in McKinley Park: Over 100 Breweries Serving Craft Beers, Ciders, Meads, and more on Miwlaukee’s Lakefront!
Film on the Hill
Sat., July 30t, 7-10pm, in Humboldt Park: An event of Bay View Neighborhood Association. Viewing Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG). Movie begin at dusk.
Family Moth Night
Sat., July 30th, 7-9pm, at Wehr Nature Center: Discover the marvelous and mis-understood moth! Through games and activities, families will discover how moths are adapted to be masters of the night. After a short indoor presentation about moths we will explore the night and visit our black light and bait station. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Registration required by Thursday, July 28th.
Karaoke/Lip Sync Contest at Bradford Beach
Sun., July 31st, 12-10pm, at Bradford Beach:n of Bradford View, LLC.
Cudahy Classic Run
Sun., July 31st, 8am,in Sheridan Park: An event of the Badgerland Striders.
Zilli’s Brunch at Boerner Botanical Gardens
Sun., July 31st, 10am-1pm, at Boerner Botanical Gardens: Zilli Hospitality Group welcomes you to Boerner Botanical Gardens to experience fine cuisine amid a spectacular natural setting. Introducing ZHG’s Sunday champagne brunch year-round. The Garden Room’s floor-to-ceiling windows bring the beauty of this horticultural showplace right to your table every time of year.
ONGOING SUMMER FUN:
POOLS, AQUATIC CENTERS & SPLASH PADS ARE OPEN:
For details, call the Aquatics Hotline (414) 257-8098
– Family Aquatic Center: http://county.milwaukee.gov/FamilyWaterParks17755.htm
– Deep-Well Pools: http://county.milwaukee.gov/OutdoorPools9147.htm?docid=9147
– Splash Pads & Water Playgrounds: http://county.milwaukee.gov/SplashPadSchedule16741.htm
– Wading Pools: http://county.milwaukee.gov/wadingpoolschedule16716.htm
THE PARKS BEER GARDENS: http://county.milwaukee.gov/Parks/BeerGardens
– The Landing at Hoyt Park
Open Wed.-Fri. 3PM – 9PM, Sat. & Sun. Noon-9PM: http://www.friendsofhoytpark.org/Main/TheLanding
– Estabrook Beer Garden at Eastabrook Park
Open daily Noon-10pm: http://www.estabrookbeergarden.com/
– Milwaukee’s Craft Beer Garden at Humboldt Park
Open daily Noon-10pm: http://www.milwaukeescraftbeergarden.com/
– South Shore Terrace at South Shore Park – home to the Miller 1855 Bar
South Shore Park: Open Wed.- Fri.: 4PM – 10PM, Sat. & Sun.: 11AM – 10PM (Last call at 9PM). Live music Wednesdays from 5-8pm.
– Traveling Beer Garden™ ROLL OUT THE BARREL TOUR at Greenfield Park
Continues through August 7th in Greenfield Park: Open Mon-Fri: 4-10 p.m.; Sat-Sun-Holidays: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. & LIVE MUSIC: Wed-Sun: 5-8pm. http://county.milwaukee.gov/Parks/BeerGardens
– Traveling Beer Garden™ PASS ME A PINT TOUR at Hales Corners Park
Continues through Aug. 7th in Hales Corners Park: Open Mon-Fri: 4-10 p.m.;
Sat-Sun-Holidays: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. & LIVE MUSIC: Wed-Sat: 5-8pm. http://county.milwaukee.gov/Parks/BeerGardens
– Westown Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays, 10am-2pm, at Zeidler Union Square: Features more than 50 vendors & live music in the park’s gazebo. http://www.westown.org/neighborhood-events/westown-farmers-market/
– Jackson Park Farmer’s Market
Thursdays, 3:30-7pm, in Jackson Park (Adjacent to the boat house): http://jacksonpark.us/farmers-market/
– South Shore Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8am-12pm, inSouth Shore Park: An event of Friends of South Shore Park. Products and live entertainment! https://www.facebook.com/South-Shore-Farmers-Market-352715301468098/
– Cathedral Square Market
Saturdays, 9am-1pm, at Cathedral Square: Fresh food, Live music, yoga, and activities.
– Harambee Community Market
Saturdays, 12-4pm, in Rose Park: An event of The Harambee Great Neighborhood Initiative. A wide range of produce will be available throughout the year.
– Walker Square Farmers’ Market
Sundays & Thursdays, 7am-3pm, in Walkers Square Park
“Summer on Olympus” Summer Floral Show
Open daily through Sun., Sept. 11th at the Mitchell Park Domes: Soar high above the clouds and experience a garden experience fit for a God or Goddess. Summer on Olympus is the exciting new summer show in the Mitchell Park Show Dome. Guests can stroll through a lovely, Greek garden filled with aromatic Mediterranean herbs, and fruit-filled citrus trees. Gaze upon beautiful dahlias, helenium, yarrow, nasturtium and petunias amongst grand sculptures of some of the most powerful deities of Greece and learn more about how these plants were significant to the Greek culture.