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Milwaukee Events – September 2016

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One of the best events in Milwaukee, Doors Open Milwaukee, takes place in September!

U. S. Bank Building in Milwaukee, WI | original photo by Rose Clearfield

the U.S. Bank Building, one of many buildings open to visitors during Doors Open Milwaukee

The 2016 event is Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. It’s a rare opportunity to explore a wealth of really neat sites around the city, including churches, historical downtown buildings, theaters, local businesses, local breweries, and much more. I’ll have a full preview post later this month, but make sure to put it on your calendar now.

Bristol Renaissance Faire | original photo by Rose Clearfield https://www.roseclearfield.com

I love watching the torch glass artist at the Renaissance Faire.

Also, Labor Day weekend, September 3, 4, and 5, is the final weekend for the 2016 Bristol Renaissance Faire. You don’t want to miss it!

Sept. 1-5: Milwaukee Rally
Sept. 3: The Color Run Night 5K
Sept. 4: Big Gig BBQ
Sept. 8-11: Indian Summer Festival
Sept. 9-10: Tosafest
Sept. 10: Brewers Mini Marathon
Sept. 10-11: Frank Mots Kite Festival
Sept. 12-21: 10 Days in Tosa
Sept. 14: NEWaukee Night Market
Sept. 17: Milwaukee River Challenge
Sept. 17: Bay View Bash
Sept. 17-18: Doors Open Milwaukee
Sept. 17-18: Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival
Sept. 22-Oct.6: Milwaukee Film Festival
Sept. 24: Fromm PetFest
Sept. 24-25: Harvest Fair / Maker Faire
Sept. 26-Oct. 2: Milwaukee Cocktail Week
Sept. 29: Zoo Brew

Ongoing Fall Events

Cafe Live @ The Plaza Hotel: Friday and Saturdays, 5:00-9:00 p.m., late May through late September.
Friday Night Live in Waukesha: Fridays, 6:30-9:00 p.m, June through October
Jazz in the Park: Thursdays, 5:00-9:00 p.m, early June through early September
MKE Oktoberfest: September 29-October 2. Thursday 9/29: 4:00-11:00 p.m., Friday 9/30 and Saturday 10/1: noon-11:00 p.m., Sunday 10/2: noon-6:00 p.m.
NEWaukee’s Lunar Series Presented by Penrod @ the Milwaukee Athletic Club: Fridays, 6:00-11:00 p.m., early July through early September.
Oktoberfest: September 9-10, September 16-17, September 23-24, September 30-October 1. Fridays 5:00 p.m.-midnight, Saturdays, noon-midnight.
Sunday Sounds: Sundays, 2:00-5:00 p.m, late May through early September.

Are you looking for even more free music?
Check out Free Music Milwaukee and county.milwaukee.gov.

Farmers Markets

The greater Milwaukee area is home to dozens of fabulous farmers markets, including one of my personal favorites (and one of the biggest in the area), the West Allis Farmers Market. Many Milwaukee farmers markets operate through mid to late fall.

Beer Gardens

Milwaukee is home to four fabulous beer gardens, all of which operate through October. It’s not too late to enjoy a brew and a giant pretzel in a gorgeous park setting. The Landing at Hoyt Park features live music on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (see event calendar for times), and the South Shore Terrace features live music Wednesday evenings from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Are you looking for even more things to do in Milwaukee on the cheap?
Check out Free Things To Do In Milwaukee WI.

[Disclaimer: I do not work for the city of Milwaukee. I am not paid to promote any of the events listed on this page. I’m simply a resident of southeast WI who loves Milwaukee and enjoys attending and generating exposure for events in Milwaukee.]

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Milwaukee Events – August 2016

Milwaukee Events - August 2016 | There is so much to do in Milwaukee in the summer! Check out festivals, concerts, farmers markets, beer gardens, outdoor movies, and more. - https://www.roseclearfield.com

August 3: Tosa’s Night Out
August 4-7: Milwaukee Comedy Festival (2016 headliner Jen Kirkman!)
August 5: NEWaukee’s 6th Annual Urban Island Beach Party
August 4-14: Wisconsin State Fair
August 13: Brew City Cigar Festival
August 13-September 11: 2016 Wisconsin Senior Olympics
August 17: NEWaukee Night Market
August 18: Full Moon Tours @ North Point Lighthouse
August 18-21: Irish Fest

August 18-21: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel a la Carte at the Zoo
NEW for 2016! National Headliners
Thursday, August 18 Los Lobos, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, August 19 The Spinners, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 20 Soul Asylum, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21 In Black ‘N White, 3:30 p.m.

August 20: India Fest
August 26-28: Mexican Fiesta
August 27-28: MKE Fringe Fest
August 27-28: Oktoberfest @ Kegel’s Inn – West Milwaukee Lions Club

 

Ongoing Summer Events

Bristol Renaissance Faire: Saturdays and Sundays only, July through Labor Day
Cafe Live @ The Plaza Hotel: Friday and Saturdays, 5:00-9:00 p.m., late May through late September.
Friday Night Live in Waukesha: Fridays, 6:30-9:00 p.m, June through October
Jazz in the Park: Thursdays, 5:00-9:00 p.m, early June through early September
Lakeshore Chinooks: The Lakeshore Chinooks baseball team plays at Kapoc Park on the grounds of Concordia University-Wisconsin through late August.
Live at Peck: Sunday band concerts, Tuesday lunch concerts, Tuesday dance competitions, and Friday family movies. Late July through late August. The series concludes with the Taste of Islands, Saturday, August 27 from 2:00-10:00 p.m.
Live at the Lakefront: Wednesdays, 5:30-9:00 p.m., mid July through late August.
NEWaukee’s Lunar Series Presented by Penrod @ the Milwaukee Athletic Club: Fridays, 6:00-11:00 p.m., early July through early September.
Old World Wisconsin: Old World Wisconsin features special events and classes all summer long.
River Rhythms: Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 p.m, early June through late August.
Sunday Sounds: Sundays, 2:00-5:00 p.m, late May through early September.
Sunset Zoofari: Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00 p.m, late June through early August.
Tosa Tonight: Wednesdays, 6:00-10:00 p.m, early June through late August.
Wednesday Night Live @ State Fair Park: Wednesdays, 6:00-11:00 p.m, late June through late August.

Are you looking for even more free music?
Check out Free Music Milwaukee and county.milwaukee.gov.

Farmers Markets

The greater Milwaukee area is home to dozens of fabulous farmers markets, including one of my personal favorites (and one of the biggest in the area), the West Allis Farmers Market. Many Milwaukee farmers markets operate through mid to late fall.

Outdoor Movies

There are around a dozen places to catch free outdoor movies during the summer, including the popular Fish Fry at a Flick at Discovery World. Check out the full 2016 line up for the Milwaukee park movie nights here.

Beer Gardens

Milwaukee is home to four fabulous beer gardens, all of which operate through October. It’s not too late to enjoy a brew and a giant pretzel in a gorgeous park setting. The Landing at Hoyt Park features live music on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (see event calendar for times), and the South Shore Terrace features live music Wednesday evenings from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Are you looking for even more things to do in Milwaukee on the cheap?
Check out Free Things To Do In Milwaukee WI.

[Disclaimer: I do not work for the city of Milwaukee. I am not paid to promote any of the events listed on this page. I’m simply a resident of southeast WI who loves Milwaukee and enjoys attending and generating exposure for events in Milwaukee.]

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Summer on Olympus Floral Show at the Domes

The Mitchell Park Domes reopened their Show Dome on April 29! The conservatory was closed through most of the winter and early spring due to some ongoing structural issues. You can read more about it over here. It may still be years before the Domes are fully reopened, but I’m very glad they’ve found a way to continue to run their seasonal floral shows and that they’re finally working toward a long-term plan for full restoration. I always enjoy their seasonal floral shows and am excited to share a little peek at Summer on Olympus here today.

Mitchell Park Domes Summer on Olympus

Mitchell Park Domes Summer on Olympus

Mitchell Park Domes Summer on Olympus

Mitchell Park Domes Summer on Olympus

Mitchell Park Domes Summer on Olympus

Mitchell Park Domes Summer on Olympus

Mitchell Park Domes Summer on Olympus

Mitchell Park Domes Summer on Olympus

Mitchell Park Domes Summer on Olympus

Mitchell Park Domes Summer on Olympus

Mitchell Park Domes Summer on Olympus

Mitchell Park Domes Summer on Olympus

Summer on Olympus runs through Sunday, September 11, 2016. The Michell Park Domes are always free on Monday mornings from 9:00 a.m.-noon except major holidays for Milwaukee County residents. Due to the limited Domes access, general admission is just $3 until all three domes reopen. Children 5 and under get in for free.

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