The beating heart of southeastern Wisconsin, Downtown Milwaukee has reclaimed its place as the entertainment and dining hub of Milwaukee. More than just a place to work and play, Downtown has again become a place to live, too, with more than 15,000 residents.

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Saint Kate Art Tour

July 24, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Saint Kate's Arts Hotel - 139 E. Kilbourn Ave.

Join us for a 45 minute, docent-led tour of the Saint Kate A...


Milwaukee Brewfest

July 27, 2019 3:00 p.m.
McKinley Park - 1750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee will host its tenth annual 2019 Milwaukee Brewfest...

Saint Kate Art Tour

July 31, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Saint Kate's Arts Hotel - 139 E. Kilbourn Ave.

Join us for a 45 minute, docent-led tour of the Saint Kate A...

Articles about Downtown


Bucks announce 2019-20 preseason schedule

July 22, 2019 6:46 p.m.

The Bucks' season still feels like it just ended, but a new year of hopeful Eastern Conference domination (and then some) is already approaching. And it all starts with the preseason, which Milwaukee will tip-off in Chicago on Monday, Oct. 7.


Bacchus will close temporarily for a makeover beginning July 22

July 22, 2019 12:08 p.m.

As it prepares to celebrate its 15th anniversary, Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant is going to make some changes to its menu and decor. The restaurant, on the main floor of Cudahy Tower, will close temporarily beginning July 22.


Disturbed brings "Evolution" tour to Fiserv Forum

July 22, 2019 9:09 a.m.

Two-time Grammy-nominated rock band Disturbed will perform at Fiserv Forum on Sunday, Oct. 13, with supporting act In This Moment, as part of the second leg of their "Evolution" tour.


Marcus Center CEO Paul Matthews retiring at end of 2019

July 17, 2019 2:25 p.m.

Today, the Marcus Performing Arts Center (Marcus Center) announced that its long-time President and CEO, Paul Mathews, will retire at the end of this year. The Board of Directors will be launching a search process for a new president and CEO.


New Downtown piano bar in the works

July 16, 2019 9:55 a.m.

A piano bar may be coming to Downtown Milwaukee. Jonathan Sosnowski applied for a liquor license for the Ivory Room Piano Bar at 160 W. Wisconsin Ave.


9 glorious images from a glorious Giannis Day

July 15, 2019 1:56 p.m.

Sunday's celebration officially marked the end of looking back at the past season - and looking ahead to a new year full of promise and high expectations. But let's cheer last season one more time with a final look back at Giannis Day.


Fiserv Forum serves up brand new Chords & Curds Festival in August

July 15, 2019 8:01 a.m.

The World's Largest Music Festival may be well over, but Milwaukee summer festival season is nowhere near finished. In fact, we're not even done adding to it - as today Fiserv Forum announced the Chords & Curds Festival hosted on Saturday, Aug. 24.