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Third Ward

The Historic Third Ward, an Italian and produce district in years past, now has become the city’s fashion district. It also boasts the highest concentration of art galleries in the City, numerous restaurants, unique specialty stores, architects, advertising agencies, graphic designers, artists, the Milwaukee Public Market, the Broadway Theatre Center, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design as well as condominiums, office buildings, and industrial space.

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MAM Exhibit: How Posters Work

March 31, 2017 - June 25, 2017
Milwaukee Art Museum - 700 N. Art Museum Dr.

As a medium of communication, the poster has a long hi...



June 28, 2017 12:00 p.m. - July 9, 2017, 12:30 a.m.
Henry Maier Festival Park - 200 N. Harbor Drive

Henry Maier Festival Park
June 28-July 9 (off-day o...


Bastille Days

July 13, 2017 11:00 a.m. - July 16, 2017, 11:30 p.m.
Cathedral Square Park - 520 E. Wells St.

Bastille Days
Cathedral Square Park
July 13-16

Articles about Third Ward


100 things to do at Summerfest

June 23, 2017 10:06 a.m.

The big list for the Big Gig is back and better than ever. In the spirit of our trademark articles, here's the exclusive OnMilwaukee 100 things to do at Summerfest list.


Summerfest picks: Bobby Tanzilo

June 22, 2017 11:03 a.m.

Tis the season for 11 days of nearly non-stop music at the Henry Maier Festival Park. Here, Bobby Tanzilo scours the Big Gig schedule to make some suggestions for must-see acts at Summerfest 2017.


Summerfest 50: The 1990s

June 22, 2017 9:03 a.m.

While Summerfest was finding its legs in the 1970s and growing bigger and bigger in the 1980s, the following decade was more one of building on the success of the Big Gig, entrenching it deeper into the Milwaukee psyche and lore.


Summerfest 50: Maier Festival Park grounds have a long history

June 15, 2017 9:04 a.m.

For many, "going to the Lakefront" means the same thing as going to Summerfest. But the Henry Maier Festival Park has a lengthy history that precedes the Big Gig ... and looks much different than it did when the festival moved to the lakefront in 1970.


Upgrades to Italian Community Center honor the past while looking to future

June 14, 2017 9:56 a.m.

Significant upgrades are in the works for the Italian Community Center, an entity which has only seen minor renovations since opening in 1990. This year will see upgrades to the ICC's meeting rooms, ballroom and Festa Hall, with future improvements planned for Cafe La Scala and the adjoining courtyard.


Summerfest 50 offers $5 tickets for Throwback Thursday

June 14, 2017 7:26 a.m.

Summerfest isn't done with getting you in the gates on Thursday, June 29, for a steal. This morning, the Big Gig announced that it will offer Throwback Thursday admission tickets for just $5.


Do this: Eat a hole-in-one and sip a John Daly Thursday at The Outsider

June 13, 2017 1:01 p.m.

Whether you're planning to spend some time watching the U.S. Open at Erin Hills (if so, we've got tips to do it right), or just looking for something fun to do on Thursday evening, we've got an event you won't want to miss ... and not just because it's chock-full of amazing golf-related puns.


Summerfest 50: George Carlin's Big Gig act for the ages

June 13, 2017 10:56 a.m.

In its early days, the Summerfest grounds in no way resembled the sophisticated venue we see today. The stages were wooden platforms under rented tents, and performers were generally delivered there by boat. On July 21, 1972, George Carlin was one of them.