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May kite festival at Veterans Park postponed

Published May 12, 2020

The 32nd Annual Wilde Subaru Family Kite Festival has been postponed by Gift of Wings at Veterans Park, but the new dates have not yet been announced.


8 of Milwaukee's best picnic spots

Published Aug. 16, 2019

The sun is out, the weather is nice and you're hungry ... sounds like it's picnic time. So we've scouted the East Side of Milwaukee for some of the city's best spots to pack a basket, lay down a blanket and grab a bite to eat.


Lake Michigan sports guide

Published Sept. 21, 2017

Take a walk - or a jog - along Milwaukee's lakefront in warm weather and you're likely to see a range of recreation, including water sports actually on Lake Michigan and terrestrial outdoor activities that just utilize the scenic, spacious shoreline. Here's a local lake sports guide.


A Lake Week communion

Published Sept. 20, 2017

In honor of OnMilwaukee's Lake Week this week, I decided to commune with Lake Michigan the best way I know how these days: I went for a run.


#WeWant: Milwaukee staycation edition

Published April 17, 2016

The staycation is a special thing - especially in Milwaukee. Here are some of our favorite things to do while taking one!


Longtime Veterans Park paddleboat vendor loses contract

Published April 3, 2013

Tim and Val Ritter report that, after 16 years, they have lost their contract with the Milwaukee Parks Department. They have to dismantle their shed and remove all equipment by April 18. Juneau Park Paddleboats will be replaced at the lagoon by California-based Wheel Fun Rentals, a franchise which operates close to 100 locations around the country.


Sunday Sound-off: Lakefront parking meters

Published Nov. 8, 2009

County Executive Scott Walked has suggested putting parking meters at popular Lakefront attractions with the hope of closing a growing budget gap. What do you think, Milwaukee? Here's your chance to voice your opinion.


A Reel Deal for the Milwaukee Film Festival

Published July 28, 2009

The Milwaukee County Parks, in conjunction with the Milwaukee Film Festival, host a month long contest to get you tickets and pique your interest in the Milwaukee Film Festival running Sept. 24-Oct. 4.


Don't miss the Great Circus Parade Festival

Published July 9, 2009

I love the Circus Parade festival event because it touches all ages. 2 year-olds love it and 82 year-olds revel in the memories. It's free, family fun in the true spirit of the great Milwaukee summer.