In recent years, the renowned Ice Castles have slowly drifted closer to Milwaukee. Now, the incredible ice sculptures you can climb inside have landed on the beach at Lake Geneva, offering you the best chance ever to see these remarkable creations.
The annual U.S. Snow Sculpting Competition starts Jan. 29 in Lake Geneva. It's part of Lake Geneva's annual Winterfest, which runs Jan. 27-Feb. 4, offering a range of events including skating, tours, an ice bar, games and more.
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.
This weekend, Newaukee and Underground Collaborative will take a crack at hosting a winter festival called Snowpocalypse in Downtown Milwaukee. But will Milwaukeeans embrace this cold-weather party?
Time Warner Cable, a Winterfest sponsor, and will add an educational element to the event by demonstrating how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) principles make activities like sledding possible.
This weekend alone, Wehr Nature Center in Franklin, Boerner Botanical Gardens in Hales Corners and Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Bayside are all offering winter-themed events and celebrations.
Though 1998 was only 15 years ago, it feels like a lifetime. Milwaukee has changed dramatically in some ways since then. Here is a look back at Brew City and beyond in 1998.
As part of its Winter Fest celebration, organizers are going to hold their own version of "America's Got Talent" - called "Milwaukee's Got Talent" - right at the Delta Center (which used to be the Frontier Airlines Center, which used to be the Midwest Express Center) on Dec. 28.
You can hardly go a night without some kind of entertainment or recreation or dining beckoning you to step outside and participate. Milwaukee gets summer. Now, what can we do about winter?
Would you attend an outdoor winter festival on the Summerfest grounds? I didn't think so.