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Henry Maier Festival Park [edit]
200 N. Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 273-3378
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Home to many of Milwaukee's largest festivals, such as Summerfest and ethnic festivals that run every weekend throughout the summer.

The Henry Maier Festival Park is located in downtown Milwaukee along the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Upcoming events

June 2, 2019 - June 2, 2019
UPAF Ride for the Arts - 2019

The United Performing Arts Fund is proud to present the 2019 Ride for the Arts – sponsored by Miller Lite. Sunday, June 2, 2019 Participate in Wisconsin’s largest recreational bike ride! Enjoy a scenic ride across Milwaukee’s Hoan Bridge, all while staying active, and supporting the local arts community. Choose between five different bike routes, from our 5-mile ride to the 70-mile challenge. Ride as an individual, bring the family, or create your own team. Registered Riders Receive: -Access to the Finish Line Party at No Cost -Food, Beer, and Other Beverages -A Commemorative Ride T-Shirt -FREE Activities for Kids -Live Entertainment by UPAF Member Groups and DJ Rick -A FREE Bike Port -Fundraising Prizes for Collected Pledges. Visit for more information.

June 2, 2019
UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite

The UPAF Ride for the Arts, Sponsored by Miller Lite, is more than just a ride – it’s an opportunity for friends, families and coworkers to have fun and support our region’s world class performing arts organizations. The UPAF Ride for the Arts is Wisconsin’s largest one-day recreational bike ride. Event proceeds ensure our 14 Member Groups can focus their time on what they do best - creating, performing, educating and inspiring. Donations and pledges collected by our riders go back into the community and help keep the arts thriving in southeastern Wisconsin. Your pledge dollars mean more kids learn and excel in theater, dance and music; more jobs are created, and more individuals and families come together to enjoy the arts. Join Honorary 2019 Ride Chair Sterling Brown of the Milwaukee Bucks as we pedal for a cause and support the performing arts at the UPAF Ride for the Arts.

June 14, 2019
Capuchin Walk for the Hungry

Help support Capuchin Community Services in its mission of caring for those struggling with poverty, homelessness and hunger. In its 14th year, the Capuchin Walk for the Hungry is a two-mile walk along the shores of Lake Michigan. Walk registration includes admission to Polish Fest. And, for every registered walker Usinger's donates one pound of food to Capuchin Community Services. Register online - as an individual or as a team - at

July 19, 2019 - July 21, 2019
Festa Italiana 2019 – Celebrating Family. Food. Tradizione.

Festa Italiana celebrates family, fun and tradizione on Milwaukee’s lakefront July 19-21, 2019. Headlining this year’s entertainment lineup is the legendary KC and the Sunshine Band and country superstar Phil Vassar – who are sure to put on unforgettable performances! Also new this year is an entire lineup of regional entertainers, who will take over the U.S. Cellular Stage, as well as many Italian favorites returning. Plus, Festa’s beloved flag throwers from Italy will also return, demonstrating this beautiful ancient tradition. Visit the Cucina Showcase for chef demonstrations, and partake in the annual cannoli contest and kid’s pizza making contest! Explore Festa from the waters view on a romantic gondola ride. Play a game of bocce, sing your heart out at Italian Idol and enjoy carnival rides for the whole famiglia! New sights and attractions this year include an all-day Italian car show on Saturday, showing off over 50 Italian automobiles and motorcycles. Festa-goers can also enjoy new and exciting beverage options this year, including the Aperol Spritz – the official drink of Festa Italiana 2019! Festa will also offer over 25 varieties of Italian wines, Peroni on tap, and cigars complete with whiskey and bourbon pairings. And don’t forget the food – Festa-goers can eat their way through Italy with pasta, rice balls, Italian sausage, calamari, cannoli and more! Festa’s traditional Mass will take place Sunday, July 21 at 11:00 a.m. in the BMO Harris Pavilion. And don’t miss the loudest Italian-style fireworks on Saturday and Sunday nights! Tickets for Festa Italiana are now on sale. Purchase your advance ticket for $10 now through July 18 at Tickets are $13 at the gate after July 18. Children 12 and under free. Former and active military, firefighters, law enforcement and teachers and one guest get in free Sunday, July 21.

Sept. 21, 2019 - Sept. 21, 2019
Fromm Petfest

This year’s festival will bring back family and pet-favorite activities, including: dock diving, lure and agility courses, the Doggie Dash speed trial, Kitty City and more. The marketplace will return, as well as the kids’ amusement area, live music and entertainment and the highly anticipated Costume Contest and Owner/Pet Look-alike Contest. New attractions this year will include a larger Adoption Avenue featuring even more rescues and animal-related nonprofits, a new Vendor Village supporting emerging makers, crafters and small businesses and the Lap Dog Lounge- a restful area built for those puppies (and people) who need a brief respite when the day’s excitement catches up to them. Through the support of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., together with event sponsors and partners, Fromm Petfest is a family event including free admission and free parking. Dogs and cats of all kinds are welcome as long as they are on leash, up-to-date on vaccinations and sign the event waiver upon entering the grounds. Fromm will once again donate proceeds from ticket and pet food sales to a number of area animal-related non-profits, including the Wisconsin Humane Society.


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