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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

Aug. 16, 2018 - Aug. 19, 2018
2018 Milwaukee Irish Fest

Milwaukee Irish Fest is the world’s largest celebration of Celtic music and culture. The four-day festival showcases more than 100 entertainment acts on 17 stages at Henry W. Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront. The 38th annual Milwaukee Irish Fest takes place August 16 to 19, 2018.

Aug. 18, 2018 - Aug. 18, 2018
Arthritis Foundation Run/Walk to Milwaukee Irish Fest 5K

The Run/Walk to Milwaukee Irish Fest takes place in Henry W. Maier Park on Milwaukee's beautiful lakefront known for it's natural beauty and stunning views. Participants can choose to run or walk the 5 kilometer course. We provide post-race celebration, awards for top three male and female finishers and free admission to the Milwaukee Irish Fest (*only on the day of the race). All to help lead the fight in the Arthritis community. Registration and fee are required to participate in the run. Whether you’re an arthritis warrior yourself or care about someone who is, join us at the Run/Walk to Irish Fest. Every ONE can make a difference! For help or more information about the Run/Walk to Milwaukee Irish Fest, contact Lisa Krenke 414-253-4197

Sept. 16, 2018
Walk To End Alzheimer's - Milwaukee County

Join us in Milwaukee County at Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, on September 16 for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Registration begins at 8 am with the Walk kicking off at 10 am. Register and fundraise online at Find online tools and ideas to raise funds, form a team, or support a walker. Join the fight for Alzheimer's first survivor. Call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900 for more information.

Sept. 22, 2018
Fromm Petfest

A FREE family and pet-friendly festival hosting a variety of fun pet-focused attractions and activities including Dock Diving, Lure Courses, a Doggie Dash, Kitty City, Pet Costume Contests, vendors are more. Join us September 22nd, 2018 from 10-6PM. Learn more:

Oct. 6, 2018
AIDS Walk Wisconsin & 5K Run

Celebrating its 29th anniversary on Saturday, October 6, 2018, AIDS Walk Wisconsin and 5K Run is the largest HIV fundraising event in Wisconsin. Starting and finishing on the Summerfest Grounds, this fully-supported event takes place on Milwaukee’s lakefront and includes rest stops, breakfast and an opening ceremony with Matt Bomer, Honorary Chair, Golden Globe award winning actor and director, all in a fun and festive atmosphere. Since its inception in 1990, the event has raised more than $13.1 million for the fight against AIDS. It is produced by and benefits the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW). Past Honorary Chairs include: Jane Lynch, Taye Diggs, Tim Gunn, Bette Midler, Clay Matthews, Ryan Braun, Magic Johnson and more. AIDS Walk Wisconsin & 5K Run Saturday, October 6, 2018 Summerfest Grounds, Milwaukee Lakefront Gates open 9:30 AM 5K Run 10:30 AM 5K Walk 12:30 PM Program Noon


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