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Henry Maier Festival Park [edit]
200 N. Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 273-3378
www.summerfest.com
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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.
 
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June 28, 2017 - July 9, 2017
Summerfest

Summerfest
Henry Maier Festival Park
June 28-July 9 (off-day on July 3)
summerfest.com
From rock to pop, rap to alternative, country to electronic, the world's largest music festival has something for everyone! And best of all, general admission is less than $20! In case you haven't heard, this year is the Big Gig's 50th anniversary – and they're celebrating with an all-star lineup including The Chainsmokers, two nights of Tom Petty, a whole additional festival INSIDE the main festival, Luke Bryan, Pink and more.

July 7, 2017
Brewtown Beat at Summerfest

Our first time at Summerfest! Please join Brewtown Beat on Friday July 7 at Miller Lite Oasis. We play from 2:30 to 4:30 PM, and it's a perfect reason to take the afternoon off work and enjoy The Big Gig. About: Brewtown Beat is Milwaukee's must-see party band. Fueled by a wicked horn lineup and powerful rhythm section, the band performs a collision of vintage Jamaican Reggae, 2-Tone Ska, and popular Modern Rock cover songs in their own upbeat style. With multiple vocalists, diverse songlist, and fun live presentation, the band has been winning over audiences and club owners since their debut in January of 2016. Enjoy the sweet horn sounds and steady grooves whether you're dancing, drinking, or just hanging around. Join the Brewtown Beat entourage as they continue to hit the most popular venues and festivals in Southeastern Wisconsin!

July 9, 2017 - July 9, 2017
Live Band Brunch!

NEWaukee, Brunch of Professionals and Summerfest team up this year for the Live Band Brunch, a grand finale to the 50th edition of the festival! On the last day of Summerfest, Sunday, July 9th, close out the festival in true NEWaukee-style with brunch in the BMO Harris VIP Section, a backstage Summerfest venue surrounded on two sides by beautiful Lake Michigan. Tickets are $35 and include: Access to the Summerfest Grounds Private access to the BMO VIP backstage area from 12 – 2 p.m. One (1) “build your own burrito” bar brunch One (1) beverage of your choice Access to a private cash bar backstage for any additional beverages Featured entertainment will be provided by local jazz musician and Gibraltar owner, Evan Christian. Tickets are limited for this exclusive, one-time experience, so purchase yours today! You must be 21 years or older to participate. The Live Band Brunch is hosted in partnership with Brunch of Professionals, a local organization that strives to support and empower women from all professional backgrounds through exclusive monthly brunches.

July 21, 2017 - July 23, 2017
Festa Italiana

Festa Italiana
Henry Maier Festival Park
July 21-23
festaitaliana.com
As one of Milwaukee's oldest ethnic festivals, Festa Italiana continues to build on rich traditions from the past to represent our city's Italian community in the present and future. Enjoy jazz music, a parade, children's activities and fireworks each night – and show off your competitive side as you cheer on the players in futsal tournament and nearby flag throwers. And also be sure to check out this year's headlining acts, including the Gin Blossoms, the BoDeans and Sal "The Voice" Valentinetti.

Don't miss out on Festa's $7 for 7 Days deal. For seven days in April (18-24), May (16-22), and June (13-19), tickets are just $7, online only at festaitaliana.com/tickets.

For the most up-to-date information on Festa Italiana, visit festaitaliana.com.

July 21, 2017 - July 23, 2017
Festa Italiana: Celebrating 40 years of Family.Food.Tradizione.

Festa Italiana is celebrating 40 years of family, fun and tradizione on Milwaukee’s lakefront July 21-23, 2017. Headlining this year’s entertainment lineup is Gin Blossoms, Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti star of Season 11 of “America’s Got Talent” and BoDeans featuring 2012 “The Voice” finalist Nicholas David. Other entertainment acts sure to please festa-goers include Ray Massa’s EuroRhythms, The Sicilian Tenors, Anna Calemme, Tre Principesse, Tony Spavone, The Russo Brothers and the Florentine Opera. For those looking to rock out at Festa, Violin Femmes starring Bella Electric Strings and Dog ‘N’ Butterfly, the Ultimate Heart Tribute Band will not disappoint. Visit the Cucina Showcase to see celebrity chef Rossella Rago demonstrate her favorite Italian recipes and partake in the annual cannoli contest and kid’s pizza making contest! Attendees can enjoy Italian heritage and culture featuring Flag-Throwers of the Florentine – Direct from Italy, Liguria region and genealogy exhibit. The Italian Heritage Photo Exhibit sponsored by Sendik’s houses hundreds of photos featuring Milwaukee’s early Italians and has a special meaning as Festa celebrates forty years. 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 FREE carnival rides for the whole famiglia! Classic Italian fare and wine tastings return. Don’t miss the best Italian-style fireworks in the sky every evening! Most Reverend Jeffrey R. Haines will lead this year’s traditional Sunday Mass at 11 a.m. Mass is followed by a procession of societies and patron saints, concluded with a benediction. Festa will host the Lombardi 3K Walk/5K Run to Tackle Cancer on Saturday, July 22! Grab your friends and family and help #TackleCancer. Free admission into Festa for runners and walkers. Tickets for Festa Italiana are now on sale. Purchase your advance ticket for $10 now through July 20 at http://www.festaitaliana.com. Tickets are $13 at the Gate. Children 12 and under free. Former and active military, firefighters, law enforcement and teachers and one guest get in free Sunday, July 23.



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