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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

July 2, 2019 - July 2, 2019
School of Rock Shorewood @ Children’s Fest by Sentry Foods & Today’s TMJ4

School of Rock Shorewood presents 4 bands + 4 sets at the 2019 Summerfest Children’s Fest. See our bands, made up of members ages 9 - 17, as they perform Green Day vs. Blink 182, Motley Crue vs. Guns N Roses, Funk and Reggae and British Invasion. All ages show. FREE Admission from noon - 3pm. Performance 2pm - 3:30pm.

July 3, 2019 - July 7, 2019
Nintendo Switch Road Trip

Nintendo plans to bring Nintendo Switch games, memorable photo opportunities and activities for the whole family to cities across the country. The Nintendo Switch Road Trip tour runs June 26 through October and offers visitors a colorful and highly interactive space featuring playable demos of some of the hottest Nintendo Switch games of the summer like Super Mario Maker 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, among others. The Nintendo Switch Road Trip is a great place to get hands-on time with the system and some of its games. The space offers many areas themed to different games, like a warp pipe-filled stage to play the Super Mario Maker 2 game, a neon-colored paradise for the Splatoon 2 game and a large-screen TV and bucket race car seats for the high-octane Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game. In addition to playable games, the colorful space offers fun photo opportunities for sharing on social media, Nintendo-themed challenges and special Target discount coupons that will be handed out at all stops (while supplies last).

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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