Last Weekend in Milwaukee…
In this edition of our summer weekend photo gallery series: images from New Belgium Beer & Clips Fest, MAM After Dark, Irish Fest, and Milwaukee Zoo a la Carte, captured by the TCD Photo Team.
Milwaukee is a diverse city with numerous events happening every weekend. The Third Coast Daily photo team visited several of them last weekend and has a photo gallery including New Belgium Beer & Clips Fest, MAM After Dark, Irish Fest, and Milwaukee Zoo a la Carte. Just a small sampling of what our fair city has to offer.
All photos taken by Sara Bill and Madeline Pieschel.
Thursday | New Belgium Beer & Clips Festival
This weekend, the Clips Beer & Film Tour took over Veterans Park. The Clips Beer & Film Tour is in its fourth year of touring, hitting 21 cities this summer. Through these events they bring beer, film, and nonprofit together. The event featured 17 New Belgium beers on tap, available in 3 ounce samples and 12 ounce cups, and local food vendors. 100 percent of beer sales benefited Wisconsin Bike Fed, which was quite appropriate since the underwear bike ride passed through the event on Thursday. Once it got dark, a variety of short films created by fans were shown in the park.
Friday | MAM After Dark
Free beer tasting and appetizers (while the supplies lasted), and a DIY studio where patrons could make their own summer inspired art and craft creations were also included in the evening’s festivities. Exhibition designer and curator David Russick gave a gallery talk on the Dieztel exhibit at 8 pm, which was followed by live music and exhibition viewing.
Saturday | Irish Fest
The world’s largest celebration of Irish music and culture took place Thursday through Sunday at Maier Festival Park. The four-day celebration included Irish music, theater, dancing, arts, food and drinks, sports, mass, shopping, and everything else in between. Although there are all sorts of things to explore, the festival’s music scene is without a doubt the most looked forward to and appreciated entertainment. The fest held 16 stages and included a handful of renowned international musicians.
Sunday morning’s Catholic mass also proved to be highly prized by the Irish-Catholic crowds. This year’s service drew in a crowd of eight to 10 thousand people, making it once again the continent’s largest annual outdoor Catholic Mass service.
Irish stews and potatoes, corned beef, fish and chips, and whiskey infused entrees were also looked forward to by many eager festgoers, and could fortunately be found every few steps, along with beers and Irish spirits.
Sunday | Milwaukee Zoo a la Carte
This weekend the zoo was packed for “Feast with the Beasts”, the annual Zoo a la Carte event at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Over 25 area restaurants had booths scattered throughout the zoo as well as four entertainment stages. Local vendors included Cafe Hollander, Hue Vietnamese Restaurant, Machine Shed Restaurant, and Simma’s. For the kids, there was Kohl’s Color Wheels at the Northwest Mutual Family Farm, a mobile art experience.
See below for Third Coast Daily’s full photo gallery from last weekend in Milwaukee.