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Eclipse Day at Wehr Nature Center, Aug. 21
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Eclipse Day at Wehr Nature Center, Aug. 21

The program is designed for participants age six and up.

5th Annual IndiaFest Milwaukee Returns to Humboldt Park Aug. 19
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5th Annual IndiaFest Milwaukee Returns to Humboldt Park Aug. 19

Over the past four years, the outdoor festival focused entirely on India has continued to grow.

Ticket Sales Begin for World-Class Chinese Lantern Festival at Boerner Botanical Gardens, Sept. 22–Oct. 22
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Ticket Sales Begin for World-Class Chinese Lantern Festival at Boerner Botanical Gardens, Sept. 22–Oct. 22

The magical glow of nearly 50 larger-than-life sculptural displays will illuminate 10 acres of Milwaukee’s renowned Boerner Botanical Gardens

Professional Golfers to Compete at Brown Deer Park Golf Course, Aug. 4-6
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Professional Golfers to Compete at Brown Deer Park Golf Course, Aug. 4-6

The field of 156 golfers from 31 countries will be competing for a $100,000 total tournament purse.

Chinese Lantern Festival to Return to Boerner Botanical Gardens, Sept. 22-Oct. 22
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Chinese Lantern Festival to Return to Boerner Botanical Gardens, Sept. 22-Oct. 22

The 2017 festival will feature nearly 50 handmade, brilliantly lighted, giant-sized lantern displays.

Dragon Boat Festival Returns to Veterans Park Aug. 12
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Dragon Boat Festival Returns to Veterans Park Aug. 12

The event showcases Chinese culture and tradition with dragon boat racing as the main attraction.

Keg Tappings on Wednesday will mark halfway point of beer garden season & celebrate $20,000 of park upgrades
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Keg Tappings on Wednesday will mark halfway point of beer garden season & celebrate $20,000 of park upgrades

Beer gardens are continuing to help fund upgrades and improvements to parks throughout the county.

Fyxation Bicycle Co. & Milwaukee County Parks team up to launch Traveling Beer Garden custom bicycle
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Fyxation Bicycle Co. & Milwaukee County Parks team up to launch Traveling Beer Garden custom bicycle

The bicycles will be on display at each of the Traveling Beer Garden stops throughout summer.

Plan Your Summer!
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Plan Your Summer!

The 2017 Parks “Summer’s Best” Entertainment Guide is here

Ferch’s Beachside Grille to Open Weekends through Memorial Day
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Ferch’s Beachside Grille to Open Weekends through Memorial Day

Live Acoustic Music, Movies Offered during Summer Season

Traveling Beer Gardens Open on May 17 with Keg Tappings at Greenfield & Juneau Park
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Traveling Beer Gardens Open on May 17 with Keg Tappings at Greenfield & Juneau Park

The Traveling Beer Garden will visit twelve parks over the season.

Group Tee-Off, Clinics Open Disc-Golf Season at Dretzka Park
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Group Tee-Off, Clinics Open Disc-Golf Season at Dretzka Park

Dretzka’s disc-golf course is located at the west side of the park at 124th Street and West Bradley Road.

Milwaukee County Parks Announces Job Fairs for Seasonal Employees, March 24-25
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Milwaukee County Parks Announces Job Fairs for Seasonal Employees, March 24-25

Positions range from Traveling Beer Garden staff, golf starters, and restaurant staff, to pool attendants, lifeguards, park patrol staff, and building- or grounds-maintenance workers.

Bonsai Society to Exhibit at The Domes, Feb. 5
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Bonsai Society to Exhibit at The Domes, Feb. 5

The exhibit focuses on the form of intricately pruned dwarf trees.

Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser at Wehr Nature Center, Feb. 4
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Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser at Wehr Nature Center, Feb. 4

The chili cook-off will help raise funds for accessibility renovations at the nature center.

Garden Train Show to Open at The Domes Jan. 14
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Garden Train Show to Open at The Domes Jan. 14

In 2015, nearly 54,000 people attended the train show.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at King Center, Jan. 16
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at King Center, Jan. 16

The first 200 people attending the program will receive a token for a ticket to the afternoon Milwaukee Bucks game.

Thursday Nights Light The Domes
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Thursday Nights Light The Domes

Light shows will be featured every Thursday evening, from Jan. 19–March 30.

Paintings on View at Boerner Botanical Gardens
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Paintings on View at Boerner Botanical Gardens

Paintings by Gwen Granzow are on display through Dec 30.

Holiday Hoopla at Slice of Ice, Dec. 21
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Holiday Hoopla at Slice of Ice, Dec. 21

Holiday Hoopla brings together photo opportunities, live music, giveaways—and ice skating.

“Flavors of Fall” Cheese Tasting, Stew Sampling at Wehr Nature Center, Nov. 12
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“Flavors of Fall” Cheese Tasting, Stew Sampling at Wehr Nature Center, Nov. 12

The event will kick off with the cheese tasting in the warm glow of the Fireplace Room.

Lantern Festival at Boerner Botanical Gardens Extended through Nov. 6
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Lantern Festival at Boerner Botanical Gardens Extended through Nov. 6

China Lights: Boerner Brighter Than Ever celebrates Asian culture and features 40 larger-than-life, brilliantly lit, sculptural lantern displays.

Prost! To MillerCoors, Mural Artist at South Shore Terrace, Oct. 19
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Prost! To MillerCoors, Mural Artist at South Shore Terrace, Oct. 19

The celebration will begin at 4 p.m. with a keg tapping, toast to the artist, and free beer while the supply lasts.

Chinese Lantern Festival’s Asian Cuisine Weekend at Boerner Botanical Gardens, Oct. 7-9
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Chinese Lantern Festival’s Asian Cuisine Weekend at Boerner Botanical Gardens, Oct. 7-9

China Lights: Boerner Brighter Than Ever is a celebration of Asian culture featuring 40 larger-than-life sculptural lantern displays.

Chinese Lantern Festival Opening at Boerner Botanical Gardens, Oct. 1
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Chinese Lantern Festival Opening at Boerner Botanical Gardens, Oct. 1

It's a celebration of Asian culture featuring 40 larger-than-life sculptural lantern displays.

Weekly Storytime Returns to The Domes, Oct. 10–Nov. 7
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Weekly Storytime Returns to The Domes, Oct. 10–Nov. 7

Each session, held at the Education Center, will be led by Paula Zamiatowski, Conservatory Educator.

Cider Sunday at Wehr Nature Center, Oct. 2
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Cider Sunday at Wehr Nature Center, Oct. 2

In addition to sweet apple crepes and chocolate-apple brownies, lunch-menu items will be available for purchase to keep families fueled for the afternoon.

Construction, Installation of Displays for China Lights Lantern Festival Underway at Boerner Botanical Gardens
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Construction, Installation of Displays for China Lights Lantern Festival Underway at Boerner Botanical Gardens

A group of 28 artisans from China are working on the 1,000 sculptural lantern components needed to create 40 larger-than-life displays.

World Music Returns to Humboldt Park, Sept. 17
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World Music Returns to Humboldt Park, Sept. 17

Featured are four local bands specializing in music with Brazilian, Hawaiian, Aftrican, and Afro-Columbian influences.

Halloween Haunts: A Trek into The Enchanted Forest, Oct. 13-15
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Halloween Haunts: A Trek into The Enchanted Forest, Oct. 13-15

Designed especially for families with children age 4-10

Final Poetry in the Park with Br!NK at Juneau Park, Sept. 13
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Final Poetry in the Park with Br!NK at Juneau Park, Sept. 13

The staged reading at Juneau Park is part of the tour culminating in a weekend reading festival at the Broadway Theatre Center.

Kite Festival Returns to Veterans Park, Sept. 10, 11
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Kite Festival Returns to Veterans Park, Sept. 10, 11

Professional kite-flying teams will perform beginning at 12:30 p.m. each day.

Artists in The Garden at Boerner Botanical Gardens, Aug. 20, 21
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Artists in The Garden at Boerner Botanical Gardens, Aug. 20, 21

A Juried Art Fair with Plein Air Competition

Free Pokémon Go Event in Mitchell Park July 23
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Free Pokémon Go Event in Mitchell Park July 23

In addition to the smartphone game, families will enjoy photo-ops and Pokémon-themed games.

Dragon Boat Festival Returns to Veterans Park July 30
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Dragon Boat Festival Returns to Veterans Park July 30

The free event showcases Chinese culture and tradition with dragon-boat racing as the main attraction.

Watercolors on View at Boerner Botanical Gardens June–July
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Watercolors on View at Boerner Botanical Gardens June–July

Inspired by nature, Sommerfelt was drawn to watercolor by its transparency and its assertion of its own voice, in cooperation with her intent.

Free Weekend Includes Indoor Art Fair at The Domes May 21-22
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Free Weekend Includes Indoor Art Fair at The Domes May 21-22

The Show Dome and art fair will be open from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday and until 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Parks Naturalist Wins $10,000 Award from National Science Teachers Association
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Parks Naturalist Wins $10,000 Award from National Science Teachers Association

Bryant will use the $10,000 award to train and mentor teachers in integrating the school’s forest into the curriculum of each grade level.

Oak Leaf Trail Extension Bike-Chain-Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Milwaukee Lakefront to Ozaukee Interurban Trail Connection
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Oak Leaf Trail Extension Bike-Chain-Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Milwaukee Lakefront to Ozaukee Interurban Trail Connection

Bridges along the corridor were instrumental in providing unimpeded access over I-43, Port Washington Road, Silver Spring Drive, the Milwaukee River Parkway, and the Milwaukee River.

Hawaiian-Themed Holiday Floral Show to Open at The Domes
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Hawaiian-Themed Holiday Floral Show to Open at The Domes

Nov. 22–Jan. 4, 2015.

IndiaFest Milwaukee Returns to Humboldt Park
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IndiaFest Milwaukee Returns to Humboldt Park

“More fun. More masti.”

Art at The Gardens Craft Fair
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Art at The Gardens Craft Fair

Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens Fundraising Event