Jeramey Jannene

Five Reasons to Look Forward to Summer in Milwaukee

By - Mar 20th, 2009 08:16 am
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Jazz in the Park

Jazz in the Park

1. Jazz in the Park, it’s back June 4th and despite the drama, will be just like it has been in years past.  River Rhythms starts across the river on June 10th, and Chill on the Hill kicks off June 2nd.

2. Bike racks on buses, they’re coming.

3. The Milwaukee RiverWalk, take a stroll along the RiverWalk where the built environment meets the natural environment.  It’s not just for walking though, eat to your hearts content at Rock Bottom Brewery, the Milwaukee Ale House, or the Water Buffalo (by no means a complete list of RiverWalk eateries).   Lakefront Brewery has a nice RiverWalk segment and they serve beer, check that out.

4. RiverSplash gets the festival season going early, starting on June 5th.  Hopefully there will be a few more street closings this year to calm the crowds.  Seriously, we close way too few streets downtown for events.  If pedestrian overcrowding was a concern, just make the area bigger.

5. The Bastille Days run.  An athletic urbanist’s dream, what other event lets you run through the streets of downtown Milwaukee with only the fear of getting hit by a stroller?  Milwaukee needs more runs in the city.  The lakefront is great, but nothing compares to running through the city streets with 10,000 other people.  North Avenue?  Brady Street?  Westown?  All would be fun.

What did I miss?


3 thoughts on “Five Reasons to Look Forward to Summer in Milwaukee”

  1. mister hand says:

    Akin to Storm the Bastille, the Miller Light (TM) Ride for the Arts is somewhat melancholy to me, as 10,000 suburbanites drive in, unlock their bikes, roll around, then party and reverse the process.

    For one year, try to reverse the process, with scattered starting points in Tosa, Franklin, etc, and have everyone head to the PAC to celebrate.

  2. Jeffrey says:

    Can I assume that Alterra will be sponsoring the Florentine Opera again?

  3. Michael says:

    what about the patio at Cafe Luna on the west side of the Riverwalk? You can even see fireworks from there during festivals.

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