It’s hard to believe that July is already upon us. Now that we’re knee-deep in sweet, sweet summertime, we at TCD are looking forward the a whole new month of fireworks, free festivals, farmer’s markets and beach days! TCD gives you this comprehensive guide to some great July activities so you don’t miss a minute of summer fun. Most events are free, and the rest are so cheap it’s scary.
Free Concerts in the Park
A series of free concerts in parks around Milwaukee. Click the link above to explore your options!
Fireworks Kite Festival
A combination you just can’t turn down: Kite flying and fireworks for people of all ages.
Pabst Street Party
Potter Street, outside of Burnhearts
Come participate in a PBR box building competition and see some of Milwaukee’s best songwriters on stage.
North America’s largest outdoor French-themed festival hosted right in Milwaukee! Celebrate French culture with live entertainment, food, kids’ activities.
Gathering on the Green
July 8-10 at Mequon Rotary Park
This weekend features musical performances by various local artists, the Milwaukee ballet, Florentine Opera and the Trinity Irish Dancers. There are also arts education and activities for children. Tickets are $15-$37.
South Shore Frolics
South Shore Park
Food, beer and live music at one of Milwaukee’s oldest music festivals. What more could you ask?
Fine Arts Fair
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Come see 30-35 Milwaukee exhibitors display their artwork while you enjoy some good food.
Henry Maier Fest Park
The country’s largest Italian-American festival right in your neighborhood! Come celebrate the culture with with Italian food, art and events.
Plein Air Affair
Come to the gallery open house and silent auction, participate in the Village scavenger hunt, farmer’s market, sidewalk sales and more!
Veteran’s Memorial Park
How could you miss the world’s largest one-day fish fry? There will be music, fireworks and numerous family-friendly activities as well.
Memomonee Falls is proud of their annual festival of music, games and more. Come join the fun!
Henry Maier Fest Park
Celebrate the rich German heritage many Milwaukeeans take pride in with food, music and fun at this three day festival.
South Milwaukee Lionsfest
Eat, listen to music and go on rides at Lionsfest, run by the active service organization the Lions Club.
Gallery Night & Day
Discover galleries, browse museums to explore shops Downtown. Keep an eye out for TCD’s trusty guide to this event later this month!
Brady Street Festival
Brady Street will have three stages packed with live entertainment including the hottest music, fashions and Brady Street’s infamous drag show.
Bradford Beach Jam Sports and Music Festival
Head down to the beach to see various music performances and sports competitions, including beach volleyball. Bradford is calling you!
For another list of Milwaukee’s farmer’s markets see TCD’s regularly updated 2010 Farmer’s Market guide.
520 E. Wells St.
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., June 5–Oct. 30
Greendale Open Market
Municipal Parking Lot, just west of Broad St.
Alternate Saturdays – 8 a.m. – Noon, June 26 – Oct. 16
OCCC Farmer’s Market
Oak Creek Community Center – 8580 S. Howell Ave.
2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., June – October
Outdoor Urban Market
St. Paul and Broadway
Saturdays – 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., June 5 – Oct. 2 with live music!
Silver Spring Farmers Market/Growing Power
5500 W. Silver Spring Dr.
Daily, June 1 – Oct. 31, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
St. Martin’s Fair
St. Martins Road (County Highway MM) and Church Street
1st Mondays of the month, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Vliet Street Community Green Garden
Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 West Vliet Street
Sundays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., June 19 – Oct. 15
4420 W. Vliet St.
Sundays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., June 13-Oct. 10
Zeidler Union Square
301 W. Michigan St.
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., June 2–Oct. 27 with live music!