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Last Weekend in Milwaukee…

In this edition of our summer weekend photo gallery series: images from National Lighthouse Day, Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair, and Tigernite at Yield Bar, captured by the TCD Photo Team.

By - Aug 12th, 2013 12:55 pm

Milwaukee is a diverse city with numerous events happening every weekend. The Third Coast Daily photo team visited a few of them last weekend and has a photo gallery including National Lighthouse Day, Wisconsin State Fair, Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair, and Tigernite at Yield Bar. Just a small sampling of what our fair city has to offer.

All photos taken by Angela Morgan, Sara Bill, and Madeline Pieschel.

Wednesday | National Lighthouse Day

North Point Lighthouse on National Lighthouse Day. Photo by Madeline Pieschel.

North Point Lighthouse on National Lighthouse Day. Photo by Madeline Pieschel.

August 7, 1789, marks the day that Congress approved an Act “for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers.”  which led to the construction of the first federal lighthouse to be built. Two hundred years later, in 1989, Congress designated August 7 as National Lighthouse Day to remember and honor the importance that lighthouses have provided to our nation and its sailors over the decades. Reverence was shown on Wednesday as Milwaukee patrons paid a visit to our own local lighthouse establishment, Lake Park’s North Point Lighthouse. The beautifully constructed lighthouse was originally built in 1855 and remains one of the oldest standing structures in the area, although it was refurbished in 2007. The exterior beauty of the lighthouse along with its historical significance  makes the structure an iconic and powerful piece of architecture that’s definitely worth the time to visit. Public tours are offered year round on Saturdays and Sundays, from 1pm-4pm. Adult admission is $5.00, admission for those under 12 years is $3.00, and for those under 5, admission is free.

Friday | Wisconsin State Fair

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Carnival rides and games at the Wisconsin State Fair. Photo by Angela Morgan.

Animals, rides, games, music, artwork, shopping and 11 days of food, food, food is the summer celebration called the Wisconsin State Fair. Over 100 items on a stick could be found around the fairgrounds including new concoctions like Deep Fried Peanut Butter & Bacon Nuggets with Berry Weiss Jelly from Saz’s and Reuben Bites On-a-Pretzel-Stick from Slim McGinn’s Irish Pub. New this year was “The Sporkies,” the fair’s first annual food competition and anyone attending could purchase samples from the finalists competing for “Best Tasting” and Most Creative” of the fair. The festival site was packed everyday with people celebrating the best of Wisconsin.

Saturday | Tigernite at Yield Bar

Tigernite at Yield Bar. Photo by Sara Bill.

Milwaukee band Tigernite rocked Yield Bar on Saturday night. Tigernite is a glam party-rock band that was formed when four friends from other bands came together to write dance music. Molly Roberts led the band with her powerful vocals, backed up by Maxwell Emmett on guitar, Eric Arsnow on bass, and Alex Becker on drums. Tigernite’s next show is on September 6 at Riverwest Public House.

Sunday | Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair

Morning Glory Craft Fair. Photo by Madeline Pieschel.

Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair. Photo by Madeline Pieschel.

Over 140 artists participated in the 39th annual Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair held this past Saturday and Sunday at the the grounds of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Fine crafts such as handmade ceramics and pottery, glassware, jewelry, photography, wood, metal pieces, and mixed media mediums were exhibited by the many artists, who came to Milwaukee from all over. The once small and intimate art fair that was originally held at the Charles Allis Museum has grown greatly in size and popularity in recent years, helping it to become a nationally recognized art event looked forward to by many every summer.

See below for Third Coast Daily’s full photo gallery from last weekend in Milwaukee.

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