Angela Morgan

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.

By - Aug 19th, 2013 12:40 pm

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


To celebrate the museum’s new exhibit Tattoo: Flash Art of Armund Dieztel, this month’s MAM After Dark was themed around an “American Summer.” It included a rock and roll type theme of tattoos, motorcycles and rockabilly music. Friday’s party clearly coincided with this month’s Harley Davidson Anniversary, as the museum handed out Harley temporary tattoos, featured a Harley-themed photo booth, and even provided free motorcycle parking for all of the bikers in attendance.

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.

0 thoughts on “Last Weekend in Milwaukee…”

  1. Anonymous says:

    MAM after Dark was such fun, so much packed into one evening! The Steven’s Point beer tasting, the delicious food -mini barbequed chicken sandwiches, sweet corn, fruit and coleslaw! The very interesting lecture on Amund Dietzel and the new friends that we made and he had 6 of Dietzel’s tattoos! And good music!

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