First 2016 NEWaukee Night Market on Wednesday
Popular series returns to W. Wisconsin Ave. on June 15th
NEWaukee‘s Night Market returns for a third year on W. Wisconsin Ave. starting Wednesday night. The outdoor event will close W. Wisconsin Ave. to vehicular traffic from N. 2nd St. to N. 4th St., replacing cars with thousands of people, a dance floor and arts and craft vendors. The market has something for everyone, ranging from food and music to a temporary park (with fire pits and s’mores) and a Boston Store sidewalk sale. Entertainment acts cover the whole spectrum ranging from a performance by members of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at 7:00 p.m. at the June event to a regional break dancing tournament at the September event.
The event also coincides with two Westown Association events, the farmers market in Zeidler Union Square over the lunch hour and River Rhythms at Pere Marquette Park in the evening. An urban hiking trail will debut in July to guide visitors between the three events and other Westown attractions. Adam Carr will also be giving tours of the neighborhood starting at 7:00 p.m.
The 2016 market marks a transition point for the area. With the adjacent Shops of Grand Avenue under new ownership changes are afoot, including a bold vision for the mall that was unveiled in April. Applebee’s, which in the new plan was conceptually targeted for a local restaurant, will close the day before the market starts. Are we about to see the first shoe drop?
2016 Market Dates
The market runs from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- June 15th
- July 13th
- August 17th
- September 14th
A full entertainment lineup is available on the NEWaukee website.
Want to get a sense of what the event is like? Watch the following the videos.