Harbor District
Press Release

Pet a sturgeon, tour the harbor, see the MKE Boat parade & dance to TheyGuanUS at Harbor Fest – this Saturday

Saturday, Sept. 8th 11 am – 4 pm

By - Sep 5th, 2018 03:13 pm

MILWAUKEE (Sept. 5, 2018) – On September 8th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the 600 block of East Greenfield Ave., outside of the UWM School Freshwater Sciences, will be filled with thousands of visitors enjoying food, music and activities that celebrate the revitalization of Milwaukee’s harbor.

The family-friendly festival will feature:

  • The Boone & Crockett stage will feature live music all day long from TRUE Skool, Sindoolaa, TheyGuanUS – Milwaukee’s best Latin American Reggae Fusion band
  • The Milwaukee RiverKeeper’s MKE Boat Parade at noon
  • Fillet a fish with the Wisconsin DNR
  • Free pontoon boat tours of the harbor
  • Pet a sturgeon courtesy of Riveredge Nature Center
  • The Container’s Up Bar featuring Enlightened Brewing
  • The Sprecher Ambulance with cold root beer on tap
  • Food from Snack Boys, Pedro’s Food Cart, Usinger’s and more
  • Go on a Scavenger Hunt through the Harbor District and win a foam fish head from the Original Cheesehead

WHAT:           Harbor Fest

Free music, boat rides, paddling, and more!

WHEN:           Saturday, Sept. 8th 11 am – 4 pm

WHERE:       600 block of East Greenfield Ave. in the Harbor District

MORE INFO AND TOUR SIGN-UPS:  https://harbordistrict.org/events/.

Harbor Fest is presented by V. Marchese and created by Harbor District, Inc. a local non-profit whose mission is to achieve a world-class revitalization of Milwaukee’s harbor that sets the standard for how waterfronts work—environmentally, economically, and socially—for the next century. The festival is generously sponsored by Cermak Fresh Market, BMO Harris Bank and CenterPointe Yacht Services. For more information, go to https://harbordistrict.org/events/.

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