Walnut Way Conservation Corp.
Press Release

Walnut Way’s Harvest Day Festival returns after COVID hiatus

Annual community event celebrates summer harvest in Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights Neighborhood

By - Jul 29th, 2021 11:00 am

Milwaukee, WI (July 28, 2021) — After canceling last year’s festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Walnut Way Conservation Corp. today announced the return of its annual Harvest Day Festival, set for Saturday, September 11 from noon until 5:00 pm at Fondy Park located at 2200 W. Fond du Lac Avenue.

Walnut Way will once again team up with the Fondy Farmers Market to celebrate the end of an abundant growing season by bringing the community together for a day of music, food, and resource sharing in Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights neighborhood. The festival is sponsored by 88NINE Radio Milwaukee.

For 20 years, Harvest Day has been a vibrant celebration of the sights, sounds, and tastes of Lindsay Heights, and this year’s event continues that tradition. What began as a community block party has now grown into one of the neighborhood’s largest family-friendly gatherings.

“Harvest Day is a day filled with fun, food, music, and most of all, community,” says Antonio Butts, Executive Director of Walnut Way. “It’s an acknowledgement that we had a great summer here in Lindsay Heights, and it’s also an acknowledgement of our residents — that we’re lifting each other up and working toward a better quality of life for everyone.”

Walnut Way is a nationally-recognized, neighborhood-based nonprofit known for its innovative approach to economic and environmental health and wellness in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood. The Fondy Farmers Market is Milwaukee’s oldest and largest year-round farmers market. Both organizations are leading the way in offering access to healthy, fresh, and home-grown food for the Lindsay Heights neighborhood, as well as the entire city.

Harvest Day is free and open to the public. For more information about live performances and vendors, or to become a Harvest Day sponsor please visit https://www.walnutway.org/harvest-day-2021/.

About Walnut Way Conservation Corps.
Walnut Way Conservation Corp. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit neighborhood organization founded in 2000 by Lindsay Heights residents to reclaim and redevelop the economic health and vitality of their community. In the years since, Walnut Way and its partners have rolled out a series of successful and innovative programs and initiatives addressing the neighborhood’s most pressing economic, environmental, and health issues. The Walnut Way Center is located in a carefully renovated, formally infamous drug house. Understanding the importance of valuing place, residents restored this 1910 house, slated for demolition, into an active center where youth, families, elders, homeowners, and renters participate in community development. Learn more at www.walnutway.org.

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