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Henry Maier Festival Park Calendar of Events 2017

July 21-23

Festa Italiana was the first ethnic festival to be held at Henry Maier Festival Park. Milwaukee's Italian community hosts this exciting celebration of Italian culture where patrons enjoy world-class performances, both local and national, cook-offs and eating contests and a wide range of other new events.

July 28-30

“Get Your Deutsch On” at one of the largest, most authentic HAUS parties in North America! 2017 FEATURE: STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® U.S. Pro and Collegiate Championship, visit www.stihltimbersports.com for more info.  5 stages of German music, food, Cultural Village, Glockenspiel, fireworks, Marktplatz, children’s activities, Model T and Volkswagen clubs, Sheepshead, Dachshund Derby, parades and more! Friday – Military Appreciation.  Sunday – Family Day.

August 6

Jazz Visions on the Lake is a free, one-day community event that will showcase local jazz musicians at Henry Maier Festival Park. Created in partnership between Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. and Milwaukee Jazz Vision, the afternoon event will give music fans the opportunity to kick back, relax and enjoy the sounds of live jazz along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Milwaukee Jazz Vision is an organization of business and music industry professionals, musicians, teachers, students and listeners working together with the goal of advancing jazz music in the Greater Metro-Milwaukee area. The event is also supported by Summerfest Foundation, Inc.

August 17-20

Irish Fest has been part of the Milwaukee community for more than 30 years and the Smithsonian Institution called it "the largest and best Irish cultural event in North America." True to its mission statement "to promote and celebrate all aspects of Irish culture and to instill in future generations an appreciation of Irish heritage," Irish Festivals, Inc. is much more than a festival, working on outreach endeavors throughout the United States.

August 25-27

Mexican Fiesta celebrates the sound, culture and taste of Mexico and other Latin American countries each year with three days of fun, food, Mariachi and Fiesta for everyone. Mexican Fiesta is more than just a celebration; it is a vigorous declaration of community spirit at its best, concentrating on providing education and cultural events for the growing Hispanic community. 

September 3

FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING. This Labor Day weekend, you’ll find the best BBQ in town on the south end of Henry Maier Festival Park. The Big Gig BBQ will be serving up smoky ribs, savory brisket and signature BBQ from fourteen of the best local and national cookers will feature two stages of live entertainment, and the finest beer. There’s no backyard BBQ that can compete with this party!


September 8-10

The mission of Indian Summer Festival is to educate, preserve and promote American Indian cultures and showcase the diversity that exists within tribal cultures. The event features a competition pow wow, cultural demonstrations, traditional food, fine art, lacrosse, Olympic-style amateur boxing, the Indian Summer Music Award Show, a marketplace and both cultural and contemporary entertainment.

September 23

Fromm Petfest is celebrating its fourth year as a fun event for two-legged and four-legged attendees. The free event features a variety of pet-focused attractions and activities, including dock diving, agility and lure courses, main stage presentations including training and trick clinics, a pet-themed marketplace, family-focused activities, contests, music, food and more. 

For more information: petfestmke.com

Special Events

Violent Femmes with Echo & The Bunnymen
BMO Harris Pavilion
July 21

Vans Warped Tour
American Family Insurance Amphitheater
July 24

Rancid and Dropkick Murphys
From Boston to Berkeley Tour
BMO Harris Pavilion
August 9

Walk For Wishes
August 26

North End of Henry Maier Festival Park
September 4