A Milwaukee Moms Guide to the Month of September 2016

If you are looking for a guide to keep you and your family entertained, look no further! We’ve started a monthly events guide to be sure you don’t miss a thing happening around Milwaukee. 

You can also join our MKEMB Neighborhood Groups to find additional planned events coordinated by our amazing Mombassadors! 

The MKE Moms Blog team has put together many different “Ultimate Lists” for happenings in Milwaukee as well. Find them located under our Around Town page or on Facebook! 

For ongoing activities, play groups, library story times, check out our calendar

Here’s our list of September events: Do you have something that you want to add? Let us know!

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September 4 Maxwell Street Days Around 800 vendors represented with a varied selection will have all kinds of flea market items! Located at Fireman’s Park in Cedarburg. 

September 4 Summer Movie Nights – Double Feature! Free movie night; showing “Galaxy Quest” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” at Veteran’s Park.

September 4 Big Gig BBQ Find the best BBQ in town on the south end of Henry Maier Festival Park. Presented by Meijer, the Big Gig BBQ will be serving up smoky ribs, savory brisket and signature BBQ from ten of the best local and national cookers.

September 9-10 Tosafest Tosafest continues Wauwatosa’s 40 year tradition of music, food, and family fun, to celebrate our historic village and community spirit.

September 10 The Tomato Romp Festival Tomato Romp is Wisconsin’s only tomato festival, most known for its Rotten Tomato Fight For Hunger. The East Side was the first in North America to create a celebration of the tomato and tomato fight inspired by La Tomatina Fight in Spain. 10 years later it’s now replicated in cities across America. 8,000 pounds of rotten tomatoes are donated by Maglio Companies for the fight, with the fight proceeds donated to the Hunger Task Force.

September 10 Rousing with the Roosters at Old World Wisconsin Extend your Life on the Farm experience. Try out the 19th-century lifestyle by working together in the Schottler bakehouse to prepare a sunrise meal the same way many early immigrant farmers did.

September 10 Generational Tea A call for grandmothers, grandfathers, mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters alike! Dress up in your finery and enjoy a Watts tradition that spans generations.

September 10 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Come and walk at Frame Park in Waukesha for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

September 10 Iron Pour at Cedarburg Art Museum Bring the Family for this hands on Event!  Molten metal, flying sparks, and high energy from regional sculptors equals an experience of a lifetime!

September 10-11 Frank Mots Int’l Kite Festival To be held on Saturday, September 10th,& Sunday September 11th, 2016, in Veterans Park on Milwaukee’s Lakefront from 10:00 am until 6:00Pm Saturday and 10:00 am until 5:00pm on Sunday. Kick off the festival at 11:30 with the swearing in of 45 US Navy Sailors and then at 12 noon with the Fast Track Grand launch of hopefully 600 kites. That’s right…two great days of flying.

September 11 Starving Artists Show The Starving Artists’ Show is an annual outdoor art show held on Mount Mary University’s front lawn. It features artwork in a variety of media by local and national artists.

September 11 Raspberry Festival Come to an old fashioned family ice cream social with Amish-made raspberry pie. The one-room schoolhouse will be open with a teacher to conduct class like it was in the late 1800’s. Take part in the silent auction from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. located inside the museum. 

September 16 Delafield Fall Art Walk Delafield welcomes visitors to spend the day and enjoy a variety of artisans who will be located in the downtown district. Stroll the downtown area with the entire family and visit with local artists as they work.

September 17 Movie Night in Greendale Join us for a showing of Zootopia at Greendale Village. 

September 17 Apple Harvest Fest Join Waukesha County in a family friendly tradition. Head to Retzer Nature Center for a day full of apples, scarecrows, and hay rides! 

September 18 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Walk with Milwaukee County at Henry Maier Festival Park on September 18 for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

September 18-24 Just Between Friends of Milwaukee Just Between Friends Sales events are a savvy shopper’s dream! These are not retail stores but rather savings extravaganzas–shopping events that happen usually twice a year per location. At these events, consignors bring their new and gently-used children’s and maternity merchandise to sell. Shoppers can then browse and purchase these items at great savings, usually far below retail prices.

September 23-25 Harvest Fair Get the family together for a day at Harvest Fair! Enjoy fall-focused events, activities, live entertainment, competitions, scarecrow making and the much anticipated Pumpkin Bowling!

September 24 East Troy Railroad Milwaukee Day See and ride historic Milwaukee streetcars, trolleys, engines and other equipment from the Milwaukee Electric Railroad & Light company.

September 24 Fromm Petfest Fromm Petfest is a FREE family and pet-friendly event that takes place on the Henry Maier Festival Grounds.

September 24 Sausage Fest Elevate your sausage appreciation to new levels! This fall celebration will showcase a variety of hand-linked and smoked sausages, mustards, relishes, pickles, sauerkrauts and so much more!

September 24 Joe’s Run, Walk, and Roll Joe’s Run, Walk & Roll®, is a non-competitive 5K fun-run, or a 1, 2, or 3-mile walk or wheelchair roll. Come to Hart Park to join in on the fun!

September 24 Evening in the Village at Old World Wisconsin. Have you ever wanted to explore the 1880s village during the evening? We are extending our hours until 7pm this day with special activities planned in the village.

September 27 and 28 Homeschool Days at Old World Wisconsin. We have set aside two days filled with hands-on activities and educational programs for our home school audience. Meet with costumed interpreters and enjoy the same, plus more, interactive activities featured in our structured elementary field trips.

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