A Milwaukee Mom’s Guide to the Month of July 2017

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Celebrate July! This is your go-to guide for what’s happening in Milwaukee during the middle of our Wisconsin summer! 

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 all in our Ultimate Guide to Summer

For ongoing activities, playgroups, library story times, check out our calendar.

MKE Moms Blog Summer Play Series

Join MKEMB at our Summer Play Series! Don’t wait to get your tickets, the kiddos are sure to have a blast! 

Beginning the week of June 12th and coming to a close the week of August 14th, we will be hosting up to 10 unique play dates. From making music to STEM, cooking classes to superheroes, back-to-school makeovers and more! 

See our Facebook event for more details! 

Have you been to Summerfest yet? 

A Family Guide to Summerfest :: This year’s festival runs June 28 – July 2 and July 4 – July 9.

July 02 West Allis 4th of July Celebration

July 03 Rotary Music Festival :: 18th Annual Drum & Bugle Corps Show. Monday, July 3, at 7 p.m. at Cedarburg High School Athletic Field.

July 03-04 Fireworks Around the MKE Area

July 04 Independence Day Celebration at Old World Wisconsin :: Celebrate the spirit of Independence Day in 19th-century America through living history presentation and fun hands-activities for the entire family. Help make ice cream, participate in a pie eating contest, games and enter the greased-pole contest! The event is highlighted by an interactive parade through the village!

July 04 Tosa Tonight Free Summer Concert :: BUILDING A STRONG COMMUNITY THROUGH MUSIC: Join your neighbors for evenings of fantastic music under the stars, featuring local, national, and international talent. See the link for more event information. 

July 06 Summer Band Concerts – Mike Schneider :: West Allis’ Summer Band Concerts offer fun, free entertainment for the whole family. Join us on July 6 for the polka music of Mike Schneider. Admission is free and seating is open; bring blankets and/or lawn chairs if desired.

July 07 Magic Show with Glen Gerard :: Back by popular demand, Glen Gerard entertains with his terrific magic and comedy. Glen’s hilarious show integrates Magic, Comedy, Sleight of Hand, and Mind Reading with plenty of audience participation! 

July 07 Free Summer Movie Night at Veteran’s Park :: Gift of Wings, Guardian Credit Union and Milwaukee county Parks is excited to present “Rogue One” A Star Wars Story on Friday night July 7th in Veteran’s Park. Bring your chairs and blankets and find a great spot to enjoy an outdoor movie with us.

July 07-08 Delafield Block Party :: Come one, come all! The Delafield Chamber of Commerce is hosting it’s annual Block Party on July 7th and July 8th! There will be live music and delicious food from ten local restaurants. Bring your family and friends along… it will be a great time!

July 12 Tosa Tonight Free Summer Concert 

July 12-15 Annual Autism Society National Conference :: This year’s Quality of Life conference will feature keynote speaker John Elder Robison, and three unique keynote panels moderated by Stephen Shore, Judy Endow and Barry Prizant.

July 13 Summer Band Concert – Jim Madritsch Band :: West Allis’ Summer Band Concerts offer fun, free entertainment for the whole family. Join us on July 13 for the classic jazz music of The Jim Madritsch Band.

July 13-15 ASAW Summerfun Horse Show :: Horse show for American Saddlebreds and Hackney Ponies. See the link for more details. 

July 14-22 Cinderella by KM Summer Academy :: Come see the Tony-Awarding winning Rodgers & Hammerstein musical “Cinderella” – presented by Kettle Moraine Summer Academy.

July 15 Fish Day :: Gotta Hook ‘Em to Cook ‘Em at Fish Day 2017! Annual Fish Day Event in picturesque downtown Port Washington. Fish Day is the largest one-day, outdoor fish fry and music festival in the world.

July 15-16 Old Fashioned Farm Fair :: Kids of all ages are invited to the fair to participate in the ever-popular Old Fashioned Farm Fair.  Dare to win the (slice of) pie eating contest or enjoy a hayride or pony ride.  For those wanting a bit more fun, head over to view our antique tractor display or climb aboard for a train ride on the East Troy Electric Railroad from the Elegant Farmer depot. When the hunger strikes, the Elegant Farmer offers simply the best farm-fresh roasted corn, grilled brats & hot dogs, caramel corn, old-fashioned candies and much, much more.

July 15-16 Milwaukee Air and Water Show

July 15-16 Midsummer Festival of the Arts :: Come join us for this 2-day Festival featuring 135 artist booths, free concerts, delicious local cuisine and food trucks, art-making workshops, and more!

July 16 Maxwell Street Days :: Cedarburg’s popular flea market! Around 650 vendors represented with a varied selection of antiques, collectibles, crafts, fine arts, pottery fresh produce, seasonal items, sports memorabilia, architectural/industrial items, flea market items and more, including a Kids’ area.

July 20 Summer Band Concerts – Steve Beguhn :: West Allis’ Summer Band Concerts offer fun, free entertainment for the whole family. Join us on July 20 for the pop music of Steve Beguhn from “American Idol Season 10.”

July 20 Italian Celebration with Flag Throwers :: Enjoy a FREE show with Italian Flag Throwers from 11:30am-1:30pm! We’ll also be featuring a special Italian Heritage Menu all day!

July 23 Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sunday :: Grab a Museum passport and travel through the galleries and the exhibition Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy. On this journey, families will make art and try activities in the galleries, ranging from solving an artful puzzle, “acting out” a painting, and talking with guest artists.

July 25 Kohl’s Wild Theater :: Enjoy “The Tale of Two Hemispheres” by Kohl’s Wild Theatre at SummerStage in beautiful Lapham Peak State Park.

July 26 Tosa Tonight Free Summer Concert

July 27 Summer Band Concerts – Steve Meisner :: West Allis’ Summer Band Concerts offer fun, free entertainment for the whole family. Join us on July 27 for the polka music of Steve Meisner.

July 29 Runway 5K :: Experience what becomes the world’s busiest airport from a unique perspective. Whether this is your first or thirteenth Runway 5K, this charity run/walk is a great way to kick start your day! 

July 30 Enchanting Evenings in the Gardens :: Discover fairies in the flower beds and magic around every corner in this very special free event in the gardens. Children and parents will enjoy whimsical crafts, engaging entertainment, and fun games all evening long. Visitors are welcome to dress as a favorite fairytale character and join the fun.

Ongoing Events

July 01 – Aug. 26 Sunrise Yoga on the Patio :: Start your Saturday with some stretching and sun salutations guided by Brandi Hayes-Fink, from Zen Gen Yoga, on one of the best rooftop patios in the city!

July 05 – Aug. 30 Washington Park Wednesdays :: The Washington Park Bandshell is an unrivaled venue for music in a neighborhood park. Milwaukee County continues to support efforts to promote and beautify this expansive greenspace at the center of several diverse neighborhoods.

July 06 – Sept. 21 Grafton Farmer’s Market 

July 07 – Aug. 18 Tabernacle Neighborhood Theater on the Lawn :: FREE outdoor movie nights! See the link for more details! 

Lakeshore Chinooks Baseball Games :: See link for game schedule and more information. 

June 7 – October 25 Westown Farmers’ Market :: The Westown Farmers’ Market features more than 50 vendors selling Wisconsin-grown produce and flowers, delicious prepared food items, handcrafted art and jewelry, lunch from area restaurants and live music in the park’s gazebo. Spend your Wednesday’s shopping local at the Westown Farmers’ Market!

June 14 – Aug. 30 River Rhythms :: Westown’s free, outdoor summer concert series in Pere Marquette Park is Milwaukee’s destination for music lovers on Wednesday nights from 6:30-9pm.

June 18 – Sept. 24 Custard Capital of the World – Custard Tour :: Milwaukeeans demanded & Milwaukee Food & City Tours delivered with the creation of a tour dedicated solely to highlighting the “custard capital of the world.” On the tour you will visit the shops & stands that have been institutions throughout Milwaukee’s historic communities.

Ultimate Guides 

A Milwaukee Moms Guide to Summer

The Ultimate Milwaukee Summer Bucket List (100+ Things to do in Milwaukee this Summer)

Milwaukee-Area Pools, Splash Pads, & Beaches

Summer Outdoor Music in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Reading Programs for Summertime Reading Fun

100 Day Trips for Milwaukee Families

Our Favorite Milwaukee Festivals

Milwaukee Area Beer Gardens


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