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Family Outdoor Summer Activities

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Find things to do in Milwaukee today with kids! We’ve scoured the internet for you and put all the best activities in one place. To submit an event for consideration, click here.

Fox and Branch Family Folk Music Concert

Museum of Wisconsin Art

August 19th, 2023 Art & Chalk Fest (West Bend) 10:00 amMuseum of Wisconsin Art, 205 Veterans Ave, West Bend, WI 53095Free Family Concert, 10:00 am!Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (Fox and Branch)   

Free

Shakespeare In The State Parks: Macbeth

Havenwoods State Forest 6141 N. Hopkins Street, Milwaukee, WI, United States

August 19 / Havenwoods State Forest / Workshop 5:30 | Show 7:00​ Three witches visit brave warrior Macbeth with a vision of the future: he will be crowned king of Scotland. Determined to do whatever it takes to make this prophecy come true, he embarks on a ruthless quest for power. A web of secrets, trickery and […]

Free

Summer Night Movie in Veterans Park

Veterans Park 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI, United States

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT! Summer Night Movie in Veterans Park Saturday, Aug 19, 2023 at 8:30pm Gift of Wings and Milwaukee County Parks and Recreation are excited to announce our Free Summer Night Movie Series in Milwaukee's Veterans Park! Aug 19: Grease Rated PG Bring your blankets and chairs out to Milwaukee's Veterans Park and enjoy […]

Free

Pond Plein Air

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI

Pond Plein Air Sunday, August 20, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am Join Family Programs Manager Cassie Rincon at our ponds and create a watercolor work of art. We will provide all the tools you will need to paint a scene in front of you. Take inspiration from artists like Claude Monet, Marion Wachtel, […]

$20
Event Series Sustainability Superstars

Sustainability Superstars

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI

Saturday, August 19, 2023 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm & Sunday, August 20, 2023 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Have you ever wondered what the word “sustainable” means? Are you curious about how we can become more sustainable human beings? Join Manasi, citizen scientist and nature ambassador, to learn about what sustainability can mean […]

Free
Event Series The Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts

The Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts

Fowler Lake Park 438 N Oakwood Ave, Oconomowoc, WI, United States

The Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts Saturday and Sunday, August 19th and 20th, 2023, 10am to 5pm each day! Outdoors in beautiful Fowler Park next to a sparkling lake. Rain or Shine, 110 Juried Fine Artists Showing, 3 stages of family entertainment, Childrens Art Area, Good food, free admission, free shuttle busses to parking areas, […]

Free

Car, Truck and Bike Show!

Racine Zoo 2131 North Main Street, Racine, WI, United States

Join us this weekend! Our 27th Annual Car, Truck, & Bike Show is almost here! See over 250 amazing vehicles brought in by car, truck, and motorcycle enthusiasts across the Midwest! We'll be awarding over 75 trophies. From antique to modern, there's something for everyone! Bring friends and family to stroll around the Zoo listening […]

$5

Red Magic Art Festival at Jackson Park

Jackson Park 3500 W. Forest Home Ave, Milwaukee, WI, United States

August 20th at 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM / Jackson Park 3500 W Forest Home Ave Gather the family for this one-day festival celebrating Native American arts & culture! The event features local Native American artists, vendors, businesses, and community organizations. Enjoy food, live music, MPD horses, and art activities. Donations appreciated! Please note: Dates […]

Free
Event Series Lakeside at Milwaukee Art Museum

Lakeside at Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Art Museum 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Lakeside at MAM / Sat–Sun July 29–30, Aug 12–13, Aug 19–20 / 11:00 am–4:00 pm / In-person / Free to the Public Join us at Lakeside at MAM for free outdoor fun! Mark your calendars for July 29–30, August 12–13, and August 19–20. For the third year running, Lakeside at MAM celebrates summer with a […]

Free

Puerto Rican Family Festival

Veterans Park 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Puerto Rican Family Festival at Veterans Park in Milwaukee on Sunday, August 20, 2023 from 11am - 8pm A celebration of music, dance, food, and community. Don’t miss the Kids Zone! Admission: Adults $10; Seniors $5; Children 12 & Under FREE Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be […]

$10 – $20
Event Series Fox and Branch Family Folk Music Concert

Fox and Branch Family Folk Music Concert

Henry Maier Festival Park 200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI, United States

August 19th, 2023 Irish Fest 4:30 pm Henry Maier Festival Park 200 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202Children's Stage concert, 4:30 pm! August 20th, 2023 Irish Fest 12:30 pm Henry Maier Festival Park 200 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202Children's Stage concert, 12:30 pm!Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events […]

$15 – $25

Yoga Together

Healium Hot Yoga 2534 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Join Holly from Cultivate Yoga MKE in this class designed for little ones ages 2 to 6 and their parents/caregivers at Healium Hot Yoga on Sunday August 20th from 3:30-4:30 pm! Kids and their grown-ups will use physical poses, mindfulness practices, and games and activities to practice connecting with their bodies, breath, and with each […]

$15
Event Series Hop Summer Nights

Hop Summer Nights

Downtown Milwaukee WI

Hop Summer Nights returns to Milwaukee’s streetcar this Sunday! From 4 to 6 pm, riders of The Hop can cool down with free refreshing “hopsicles” from Pete’s Pops and listen to live cool jazz from local pianist JL Russell and his Smoothwalk jazz trio. The fun starts from The Hop’s Intermodal Station (4 pm departure), […]

Free

Family Night Hike

Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park 1500 E Park Place, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Join the Urban Ecology Center for an evening in Riverside Park- after dark! Our team will guide groups on a night hike to explore nature at night. We’ll be joined by Jack, a UWM Astronomy enthusiast, to spot the moon, see Saturn rising, and Mars setting. We’ll conclude our evening as night falls by looking […]

$7

Stargazing at Chill on the Hill

Humboldt Park Milwaukee 3000 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Stick around after Chill to stargaze with the Manfred Planetarium! Weather-depending, they will be present at the top of the hill at dusk / dark to let you turn your eye to the cosmos. Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to […]

Free

National Night Out at Rose Park

Rose Park 3045 N Dr Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Milwaukee, WI, United States

August 23rd at 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM / Rose Park 3045 N Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr Milwaukee WI 53212 MPD presents this family-friendly event to neighbors in District 5. Food and entertainment will be provided! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check […]

Free

Summertime Favorites

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Celebrate the end of summer with some of your favorite Schlitz Audubon camp activities! We’ll catch frogs in Mystery Lake, create a camp craft, and finish our time with s’mores around the fire pit. This program is designed for all ages; children must be accompanied by […]

$20
Event Series Animal Crackers Music Concert Series

Animal Crackers Music Concert Series

Racine Zoo 2131 North Main Street, Racine, WI, United States

You don't want miss these talented musicians at our annual Animal Crackers music concert series. You can enjoy the upbeat music with a beautiful lake view and delicious food from numerous dining options on site! Share this fun, unique experience!  Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - Mindi Abair Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials […]

$40

Mexican Fiesta!

Henry Maier Festival Park 200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Mexican Fiesta August 25-27, 2023 Henry Maier Festival Park (639 E. Summerfest Pl., Milwaukee, WI 53202) Discover Mexican culture at Mexican Fiesta. You’ll find upbeat mariachi music, vibrant folk costumes, and steaming tamales. You can browse authentic folk art for sale, and visit the impressive, colorful sanctuary honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe. Mexican Fiesta is […]

$13 – $22

Milwaukee Recreation Run Back To School

Wick Playfield 4929 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Event Information Date: Saturday, Aug. 26 Start Time: 9 am (Registration will close at 8:50 am / No participants will be allowed to start the course after 9:10 am) Start & Finish Line: Wick Playfield (park in the lot next door, behind the MPS Central Services building: 5225 W Vliet St) Cost: $5 for youth/$15 […]

$5 – $20

Sustainability Fair

The fourth Sustainability Fair is an initiative of the Waukesha County Green Team, Retzer NC, Plowshare, and the Waukesha County Land Conservancy. We anticipate over 1,000 ecologically minded attendees of all ages. The Fair is FREE to attend, running from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, August 26. Activities will include interactive exhibits, information […]

Free

Totally Turtles!

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI

Saturday, August 26, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am Enjoy an up-close encounter with the terrific turtle animal ambassadors of Schlitz Audubon! Join naturalist Joyce Michelstetter and meet a variety of species and find out their unique characteristics. Learn about these turtles, their wild cousins, and how we care for them at the Center. […]

$20

Gardening for Good: Hoop House Helpers

Maglio Tomato Building 4287 N Port Washington Rd, Milwaukee, WI, United States

July 22, 2023 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am Maglio Tomato Building, 4287 N Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, WI 53212 Join Kids Impact Community to help Groundwork Milwaukee prepare their gardens at the urban farm “hoop houses” in Glendale! Volunteers will cultivate, plant, water, and harvest fresh produce such as tomatoes, zucchini, beans, and kale […]

Free

IndiaFest Milwaukee

Village Park Menomonee Falls N87W16749 Garfield Dr, Menomonee Falls, WI, United States

IndiaFest Milwaukee / August 26th / Village Park in Menomonee Falls IndiaFest Milwaukee has become a tradition, bringing communities together beyond borders, boundaries, languages, region and religion; celebrating ‘India’ in a grand fashion in the land of Wisconsin. Festivities usually include a fashion show and Bollywood music and dancing. Please check the event website to […]

Free

WMSE Backyard BBQ at Humboldt Park

Humboldt Park Milwaukee 3000 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Join us for the 13th Annual WMSE Backyard BBQ at Humboldt Park on August 26th! WMSE 91.7FM, Milwaukee’s only free-form, community-supported radio station, is thrilled to announce the event! Since 2010, WMSE has hosted the Backyard BBQ, a free music festival that serves as a thank-you to listeners, supporters, and the community. The Backyard BBQ […]

Free

Lake Country DockHounds Louie’s Birthday Bash Weekend

Wisconsin Brewing Company Park 1011 Blue Ribbon Circle N, Oconomowoc, WI, United States

Louie’s Birthday Bash Weekend August 25-27 2023 Help us celebrate Louie's birthday all weekend long!  Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (Play Ball!)

$10 – $15
Event Series NatureNauts: Beetlemania

NatureNauts: Beetlemania

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI, United States

A program for children ages 4-6 with a caregiver Beetles swim, fly, and crawl everywhere and are one of the most common animals on Earth. NatureNauts will meet and touch a bunch o’ beetles, go on a beetle search, and make their own craft beetle that really flips. $5 parking fee applies to non-members / […]

$12
Event Series Summer Movie Series

Summer Movie Series

The Corners of Brookfield 20111 W Bluemound Rd, Brookfield, WI, United States

The Summer Movie Series returns to Market Square every Tuesday night in August. With showtime starting at 7 pm. The Corners will feature popular, family-friendly movies on its 12-ft x 20-ft screen in Market Square with kids’ activities and refreshments available each week. Films this year include “Coco,” “Sing 2,” “Toy Story” and more. Please […]

Free

Live at the Lakefront – Music at Discovery World

Discovery World 500 North Harbor, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Live at The Lakefront Returns! Wednesdays | 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm | Free for All Ages | July 12, 2023 – August 30, 2023 Join us at Discovery World for Live @ the Lakefront, one of the best FREE concert series in the city featuring incredible musical acts from around the country. With the […]

Free

Super Blue Moon Hike

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Enjoy a night hike guided by the light of the supermoon, when the moon’s closest approach to Earth coincides with the full moon. Learn about what makes a blue moon special and how rare these two events are as we hike the trails in search […]

$15

Stars ‘n S’mores!

UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium 1900 E Kenwood Blvd #139, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Join the UWM Planetarium for our popular annual event, Stars & S’mores! Enjoy eating delicious s’mores and relax outside while gazing at summer constellations and the moon through our telescopes. S’mores kits are free (one per person while supplies last). We will also offer free planetarium shows every 15-20 minutes. This event is open to […]

Free
Event Series Washington Park Fishing Club

Washington Park Fishing Club

Urban Ecology Center Washington Park 1859 N. 40th Street, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Washington Park Community Fishing Club for All Ages! Come catch the big one in the Washington Park lagoon! Guided fishing lessons for kids, adults, and families with our DNR Angler Educator. Enjoy a new activity this summer! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the […]

Free

August Monthly Meal Program

All Peoples Church 2600 N 2nd St, Milwaukee

August 31, 2023 from 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm All Peoples Church 2600 N 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53212 Join us for our Monthly Taco Night at St. Vincent De Paul (SVDP)! KIC families will pack and distribute 150 taco dinners for adult and child guests of SVDP. This meal program provides meals throughout the […]

Free

Story Time Hike

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI

Saturday, September 2, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am Join us for a literary adventure! We will start by reading a story and then explore the trails in search of leaves and flowers. Each adult and child pair will then make their own nature-themed bookmarks to use in your stories at home. This program is […]

$20
Event Series Zoorific Saturday

Zoorific Saturday

Racine Zoo 2131 North Main Street, Racine, WI, United States

International Orangutan Day Saturday, August 19 10AM – 5PM World Rhino Day Saturday, August 26 10AM – 5PM Reptile and Amphibian Awareness Day Saturday, September 2 10AM – 5PM Bring the whole family to enjoy a Zoorific Saturday! Enhance your Zoo experience with fun crafts, exciting games, and more hands-on activities all day long. Stop […]

$11

Raptor Saturday

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI

Saturday, September 2, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm It’s time for some International Vulture Awareness! Join us to celebrate what makes these unique scavengers so important to the health of our ecosystem! With the help of our own Turkey Vulture and other Raptor Ambassadors, you will find out why they are often referred […]

$10

Universe in the Park: Kohler Andrae State Park

Kohler-Andrae State Park 1020 Beach Park Ln, Sheboygan

Universe in the Park includes a RAIN OR SHINE presentation on astronomy, including recent astronomical news, and a weather-dependent star party, where visitors have the opportunity to view available astronomical objects through a telescope. Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to […]

Free
Event Series Third Ward Art Festival

Third Ward Art Festival

Third Ward Milwaukee 345 N Broadway, Milwaukee

Free and open to the public, the 11th Annual Third Ward Art Festival, in partnership with the Historic Third Ward Association, will showcase the work of more than 130 juried artists from around the country in a variety of mediums including ceramics, fiber, glass jewelry, sculpture, mixed media, paintings, drawings, photography, printmaking, wood and furniture. […]

Free

Summer Night Movie in Veterans Park

Veterans Park 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI, United States

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT! Summer Night Movie in Veterans Park Sunday September 3, 2023 at 8:00pm Gift of Wings and Milwaukee County Parks are excited to announce the Free Summer Night Movie Series in Milwaukee's Veterans Park! Sept 3: The Super Mario Bros Movie Rated PG  Bring your blankets and chairs out to Milwaukee's Veterans Park […]

Free
Event Series Oak Creek LionsFest

Oak Creek LionsFest

American Legion Park 9327 S Shepard Ave, Oak Creek, WI, United States

Oak Creek LionsFest - Labor Day Weekend Friday, Sep. 1 - Monday, Sep. 4 3 Live Music Venues! Outside Stage, Inside Stage & Craft Beer Tent FREE Admission & FREE Parking FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1: 3 pm - MIDNIGHT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: 11 am - MIDNIGHT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3: 10:30 am - MIDNIGHT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4: […]

Free

Outdoor Movie

MSOE Raider Softball Field 1010 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee

RAIDER SOFTBALL FIELD Super Mario Bros! Bring a blanket or chair. Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (It's Movie Night!) 

Free

International Kite Festival

Veterans Park 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI, United States

SEP 9 AT 10 AM – SEP 10 AT 5 PM The FRANK MOTS INT’L KITE FESTIVAL / Veteran's Park Milwaukee On Saturday, September 9th, and Sunday September 10th, Gift of Wings is hosting The Gift of Wings Frank Mots Int’l Kite Festival on Milwaukee's lakefront. The event will begin at 10:00 am, through 6:00 […]

Free
Event Series Festa Italiana

Festa Italiana

Italian Community Center 631 E Chicago St, Milwaukee

Friday September 8th 4:00pm - 11:00pm | Saturday September 9th 11:00am - 11:00pm | Sunday September 10th 12:00pm - 7:00pm The Italian Community Center is thrilled to announce Festa Italiana 2023! After intensive consideration, including feedback on last year’s event, Festa Italiana will again grace our own ICC grounds with a celebration of Italian culture and […]

$10
Event Series Sunday Family Fun Day!

Sunday Family Fun Day!

Northwestern Mutual Community Park 639 E. Summerfest Place, Milwaukee, WI, United States

August 6, 2023 at 10:00am - 4:00pm & September 17 at 2023, 10:00am - 4:00pm The UWM Planetarium is excited to participate in the 2023 Sunday Family Fun Day event series on August 6 and September 17, 2023, from 10am to 4pm at the Northwestern Mutual Community Park. The events are free and will feature a […]

Free
Event Series Riverwest Commons Concert Series

Riverwest Commons Concert Series

Riverwest Commons 423 N Water St, Milwaukee

We're happy to announce the return of the Riverwalk Commons Concert Series, an outdoor music series taking place under the I794 freeway. The Tuesday night concert series will take place on 8 dates over the course of the summer at Riverwalk Commons, located across the street from the public market at 423 N. Water Street, […]

Free
Event Series Garden Thyme

Garden Thyme

Betty Brinn Children's Museum 929 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, United States

We need some green thumbs to help us plant seeds and tend to plants in our garden. We will learn about where seeds come from, how we can grow flowers and food, and the importance of caring for the earth. Free with regular admission. Preregistration is not required. Please note: Dates and times are subject […]

$12

Open House at the New Berlin Historical Society

New Berlin Historical Society 19885 W National Ave, New Berlin, WI, United States

Open House - Ice Cream Social Sunday, July 16, 2023 at 1:00pm - 4:00pm Historic Day - Open House and Mini Parade Sunday, September 10, 2023 at 1:00pm - 4:00pm Applefest - Open House Sunday, October 08, 2023 at 1:00pm - 4:00pm Location New Berlin Historical Museum, 19885 W National Ave Please note: Dates and times […]

Free

Solar Observing, Open House and Presentation

Milwaukee Astronomical Society Observatory 18850 Observatory Road, New Berlin, WI, United States

Solar Observing, Open House and Presentation at Milwaukee Astronomical Society All Public Open House Nights are held RAIN, SHINE, or STARLIGHT at our observatory in New Berlin. Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (Seeing Stars MKE)

Free
Event Series Halloween at The Corners

Pumpkins and Packers

The Corners of Brookfield 20111 W Bluemound Rd, Brookfield, WI, United States

Pumpkins and Packers at The Corners! Sunday, October 22nd at 3pm It's spooky season at The Corners! Come and cheer on the Packers as they take on the Denver Broncos (3:25pm game) + enjoy live carving of multiple 400+ pound pumpkins. Activities: Complimentary pumpkins from Schuett Farms and decorating kits *While supplies last* ESPN Onsite with […]