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Guided Hike at Lakeshore State Park Milwaukee

Lakeshore State Park 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI, United States

July 3: Fossil Hike, 6:00-7:00 PM What does Lakeshore State Park have to do with Niagara Falls? Come find out and learn some Wisconsin geological history as you explore the Lannon stone lining the park searching for fossilized coral, trilobites, brachiopods, and cephalopods. Meet at the Park’s North Entrance, just west of Discovery World. All […]

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Event Series 4th of July 2024

Franklin’s 2024 Independence Celebration

Lions Legend Park 8713-8743 W Drexel Ave, Franklin, WI, United States

2024 Independence Celebration Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, July 4, 2024 - 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2024 - 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2024 - Noon to 11 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2024 - Carnival Only, Noon to 4 p.m. Lions Legend Park (Loomis […]

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Animal Feeding at Havenwoods State Forest Milwaukee

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

Animal Feeding at Havenwoods State Forest on Saturdays from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Ever wanted to see a turtle eat? Or see a snake up close? Come visit the animals as they eat their lunch. Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event […]

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Event Series 2024 Community Events

West Allis Farmers Market

Downtown West Allis Greenfield Ave. - 70th to 76th Street, West Allis, WI, United States

The West Allis Farmers Market offers a wide variety of seasonal produce, fresh meats and eggs, honey and maple syrup, fresh-cut flowers and annual plants, and prepared foods. Our 2024 season will start May 4. Each year the Farmers Market is open from the first Saturday in May through the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We are […]

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Event Series 2024 Family Movies

Summer Night Movie in Veterans Park Milwaukee

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

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT! Summer Night Movie in Veterans Park Movies Start At Dusk Gift of Wings and Milwaukee County Parks are excited to announce the Free Summer Night Movie Series in Milwaukee's Veterans Park! Bring your blankets and chairs out to Milwaukee's Veterans Park and enjoy this family friendly movie! Gift of Wings will be […]

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Event Series 2024 Community Events

Fondy Farmers Market Milwaukee

Fondy Farmers Market 2200 W Fond Du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Every Saturday from June 1st - Oct 12th from 9 am-Noon Fondy Market 2200 W Fond du Lac Ave Milwaukee WI 2024 Market Season: EARLY SEASON Saturdays May 11th - June 29th from 9:00am to 12:00pm REGULAR SEASON Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays July 6th - October 31st from 7:00am to 2:00pm LATE SEASON Saturdays November 2nd-16th from 9:00am to 12:00pm Please […]

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Brunch By the Beach at Lakeshore State Park

Lakeshore State Park 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI, United States

July 7: Brunch By the Beach, 10:00 AM -2:00 PM  Join FLSP and the DNR for a relaxing brunch at Lakeshore’s pebble beach! There will be food, drinks, and music for folks of all ages to enjoy. DNR naturalists will be hosting a kid friendly activity and informational booth – and there will be a […]

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Greenfield Farmers Market at Konkel Park

Konkel Park - Greenfield 5151 W Layton Ave, Greenfield

It's time for the Greenfield Farmers Market! Konkel Park 5151 W Layton Ave Greenfield WI Every Sunday from May-October  10 am - 2 pm 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 Picnic Time MKE!)

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Event Series Sunday Family Fun Day!

Sunday Family Fun Day at Northwestern Mutual Community Park Milwaukee

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

Four Northwestern Mutual FREE Sunday Family Fun Days with MKE with Kids at the Northwestern Mutual Community Park The schedule and theme for each event in the series is as follows: June 9 – Summerfest  July 7 – Family Health and Wellness August 4 – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) September 22 – Performing Arts […]

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Event Series 2024 Community Events

Riverwest Farmers Market Milwaukee

Riverwest Neighborhood Milwaukee E Center St & N Humboldt Blvd, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Riverwest Market Our mission is to make fresh, naturally grown, local food accessible to all. On any given Sunday, you can expect to find a plethora of seasonal fruits and vegetables, local honey and eggs, freshly made bread, sweet bakery items, hand crafted body care items, and heaping bouquets of flowers. Please note: Dates and […]

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Event Series 4th of July 2024

Franklin’s 2024 Independence Celebration

Lions Legend Park 8713-8743 W Drexel Ave, Franklin, WI, United States

2024 Independence Celebration Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, July 4, 2024 - 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2024 - 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2024 - Noon to 11 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2024 - Carnival Only, Noon to 4 p.m. Lions Legend Park (Loomis […]

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AWE Truck Studio at Milwaukee Playgrounds

Milwaukee Metro Area Milwaukee, WI, United States

2024 Roving Activities Playground Schedule This summer, Milwaukee Recreation is bringing fun and interesting activities directly to our playgrounds! Returning this summer will be Milwaukee Recreation's Rec. 'N' Roll Mobile, as well as partnerships with the Wisconsin Bicycle Federation, Milwaukee Public Library, Betty Brinn Children's Museum, and Artists Working in Education (AWE). All playgrounds are […]

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STEAM Lab: Sun Science at Oak Creek Public Library (Grades 1-6)

Oak Creek Library 8040 S 6th St, Oak Creek, WI, United States

Monday, July 8: : Grades 1-2 from 1:30-2:30pm / Grades 3-6 from 3:00-4:00pm at Oak Creek Public Library 8040 S 6th St Oak Creek WI  Work as a team to create, experiment and learn through hands-on activities. Let's explore the sun by doing some science experiments! Participants will do experiments such as a solar oven, […]

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AWE Truck Studio at Milwaukee Playgrounds

Milwaukee Metro Area Milwaukee, WI, United States

2024 Roving Activities Playground Schedule This summer, Milwaukee Recreation is bringing fun and interesting activities directly to our playgrounds! Returning this summer will be Milwaukee Recreation's Rec. 'N' Roll Mobile, as well as partnerships with the Wisconsin Bicycle Federation, Milwaukee Public Library, Betty Brinn Children's Museum, and Artists Working in Education (AWE). All playgrounds are […]

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Event Series 2024 Community Events

West Allis Farmers Market

Downtown West Allis Greenfield Ave. - 70th to 76th Street, West Allis, WI, United States

The West Allis Farmers Market offers a wide variety of seasonal produce, fresh meats and eggs, honey and maple syrup, fresh-cut flowers and annual plants, and prepared foods. Our 2024 season will start May 4. Each year the Farmers Market is open from the first Saturday in May through the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We are […]

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French Club at East Library

Milwaukee Public Library - East Branch North Maryland & East Bradford Avenues, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Tuesdays from 3:30pm - 5:00pm at East Library 2320 N Cramer St Milwaukee WI Parlez-vous francais? Non? Then join French Club so you can confidently say "Oui! Je parle francais!" Learn all about France, French culture, and of course how to speak French. Au Revoir! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and […]

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Riverwest Commons Concert Series

Riverwest Commons 423 N Water St, Milwaukee

On eight select Tuesdays this summer, the Milwaukee Public Market, Beer Capitol and Town Bank present the free Riverwalk Commons Concert Series featuring local food trucks, local drinks and local musicians. Where: Located at Riverwalk Commons, under the 794 freeway, where Downtown Milwaukee meets the Historic Third Ward, this scenic spot along the Milwaukee Riverwalk […]

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Event Series Chill on the Hill 2024

Chill on the Hill at Humboldt Park in Bay View Milwaukee

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

Chill on the Hill, brought to you by the Bay View Neighborhood Association and Milwaukee County Parks, is a weekly free summer concert event with live local music, food trucks, and fun for the whole family. The event happens Tuesday evenings at Humboldt Park in Bay View.  Humboldt Park offers 75,000 square feet of seating […]

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Event Series 2024 Live Music Events

Heart(beats) of the City in Downtown Milwaukee

Red Arrow Park 920 N Water Street, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Heartbeats of the City! Come take your lunch break and listen to some awesome live music at Red Arrow Park. Starting the first week of June, and continuing every Wednesday until September 4th, come on down with your co workers at 11:30 am for some of the areas best food trucks, and musicians! Please note: […]

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AWE Truck Studio at Milwaukee Playgrounds

Milwaukee Metro Area Milwaukee, WI, United States

2024 Roving Activities Playground Schedule This summer, Milwaukee Recreation is bringing fun and interesting activities directly to our playgrounds! Returning this summer will be Milwaukee Recreation's Rec. 'N' Roll Mobile, as well as partnerships with the Wisconsin Bicycle Federation, Milwaukee Public Library, Betty Brinn Children's Museum, and Artists Working in Education (AWE). All playgrounds are […]

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Middle School DIY Flipbook at Oak Creek Public Library (Grades 6-8)

Oak Creek Library 8040 S 6th St, Oak Creek, WI, United States

July 10 from 3:00-4:00pm at Oak Creek Public Library 8040 S 6th St Oak Creek WI  Create your very own flipbook! No drawing experience is required; beginner and advanced drawers are welcome. This program is for those in grades 6-8 and will take place in the Story Time Room. Registration is required, and space is […]

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Summer Of Soul: Outdoor Concert Series in Downtown Milwaukee

Marcus Performing Arts Center, Peck Pavilion 929 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI, United States

 July 10 - September 18 | FREE | Peck Pavilion 929 N Water St Milwaukee, WI Free Event For All Ages!  July 10 | July 24  | August 7 | August 21 | September 4 | September 18 | All at 4:00pm Discover the extraordinary at the inaugural Summer of Soul: Outdoor Marketplace & Concert Series (SoS). […]

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Guided Hike at Lakeshore State Park Milwaukee

Lakeshore State Park 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI, United States

July 3: Fossil Hike, 6:00-7:00 PM What does Lakeshore State Park have to do with Niagara Falls? Come find out and learn some Wisconsin geological history as you explore the Lannon stone lining the park searching for fossilized coral, trilobites, brachiopods, and cephalopods. Meet at the Park’s North Entrance, just west of Discovery World. All […]

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Muskego Water Bugs FREE Ski Show!

Idle Isle Park W182S6666 Hardtke Dr, Muskego, United States

Idle Isle Park Muskego WI Join us every Wednesday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day this summer to enjoy our thrilling production of "NASKI", coming to you live from "Idle Isle Raceway"! Don't miss our Junior Team Show 30 minutes prior to the Main Show! Concessions are available with cash or venmo payment accepted! […]

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The Mayfair Collection 2024 Music Spotlight

Mayfair Mall 2500 N Mayfair Rd, Milwaukee

Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Free Admission // Keady Plaza at The Mayfair Collection at 1200 West Burleigh St Milwaukee WI 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 Summer Music Time MKE!)

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Villa Terrace Drone Show at the Milwaukee Lakefront

Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum 2220 N Terrace Ave, Milwaukee, United States

Opening Night Drone Show - July 10th from 9 - 9:30 pm The Opening Night of the Centennial Celebration will feature a fabulous drone show! This spectacle will be visible both from the Villa and across the lakefront. It will be designed by Milwaukee multimedia artist, Ray Chi, and will dazzle crowds with inventive 3D design and […]

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Artists’ Day at Villa Terrace Milwaukee Lakefront

Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum 2220 N Terrace Ave, Milwaukee, United States

Everyone Invited to Free Artists’ Day at Villa Terrace on July 11 Event features arts, activities and exploration Free Artists’ Day at Villa Terrace! Villa Terrace Milwaukee is hosting an "Artists' Day" as part of its 100th Anniversary celebration. For children, there’s a face painter and hands-on art activities. From 10 am to 4 pm, […]

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Event Series 2024 Community Events

Fondy Farmers Market Milwaukee

Fondy Farmers Market 2200 W Fond Du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Every Saturday from June 1st - Oct 12th from 9 am-Noon Fondy Market 2200 W Fond du Lac Ave Milwaukee WI 2024 Market Season: EARLY SEASON Saturdays May 11th - June 29th from 9:00am to 12:00pm REGULAR SEASON Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays July 6th - October 31st from 7:00am to 2:00pm LATE SEASON Saturdays November 2nd-16th from 9:00am to 12:00pm Please […]

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Event Series 2024 Community Events

Milwaukee Bastille Days at Cathedral Square Park

Cathedral Square Park 520 E Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Milwaukee Bastille Days / July 11-14, 2024 Bastille Days, Milwaukee’s popular French festival and one of the nation’s largest French-themed celebrations, is held in Milwaukee’s Cathedral Square Park. The free, four-day bash attracts over 250,000 visitors annually who enjoy live music, an international marketplace, French and Cajun cuisine, and roaming busker entertainment. Our festival was named […]

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Event Series Picnic In The Park

Picnic In The Park at Konkel Park in Greenfield

Konkel Park - Greenfield 5151 W Layton Ave, Greenfield

Picnic in the Park at Konkel Park in Greenfield! Admission: FREE The AMP at Konkel Park 5151 W Layton Ave Greenfield WI 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Enjoy summer in Greenfield with this FREE kid-friendly activity. Entertainment is geared towards young children and will begin around 11:30 and last for about an hour. Pack a […]

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Event Series 2024 Live Music Events

Toons at Noon in Downtown Milwaukee

Wisconsin Center Courtyard 411 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

June 6 - August 29 every Thursday at 12pm-1pm Catch some live music during your lunch hour MKE! PNC presents Tunes @ Noon every Thursday at 12pm-1p! Soak up some sun, and enjoy great live music starting June 6th! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please […]

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Event Series 2024 Community Events

West Allis Farmers Market

Downtown West Allis Greenfield Ave. - 70th to 76th Street, West Allis, WI, United States

The West Allis Farmers Market offers a wide variety of seasonal produce, fresh meats and eggs, honey and maple syrup, fresh-cut flowers and annual plants, and prepared foods. Our 2024 season will start May 4. Each year the Farmers Market is open from the first Saturday in May through the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We are […]

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Family Fun – Birding at Oak Creek Public Library (Ages 4-11)

Oak Creek Library 8040 S 6th St, Oak Creek, WI, United States

July 11 from 1:30-2:30pm at Oak Creek Public Library 8040 S 6th St Oak Creek WI  Gather the family for an afternoon of adventure and fun! Explore a new theme each week to inspire creativity, curiosity, and collaboration. This program is geared toward children 4-11 with an adult (siblings welcome). No registration is required. Please […]

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Event Series 2024 Community Events

South Milwaukee Downtown Market

South Milwaukee Downtown Market 1101 Milwaukee Avenue, South Milwaukee, WI, United States

Produce, Organics, Arts and Crafts , Baked Goods, Sweet Treats, Live Music, Fun for the whole family! Thursday, MAY 30 through OCTOBER 3, 2024 Thursdays 3:00pm - 7:00pm with live music from 5pm - 7:00pm Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website […]

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Friends and Family Game Night at the Urban Ecology Center Washington Park

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

Thursdays from 4:00pm - 6:00pm Free   Washington Park temporary location: Washington Park Pool House 4023 W Galena St Milwaukee WI Calling everyone for an evening of laughter and friendly competition at Washington Park! Bring your favorite board games or choose from our selection. Come for popcorn and more! Please note: Dates and times are […]

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Milwaukee’s Sherman Park Summer Music Series

Sherman Park Milwaukee 3000 N Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Enjoy music, food trucks and family-friendly fun in Sherman Park every Thursday evening from June 6 through September 26 from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm! A detailed schedule is on its way. Plan to attend and bring the whole family. Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. […]

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Dominic Days Festival Brookfield

St Dominic Catholic Parish Arts and Activities Center 18105 W Capitol Dr, Brookfield, WI, United States

SPEND THE DAY! BRING THE FAMILY AND JOIN THE FUN! St Dominic Catholic Parish  18255 W Capitol Drive Brookfield WI 53045 THURSDAY, JULY 11  5:00-10:00 PM FRIDAY, JULY 12 5:00-11:00 PM SATURDAY, JULY 13 1:00- 11:00 PM SUNDAY, JULY 14 12:00-5:30 PM Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may […]

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Falls Sunset Concert Series in Menomonee Falls

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

Join us to experience Menomonee Falls' top free, family-friendly live music event -- the Falls Sunset Concert Series!   Set in the scenic Village Park on the Milwaukee Tool Amphitheatre stage, right in Menomonee Falls Downtown, this series showcases a mix of local, regional, and national musical acts. Enjoy six concerts on the second and […]

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Pewaukee Gators Water Ski Show

Lakefront Park - Pewaukee 222 W Wisconsin Ave, Pewaukee, WI, United States

Looking for some free, family fun this summer? The Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Club can help! Come on out to see your fast, flashy and high-flying Pewaukee Gators at Lakefront Park in Pewaukee every Thursday night, as the club celebrates its 40th anniversary! WHAT: Free water ski show WHEN: Every Thursday night, through Labor Day […]

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Event Series 2024 Community Events

Moonlit Movies at Fowler Park Oconomowoc

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

The Moonlit Movies series takes place in Fowler Park in downtown Oconomowoc on June 13, July 11 and August 15. Movie Starts at Dusk! 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 Time MKE!)

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Event Series 2024 Community Events

Milwaukee Bastille Days at Cathedral Square Park

Cathedral Square Park 520 E Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Milwaukee Bastille Days / July 11-14, 2024 Bastille Days, Milwaukee’s popular French festival and one of the nation’s largest French-themed celebrations, is held in Milwaukee’s Cathedral Square Park. The free, four-day bash attracts over 250,000 visitors annually who enjoy live music, an international marketplace, French and Cajun cuisine, and roaming busker entertainment. Our festival was named […]

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AWE Truck Studio at Milwaukee Playgrounds

Milwaukee Metro Area Milwaukee, WI, United States

2024 Roving Activities Playground Schedule This summer, Milwaukee Recreation is bringing fun and interesting activities directly to our playgrounds! Returning this summer will be Milwaukee Recreation's Rec. 'N' Roll Mobile, as well as partnerships with the Wisconsin Bicycle Federation, Milwaukee Public Library, Betty Brinn Children's Museum, and Artists Working in Education (AWE). All playgrounds are […]

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Event Series 2024 Community Events

Food Truck Fridays in West Allis

Downtown West Allis Greenfield Ave. - 70th to 76th Street, West Allis, WI, United States

Fridays June 7 / June 21 / July 12 / July 26 / August 16 / August 30 / September 13 / September 27 from 5 - 8 pm Celebrate summer with Food Truck Fridays at the West Allis Farmers Market, 6501 W. National Ave. from 5 - 8 pm! Milwaukee’s best food trucks will gather […]

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Bark After Dark In Konkel Park Greenfield

Konkel Park - Greenfield 5151 W Layton Ave, Greenfield

Bark After Dark | Greenfield, WI Friday, July 12, 2024 from 5:00-9:00 PM The AMP at Konkel Park 5151 W Layton Ave Calling all dogs and dog-lovers for a night at Konkel Park. Pet related vendors, live music by Doghouse Charlie, food vendors, beer at the AMP, and a Twilight Trail Walk* (at 8:00 pm) […]

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Dominic Days Festival Brookfield

St Dominic Catholic Parish Arts and Activities Center 18105 W Capitol Dr, Brookfield, WI, United States

SPEND THE DAY! BRING THE FAMILY AND JOIN THE FUN! St Dominic Catholic Parish  18255 W Capitol Drive Brookfield WI 53045 THURSDAY, JULY 11  5:00-10:00 PM FRIDAY, JULY 12 5:00-11:00 PM SATURDAY, JULY 13 1:00- 11:00 PM SUNDAY, JULY 14 12:00-5:30 PM Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may […]

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All-Abilities Open Gym Volunteers with Kids Impact Community in Hales Corners

Hales Corners Lutheran Church 12300 W Janesville Rd, Hales Corners, WI, United States

Friday, July 12 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Hales Corners Lutheran Church outdoors on the playground (weather permitting) 12300 W Janesville Rd Hales Corners WI Join us for an outdoor all-abilities open gym with The Ability Center (TAC) at Hales Corners Lutheran Church – including wheelchair basketball, seated volleyball, and/or goal ball. Fun […]

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Event Series 2024 Family Movies

Summer Night Movie in Greendale at the Gazebo

Greendale Gazebo Park 5798 Broad Street, Greendale, WI, United States

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT! Summer Night Movie in Greendale at the Gazebo Movies Start At Dusk Gift of Wings and Milwaukee County Parks are excited to announce the Free Summer Night Movie Series in Greendale's Gazebo Park! Bring your blankets and chairs out to Greendale's Gazebo Park and enjoy this family friendly movie! Gift of Wings […]

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West Allis Summer Outdoor Movie Series

West Allis Athletic Complex 11601 W Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee, United States

SUMMER OUTDOOR MOVIE SERIES Friday, July 12 - Operation Rec begins at 6 pm and the movie starts at 8 pm Friday, August 16 - Operation Rec begins at 6 pm and the movie starts at 8 pm West Allis Athletic Complex 11601 W Lincoln Ave Milwaukee WI 53227 The West Allis Athletic Complex is […]

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Event Series 2024 Community Events

Elm Grove Movies In The Park

Elm Grove Village Park 13600 Juneau Blvd, Elm Grove, WI, United States

Elm Grove Movies In The Park Elm Grove's Friday Flicks are showing at the Elm Grove Village Park Pavilion, 13600 Juneau Blvd. The movies start at 8:30pm.  June 7: “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” June 21: “Wonka” July 12: “Elemental” July 26: “Kung Fu Panda 4” Aug. 9: “Migration” Please note: Dates and times are […]

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