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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.

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 […]

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I AM. Performing Arts Summer Camp

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

I AM. Performing Arts Summer Camp (Ages (12-18) | July 5-28, 2023 | FREE | Marcus Performing Arts Center | Studio 4A Wednesday, July 5th through Friday, July 28, 2022, M - F 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Ages 12 – 18 – Everyone is Welcome! P-Arts Camp infuses cultural aspects of African and African […]

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Bike Repair Clinic

Milwaukee Public Library - Zablocki Branch 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Wednesday, July 26 at 3-5 pm / Zablocki Library - 3501 W Oklahoma Ave Bring your bicycle to select locations for minor repairs like new inner tubes or brake adjustments, free of charge. Mechanics from the Wisconsin Bike Federation will be standing by with tips and tricks to keep your bike in good condition.  In […]

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Wonderfully Wild Wednesdays

Westlawn Gardens 6213 W Custer Ave, Milwaukee

Wednesday, July 26 at 4-6 pm / Westlawn Gardens 6213 W Custer Ave (Near the Community Gardens) Get wonderfully WILD outside with family programs featuring family activities and a chance to check in with the Milwaukee Public Library. MPL card fines will be waived. Staff will be on hand for card registration and to update […]

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Event Series 2024 Parks & Hikes

Coexisting with Wildlife – Family Guided Hike at the Forest Exploration Center Wauwatosa

Forest Exploration Center 1800 Forest Exploration Dr, Wauwatosa, United States

Coexisting with Wildlife July 27, 2024 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am Location: Forest Exploration Center Join Jessica Knackert, a Wisconsin DNR Wildlife Conservation Educator, for a 1.5-hour wildlife hike at the Forest Exploration Center. Jessica will present on how to better coexist with various wildlife species and the benefits each brings to the environment. She […]

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I AM. Performing Arts Summer Camp

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

I AM. Performing Arts Summer Camp (Ages (12-18) | July 5-28, 2023 | FREE | Marcus Performing Arts Center | Studio 4A Wednesday, July 5th through Friday, July 28, 2022, M - F 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Ages 12 – 18 – Everyone is Welcome! P-Arts Camp infuses cultural aspects of African and African […]

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Midday Walk

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

THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2023 AT 12 PM – 1 PM Midday Walk / Havenwoods State Forest Enjoy some time in nature over the lunch hour with a short, guided walk through Havenwoods. Bring your lunch along to eat after. About 1 mile. Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may […]

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DIY Sensory Bottles

Milwaukee Public Library - Tippecanoe Branch 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Thursday, July 27 at 2-3 pm / Tippecanoe - 3912 S Howell Ave Everyone experiences big emotions and needs ways to find calm. Children will create a mesmerizing sensory bottle inspired by Oge Mora's book Saturday that will help them concentrate, slow down and feel restored. Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, […]

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You Can Build It!

Milwaukee Public Library - Villard Square 5190 N. 35th St., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Thursday, July 27 at 2-3 pm / Villard Square - 5190 N 35th St Be inspired by the story, Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building by Christy Hale to build your own 3D structures by using straw construction. Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event […]

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Super Reader Squad Virtual Dance Party!

Virtually WI, United States

Super Reader Squad Virtual Dance Party! Thursday, July 27, 2-3 pm Calling all Super Readers! Bust a move and celebrate summer reading with an all-ages, virtual dance party hosted by Milwaukee's own DJ Bizzon! Register today to join us! After registering, you will receive an email with a  link and phone number to join the program.   […]

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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 […]

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Back to School Health Fair

Fiserv Forum 1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Friday, July 28 from 11 AM to 3 PM Services at the fair include:- School-required immunizations for children (no insurance needed) - COVID-19 vaccines and boosters for anyone 6 months and older - Other health screenings for children and adults - Resources and information from Milwaukee Health Department programs and community partners - Free kid's […]

$10

Urban Critter Drop In: Squirrels!

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

Friday, July 28th - Urban Critter Drop In: Squirrels at 12:00 PM-3:00 PM Learn about these fuzzy little guys and how they live at this drop in event! Enjoy activities and a craft all while getting to know more about the squirrels you see every day!  This activity is designed with families in mind, but anyone […]

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Event Series Kids Yoga In The Park

Kids Yoga In The Park

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

Saturday July 29 at 10:00 - 11:00 am & Thursday August 17 at 10:00 - 11:00 am / Havenwoods State Forest Holly from Cultivate Yoga MKE will lead a free outdoor kids' yoga practice. Students will use poses, mindfulness practices, games and activities to connect with their bodies, breath, and the natural world. Parents & […]

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Animal Feeding

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

SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2023 AT 1 PM – 2 PM Animal Feeding / Havenwoods State Forest Come visit the Nature Center’s animal ambassadors as they eat their lunch. 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 Animal […]

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Hip Hop Chess Club

Milwaukee Public Library - Mitchell Street Branch 906 W. Historic Mitchell St., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Saturday, July 29 at 2:00pm-4:30 pm / Milwaukee Public Library - Mitchell Street Branch 906 W Historic Mitchell St Join Your Move MKE's Hip Hop Chess Club at the Mitchell Street Branch Library Makerspace!  Hip Hop Chess club teaches young people how to combine hip-hop instrumentals, producing, and pad drumming with playing chess to encourage […]

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You Can Build It!

Milwaukee Public Library - Zablocki Branch 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Monday, July 31 at 3:30-4:30 pm / Zablocki - 3501 W Oklahoma Ave Be inspired by the story, Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building by Christy Hale to build your own 3D structures by using straw construction. Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website […]

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A Seed Grows: Seed Dissection and Wildflower Shakers at Milwaukee Public Library

Milwaukee Public Library Bay View Branch 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Tuesday, August 1 at 3-4:30 pm / Bay View Library - 2566 S Kinnickinnic Ave Learn how seeds grow and plant your own! Join us for a lesson on seed anatomy and make a wildflower seed shaker to take home and grow your own garden! Inspired by A Seed Grows by Antoinette Portis. Please note: Dates […]

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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 […]

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Full Moon Popsicle Party

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

Join us for a summer evening under the full moon! Gaze at the stars and moon through our telescopes and cool off with tasty popsicles for purchase from Pete’s Pops. Telescopes and binoculars will be set up outside of the planetarium; planetarium shows will run indoors every 15-20 minutes. This event is open to the […]

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Shorewood Summer Sounds with Ms Jen and the Jellyfish

Hubbard Park Lodge

August 2 AT 6 PM Hubbard Park Lodge Kindi-Rock for your favorite tots! Ms. Jen and the Jellyfish start at 6 pm at beautiful Hubbard Park. Band of Ringers will take the stage at 7pm for your favorite 90s and folk tunes. See you there!  Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and […]

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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 […]

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Bike Repair Clinic

Milwaukee Public Library - Zablocki Branch 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Saturday, August 5 at 11 am-1 pm / Center Street Library - 2727 W Fond du Lac Ave Bring your bicycle to select locations for minor repairs like new inner tubes or brake adjustments, free of charge. Mechanics from the Wisconsin Bike Federation will be standing by with tips and tricks to keep your bike […]

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Sprecher Root Beer Bash

The Yard at Bayshore 5800 Bayshore, Glendale

Welcome to Glendale’s sixth annual Sprecher Root Beer Bash is a free, family-friendly event that will be held in The Yard at BAYSHORE. The festivities will kick off with a Kids Dance Party by Kid Boogie Down, and the first 1,000 kids in attendance will receive a free Root Beer Bash Swag Bag at the […]

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Sargento Free Cheese Sampling

American Family Field 1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee, WI, United States

As the Official Cheese of the Brewers, we’ll be wearing our cheese hats and stationed outside the front of American Family Field the main entrance – home plate gate *and* the entrance that’s on the southeast corner of the ballpark at the end of the pedestrian bridge. We’ll be sampling our Balanced Breaks and Natural […]

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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 […]

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Ko-Thi Outdoor Dance Class at Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park 1301 W. Hampton Ave., Glendale, WI, United States

Ko-Thi - Outdoor Dance Class at Lincoln Park August 6th at 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM at Lincoln Park 1301 W Hampton Ave Glendale WI 53209 (near the corner of Hampton Ave. and Green Bay Rd./Playground Area) Please do not park on Hampton Avenue! Experience the magic of dance and music from the African Diaspora. […]

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Nothing Special Inspired Collage

Milwaukee Public Library Capitol Branch 3969 N 74th St, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Monday, August 7 at 2-3 pm / Capitol - 3969 N 74th St Be inspired by the book Nothing Special by Desiree Cooper. Make a collage that celebrates the influence of southern Black culture and family traditions.  Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event […]

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National Night Out at Harriet Tubman Park

Harriet Tubman Park 4750 N 48th St, Milwaukee

August 8th at 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Harriet Tubman Park 4750 N 48th St Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Police Department , community partners, and local businesses come together to present this family-friendly event to neighbors in District 7.    Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. […]

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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 […]

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National Night Out at Johnsons Park

Johnsons Park 1919 W Fond Du Lac Ave, Milwaukee

August 9th at 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM / Johnsons Park 1919 W Fond Du Lac Ave Milwaukee WI 53205 MPD, community partners, and local businesses come together to present this family-friendly event to neighbors in District 3. The event includes food, games, music and more!  Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, […]

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DIY Sensory Bottles

Milwaukee Public Library - Villard Square 5190 N. 35th St., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Thursday, August 10 at 2-3 pm / Villard Square Library 5190 N 35th St Everyone experiences big emotions and needs ways to find calm. Children will create a mesmerizing sensory bottle inspired by Oge Mora's book Saturday that will help them concentrate, slow down and feel restored. Please note: Dates and times are subject 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 […]

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The Park People PARKticipation Kickoff Party

Estabrook Park 4400 N. Estabrook Dr., Shorewood, WI 53211, Shorewood, Wisconsin

August 12th at 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Estabrook Park Picnic Areas 7 & 8 (Near Kilbourntown House), on Estabrook Drive just north of Capitol Dr Shorewood WI  It's time to get out and get active with the PARKticipation card! Get a head start on the competition by printing a copy of the bingo-style card-- […]

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Back to School Book-Bag Giveaway at King Park

King Community Center 1531 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI, United States

August 12th at 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM / King Community Center 1531 W Vliet St Milwaukee WI 53205 Families with school-age children are invited to King Park for a free book-bag giveaway! The book bags will be filled with school supplies. Wristbands for the bag giveaway will be distributed to youths on a first-come, […]

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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), […]

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Kitchen Table Garden

Milwaukee Public Library - Atkinson 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Monday, August 14 at 2-3 pm / Atkinson Library 1960 W Atkinson Ave Milwaukee WI Sow some seeds and customize your containers. Take home your creation to transplant in the garden or grow in a container in the sunlight of a window. Check out a cookbook from the library's collection and enjoy fresh herbs in […]

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DIY Sensory Bottles

Milwaukee Public Library Bay View Branch 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Tuesday, August 15 at 2-3 pm at the Bay View Library - 2566 S Kinnickinnic Ave Everyone experiences big emotions and needs ways to find calm. Children will create a mesmerizing sensory bottle inspired by Oge Mora's book Saturday that will help them concentrate, slow down and feel restored. Please note: Dates and times are […]

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Puppet Palooza

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

Tuesday, August 15 from 2-3 pm / East Library - 2320 N Cramer St Everyone experiences big emotions and needs ways to find calm. Children will create a mesmerizing sensory bottle inspired by Oge Mora's book Saturday that will help them concentrate, slow down and feel restored. Please note: Dates and times are subject 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

Wonderfully Wild Wednesdays

Westlawn Gardens 6213 W Custer Ave, Milwaukee

Wednesday, August 16 at 4-6 pm / Westlawn Gardens 6213 W Custer Ave (Near the Community Gardens) Get wonderfully WILD outside with family programs featuring family activities and a chance to check in with the Milwaukee Public Library. MPL card fines will be waived. Staff will be on hand for card registration and to update […]

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 […]

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MMSD Green Summer 10 Year Anniversary Party

Estabrook Park 4400 N. Estabrook Dr., Shorewood, WI 53211, Shorewood, Wisconsin

Join us for a free, family-friendly party from 4 to 6 PM on Thursday, August 17 at Estabrook Park. Let’s Celebrate Ten Years of Green Summers! MMSD and the Fresh Coast Guardians are marking a decade of working with people like you to manage stormwater where it falls. Together, our rain barrels, rain gardens, and […]

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Shakespeare In The State Parks: Macbeth

Kettle Moraine State Forest - Pike Lake Unit 3544 Kettle Moraine Rd, Hartford, WI

Kettle Moraine State Forest - Pike Lake Unit / 3544 Kettle Moraine Rd, Hartford, WI 53027 August 18, 2023 / Workshop 5:30 pm / Show 7:00 pm 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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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