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Fishing Clinic at Lakeshore State Park

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

Sunday, July 16th - Fishing Clinic at 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Come learn how to fish with the Lakeshore State Park staff! Supplies and instruction will be available for those attending and no license is required for children 15 and under. No experience is needed, all are welcome! This event will take place on the fishing […]

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Bee Hike at Lakeshore State Park

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

Saturday, July 22nd - Bee Hike at 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Join Naturalist Anne Duffy, on a casual, late morning hike through Lakeshore State Park to celebrate these important creatures! Tour Lakeshore’s new Beeminiums, sponsored by the Friends of Lakeshore Park, and created by UWM student, to learn how bees and other pollinators contribute to a […]

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Tales for Tot’s at Lakeshore State Park

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

Tuesday, July 25th -  Tales for Tot's at 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Come hear some tall ‘tails’ read by our naturalist Anne. In this series of stories, we will be reading about creatures that live among us and the environment we share! This program is being hosted with small children in mind. Meet up with our […]

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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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2023 Milwaukee Dragon Boat Festival

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

Saturday, August 12th, 2023 from 7:00 am - 4:30 pm at Lakeshore State Park Milwaukee Dragon Boat Festival is The Milwaukee Chinese Community is proud to present the Milwaukee Dragon Boat Festival and continue the tradition of ethnic and cultural festivals in Milwaukee.  The highlight of the festival will be the Dragon Boat Races. Our mission […]

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Spider Hike

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

Wednesday, October 18th: Spider Hike, 5:30pm-6:30pm Take a walk with our Park Naturalist to search for spiders, webs, and other creepy crawlies! Meet at the Park’s north entrance, just west of Discovery World. Hike will end at the ‘bonfire’ at the pebble beach. All ages and abilities welcome! Please note: Dates and times are subject […]

Beach Bonfire

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

Wednesday, October 18th: Beach Bonfire from 6:00pm-8:00pm Stop by the pebble beach, make a s’more, warm up by the fire, and meet the Park staff on your stroll through the park! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest […]

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Wisconsin Science Festival BioBlitz at Lakeshore!

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

Saturday, October 21st: Wisconsin Science Festival BioBlitz at Lakeshore! 10:00am-12:00pm During the Wisconsin Science Festival Bioblitz, join with people from across the state from sunrise on Monday, October 16, until sunset on Sunday, October 22, reporting observations of plants, animals, and fungi seen in Wisconsin. The information you provide may be used by the Wisconsin Science […]

Hunter’s Moon Hike

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

Friday, October 27th: Hunter’s Moon Hike from 5:30pm-6:30pm A blood moon, or “hunter’s moon” refers to a full moon that appears during the month of October. Join our naturalist for a hike around the park to admire this special moon and learn the history and folklore surrounding this astronomical event. All ages and abilities welcome! […]

It’s Decorate A ‘Pumpkin’ Time! Crafting at Lakeshore State Park

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

Sunday, October 29th: Decorate a ‘pumpkin’ from 1:00pm-3:00pm Join our educator for a spooky good time and decorate your own foam pumpkin. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Fall ask our naturalist about the animals and plants you see in the park! Crafting to take place at Pebble Beach. All ages and abilities welcome. Please […]

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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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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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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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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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Evening Bonfire at Lakeshore State Park Milwaukee

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

July 10: Beach Bonfire, 6:00-8:30 PM at Lakeshore State Park Milwaukee WI August 21: Evening Bonfire with S'mores 6 pm - 8:30 pm  September 18: Evening Bonfire with S'mores 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Lakeshore State Park is a beautiful place to spend these warm, summer nights. Join our staff at Pebble Beach for a […]

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