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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, […]

Free

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

Lake Park 2975 N Lake Park Rd, MILWAUKEE, WI

Lake Park Saturday, August 12 at 5:00 PM An angry king, a wronged princess, young lovers torn apart. Lessons in kindness, forgiveness and the triumph of love. A 'Happily Ever After' for all ages....Join Milwaukee's Free Shakespeare in the Park for "Cymbeline," Shakespeare's Comedic/Tragic/Romantic tale told in just 90 minutes. Free outdoor performance, but registrations […]

Free

Family Birding

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

Family Birding Sunday, August 13, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am Join Naturalist AJ Grill on a guided hike to search for Wisconsin summer resident birds. Learn how to use binoculars to observe birds in their various habitats, then identify different species by how they look and sound.  This program is designed for children aged […]

$15

Family Canoeing

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

Family Canoeing Sunday, August 13, 2023 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Join Schlitz Audubon staff on the shores of Mystery Lake for some canoeing fun! Mystery Lake is bursting with life and there is no better way to see it than from the water. Never been canoeing before? Don’t worry, our Schlitz Audubon Naturalists […]

$45
Event Series Beethoven (1992)

Beethoven (1992)

Avalon Theater 2473 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI, United States

BEETHOVEN (1992) FAMILY / COMEDY | PG | 87M | ATMOSPHERIC THEATER | FAMILY FILM CAMP He'll grow on you. When the family of George Newton (Charles Grodin) decides to adopt a cute St. Bernard puppy, the patriarch soon feels displaced by the dog. Before long, the adorable canine, dubbed Beethoven, has grown considerably, leading […]

$8 – $10

Danceworks DanceLAB Summer Concert Series

Danceworks 1661 N Water Street, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Danceworks presents “Rhythmworks: Swingin’ Algorhythms” as a part of the Danceworks DanceLAB summer concert series.  Saturday, July 15th | 4:30 pm & 7 pm Sunday, July 16th | 6 pm  Arean Maxwell (Prince Adrean) is a Sophomore Dance major at Columbia College Chicago and company 2 dancer of Muntu Dance Theatre. At the age of […]

$17

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

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

Marcus Performing Arts Center Sunday, August 13 at  5:00 PM An angry king, a wronged princess, young lovers torn apart. Lessons in kindness, forgiveness and the triumph of love. A 'Happily Ever After' for all ages....Join Milwaukee's Free Shakespeare in the Park for "Cymbeline," Shakespeare's Comedic/Tragic/Romantic tale told in just 90 minutes. Free outdoor performance, […]

Free

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 […]

Free

Back-to-School Resource Fair at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

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

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is pleased to announce the return of their highly anticipated Back-to-School Resource Fair, taking place during their monthly free day, Community Access Day, on August 17 from 9:30 am to 7 pm. This event will provide invaluable resources for families and children in preparation for the upcoming school year. Children […]

Free

Back-to-School Resource Fair

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

August 17 • 9:30 am-7 pm Learning is fun and children should have the resources and tools necessary to build a life-long love of it. This August, BBCM is reinstating our Back-to-School Resource Fair, which provides children entering K3-5th grades with free backpacks filled with supplies and connects them and their caregivers with additional resources […]

$12

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 […]

Free

Irish Fest

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

August 17-20, 2023 Henry Maier Festival Park (639 E. Summerfest Pl., Milwaukee, WI 53202) Join us for the world's largest Irish music festival! Four days of music, culture & craic! Kids 12 and under are free! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event […]

$5 – $25

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 […]

Free

Big Kids Yoga

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

Kids ages 7-11 are invited to join Holly from Cultivate Yoga MKE in a mindful yoga practice at Healium Hot Yoga in the Cozy Studio (1st Floor) on Saturday August 19th from 9:30-10:30 am! This class will combine yoga poses (asana) and breathing techniques (pranayama) with fun games and activities to help kids strengthen physical […]

$10

Bee Happy on National Bee Day

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

Saturday, August 19, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am Celebrate our small, winged friends that make our world go ‘round! Join naturalist Melanie Ziolecki as we learn about the different species of bees, their importance in pollination, and what makes bees, well, bees! Go on a guided hike to collect pretend pollen, bee creative […]

$20

Be An Architect!

Milwaukee Central Library 814 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Saturday, August 19 at 10:30-11:15 am at the Central Library - 814 W Wisconsin Ave Welcome all engineers! Grow your skills as you try out different building stations. Challenge yourself to "rise" to the challenge of building the tallest tower inspired by Brick by Brick by Heidi Woodward Sheffield. Location: Community Room Please note: Dates […]

Free
Event Series Word with a Bird

Word with a Bird

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

Saturday, August 19, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Join us in the Great Hall of our Visitor Center to meet one or two birds from our Raptor Program! We will talk about the specific skills, traits, and adaptations that are unique to that bird.   Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, […]

$7 – $10

Big Blue Blocks at Good Hope Library

Milwaukee Public Library - Good Hope Branch 7715 W. Good Hope Road, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Saturday, August 19 at 1-2 pm at the Good Hope Library - 7715 W Good Hope Rd Enjoy an hour of free play and let your imagination run wild with Big Blue Blocks. Big Blue Blocks are designed to encourage child-directed free play with benefits that include creativity, collaboration, fine motor skills, and much more. […]

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 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

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

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 The Muppet Movie (1979)

The Muppet Movie (1979)

Avalon Theater 2473 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI, United States

THE MUPPET MOVIE (1979) ADVENTURE | G | ATMOSPHERIC THEATER | FAMILY FILM CAMP More entertaining than humanly possible. After Kermit the Frog decides to pursue a movie career, he starts his cross-country trip from Florida to California. Along the way, he meets and befriends Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and rock musicians Dr. Teeth […]

$8 – $10

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

Family Game Night at Atkinson Library

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

Monday, August 21 at 5:30-7:30 pm at the Atkinson Library- 1960 W Atkinson Ave It's time for Family Game Night!  Come join us for a night of fun!  Whether you are a seasoned veteran or new to the world of board games, stop by to play old classics or new favorites.  Our selection of games […]

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 Música del Lago 2023

Música del Lago 2023

Colectivo - Milwaukee Lakefront 1701 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., Milwaukee, WI, United States

FREE Latin Music Performance Series Thursdays at Colectivo Lakefront at 6 pm Colectivo Coffee and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UW-Milwaukee are excited to announce the return of our Música del Lago concert series at Colectivo's Lakefront cafe! Now in its eighteenth year, this series highlights some of our city's finest […]

Free

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

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

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
Event Series Babe (1995)

Babe (1995)

Avalon Theater 2473 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI, United States

BABE (1995) FAMILY / COMEDY | G | ATMOSPHERIC THEATER | FAMILY FILM CAMP A little pig goes a long way. A young pig fights convention to become a sheep dog -- or, rather, sheep pig -- in this charming Australian family film, which became an unexpected international success due to superior special effects and […]

$8 – $10
Event Series Word with a Bird

Word with a Bird

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

Saturday, August 19, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Join us in the Great Hall of our Visitor Center to meet one or two birds from our Raptor Program! We will talk about the specific skills, traits, and adaptations that are unique to that bird.   Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, […]

$7 – $10
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

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

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

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

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