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10 free events in July around Milwaukee

Don’t miss these events, all completely free, in July. Or just look for the starred events on our Calendar.

1. Fireworks Kite Festival & Milwaukee Lakefront


Sunday, June 3rd

Veterans Park

11:00 a.m.

Fireworks start at 9:00 p.m.

2. Summerfest Children’s Fest Day

Tuesday, July 5thAll patrons arriving between 12:00 and 3:00 will be admitted free. Enjoy family-friendly activities like the Map of Fun, and some great vendor discounts.

3. 6th Annual Waterford Hot Air Balloonfest

July 15-17

817 W. Main St. in Waterford

4. Family Fun Festival

July 16-17

Pail’s Nursery & Garden Shop in Waukesha

Live music, hot food, snacks, beverages, family activities, community involvement and awareness, door prizes and more. Family activities include a bounce house, giant slide, games and prizes.

5. Ruckus in the Lot

Saturday, July 16th


Ruckus & Glee in Wauwatosa

Face painting, balloon animals, midways games, pogo jump competition, toy demos, magic show, craft, popcorn & water, water balloon toss.

6. Dragon Boat Festival

Saturday, July 30th


Veterans Park

Take in a beautiful summer day by the lake front, watch teams race in dragonboats, and enjoy the cultural performances and local Asian Cuisine.

The highlight of the festival will be the Dragon Boat Races – vibrant colored boats filled with men and women, working as one, racing to cross the finish line first.

7. Film on the Hill – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Saturday, July 30th

Humboldt Park

Film starts at dusk

8. Kids Dream Summer Film Series

All month long

Catch a free kids movie at participating Marcus Theaters when you get your passes from an American Family agent. Visit or call Erik Herbst Insurance Agency on National Ave. in New Berlin for you passes (262-691-3070).

9. Wonderful Wednesdays Kids Concerts

All month long

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Lake Park

10. Free Admission Days at Milwaukee area attractions

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