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August 2021: Top Things To Do With Kids

It’s the end of summer, the sunflowers are blooming, and school is right around the corner. Here are our best ideas  for August Events for kids around Milwaukee, for making the most of these final weeks of freedom.



The Wisconsin State Fair is on this year, and there is so much for families to see there.

The Wisconsin State Fair is happening August 5-15, 2021, and we’ve got a full Family Guide for you. You’ll find out what’s new this year, 10 must-visit stops for kids and families, and – of course – what to eat.



Bayshore invites families for Family Flicks on Wednesdays in The Yard.

Bayshore is welcoming kids of all ages (and adults too!) to enjoy the FREE Family Flicks movie series playing from the Bayshore Marquee facing The Yard. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join on Wednesday evenings for fun family entertainment. Movies start at 5pm!

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Konkel Park in Greenfield is also hosting free outdoor movies for families.

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It’s the height of sunflower season! We rounded up a list of 8 Sunflower Fields Around Southeastern Wisconsin so you can clip some for yourself, and get some great family photos.



Irish Fest is back this year!

After going virtual in 2020, the in-person festival is back this year to enliven Henry W. Maier Festival Park with the sights, sounds, and tastes of Ireland from August 20-22, 2021. Check out our Family Guide for more information about admission deals, what to do with kids’ and what food to eat there.



Root Beer Bash Glendale Wisconsin Maslowski Park Sprecher Brewery
Photo: Instagram, @sprecherbrewery

The Root Beer Bash is coming to Maslowski Park in Glendale on Saturday, August 28th!

Enjoy Root Beer-Flavored foods, a car show, petting zoo, family shows, and live music. This is a free festival brewed for families. A Covid Preparedness Plan is in place for this “no contact” event.




The observation towers in Wisconsin State Parks are now officially open! Lakeshore State Park, pictured above, is right in the downtown area! We rounded up 13 State Park Within One Hour of Milwaukee to make it easy for you for to find your favorite.



Old World Wisconsin
The full Old World Wisconsin site is now open for visitors.

Labor Day is right around the corner, and it’s the perfect opportunity for a fun day trip. From petting zoos to amusement parks, we’ve got 101 ideas for you, organized by region for maximum convenience.



Harbor View Plaza is a marine-themed playground along the Milwaukee River.

The playgrounds are calling! Check out “15 Must- Visit Playgrounds Around Milwaukee.

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