6 Top Weekend Events For Kids (June 13-16, 2024)

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Father’s Day is this weekend! Celebrate Dad with one of these family-friendly events going on in MKE:


Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of art, food, music, and activities for all ages! Meet more than 100 artists from across the nation, and shop paintings, ceramics, fiber, metalwork, jewelry, and more. Sample Milwaukee flavor from local restaurants, and make art in the outdoor Kohl’s Art Studio.

Festival admission includes access to the Museum. Stop in to explore the galleries and join a drop-in tour.


2. Festivals: Polish Fest & Summer Soulstice

Polish Fest Maier Festival ParkMilwaukee Wisconsin

Polish Fest
Henry Maier Festival Park, 639 E. Summerfest Pl., Milwaukee, WI 53202
June 14-16, 2024
Admission: Friday – $5 (Noon-5 p.m.), $10 (after 5 p.m.); Saturday – Adults $18, Seniors (55+) $15; Sunday – Adults $10; Children 15 and Under FREE w/adult
Besides reveling in the lively polka, colorful folk costumes, and traditional polish sausage, you can head to the children’s stage that often features comedians, magicians, escape artists, dance shows and more. Stop by the Cultural Village to see demonstrations of traditional Polish crafts such as wycinanki (paper cutting), pisanki (decorated eggs), and wianki (floral head wreaths).

Summer Soulstice
2122 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Saturday, June 15, 2024, Noon-11:30 p.m.
Admission: FREE
The Summer Soulstice music festival is back on the East Side, and you won’t want to miss this FREE showcase of local favorites – bands, visual artists, Milwaukee makers, creation stations, food vendors, family-friendly crafts and activities and more. There’s no better way to celebrate the longest day of the year!


3. Inside Out 2: Funko Family Event at Marcus Theatres

Participaing Marcus Theatres
Saturday, June 15, 2024, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Included with movie admission tickets

For the ultimate Inside Out 2 experience, don’t miss the Funko Family Event at participating Marcus Theatres! Enjoy family games and activities celebrating the new movie, and receive all sorts of goodies! Moviegoers will receive an Inside Out 2 Funko Pop Figure and a FREE cotton candy.

Inside Out 2: Funko Family Event >>


4. Tour of America’s Dairyland

West Allis and Grafton
June 13-23, 2024
Admission: FREE

Tour of America's Dairyland cycling race event

This pro cycling series typically stages 11 consecutive days in 11 different communities throughout Southeast Wisconsin, making it the longest competitive road cycling series in the nation. This weekend, it travels through West Allis (June 14) and Grafton (June 15). Races will be held from late morning until dusk. Spectators can expect thrilling races, great food from local downtown businesses, live music, and big fun.

West Allis: From 6:15 to 7 p.m., the City of West Allis will be taking over the race course for an 80s-themed “Anything That Rolls” Community Hour. During this time, the community will be able to skate, scoot, ride, and roll their way through the race course while listening to 80s music. Themed outfits are always encouraged but not required.

Grafton: Get ready to race! Enter the Kids Big Wheel Race and ride on the same route as the pros! The kids will be racing approximately 50 ft. Races are limited to 20 kids per race.

Tour of America’s Dairyland >>


5. Shakespeare in the Park: Macbeth by the Pocket Park Puppet Players

Wisconsin Lutheran College, 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53226
Saturday, June 15, 2024, 3-4 p.m.
Admission: FREE

Shakespeare in the Park Pocket Park Puppet Players Optimist Theatre

Shakespeare in the Park (SitP) performances are outdoors and always free to attend. Simply bring your own chair and grab a spot for Macbeth, performed by puppeteers known as the Pocket Park Puppet Players (aka Optimist Theatre). No registration or reservation required.

Shakespeare in the Park: Macbeth by Pocket Park Puppet Players >>


6. Take it Outside Day: Kayaking

Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley, 3700 W. Pierce St., Milwaukee WI 53215
Saturday, June 15, 2024, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: FREE

Urban Ecology Center Menomonee Valley kayaking

Experienced instructors will host three learning stations for adults and teens: common kayaking strokes and movements, proper life-jacket fitting, and 20-minute guided kayaking tours.

Take it Outside Day: Kayaking >>


100 Best Things To Do With Kids in Milwaukee

From amazing nature centers and quirky museums to professional sports games and cozy indoor play cafes, there are so many great things to do in MKE with your whole family.


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