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Enjoy the many festivals in Milwaukee

From cultural to culinary and everything in between, you can bet that Milwaukee, known as the "City of Festivals" has a special event dedicated to nearly everything worth celebrating. While most typically happen during the summer months when the weather is nice, there are even a few festivals that occur throughout the rest of the year. Read below for a list of our favorite festivals in Milwaukee.

A Look at Milwaukee's Top Festivals

June - September

  • Pridefest - celebrate the vibrant LGBT community
  • Polish Fest - showcasing the Polish culture with food, dancing, music, and more
  • Summerfest - the world's largest music festival
  • Bastille Days - explore a mini Paris in Cathedral Square Park
  • Wisconsin State Fair - The entire state comes together for 11 days of family friendly fun, live music and food
  • Heat it Up: Bloody Mary & Chili Challenge - Local restaurants compete, and festival attendees get to taste test and judge the entries

October - February

  • Journal Sentinal Food & Wine Experience - Explore Milwaukee's culinary scene with tastings, live cooking demos, and more
  • Holiday Folk Fair International - Learn and enjoy different cultural holiday celebrations and traditions
  • Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival - Get festive in Milwaukee with beautiful and bright holiday lights covering the downtown area
  • CoolFool Kite Festival - Enjoy hot cocoa, snacks and more when you bring your kite out to Veteran's Park
  • Food & Froth- Head to the Milwaukee Public Museum for bites, drinks and entertainment!