For the fifth consecutive year, Burnhearts curated a winning wintry mix of live music, rare and delicious craft beer, tasty food and barrel-aged cocktails, locally-made wares, and charity that comes together outdoors to form “Mitten Fest.” For the fifth consecutive year, it was awesome. Burnhearts Mitten Fest 2017 brought in considerable donations of clothing, food, and cash to Hunger Task Force. Dozens of beer kegs and barrels of brandy were enjoyed by thousands of festivalgoers who gathered on two Bay View blocks to watch Lorde Fredd33, Paper Holland, Christopher Porterfield, and Storm Clouds.

In short, it was great. Though we could mention our favorite moments, perhaps pictures would do a better job illustrating the spirit of Milwaukee’s favorite winter party. (All photos by Meg Strobel unless otherwise noted.)

Photo: Tyler Maas