Now that Locust Street Festival is behind us and Center Street Daze isn’t happening until mid-August, Riverwest is in desperate need of an event to hold the neighborhood over between its two biggest summer undertakings. Thankfully, Bremen Cafe and Bremen Community Garden have stepped up to put together a day of live music, food and retail vendors, art, family activities, and charity to Bremen and Clark streets next month.

Bremen Block Party will take place Saturday, July 22. Between noon and 8 p.m., the street will be alive with activity. There will be music from Ladybird, Piles, Iron Pizza, Phat Nerd Records, Selector Max of Kingston Burial, and more. Bremen Community Garden’s new food truck will be on-site, as well fellow food vendors Ladle Lady, Hooch MKE, and Sauce MKE. Retail booths will sell vintage clothing, art, jewelry, baked goods, rummage items, records, and more. Redner’s Recused Cat Figurine Mewseum will be joining in on the fun by bringing some of its collection to the party. Billed as a family-friendly event, youth entertainment options will include face painting, games, a dunk tank, and other activities.

Beyond the fun that’s in store, the block party will also focus on helping social justice organizations. There will be a raffles, which will feature prizes donated by local businesses and area artists. Half of the 50/50 raffle funds will be given directly to the Milwaukee Freedom Fund. And once the clock strikes 8 p.m., the fun will move inside Bremen Cafe, where the bar will host an after party with even more musical acts TBA.

There’s a lot to do this summer, but if you’re looking for a day of free, locally-focused fun with entertainment options for all ages, make your way to the Bremen Block Party on July 22.

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.