It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like the Great Milwaukee Summer…is back! Summer festivals big and small are solidifying their dates and lineups. State and county fairs are getting back in the saddle. Summer music series are clearing the way for picnic blankets and lawn chairs. Plus: BEER. Here’s a handy month-by-month guide to all that and more.

MAY

Thursdays, May 5 – September 29
Bike Night Concert Series @ Harley-Davidson Museum

Saturdays, May 7-28
Gigs 4 Good @ The Tonic Tavern

May 9
Patio Daze @ The Ivy House

May 11-30
Traveling Beer Garden @ Juneau Park

May 25 – June 12
Traveling Beer Garden @ Froemming Park

May 26
Jazz at The Vine @ Humboldt Park

JUNE

June 1-19
Traveling Beer Garden @ Cooper Park

Wednesdays, June 1 – July 21
Heart(beats) of the City @ Red Arrow Park

Thursdays, June 2 – September 1
[email protected] @ 411 E. Wisconsin Ave.

Thursdays, June 2 – October 6
Music at the Market @ Downtown South Milwaukee

June 2-4
PrideFest Milwaukee @ Henry Maier Festival Park

June 3
Bay View Gallery Night + Bay View Jazz Fest @ various locations

June 4
Milwaukee Highland Games @ Croatian Park, Franklin

June 4
Electric Love @ Indeed Brewing Company

June 5
UPAF Ride for the Arts @ Urban Park

Tuesdays, June 7 – August 30
Chill On The Hill @ Humboldt Park

Wednesdays, June 8 – September 28
Family Flicks @ Bayshore

Fridays, June 10 – August 26
Sounds of Summer @ Bayshore

June 10-12
Polish Fest @ Henry Maier Festival Park

June 13
Patio Daze @ The Ivy House

June 15 – July 4
Traveling Beer Garden @ Juneau Park

June 15
Milwaukee Night Market @ 3rd Street Market Hall

June 17
Bike-In Movie Series: ‘Love & Basketball’ @ Swing Park

Saturdays, June 18 – October 15
Cathedral Square Market @ Cathedral Square Park

June 18
Summer Soulstice Music Festival @ North and Farwell

June 19
Juneteenth Parade @ 14th and Atkinson

June 20
Tour of America’s Dairyland: Cafe Centraal Bay View Classic @ Bay View

June 22 – August 17
Tosa Tonight @ Hart Park

June 22 – July 10
Traveling Beer Garden @ Grant Park Shelter

June 23-25
Summerfest (Week 1) @ Henry Maier Festival Park

June 23
Tour of America’s Dairyland: Brady Street @ Brady Street

June 23
Concerts on the Green @ Enderis Park

June 21
Tour of America’s Dairyland: West Allis Cheese Wheel Classic @ West Allis

June 24-25
Greek Fest @ Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

June 25
Tour of America’s Dairyland: Otto Wenz Cafe Hollander Downer Classic @ Downer Avenue

June 25-26
Strawberry Festival @ downtown Cedarburg

June 26
Tour of America’s Dairyland: Cafe Hollander Tosa Village Classic @ Wauwatosa

June 30 – July 2
Summerfest (Week 2) @ Henry Maier Festival Park

June 30
Jazz at The Vine @ Humboldt Park

JULY

July 3
Lakefront Fireworks @ Milwaukee lakefront

July 4
4th of July Celebration @ Humboldt Park

July 6-24
Traveling Beer Garden @ McCarty Park

July 7-9
Summerfest (Week 3) @ Henry Maier Festival Park

July 9 – September 5
Bristol Renaissance Faire @ off I-94 at the IL/WI border

July 11 – August 29
Musical Mondays @ Lake Park Summer Stage

July 11
Patio Daze @ The Ivy House

Tuesdays, July 12 – August 23
Skyline Music Series @ Kadish Park

July 13 – August 17
Wonderful Wednesdays @ Lake Park Summer Stage

July 13-31
Traveling Beer Garden @ Lake Park

July 13-16
Harley-Davidson Homecoming @ various locations

July 13
Milwaukee Night Market @ 3rd Street Market Hall

July 14-17
Bastille Days @ Cathedral Square Park

July 14
Concerts on the Green @ Enderis Park

July 15-16
Port Fish Day @ harbor area, Port Washington

July 15
Bike-In Movie Series: ‘Mars Attacks!’ @ Swing Park

July 16
Red Bull Flugtag @ Veterans Park

July 17
Milwaukee Armenian Fest @ St. John the Baptist Armenian Orthodox Church

July 20-24
Waukesha County Fair @ Waukesha County Expo Grounds

Thursdays, July 21 – September 29
Jazz In The Park @ Cathedral Square Park

July 23-24
Milwaukee Air & Water Show @ Milwaukee lakefront

July 23
MKE Food Truck Fest @ Henry Maier Festival Park

July 26-31
Washington County Fair @ Washington County Fair Park, West Bend

July 27 – August 14
Traveling Beer Garden @ Doctors Park

July 27-31
Racine County Fair @ Racine County Fairgrounds, Racine

July 28
Concerts on the Green @ Enderis Park

July 28
Jazz at The Vine @ Humboldt Park

July 29-31
German Fest @ Henry Maier Festival Park

July 29-30
Riverwest 24 @ Riverwest

July 30
Brady Street Festival @ Brady Street

July 30
Milwaukee Brewfest @ McKinley Park

July 30
Rock Party Block Party @ Puddler’s Hall

AUGUST

August 3-21
Traveling Beer Garden @ Greenfield Park

August 3-7
Ozaukee County Fair, Cedarburg

August 4-14
Wisconsin State Fair @ Wisconsin State Fair Park

August 6
Black Arts Fest MKE @ Henry Maier Festival Park

August 7
Brewtown Rumble @ Deer District

August 8
Patio Daze @ The Ivy House

August 12-13
Waukesha Rotary BluesFest @ Naga-Waukee Park, Delafield

August 13-14
Morning Glory Art Fair @ Deer District

August 13
Center Street Daze Festival @ Center Street

August 17 – September 5
Traveling Beer Garden @ Juneau Park

August 17-12
Kenosha County Fair @ Kenosha County Fairgrounds, Wilmot

August 17
Milwaukee Night Market @ 3rd Street Market Hall

August 18-21
Milwaukee Irish Fest @ Henry Maier Festival Park

August 18-21
Milwaukee A la Carte at the Zoo @ Milwaukee County Zoo

August 18
Concerts on the Green @ Enderis Park

August 19
Bike-In Movie Series: ‘Cool Runnings’ @ Swing Park

August 20-21
Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts @ Fowler Park, Oconomowoc

August 20
The Bloody Mary Festival @ Fiserv Forum Plaza

August 25
Jazz at The Vine @ Humboldt Park

August 26-28
Mexican Fiesta @ Henry Maier Festival Park

August 26-28
Milwaukee Oktoberfest @ War Memorial Center

August 26-27
Fresh Coast Jazz Festival @ The Pabst Theater

August 27
MKE Fringe Festival @ Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

SEPTEMBER

September 1-5
Harley-Davidson Hometown Rally @ Harley-Davidson Museum

September 2-4
Wisconsin Highland Games @ Waukesha Expo Center, Waukesha

September 12
Patio Daze @ The Ivy House

September 16
Bike-In Movie Series: ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ @ Swing Park

September 17
Bay View Bash @ Kinnickinnic Avenue

September 21
Milwaukee Night Market @ 3rd Street Market Hall

September 24-25
Doors Open @ various locations

September 24
Fromm Petfest @ Henry Maier Festival Park

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