With three full rounds of our Milwaukee Summer Bracket now in the books, more than 30,000 total votes have been cast and our hand-selected field of 64 Milwaukee summer standbys has been reduced to only eight. Fresh off a thrilling third round that featured an upset by Bastille Days, a late surge by Summerfest, and the continued dominance of things like South Shore Park and Uecker On The Radio, we can only guess how Round 4 is going to turn out.

As was the case in previous rounds, competitors have been separated into the following regions: Festivals, Food & Drink, Parks & Beaches, and Other. Round 4 of the tournament—which is graciously sponsored by Gruber Law Offices—started June 22 and runs through June 28. Round 5 will take place June 29-July 5 and the winner will be determined at 11:59 p.m. on July 6. Vote early and vote as often as you’d like. Round 4 of our Milwaukee Summer Bracket (and a JPG of the bracket itself) can be found below!


Summerfest vs. Bastille Days
Summerfest is "The World's Largest Music Festival" and has been going strong for more than 50 years. Bastille Days, a long-running French festival, will return with a winning mix of food, drinks, live music, and Bastille-storming this July following a two-summer absence.


Beer Gardens vs. Uecker On The Radio
Beer gardens are kind of like bars, except they're outside. Uecker on the radio...nothing more needs to be said.


Custard vs. Patio Drinking
Custard is available in many places in the world, but is at its finest in Milwaukee. Patio drinking can technically be done any time of year, but it's at its best come summertime.


Bradford Beach vs. South Shore Park
Bradford Beach is a classic Milwaukee summer hangout that used to be frequented by Dick Bacon. South Shore Park has a beach, a beer garden, and trail access along the shore of Lake Michigan.

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