Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Announces 2023 Details for Sunday Family Fun Days at Northwestern Mutual Community Park

Series to Feature Community Arts Groups, Activities, and Themed Events

MILWAUKEE, WI (June 6, 2023) – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. (MWF) and Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, announced details for the 2023 Northwestern Mutual FREE Sunday Family Fun Days with MKE with Kids at the Northwestern Mutual Community Park. The 2023 Sunday Family Fun Day event series will take place June 18, July 16, August 6, and September 17, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Northwestern Mutual Community Park is Wisconsin’s premiere accessible playground, located at Henry Maier Festival Park in downtown Milwaukee, WI. The Park welcomes people of all abilities and backgrounds. Since opening in 2021, it has become a sought-after destination, while introducing an entirely redeveloped entertainment space for families in an urban environment.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring back Sunday Family Fun Days to the Northwestern Mutual Park, thanks to Northwestern Mutual and their Foundation,” said Don Smiley, CEO of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. “The Park has become a popular destination and these FREE community events offer learning and interactive experiences for the whole family to enjoy.”

“Over the past two years, the Northwestern Mutual Community Park has proven to be a popular and well-loved inclusive play space for children of all ages and abilities,” said Steve Radke, president of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “This year’s Sunday Family Fun Days builds upon our goal to offer thousands of Milwaukee residents and visitors access to family-friendly programming. We are incredibly grateful for our partnership with MWF in helping to reach families in a fun and accessible way.”

New this year, two of the Sunday Family Fun Day events will be themed. On August 6, the theme will be STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and feature hands-on activities and educational opportunities for children. Some of the organizations participating will be Gearbox Labs, Milwaukee Robotics Academy, STEAM Milwaukee, UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium, and others, to be announced.

The final Sunday Family Fun Day event on September 17, will be themed around the performing arts, highlighting various United Performing Arts (UPAF) member groups from the community. More details will be announced closer to the event date.

Throughout the FREE Sunday Family Fun Day series, attendees can enjoy a full day of family friendly programming on the Northwestern Mutual Community Park Stage with performances showcasing Milwaukee’s vibrant arts and community groups, such as:

• Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

• Milwaukee Ballet

• Milwaukee Flyers Tumbling Team

• Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

• Penfield Children’s Center

• Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and more

Interactive activities and attractions for families during the events will include:

• Make Your Own Tie Dye

• Face Painting

• Chalk Art

• Roaming Performers including balloon artists, jugglers, stilt walkers, and others

• Food and beverage options will be available from the following vendors during each Sunday Family Fun Day – Bobalou Gourmet

• Pretzels, Fazio’s Popcorn Wagon, Pete’s Pops, Sil’s Mini Donuts, and Streetza Pizza.

Free parking is available in Lot G, located south of the Henry Maier Festival Park Mid-Gate, as well as designated bike parking. No pets are allowed.

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The Northwestern Mutual Community Park is also open on non-event days to the general public. Times of operation are subject to the event calendar – please visit to view the current schedule.

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