It wouldn't be a weekend in Milwaukee without a whole city abuzz with opportunities and events! Here's just 10 of them to get you started.
Whether you’re looking to dive into your own heritage or experience a whole world of other cultures, the Holiday Folk Fair International has you covered. Come for the food, the music, the handmade crafts and the interactive demonstrations found only at this festival that celebrates cultures across the globe.
Friday through Sunday, Wisconsin State Fair Expo Center, 8200 W Greenfield, West Allis
Spend some time this weekend supporting local creatives and UW – Parkside at this arts and crafts fair with over 160 artisans and crafters, free admission, live music and more.
Saturday 10 a.m., UW – Parkside Student Center, 930 Wood Road, Kenosha
Nothing to see here, fellas. This girls-only event promises an evening of fine wine samples paired with gourmet cheese and dessert bites at the beautiful Watertown Elks Lodge ballroom. Attendance is limited, so register now!
Saturday 6-8 p.m., Elks Lodge, 117 N 1st St., Watertown
Because nothing goes hand-in-hand with jewelry shopping more than a cup of piping hot chili. Jokes aside, this fundraiser for the St. Ann Center will feature chili from more than 20 local favorite restaurants to chow down on, as well as a dazzling collection of jewelry for sale.
Saturday 9-1 p.m., St. Ann Center, 2801 E. Morgan Ave.
Make a holiday list, check it twice, and be sure to add a trip to experience Grand Geneva Resort & Spa’s 25th annual Christmas in the Country. The resort is celebrating its 25th birthday with six weeks full of spectacle and cheer, kicking off with a tree lighting ceremony featuring fireworks and a gingerbread house contest.
Sunday 4:30 p.m., tree lighting at 6. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva. Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation.
Watch the master word-weavers at work at Tellabration 2019, the 29th annual night of storytelling for adults. This event, hosted by the Milwaukee Area Storytelling Guild, brings together the most passionate and professional storytellers in the region to preserve, honor and innovate the immortal art of telling stories.
Saturday 7-9 p.m., Mount Mary University, 2900 N. Menomonee River Pkwy.
Meet a host of authors from across Southeast Wisconsin and beyond as they showcase their work. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Saturday 10 a.m, Oak Creek Public Library, 8040 S. 6th St., Oak Creek
This Saturday, the Tripoli Shrine Center is kicking off a week-long Feztival of Trees, showcasing a variety of dazzling, decked-out trees just waiting to be raffled off. Bring the kids for pictures with Santa!
Begins Saturday at 10 a.m., continues until the end of the month. Tripoli Shrine Center, 3000 W Wisconsin Ave.
Members of the community are invited to participate in this celebratory 5K signaling the end of a 10-week program for young girls in the community that promotes health and fitness.
Sunday, 9 a.m., day-of registration opens at 7:30. Miller Park, 1 Brewers Way
Want to see the sights in scenic Downtown without all that pesky snow and windchill (and with a killer view to boot)? Look no further than Skywaukee, a guided walking tour of Downtown through the skywalk system, where you’ll learn all about historic Milwaukee landmarks.
Saturday 1 p.m., Plankinton Arcade, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.