10 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Weekend: June 10-12

Polish Fest, Wisconsin Bike Week and Maranta Flea Market are just a few of the great events happening this weekend.

1. Polish Fest

OPENS FRIDAY | HENRY W. MAIER FESTIVAL PARK 

Polish Fest celebrates Polish history and heritage through showcasing their art, cultures and traditions. Different entertainment groups, food vendors, cooking demonstrations and more will take place over the course of the weekend. Polish Fest begins June 10 and lasts through the 12. 

Polish Fest; Photo by Visit Milwaukee

2. Aisling at the American Company of Irish Dance

FRIDAY FROM 8:00 P.M. TO 10:00 P.M. | SHARON LYNNE WILSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS 

The American Company of Irish Dance will be performing Aisling. The show’s name, Aisling, is inspired by a 17th century style of Irish poetry, and the characters are based on Irish mythology. The show is choreographed and directed by Paul Goulding and Shane McAvinchey. Tickets are available online


 

 

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3. David Sanborn 

FRIDAY AT 8:00 P.M. | MARCUS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

David Sanborn, saxophonist and jazz musician, is coming to Milwaukee on June 10. Alongside his quintet, Sanborn will be performing a program of straightforward jazz music. The band will consist of saxophone, trombone, keys, bass and drum players. 

4. Celebrate Diversity! at the Zoo

SATURDAY FROM 9:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. | MILWAUKEE COUNTY ZOO

Activities at Celebrate Diversity! aim to emphasize diversity in nature and to grow participants’ connection to nature. Some of the activities include animal artifacts, cultural icons scavenger hunt and a sapling handout. There will also be a sustainability market featuring local groups and artisans. 

Milwaukee County Zoo; Photo by Visit Milwaukee

5. BioBlitz

SATURDAY FROM 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.  | PRINGLE NATURE CENTER 

The Milwaukee Public Museum’s BioBlitz will have different activities people can participate in to celebrate biodiversity such as butterfly walks, scavenger hunts, nature center animals, forest bathing and more. At this free event, scientists will try to find as many species of plants and animals as they can in one area in 24 hours and you get to have fun in nature while they do. 

6. Lights, Camera, Action! with Danceworks

SATURDAY AT 11:00 A.M., 2:00 P.M. & 5:00 P.M. | SOUTH MILWAUKEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 

Danceworks’ annual studio showcase will have three separate shows: Show A at 11:00 A.M., Show B at 2:00 P.M. and Show C at 5:00 P.M. Each show will last around one hour and ticket prices are $14. This year’s show is themed Lights, Camera, Action!

7. Maranta Flea Market

SATURDAY FROM 12:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. | MARANTA PLANT SHOP

Selling handcrafted jewelry, macrame, clothes, art and more, the Maranta Plant Shop is holding a series of flea markets that will take place every Saturday starting this weekend. The market will include a variety of items from vendors around Milwaukee and will have tarot readings at their events as well. 

8. Wisconsin Bike Week

SATURDAY FROM 1:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. | S. 5TH STREET

On the final day of Wisconsin Bike Week, participants can ride to 5th Street Bike Fest for music, food, drinks, raffles and activities. Longtime followers of Bike Week formerly know this event as “Polish Moon Ride.” Festival organizers encourage participants to wear white, red and Green colored clothes and to decorate their bikes!

9. Wiscansin Fest 

SATURDAY AT 3:00 P.M. | THE RAVE

This indoor and outdoor event will include 18 musical acts across three stages at The Rave/Eagles Club including performers like T-Pain, Lil Jon, DJay Mando and more. The Eagles Craft Beer Garden will have food trucks and activities. Tickets start at $50. 

10. Nut Factory Open House

SATURDAY FROM 6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. | THE NUT FACTORY 

Home to artists and local businesses, The Nut and Toy Factories are hosting their annual open house. Attendees will be able to visit the artists studios, see the artists and potentially witness a few live art demonstrations. This open house will also include The Fur Factory as well as The House of RAD. 

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