10 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Weekend: Oct. 7-9

Check out Empty Bowls, More than Pink Walk, Holy Hill Art & Farm Market and more.

1. Our Lady of Lourdes Oktoberfest & Artisan Fair

ALL WEEKEND | OUR LADY OF LOURDES

Our Lady of Lourdes’ annual Oktoberfest and Artisan Fair intertwines local venues, live music, community and games in a fundraiser for the church. Artisans will be selling handmade jewelry, pottery, original artwork and more. Admission is free. 

2. French Happy Hour

FRIDAY AT 5 P.M. | LION’S TOOTH MKE

Looking to brush up on your French and learn more about the language? The Alliance Française de Milwaukee is hosting a French-speaking happy hour at Lion’s Tooth. Wine and beer will be available for sale, and admission is free and open to the public. 


 

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3. Screening: aCinema’s October Program

FRIDAY AT 7 P.M. | WOODLAND PATTERN

Make sure to check out aCinema’s October screenings of different short films from across the world. The October program, “Sonic Geologies,” has a lineup of six films. You can watch the program in person at local bookstore Woodland Pattern. Space is limited so be sure to check in online before attending. 

4. Holy Hill Art & Farm Market

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 9 A.M.-4 P.M. | HOLY HILL ART FARM

Take time this weekend to slow down the pace and enjoy the works of local farmers, artists and collectors at the Holy Hill Art & Farm Market. Enjoy a drink, live, music and the beautiful nature of Washington County at the last art & farm market of the year. 

5. Chris Stapleton

SATURDAY AT 7 P.M. | FISERV FORUM 

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the country star’s, “All American Road Tour.” Make sure to enjoy opening acts Elle King and Morgan Wade, as well. Tickets are still on sale for a chance to see the multi-Grammy award-winning live performer at the Fiserv Forum. 

6. Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk

SUNDAY AT 7:30 A.M. | HENRY MAIER FESTIVAL PARK

Fundraising activities all week are leading up to Sunday’s More Than Pink Walk, a 5K aimed to provide education and fundraising for breast cancer research. Runners and their families can also celebrate after the run with live music, food and community. Registration for the 5K is still open here.

7. HKE MKE 2022

SUNDAY AT NOON | RIVERSIDE PARK

Take a hike through urban Milwaukee while supporting the city’s Urban Ecology Center at HKE MKE. The walk takes place on 2.5 miles of hiking trails throughout the city and is a chance to get in some exercise while making friends. There will be local vendors and fun activities for the group after the hike. 

8. Empty Bowls

SUNDAY AT NOON | THE BEER GARDEN (DEER DISTRICT)

Sunday afternoon, more than 1,000 handmade bowls will be available at Friedens Empty Bowls, held in Deer District’s beer garden. Each one-of-a-kind bowl sold includes samples of soups prepared by several local chefs and restaurants. The empty bowl is meant to serve as a reminder that many people in Milwaukee do not have the resources to feed themselves. All proceeds benefit Friedens and its network of local food pantries.

9. Hyde Park MKE’s Fall Fashion Show 

SUNDAY AT 2 P.M. | HYDE PARK 

Be a guest at Hyde Park’s first sidewalk fall fashion show in over 3 years. This event aims to promote shopping small, while also inviting guests to purchase some essential and stylish fall pieces. Tickets are $5, with proceeds going to Milwaukee’s Next Door Organization, which aims to support a strong upbringing of Milwaukee’s youth. 

10. Sales at Turner Hall

SUNDAY AT 8 P.M. | TURNER HALL BALLROOM

Catch Sales’ return to Milwaukee this Sunday. The indie band that originally hails from Orlando, Florida, has not played a show in Milwaukee in over four years. 

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