Whether you're in the mood to dance, light up Lake Michigan or celebrate Pride Month, Milwaukee has plenty of activities this weekend.
The annual Milwaukee PrideFest has added another day to the weekend festival, now from June 7-10 at the Henry Maier Festival Park (200 N. Harbor Dr.). Throughout the weekend, there are various activities ranging from drag shows to workout classes to live music and so many more. Tickets are $13 and we already created your guide to PrideFest, so now all you have to do is show up and have fun.
Run, walk, or just kick back and relax at the annual Locust Street Festival of Music and Art on Sunday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The 42nd annual Riverwest Beer Run or Walk begins at 11:30 a.m. but the party doesn’t stop there. All afternoon, the Festival has six stages featuring various artists for entertainment, food and fun.
What’s better than dressing up for a good cause? The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society hosts the annual gala to present the Man and Woman of the Year awards to whomever has raised the most money in the 10-week campaign for blood cancer research. This year, the event takes place at the Pfister (424 E. Wisconsin Ave.) on June 9.
The Water Lantern Festival is coming to Milwaukee June 9 at Veterans Park (1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.). Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with food trucks, live music and fun activities until 8 p.m. when you get to design your special lantern. Then at 8:30 p.m., let your unique lantern float away and light up Lake Michigan; tickets are on sale now.
Need an excuse to sip on your favorite cocktail? Negroni Week continues this weekend June 7-10 throughout the city. At The Outsider (310 E. Chicago St. 9th floor), you can choose from five variations of the drink, with $2 from every drink donated to No Kid Hungry. If you can’t make it to the Outsider, there are plenty of other venues celebrating the week.
If you ever feel guilty about those extra beer calories, then this might be your dream event. Start off your Sunday, June 10 with some sunset salutations at RaceStart Training (2018 South 1st St. #160) at noon and then walk one door over to Enlightened Brewery for a complimentary beer. Tickets are $15 ahead or $20 at the door.
If you have a child who’s always wanted to be a veterinarian, the Wisconsin Humane Society (Milwaukee Campus – 4500 W. Wisconsin Ave.) is here to show them what it’s all about. On Friday, June 8, kids can craft, eat yummy pizza and learn more about some of the furry creatures at the Wisconsin Humane Society for a $20 ticket.
88Nine RadioMilwaukee (220 E. Pittsburgh Ave.) will host its first 2018 hackathon, an event where people come together to try and solve problems, on June 9 and 10. All of the activities will focus on how technology can make a certain problem better. Some of the topics include music creation, music distribution and customer experience. Tickets are free and on sale now.
Are you the smartie of all your friends? Come to Discovery World (500 N. Harbor Dr.) on June 7 to show off your music knowledge at their trivia night. Trivia begins at 7 p.m., but come at 6 p.m. for drinks or to explore the aquarium without the kids. Need more convincing? The winner gets tickets to Summerfest.
It’s a music party, but just now what you’re used to. At this silent party, attendees will get their own set of headphones to listen to three DJs spinning old and new Kanye West and Jay-Z on June 8 at the Miramar Theatre (2844 N. Oakland Ave.). If you don’t love a song, you can switch stations or take them off and chat with the people around you.