11 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Weekend: June 24-26

A vintage motorcycle rally, history kayak tour, strawberry festival and more make this week’s list.

1. History Kayak Tour with the Milwaukee County Historical Society

FRIDAY AT 9 A.M. | JERRY DOCKS

Paddle along with Steve Schaffer from the Milwaukee County Historical Society to learn about the history of the city and its rivers. Single and tandem kayaks are available to explore the Milwaukee River, its history, the famous names, buildings and bridges that made Milwaukee the city it is today. Guides from the Milwaukee Kayak Company will be paddling with the group as well. Tickets and more information can be found here.

2. First Weekend of Summerfest

THURSDAY–SATURDAY FROM NOON TO MIDNIGHT | HENRY MAIER FESTIVAL PARK

Summerfest is back with live music across 12 stages. Summerfest also has lots to do for fest-goers looking for something to do before the headliners hit the stage. Listen to local bands on the festival stages throughout the day and shop the vendors before heading to your intended show. Buy your tickets here or at the gate.

Photo courtesy of Summerfest

3. Wild Ones: Vintage Motorcycle Rally

SATURDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 3 P.M. | HARLEY-DAVIDSON MUSEUM

Celebrate Harley-Davidson’s motorcycle history with this vintage 1940s style motorcycle rally. The event includes an antique motorcycle ride-in show, motorcycle field games and a vintage motorcycle swap. All proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin.

Photo courtesy of the Harley-Davidson Museum

4. Meathead at the Market

SATURDAY AT 11 A.M. | THE PALM GARDEN AT THE MILWAUKEE PUBLIC MARKET

Learn how to grill from the best. Meathead Goldwyn, author of New York Times Bestseller “Meathead, the Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling,” comes to the public market to share his knowledge. Throughout the demonstration class, Meathead will discuss the concepts, methods, and tools of BBQ and grilling. Stay for a Q&A session to go more in-depth on the class’s more detailed questions. Sign up for your spot here.

5. Poetry reading at Woodland Pattern Book Center

SATURDAY AT 7 P.M. | WOODLAND PATTERN BOOK CENTER

Listen in on Frank K.R. Cline, author of “So What” and Destiny Fletcher, author of “Black Girl Be Storm” as they read excerpts of their work. The event is held in person and on livestream, and registration and masking is required for in-person attendance. Register here.

6. A Pairing Experience

SATURDAY AT 7 P.M. | THREE CELLARS

Indulge yourself in some chocolate, wine and beer from Three Cellars in Menomonee Falls. This tasting includes five wines paired with specialty handmade chocolates, along with another 20 wines and beers selected for this tasting event. A silent auction and raffle will also be held throughout. Attendees will have the chance to purchase any of the featured wines while supplies last. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go toward OccuPaws Guide Dog Association and the Wisconsin Eastern Star of the World of Youth Scholarship fund.

Photo by Getty Images

7. Cedarburg Strawberry Festival

SATURDAY & SUNDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M. | DOWNTOWN CEDARBURG

It’s back! After a two year hiatus, Strawberry Fest will once again have everything strawberry, from strawberry shortcake to strawberry wine. Stroll the historic Cedarburg main street and shop the vendor tents as you listen to live music and partake in fun contests.

8. Margarita Fest 

SUNDAY AT 11 A.M. | DEER DISTRICT BEER GARDEN

Stay cool and sample from Milwaukee’s best margarita-makers voting for your favorite at the 5th Annual Margarita Fest. As you sip, you can order food from the local taco trucks on site and wait for the winner to be crowned at the end of the night.

9. Last day of The Three Faces of Eve – Wearable Art Exhibition

SUNDAY FROM 12 TO 4 P.M. | 5 POINTS ART GALLERY + STUDIOS

The Three Faces of Eve wearable arts fashion show and exhibition shifts the focus from the external environment to the internal, with outward representations of the self by 16 artists. Each member of the cohort has produced three distinctive avant-garde wearable renditions of their work, embodying a different personality, mood or identity.

10. The Milwaukee Wellness Market

SUNDAY FROM 1 TO 4 P.M. | DUBBLE DUTCH HOTEL

Visit the first Milwaukee Wellness Market to check out the local businesses that relate to wellness in Milwaukee. Like a Makers Market, the vendors will have products and services for attendees to check out. Shop for your self-care items as you learn about the wellness organizations in the city.

11. Not as Famous, but Interesting People Tour

SUNDAY FROM 2 TO 3:30 P.M. | FOREST HOME CEMETERY

Get to know Milwaukee a little more as you learn about the lives of some of those buried at Forest Home Cemetery. The tour showcases Milwaukeeans who have impacted the city’s history and includes people who have made it into the “Guinness Book of World Records,” the first female photographer who documented WWII and more.

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