12 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Weekend: July 23-24

There’s beer release parties, outdoor adventures, festivals and entertainment galore this weekend in Milwaukee.

1. Riverwest 24

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY | PIERCE STREET

Enjoy a fun day of biking at this year’s “Bonus Edition” of the annual Riverwest 24-hour bike race marathon. Rather than competition, the emphasis is now on setting goals, forming friendly rivalries and building a sense of community. All you need is a bike, possibly a friend and a lot of energy.

2. Supermoon Beer Release

FRIDAY FROM 11:30 A.M.-8 P.M. | 3145 S. HOWELL AVE.

Join Supermoon Beer Company in the excitement as it releases a pair of beers this weekend. Dens Farmhouse IPA, a collaboration with Penrose Brewing Co., is fermented with Brett and dry hopped with Lotus hops while There Is a Plot is a gin-barrel blended saison which is dry hopped with Idaho 7 hops. Beer can be preordered online now through Supermoon’s website, and pickup and patio hours are from 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

3. Lakefront Brewery Release Party

FRIDAY AT 5 P.M. | 3000 HOWELL AVE.

Lakefront Brewery is hosting a party to release a new beer, My Turn: Moses at The Vine, which is a fruit ale made with blueberries, elderberries and ginger. The event will take place at Humboldt Park at 5 p.m.

 

 

4. Grown Up Summer Camp

FRIDAY | 1500 E. PARK PL.

The Urban Ecology Center’s Grown Up Summer Camp will feature canoeing, rock climbing, campfires and a New Belgium Brewing beer tasting.

5. MKE Food Truck Fest

SATURDAY FROM NOON-5 P.M. | 200 N HARBOR DR.

The first MKE Food Truck Fest will feature over a dozen different and exciting food trucks offering a variety of entrees, snacks and desserts. In addition to the trucks, the fest will feature a handful of pop-up vendors and entertainment provided by DJ Shawna and FM 102.1. Families will be able to play yard games and experience the Henry Maier Festival Park’s brand-new children’s activity area. Due to limited capacity, tickets will be sold online with staggered interval entering times for $5.

6. Waukesha County Fair

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY | 2417 SIILVERNAIL RD., WAUKESHA

Attend Wisconsin’s oldest county fair for food, rides, animals and entertainment. The Timberworks Lumberjack Show and pig, goat and duck races will take place daily while the weekend’s special attractions include a junior livestock auction on Friday, a pancake breakfast and demolition derby on Saturday and a classic car show and truck and tractor pulls on Sunday.

7. German Days

FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 700 W LEXINGTON BLVD., GLENDALE

This event will feature keg tapping, a fish fry, a spanferkel and grill hendl, half-off liters of bier and live music throughout the weekend. It is a free event with no cover or gate charge, and it will take place at the newly renovated Old Heidelberg Park at the Bavarian Bierhaus.

8. Superhero Escape Adventure Hunt

SATURDAY | STREETS OF MILWAUKEE

The Superhero Scavenger Hunt aims to safely create camaraderie in Milwaukee. Participants will explore the city while uncovering secrets from famous figures in history and solving puzzles to defeat supervillains. To take part in the fun, all that is needed is a smartphone and a team of 2-6 people – costumes are highly encouraged, too. Proprietary technology is used to create a virtual board game on your screen. Tickets are $50 per team and can be purchased online.

9. Live! In Living Color

FRIDAY AT 6:30 P.M. | 250 ELM ST., THIENSVILLE

Live! In Living Color will take place Friday at the Thiensville Village Park Amphitheater. The event is free of charge, perfect for the entire family and sponsored by Kids From Wisconsin. Being a fan favorite for over 50 years, the show will highlight history’s greatest live music venues as well as the artists who helped define those legacies. Audience members should expect to see a professional, fully staged performance.

10. That’s Amore Dinner Train at the East Try Railroad

SATURDAY FROM 5-7:30 P.M. | 2002 CHURCH ST., EAST TROY

All aboard! Enjoy a three-course family style Italian meal on a train ride departing from the East Troy Railroad and traveling to Phantom Lake in Mukwonago. Tickets are $59 per person and will include an Italian garden salad to start, meatballs and pasta as an entrée and chocolate cake for dessert. Advance reservations are required.

11. Fishing in the Valley

SATURDAY 10 A.M.-NOON | 3700 W PIERCE ST.

Learn how to fish or practice your catch in the Menomonee River at this beginner’s level course sponsored by the Urban Ecology Center. All materials will be provided, and attendees are encouraged to come in comfortable outdoors clothes. Tickets range from $9-14 per person.

12. Audrey Jonas at The Laughing Tap

FRIDAY-SATURDAY FROM 8-9:30 P.M. | 706B S. 5th ST.

Tune into Audrey Jonas in-person at The Laughing Tap or online via live stream this weekend. Her comedy stems from real life experiences as a Mexican-American woman and Chicagoan. Tickets are $20 for in person and $10 for online.

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