5 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Weekend: Aug. 20-22

Bloody Mary Festival and Irish Fest in the same weekend? It’s a good time to be in Milwaukee.

1. Irish Fest

ALL WEEKEND | HENRY MAIER FESTIVAL PARK

Irish Fest is back at Henry Maier Festival Park for its 40th anniversary. With tons of live acts, Irish food, express bars and authentic Irish vendors, this festival brings the emerald isle right to Lake Michigan.

2. The Bloody Mary Festival

SATURDAY | FISERV FORUM PLAZA

With Bloody Mary recipes from bars, restaurants and other vendors all across the state, alongside various other foods and beverages, the Bloody Mary Festival is self-described as the “Saturday funday brunch party of the year.” Visit the festival’s website for a full list of vendors, event details, and tickets.

 

 

3. Oconomowoc Festival for the Arts

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY | DOWNTOWN OCONOMOWOC

Back just in time for their 50th anniversary, this festival focuses on celebrating the unique fine arts community of Oconomowoc. The festival includes a wide range of art galleries from local creators (including booths of youth art), live entertainment and concessions, children’s areas and more. Proceeds of the festival benefit local youth programs, community organizations, and fine arts scholarships. Oh, and did we mention you can get there via a free pontoon shuttle?

4. Milwaukee Black Theater Festival

ALL WEEKEND | IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL OPTIONS

Don’t miss the final weekend of Milwaukee Black Theater Festival, with full-length productions, live readings and activities to bring the community together in an exploration of identity in Milwaukee, America and beyond. Activities throughout each day include free events and ticketed performances, visit the website to see the full schedule.

5. Monster Jam

ALL WEEKEND | FISERV FORUM

The raucous event that needs no introduction, Monster Jam is a chaotic, explosive and epic stunt show featuring iconic monster trucks and motorbikes, with enough flips, fire and demolition to satiate any thrill-rider. 

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