5 Things to Do in Milwaukee to Celebrate the First Weekend of Summer

Summer officially starts Saturday and we’re celebrating with these events.

1. Celebrate Juneteenth

ALL DAY FRIDAY | HOSTED VIRTUALLY ON WTMJ 4 AND WJMR 98.3

Usually Milwaukee celebrates the anniversary of the emancipation of the last enslaved people in the South with a massive street festival. Due to the pandemic, Milwaukee’s 49th Juneteenth Day Celebration had to be moved to virtual platforms. The event  will be hosted on WTMJ 4 and WJMR 98.3 all day. 

2. Make Music Milwaukee

SUNDAY FROM 10 A.M.-10 P.M. | LIVESTREAM

This virtual music festival is free and worldwide. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, Make Music Day is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries. Join Milwaukee’s rendition all day Sunday. 

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3. Celebrate Father’s Day

MULTIPLE TIMES | MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Pig roast, ice cream, free beer and more. There are a lot of Father’s Day events, specials and deals to check out this weekend. Take a look at our guide to the holiday for details about how to celebrate.

4. Broken Bat Brewing Company Grand Opening

THURSDAY-SUNDAY | 135 E. PITTSBURGH AVE. 

Broken Bat Brewing Company is opening it’s new home in Walker’s Point this weekend. To keep gathering to a minimum, the brewery is opening up specific time slots for $5 a ticket. The entrance fee comes with a 10 ounce beer pour of your choice. 

5. Milwaukee Bakers Against Racism Bake Sale

SATURDAY FROM 10 A.M.-1 P.M. | 2273 S. HOWELL AVE. 

The Milwaukee Bakers Against Racism Bake Sale is part of a global movement where all kinds of bakers show their support of racial justice and equality. Milwaukee’s sale will be at Egg & Flour in Bay View. A group of professional pastry creators will be donating 100% of sales to Love On Black Women, a local non-profit that serves women of color. 

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Allison Garcia is the Digital Editor for Milwaukee Magazine.