6 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Weekend: June 18-20

Juneteenth festivities, a food truck festival and more this weekend in Milwaukee.

1. Celebrate Juneteenth

SATURDAY | MULTIPLE TIMES

Emancipation Day is Saturday and Milwaukee has a long tradition of celebrating. Parties, a parade and even a bike ride around town are all part of Saturday’s festivities. To learn how to participate, check out our Juneteenth Day events guide

2. Milwaukee Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival

SATURDAY FROM 12-5 P.M. | 1000 NORTHVIEW RD., WAUKESHA

Rain or shine, the Waukesha Expo Center is hosting Milwaukee’s fourth annual Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival. Along with a variety of food trucks and dozens of regional and national beer offerings, there will be local artisans and a DJ. The event is family-friendly, with activities like cornhole, giant jenga, face painting and a bouncy house. General admission is $5 online and $10 at the door. Bringing lawn chairs and picnic blankets is encouraged.

 

 

3. Shakespeare in Three Bridges Park

FRIDAY FROM 5:30-8 P.M. | THREE BRIDGES PARK

The Summit Players Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Parks program returns this year with a productions of “The Winter Tale.” The show starts at 7 p.m. and seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Prior to the performance, the Summit players will offer a free, 45-minute educational workshop entitled “Inside Shakespeare’s Story: The Winter’s Tale.” It will take a closer look at the play, and discuss themes and poetic writing.

4. Fat Tire Tour of Milwaukee 2021

ALL DAY SATURDAY | 901 W. JUNEAU AVE.

Milwaukee’s oldest and most historic group bike ride will start at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery. The event, which draws nearly 500 attendees each year, is a ride covering 15-25 miles over 6-7 hours. The route is a surprise until the morning of and is different every year. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m., and the group roll out is at 10:15 a.m. MKE Brewing will a host a party at the end of the ride.

5. Milwaukee History & Beer Garden Bike Tour

SATURDAY FROM 11 A.M. TO 3 P.M. | 910 N. OLD WORLD 3RD ST.

The Milwaukee County Historical Society is offering a guided tour of city via biking! Riders can bring their own or rent through Bublr Bike. The tour will ride on Oak Leaf Trail, stopping at Hubbard Park Beer Garden and Estabrook Park Beer Garden, ending at Old Heidelberg Park Beer Garden, Milwaukee’s original Biergarten. At each stop, tour leader Dana Hansen will share summaries of Milwaukee history and photos from MCHS’s archives.

6. Milwaukee Maker’s Market

SUNDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M. | DISCOVERY WORLD MUSEUM

This monthly arts and crafts fair is taking place at Discovery World. From jewelry to watercolor prints, buy from some of Milwaukee’s local artists, designers and small businesses. There is no admission fee, anyone is welcome to browse.

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