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1. Perseid Meteor Shower
FRIDAY AT 7 P.M. | VIRTUAL EVENT
Look up because the Perseid Meteor Shower is happening all month and that means you can see hundreds of shooting stars on clear nights. The staff at Manfred Olson Planetarium at UW-Milwaukee want to teach you the best tips for viewing the phenomona during a virtual event Friday. Tickets are “pay what you can,” and proceeds go toward supporting UWM’s undergraduate students. With a $15 donation you also get an individual membership to the planetarium.
2. Sunflower Season
MULTIPLE TIMES | MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
Sunflower season is stunning and short, so you have to make the most of it while its here. Right now we’re in peak season so we gathered a list of local sunflower fields for you to check out while the flowers are still in bloom here.
3. Wisconsin State Fair
ALL WEEKEND | WISCONSIN STATE FAIR PARK
The Wisconsin State Fair is back! It’s running until Aug. 15 with all of your favorite events and food vendors, plus a list of new and outrageous foods that you are going to have to try this year. We recommend the Glazy Boy, which won the Sporkies this year. It’s a grilled donut sandwich with two slices of Fontina cheese, pork loin, raspberry whole grain mustard and pickled jalapeños. Try it.
VOTE FOR MILWAUKEE’S BEST BEER!
What’s Brew City’s best? We’ve picked 16 of our favorite Milwaukee craft beers for a March Madness-style tournament, but it’s up to you to pick the winner! Will it be bright and hoppy? Dark and malty? A zippy lager? Every one is worthy of the title; who will claim the sudsy crown?
4. Bronzeville Week
STARTS SATURDAY | BRONZEVILLE NEIGHBORHOOD
Saturday marks the start of Bronzeville Week here in Milwaukee. It’s the 10th anniversary of this event, which celebrates African American culture in Milwaukee’s historic Bronzeville District. There will be art, music, Black-owned business spotlights and more.
5. Joe Rogan: Sacred Clown Tour
SATURDAY | FISERV FORUM
Joe Rogan is finally making his long-delayed appearance at Fiserv Forum on Saturday. The former “Fear Factor” host and current podcast star is set to make a visit to Milwaukee as part of his Sacred Clown Tour. As an added bonus, Milwaukeean Lara Beitz will be opening for him. Read all about her here.
6. USA Triathlon
SATURDAY | DOWNTOWN MKE
Thousands of elite athletes are coming to Milwaukee for an Olympic-length triathlon. That means swimming 500 meters, biking 40 kilometers and then running another 10 kilometers. The best place to watch is near Discovery World where you can cheer them on as the athletes make their way to the finish line.
7. Beer Garden Bike Tour
SATURDAY FROM 11 A.M.-3 P.M. | MILWAUKEE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Milwaukee County Historical Society is hosting a beer garden bike tour Saturday. It kicks off at MCHS and makes stops at the beer gardens in Hubbard Park, Estabrook Park and Old Heidelberg Park. Tickets are $40 a person.
8. Jamaican Independence Day Celebration
SATURDAY AT 1-8 P.M. | BAVARIAN BIERHAUS
The Bavarian Bierhaus is celebrating Jamaican Independence Day with live reggae music, Jamaican cuisine, drink specials and more. The outdoor event is kid and dog friendly. It’s also free.
9. All Access Day at Ten Chimneys
SATURDAY FROM 9 A.M-4 P.M. | TEN CHIMNEYS
Ten Chimneys is opening up its pool and bringing in some live music for the all access day. Walk the paths, take a dip, enjoy a picnic by the Cottage (pack your own, or order from the grill out) and tour the historic buildings. To make a reservation call 262-968-4110.