8 Things to Do This Weekend: July 25-28

Live music, beer festivals, air shows and more. Get your calendars out Milwaukee!


Margarita Crawl Milwaukee

Wednesday was National Margarita Day, so it only seems fitting that it should continue onto weekend festivities. Celebrate with other Milwaukeeans with a Margarita Crawl on Saturday, July 27 starting at 2p.m. at Cantina Milwaukee (1110 North Old World 3rd St.). The ticket gets you discounted drinks at all the 5+ venues, free swag to the first 100 people and entry to the after party.


Riverwest 24

Get ready to pump some air in your bike’s tires and break it out to cultivate a sense of togetherness in the Riverwest community. Riverwest 24 returns to all bikers from 7p.m. to 7p.m. on Friday, July 26 through Friday July 27 in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood. The 24-hour event is open to all of Milwaukee, whether you’re riding, volunteering or simply cheering as a bystander. Come out to support biking in urban communities.

Photo by Joe Brusky.


Milwaukee Brewfest

Three words for a great weekend: unlimited beer sampling. Milwaukee Brewfest is celebrating its tenth year on Saturday, July 27 at 3p.m. at McKinley Park (1600 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.). In addition to dozens of breweries, Brewfest also includes live music, food sampling and even free German Fest tickets to attendees. General admission tickets are $60 in advance.


German Fest

Would it really be a Milwaukee summer without German Fest? We aren’t so sure. The annual cultural celebration runs from Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28 at various times at the Summerfest grounds (200 N Harbor Dr.). In addition to delicious food and plenty of beer, you can enjoy the Dachshund Derby and Wiener Dog Costume Contest, the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series Men’s, Women’s and Collegiate U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS, music, dancing and fireworks.

Brady Street Festival

Whether you’ve been in Milwaukee your whole life or you’ve only been here for a year, you’ve heard about the annual Brady Street Festival. This year, the street festival takes place on Saturday, July 27 from 11a.m. to midnight in the main hub of well, Brady Street. The festival is free to attend, and the street are lined with four stages of live music, local vendors, delicious food and drinks and even a Pro Wrestling Match.

Photo by Maria Christianson.

Milwaukee Air and Water Show

Even if you’re not there, you’ll probably still be able to hear this show from miles away. Hopefully, it won’t get rained out this year, though. The Milwaukee Air and Water Show returns for its tenth year on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 beginning as early as 9a.m. All the classic acts, like the Thunderbirds, are set to return, in addition to a new performance by the F-22 Demo Team.


The Brewers 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk

If you’re like many of us and haven’t yet had the opportunity to run in Miller Park with the Racing Sausages, this could be your golden opportunity. The Brewers 5K Run/Walk kicks off on Saturday, July 27 beginning at 8a.m. at Miller Park (1 Brewers Way). Runners will race or walk around and through Miller Park as well as receive a 2019 Brewers ticket voucher and a t-shirt, food and drinks at the post-5K tailgate party. Bonus: all proceeds go to the Brewers Community Foundation and Fisher House Wisconsin.

Photo by Stephanie Moebius/Brewers.


Corinne Bailey Rae

The Grammy-Award winning musician is coming to Milwaukee. Corinne Bailey Rae takes center stage on Friday, July 26 at 8p.m. at Turner Hall Ballroom (1040 Vel R. Phillips Ave.). The singer is probably best known for her hits like “Put Your Records On” and “Like a Star,” and her 2010 album was also a success. 



Caroline Blair is a digital marketing intern for Milwaukee Magazine. She just finished her sophomore year at Syracuse University studying magazine journalism and marketing. She grew up in Milwaukee and is excited to be spending her summer here interning at Milwaukee Magazine.