9 Things To Do This Weekend in Milwaukee: September 13-15

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s a list of some of the best events around Milwaukee.

For More Fall Events Read the 2019 Fall Arts Guide

For the Friday the 13th Believer

Friday the 13th Full moon Moonlight Paddle

Do you love Friday the 13th, full moons or just kayaking? This event combines the three for a night on the water. Hosted by Milwaukee Kayak Company, it’s an opportunity to spend the night out on the water under the light of a big and beautiful moon. Moonlight Paddlers travel up and down the Milwaukee River through downtown Milwaukee. 

Friday from 5:30-8 p.m. at 318 S. Water St. 

If You Just LOVE Fall

Autumn Harvest Fest

At The Elegant Farmer apple orchard families can pick their own varieties straight from the tree, hop on a train, ride a pony, get lost in a corn maze and more. The farm is also known for their “Apple Pie in a Paper Bag” among other apple treats. 

Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1545 Main St., Mukwonago

Britonwoods Orchard Farm Dinner

Hosted by Braise, this event is a farm-to-table dinner. Braise will bring food from small Wisconsin farms to the beautiful venue of Britonwood Orchards

Friday at 4:45 p.m. at 1072 288th Ave., Burlington

For the Brew City Beer Lover

Third Space 3rd Anniversary

It’s going to be “one heck of a party” at Third Space  on Saturday as they celebrate their third anniversary. There will be live music, food trucks and, of course, lots of beer. This year’s anniversary beer is Billy Mumphrey’s Downfall Triple IPA, which will be available on tap and in limited four-packs. 

Saturday at noon at 1505 W. St. Paul Ave.

Photo by Third Space Brewing

Fermentoberfest  presents the opportunity to try your hand at pretzel eating and stein holding. There will be a large variety of brews from the Fermentorium to sample as well. 

Saturday at 11 a.m. at 7481 State Road 60, Cedarburg 

Feeling Creative?

Maker Faire Milwaukee

Among the largest maker faires in the world, Maker Faire Milwaukee is a can’t miss event. There will be about 250 exhibitors this year showcasing everything from textiles to robots. The event is produced by the Betty Brinn Museum and co-hosted by Milwaukee Makerspace

FREE; Saturday and Sunday at Wisconsin Center

Pundamonium: The Milwaukee Pun Slam

Created and hosted by Art Allen, this event has brought silliness since 2014. It’s first-come, first-serve so just show up to Shank Hall to participate. Contestants are given a slip of paper with a different topic (for example, “Facebook” or “bicycles”) and brainstorm puns to match their topics until the first round starts.

Friday from 8-10:30 p.m. at 1434 N Farwell Ave.

For Fans of Art and Music

Hip-Hop DNA Volume 1

Milwaukee up-and-coming musician Kiran Vidula – whose stage name is Q the Sun – teamed up with Black Arts MKE and the Marcus Center to bring this event to the city. There will be a roster of performers as diverse as hip-hop itself. Nearly 30 musicians will play, including local favorites Kiran Vee and Webster X. 

Friday at the Marcus Center

Kiran Vee of New Age Narcissism performs at MilMag Live
Photo by Moriah Bame
A Mouth Shaped Room

This weekend is your last chance to see this art exhibit which opened at the end of June. It was created by Toronto-born artist David Harper, who has been featured in museums in Canada, New York, Indiana and California.

Through Sunday at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum



Allison Garcia is the Digital Editor for Milwaukee Magazine.