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Fests of every stripe – vintage motorcycles to the air and water show.

BRADFORD BEACH BASH – COUNTRY JAM

July 2
Bradford Beach

Kick off your cowboy boots and wiggle your toes in the sand at this beach party, complete with cocktails at the tiki huts, country music and volleyball.


WILD ONES: VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE RALLY

July 8
Harley-Davidson Museum

Hit the brakes for this antique. American-made motorcycle ride-in show at the Harley-Davidson Museum for pre-1970s bikes and motorcycle field games, including a slow race and plank ride.

Photo courtesy of Harley-Davidson Museum


BASTILLE DAYS

July 13-16
Cathedral Square Park

For four days, Cathedral Square Park looks a little like Paris, complete with French food, music and a 43-foot Eiffel Tower. Thousands of people take to the streets for the Storm the Bastille run, which happens on the evening of July 13.

Photo by Rebecca Kames


CITY LIMITS MUSIC FESTIVAL

July 14-15
Cudahy

This country music festival in downtown Cudahy with headliners Granger Smith and Parmalee promises to be a rip-roaring good time.


PORT FISH DAY

July 15
Downtown Port Washington

Not only is it the world’s largest one-day outdoor fish fry, this festival on Port Washington’s lakefront also offers live music, arts and crafts, a carnival, a classic car show and fireworks.


GARFIELD AVENUE BLUES, JAZZ, GOSPEL & ARTS FESTIVAL

July 15
King Drive to 7th Street on Garfield Avenue

The family-friendly festival, in business for two decades, features four stages of live music and more than 100 vendors selling food and art.


MILWAUKEE AIR AND WATER SHOW

July 15-16
Milwaukee Lakefront

The Navy’s Blue Angels return to Milwaukee for the first time since 2010.


FIRKIN FEST

July 22
Cathedral Square Park

Beer lovers rejoice! Over 150 brews, plus 40 cask-conditioned ales aka firkins and ciders are available for tasting at this Cathedral Square event (tickets required).


FESTA ITALIANA

July 21-23
Henry Maier Festival Park grounds

Indulge in the best of Italian culture and cuisine – from bocce and opera to cannoli and pasta – and then rock out to the Gin Blossoms, an unlikely but welcome headliner. Festa is also famous for its exciting fireworks display.


KIRTAN FEST MILWAUKEE

July 21-23
Blue Lotus Farm and Retreat Center, near West Bend

Explore the ancient practices of Kirtan and yoga with workshops and classes that encourage reflection, rest and relaxation in a serene, natural space.


CROATIAN FEST

July 22-23
Blue Lotus Farm and Retreat Center, near West Bend

Explore the ancient practices of Kirtan and yoga with workshops and classes that encourage reflection, rest and relaxation in a serene, natural space.


Sonic Boom Six

VANS WARPED TOUR

July 24
American Family Insurance Amphitheatre

This touring festival – the largest in the United States – once again makes a stop in the Cream City, with hundreds of punk rock artists converging for a day of music and mayhem.


GERMAN FEST

July 28-30
Henry Maier Festival Park grounds

Don your dirndl, sip a hearty brew and shout “Prost!” No matter what your nationality, get in on the fun and celebrate Milwaukee’s rich German heritage.


TASTE OF WISCONSIN

July 28-30
Downtown Kenosha

More than 40 vendors showcase the best food and drinks our state has to offer. Chef demos, kids activities and live music round out the this Kenosha festival along the shores of Lake Michigan. ♦


‘Agenda: July’ appears in the July 2017 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

Find it on newsstands beginning July 3, or buy a copy at milwaukeemag.com/shop.

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