The History Behind Milwaukee’s First Ethnic Festival, Festa Italiana

Today, the Historic Third Ward is known for its trendy shops, great eats and proximity to the lakefront, not to mention the annual lineup of summer festivals it plays host to, including Festa Italiana. While many will enjoy the Italian festival this year (Friday, July 20, through Sunday, July 22), not many people know its history.

2016 Milwaukee Festival Guide

Your chronological guide to dozens of Milwaukee area festivals, from Milwaukee Day to Summerfest to Jazz in the Park to the Milwaukee Film Festival and everything in between.