14 Things to Do This Weekend: August 23-26

See out August with a plethora of things to do this weekend. With this much variety, there’s a little something for everyone!

Get Active

Pretzel Run

Run for your carbs on Thursday, August 23, with this family friendly 5K. Take your marks on the Oak Leaf Trail at Estabrook Park (4600 Estabrook Park). Register in advance to get a head start.

Photo Credit: Pretzel Run

Peanuts Night at Miller Park

Join Charlie Brown and the rest of the Brewers gang at Miller Park (1 Brewers Way) for a night full of baseball, and you guessed it, Peanuts. On Friday, August 24, see what Snoopy’s up to at the ballpark.

Fiserv Forum Open House

Help the Bucks move in to their new home with a housewarming party! Grab your free tickets for Sunday, August 26, at the Fiserv Forum (1111 Vel R Phillips Ave) to wish Bango your best in his new digs.


Doc Danger and the Danger Squad

You’re in for a super night with this musical’s heroic plotline. The preview for the show kicks off on Thursday, August 23, and officially opens on Friday, August 24. Come to the Broadway Theatre Center (158 N Broadway) for a night far from merely human.


On Friday, August 24, join local and national music artists alike to benefit the TBEY Arts Center at the Turner Hall Ballroom (1040 North 4th Street). The goal is to raise money for youth members to receive art training at no cost to their families.

Aura Music Series

Round out summer with the final show in the Aura Music Series on Friday, August 24. RSVP to this free rooftop show with skyline views at the Milwaukee Athletic Club (758 N. Broadway).

Photo Credit: Aura Events, LLC

Casey Donahew

Country music star Casey Donahew serenades Milwaukee at The Rave (2401 W Wisconsin Ave) on Saturday, August 25th. With plenty of No. 1 hits on deck, this will be one concert you won’t want to miss.

RZA: Live From the 36th Chamber

Watch a live re-scoring of the popular kung-fu classic From the 36th Chamber on Saturday, August 25. The Oriental Theatre (2230 N Farwell Ave) hosts the singular showing in the Midwest of this fantastical performance at 9:30 p.m.


Mexican Fiesta

Enjoy the smells, sights and sounds of Mexican culture right in Milwaukee from August 24-26 at the Henry Maier Festival Park (200 N. Harbor Dr). We hear the Mexican corn is pretty delicious too.

Photo Credit: Mexican Fiesta


Oktober in August? We say yes, please! Celebrate Milwaukee’s first Oktoberfest of the year on August 24 and 25 at the authentic Kegel’s Inn (5901 W National Ave). All proceeds will benefit the Lion’s Club of West Milwaukee.

Fringe Festival

With a history dating back to Edinburgh in 1947, this beloved performing arts fest now has a presence all over the world, including Milwaukee. Now in its third year, the Milwaukee Fringe Festival showcases emerging artists and industry veterans alike across theater, music, dance and visual arts. And it’s bound to get weird! Head to the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts (929 N Water St) on August 25 and 26 to enjoy more than 20 different performances.

MKE Punk Fest

Spend August 23-26 punking out at MKE Punk Fest, hosted at Club Anything (807 South 5th St). Enjoy music, comedy and acoustic sounds.


Milwaukee Public Library Book Sale

On Sunday, August 26, head to the second floor of the Milwaukee Public Market (400 N Water Street) for some seriously cheap reads. The Milwaukee Public Library will be selling books for only $1 in all genres and categories!

Afro Culture Pop Up Tour

The pop-up shop continues its national tour in Milwaukee this weekend. Shop African apparel from designers Rahyma and Tribe of Dumo on Sunday, August 26, on the sixth floor of 176 West Wisconsin Avenue, starting at noon.