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Embrace Fall

Bay View Pumpkin Pavilion

Spend time with friends and family carving pumpkins, eating local food and embracing the spirit of Halloween at the Bay View Pumpkin Pavilion. The festival will go from Thursday, October 18, to Saturday, October 20.

Downer Street Haunted Halloween

Have a spook-tastic day on Downer Street, Saturday, September 20. There will be scavenger hunts, face painting and balloon twisting for children as well as a mini bar crawl for adults.

Milwaukee Public Market Harvest Festival

The fall fun continues on Saturday, October 20, at the public market. Enjoy apple cider, caramel apples, pumpkin bowling, live music, beer tasting and more.

Cedarburg Gothic History Tour

On Friday, October 19, and Saturday, October 20, explore the dark side of Cedarburg’s history through stories, live performances and encounters with some of Cedarburg’s ghostly citizens.


Hunting Moon Pow Wow

Take part in a weekend full of Native American culture including singing, dancing and drumming. Beginning on Friday, October 18, and ending Sunday, October 20, attendees will get a chance to experience history, traditions and connect with one another through the beauty of the event.

Milwaukee Film Festival

One of Milwaukee’s top festivals is back for the 10th year in a row. Enjoy hundreds of films, hear from special guests, and see 7 world premieres. The party begins Thursday, October 18, and ends Thursday, November 1. Here are our picks for which films to see.

Milwaukee Film Festival; photo courtesy of Milwaukee film


Chris Lane

Country singer and songwriter Chris Lane will be performing at The Rave, Thursday, October 18, along with special guests Gabby Barrett and “Walmart yodel boy” Mason Ramsey.

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Troye Sivan

If you enjoy electro-dance pop, this is the show for you. On Saturday, October 20, concert-goers will get a chance to hear songs off Troye Sivan’s new album live — and each ticket purchase comes with a copy of the album to listen to later, too.

Third Coast Blues Collective

On Sunday, October 21, check out great blues music at the Sunday Blues Matinee show. The artist lineup includes Greg Koch, Jim Liban, Jimmy Voegeli, Matt Liban and Kurt Koenig.


Gallery Night and Day

For over 30 years, this event has brought people together through art, creativity and beauty. On Friday, October 19, and Saturday, October 20, the fun continues with galleries, museums, shops and more.

Second City: Made In America

One of America’s top comedic groups will be making its way to the Marcus Center on Friday, October 19, and Saturday, October 20, for two nights of non-stop laughter.

Great Lakes Distillery Harvest Night

Fall is in the air and in the beer at the Great Lakes Harvest Night. On Saturday, September 20, try 10 different seasonal pumpkin spirits, paint pumpkins and take part in the pumpkin spirit dessert contest.

Paws and Claws Gala

On Saturday, October 20, help furry and feathered friends all while having fun at the Humane Society’s Paws and Claws Gala. The event theme is Casino Royale and will include food, drinks, contests, auctions and the chance to mingle with hundreds of Milwaukee business leaders and animal lovers.

Daytime Activities

Youth Entrepreneurship Summit

Youth across Milwaukee will have the chance to attend workshops and gain valuable entrepreneurial knowledge, Saturday, October 20, as well as check out various businesses or showcase their own business.

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Riverwest Gardeners Market

Check out fresh food, flowers, crafts and live music at the last Riverwest Gardeners Market of the year. The last day of the event will be on Sunday, October 21.