Festivals
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While many city tourists and locals visit places to admire the big city or the beautiful parks, the festivals in America are a big part of what makes the country grand and the event worth attending. Each city brings its own cultural and historical heritage that are celebrated through various festivals and events. Some cities have similar types of festivals or events, and others have unique annual celebrations.

See how many festivals you can fit on your itinerary! These celebrations are going to give you memories of a lifetime as they reflect the art, culture, heritage and the music of each city in the most exciting way. Show up and have fun with your friends, make memories and celebrate the love of food, wine, music, art, history, culture, traditions, and more at these gatherings.
Bastille Days
Bastille Days

(414) 271-1416

825 N Jefferson St
Milwaukee, WI 53202   Directions Website

Celebrate North America's largest outdoor French themed festival in downtown Milwaukee! Bastille Days is held annually in July and features impromptu street performances, roaming minstrels, a variety of musical entertainment and a signature 43-foot Eiffel Tower replica. Runners and walkers kick off the festival with the "Storming of the Bastille," a 5-K run and two mile walk.

Indian Summer Festival
Indian Summer Festival

(414) 604-1000

10809 W Lincoln Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53227   Directions Website

Wrap up your summer with the Indian Summer Festival in September. This festival is the largest Native American celebration of its kind in the country, and features nationally known American Indian performers and entertainers, as well as art and food. Learn about and celebrate America's most ancient culture!

Mexican Fiesta
Mexican Fiesta

(414) 383-7066

2997 S 20th St
Milwaukee, WI 53215   Directions Website
Milwaukee Irish Fest
Milwaukee Irish Fest

(414) 476-3378

1532 N Wauwatosa Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53213   Directions Website
Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest

(414) 257-7275

520 E Wells St
Milwaukee, WI   Directions Website

Not all Milwaukee festivals occur during the summer. Party for four weekends after Labor Day at the Bavarian Inn's annual Oktoberfest, the oldest and most authentic Oktoberfest in the Midwest. Enjoy delicious food and local brews, as well as music, dancing and live performances.

Polish Fest
Polish Fest

(414) 529-2140

200 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202   Directions Website
Pridesfest Milwaukee
Pridesfest Milwaukee

(414) 273-2680

200 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202   Directions Website
Summerfest
Summerfest

(414) 273-2680

639 E Summerfest Pl
Milwaukee, WI 53202   Directions Website

Music lovers must make it out to the annual Summerfest, an eleven-day mega festival filled with music, shows and food. Eleven stages fill the Henry Maier Festival Park and feature more than 700 bands, including some of the biggest names in the music world. The largest music festival in the world, drawing in over one million people annually, concludes with an enormous fireworks demonstration.

Trainfest
Trainfest

(414) 266-7000

640 S 84th St
West Allis, WI 53214   Directions Website

Hobbyists and families alike will enjoy the annual Trainfest, held in the West Allis suburb. America's largest operating model railroad festival and show features more than 50 superbly detailed and highly creative model train scenes spread over 200,000 square feet. Vendors sell the latest model train products and offer great deals to fair goers.

Wisconsin State Fair
Wisconsin State Fair

(414) 266-7000

640 S 84th St
West Allis, WI 53214   Directions Website

Continue the long tradition of the Wisconsin State Fair by joining in on the eleven-day festivities in West Allis, right outside of the Milwaukee city limits. Since 1851, this festival has drawn in vendors and citizens from all across the state. Yearly venues include regional and national bands, carnival rides, specialty vendors, agricultural exhibits and a variety of food and drink, including the popular cream puffs.

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