Milwaukee-area fairs, community and church festivals in summer 2024


The summer festival season is in full swing this year in the Milwaukee area with county fairs, church festivals, street festivals, community and cultural fests of all kinds. Here’s a list of fairs and community festivals from June through Labor Day weekend.


Milwaukee Highland Games: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. June 1. Bagpipe bands, Scottish food, Highland dancing, and the Parade of Tartans. Croatian Park, 9100 S. 76th St., Franklin.

Port Festival of the Arts: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 1. Artist vendors, performing arts, music, street food and family activities. Franklin St., Port Washington.

Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival: Noon-5 p.m. June 1. Beer and food tasting, food trucks, and live bands. Bayshore, 5800 N. Bayshore Drive, Glendale.

Art & Farm Market: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 1-2. Local art, farm produce, live music and refreshments. Holy Hill Art Farm, 4958 Highway 167, Hubertus.

St. Robert Fair: Noon-10 p.m. June 1; noon-7 p.m. June 2. 4019 N. Farwell Ave., Shorewood.

West Allis Ala Carte: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 2. Street festival with food vendors, games and live music. On Greenfield Ave. from 70th to 76th St., West Allis.

Jammin’ in the Park: 5-9 p.m. June 7. Live music, family activities, food and beverages. Veteran’s Memorial Park, W182 S8200 Racine Ave, Muskego.

Holy Angels Festival of Angels: 5-11 p.m. June 7; noon-11 p.m. June 8; 12:30-5 p.m. June 9. Parish festival with live music, rides and games, food and refreshments. 138 N. Eighth Ave., West Bend.

St. John Vianney: 5-11 p.m. June 7; noon-11 p.m. June 8; noon-6 p.m. June 9. Parish Festival with live music, dinner specials, rides and games. 1755 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield.

Thiensville-Mequon Lionfest: 5-11:30 p.m. June 7; noon-11:30 p.m. June 8; noon-5 p.m. June 9. Carnival rides, games and live music. Thiensville Village Park, 250 Elm St., Thiensville.

Tosa Greek Fest: 4-10 p.m. June 7; noon-10 p.m. June 8-9. Tradiional Greek food and music. SS Constantine & Helen, 2160 Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa.

Buchnerfest: 10 a.m.-noon June 8. Children’s festival with storytimes, activity stations and summer reading club registration. Buchner Park, 231 Oakland Ave., Waukesha.

Cedarburg American Legion Post 288: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 8. Car show & craft fair with food, beverages and raffles. W57 N481 Hilbert Ave., Cedarburg.

Water Lantern Festival: 5:30-9:30 p.m. June 8. Design a floating lantern, food trucks, music and family activities. Veterans Park, 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive.

Locust Street Festival: 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. June 9. Live music on 6 stages, local vendors, artists, food and the Locust Street Beer Run. Riverwest.

Mukwonago Lions Club Summerfeste: June 13-16. Father’s Day parade, carnival, fireworks, sports tournaments, live music, food and beverages. Field Park, Highways 83 and NN, Mukwonago.

HartFest presented by Lakefront Brewery: 5-10 p.m. June 14; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. June 15. BBQ and Blues with food trucks, live music and vendor marketplace. Hart Park, 7300 W. Chestnut St., Wauwatosa.

Polish Fest: Noon-11 p.m. June 14-15; noon-7 p.m. June 16. Folk arts, culture, music and traditional food and beverages of Poland. Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Drive.

St. John Neumann Parish: June 14-16. Church festival with live music, carnival rides, food and beverages. 2400 W. State Road 59, Waukesha.

Lakefront Festival of Art: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 14-15; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 16. Showcase of art by jury-selected artists, includes food and beverages, local vendors, hands-on art, tours and live music. Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive.

St. Rita Parish: 3-11 p.m. June 14; noon-11 p.m. June 15; noon-8 p.m. June 16. Church festival with midway rides and carnival, fish fry and chicken dinners, and live bands. 4339 Douglas Ave., Racine.

Brookfield Kids Fest: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 15. Games and crafts, bounce house and climbing wall. McCoy Park, 19025 Wilderness Way, Brookfield.

Richfield Art at the Mill: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 15. Art and fine craft fair. Richfield Historical Park, 1896 State Road 164, Richfield.

Rods-n-Relics Car Club: June 15. Car, truck, motorcycle show. Lime Kiln Park, 2020 S. Green Bay Road, Grafton.

Stony Hill School Flag Day: Noon-4 p.m. June 15. Program and music concert by U.S. Army Reserve Band. Stony Hill School, 5595 County Highway I, Fredonia.

Summer Soulstice Music Festival: Noon-midnight June 15. Street festival with live music, food, arts & crafts. Between Kenilworth, Ivanhoe, Farwell, Prospect, and Murray Aves on Milwaukee’s east side.

WWII Days: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 15; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 16. Military displays and vendors, battleground skirmishes, food and beer. Old Falls Village Park, N96 W15791 County Line Road, Menomonee Falls.

New Berlin Historical Park: 1-4 p.m. June 16. Father’s Day open house with beer garden. 19765 W. National Ave.

Juneteenth Day: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 19. Street Festival on King Drive.

Town Food Truck Festival: 4:30-8 p.m. June 19. Live music, local food trucks, a beer tent, and family activities. The Corners of Brookfield, 20111 W. Blue Mound Road, Brookfield.

Greek Fest: June 21-23. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church festival with food, music and dancers, games and rides. Wisconsin State Fair Park, north parking lot, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis.

Holy Apostles Family Festival: 4-10:30 p.m. June 21; 3-10:30 p.m. June 22; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 23. Live music, games, rides, rummage, beer tent and dinner specials. 16000 W. National Ave., New Berlin.

Kettle Moraine Days: June 21-23. Carnival rides, car show, craft fair, tractor pull and live music. Eagle Village Park, Parkview Drive, Eagle.

Mother of Perpetual Help: June 21-23. Church festival with live music, food trucks, fish fry and chicken dinners, beverages. 2322 S. 106th St., West Allis.

Pewaukee Kiwanis Beach Party: 5-11 p.m. June 21; 7 a.m.-11 p.m. June 22. Water activities, bands, vendors, food and beverages. Lakefront Park, 222 W. Wisconsin Ave., Pewaukee.

St. Mary’s Family Fun Festival: June 21-23. Live music, carnival rides, craft beer and wine tent. 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha.

Taco and Tequila Festival: 2-11 p.m. June 22. Food and beverage tasting, live hip-hop performances, art installations, wrestling and car show. Franklin Field, 7035 S. Ballpark Drive, Franklin.

Cedarburg Strawberry Festival: June 22-23. Street festival with strawberry products, arts and crafts, kids activities, vendors, live music and food. Washington Ave. and Cedar Creek Park, Cedarburg.

Xavieran Mission Festival: 3-11 p.m. June 22; noon-7 p.m. June 23. Live music, dinner specials and rummage sale. North of Rawson Ave., on 51st St., Franklin.

Not Just A Phase Fest: 2-11 p.m. June 23. Pop-punk music festival. Franklin Field, 7035 S. Ballpark Drive, Franklin.

Scandinavian Midsommar Celebration: 1-4 p.m. June 23. Swedish music and folk dancing, with activities for children. Heidelberg Park at Bavarian Bierhaus, 700 W. Lexington Blvd., Glendale.

Fare on the Square: 4-9 p.m. June 26. Food trucks, beer, live music and family games. Drexel Town Square, 410 W. Town Square Way, Oak Creek.

Milwaukee Night Market: 5-10 p.m. June 26. Local vendors, music, beer garden, performers and artists. On Wisconsin Ave. between Second St. and Phillips Ave.

Hartland’s Hometown Celebration: June 28-30. Parade, fireworks, bands, vendors, food and refreshments. Nixon Park, 175 E. Park Ave., Hartland.

Pommerntag Festival: Noon-5:30 p.m. June 30. Pomeranian food and drink, music and dancing, and cultural displays. Rotary Park, 4100 W. Highland Road, Mequon.


Greendale Lions Family 4th Fest: 3-11 p.m. July 3; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 4; 3-11 p.m. July 5; noon-11 p.m. July 6. Bands, amusement rides and carnival, food and beverage tents. Broad St., Greendale.

Bristol Renaissance Faire: July 6-Sept. 2, Saturdays-Sundays and Labor Day. Elizabethan-era Faire with handmade crafts, games, rides and activities that complement a 16th-century themed park. 12550 120th Ave., Kenosha.

Fire Up the Forge: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 7. Blacksmithing event, brat fry and bluegrass jam. Ozaukee County Pioneer Village, 4880 County Hwy I, Saukville.

Elkhorn Ribfest: 3-11 p.m. July 10; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. July 11-13; 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. July 14. BBQ competition, artisan vendors and carnival rides. Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St., Elkhorn.

Bastille Days: July 11-14. French-themed street festival with food, wine, vendors and entertainment. Cathedral Square Park, 520 E. Wells St.

Delafield Block Party: 5 p.m.-midnight July 11-13. Street festival with bands, food and beer. Downtown Delafield.

Dominic Days: 5-10 p.m. July 11; 5-11 p.m. July 12; 1-11 p.m. July 13; noon-5:30 p.m. July 14. Church festival with special dinners, games and rides, bands and a car show. St. Dominic Catholic Church, 18255 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield.

St. Mary Parish: July 12-14. Church festival with bingo, fish fry and corn roast, beer tent and wine villa. 9520 W. Forest Home Ave., Hales Corners.

Gathering on the Green: July 12-13. Music festival featuring The Fabulous Thunderbirds, with the Stephen Hull Experience, and Beatles vs. Stones with Substitute: Tales From The Who. Rotary Park, 4100 W. Highland Road, Mequon.

Rumble By The River: 4 p.m.-midnight July 12-13. Truck and tractor pulls, beer tent, and music by Cherry Pie and Bella Cain. Big Bend Village Park, Big Bend.

Sussex Lions Daze: 4:30 p.m.-midnight July 12; noon-midnight July 13; noon-6 p.m. July 14. Carnival rides, tractor pulls, live music, food and refreshments. Sussex Village Park, W244 N6125 Weaver Drive, Sussex.

Croatian Day Festival: Noon-7 p.m. July 13. Cultural celebration, music and food. Mukwonago Field Park, Highway 83 and NN, Mukwonago.

Lake Country Art Festival: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 13. Juried artists, live music, food trucks, beer and wine. Naga-Waukee Park, 651 Highway 83, Delafield.

New Berlin Historical Park: 1-4 p.m. July 14. Ice Cream Social Open House & Beer Garden. 19765 W. National Ave.

Town Food Truck Festival: 4:30-8 p.m. July 17. Live music, local food trucks, a beer tent and family activities. The Corners of Brookfield, 20111 W. Blue Mound Road, Brookfield.

Waukesha County Fair: July 17-21. Oldest fair in the state of Wisconsin. Waukesha County Fairgrounds, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha.

Civil War Encampment: 4-9 p.m. July 19; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 20; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 21. Live demonstrations, history speakers, battle reenactments, beer garden and food trucks. Old Falls Village, N96 W15791 County Line Road, Menomonee Falls.

Brady Street Festival: July 20. On Brady St. from Van Buren St. to Farwell Ave.

Croatian Fest: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 20. Music, cultural programs, food and beverages. Croatian Park, 9100 S. 76th St., Franklin.

Hartland Street Dance: 3-11 p.m. July 20. Street festival with bands, food and beverages. Downtown Hartland.

Armenian Fest: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 21. Community festival celebrating Armenian culture, food and music. St. John the Baptist Armenian Orthodox Church, 7825 W. Layton Ave.

EAA AirVenture: July 22-28. Daily air shows, and showplane parking area with homebuilt and vintage airplanes. Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh.

Washington County Fair: July 23-28. Livestock, educational displays, fair food and music headliners. Washington County Fair Park, 3000 Highway PV, West Bend.

Milwaukee Night Market: 5-10 p.m. July 24. Local vendors, music, beer garden, performers and artists. On Wisconsin Ave. between Second St. and Phillips Ave.

Racine County Fair: July 24-28. Racine County Fairgrounds, 19805 Durand Ave., Union Grove.

Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival: July 25-28. Event takes place at Harley-Davidson venues in the Milwaukee area, with two days of events at Veterans Park.

German Fest Milwaukee: July 26-28. Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Drive.

South Milwaukee Lionsfest: 4 p.m.-11 p.m. July 26; noon-11 p.m. July 27; noon-5 p.m. July 28. Bands, fish fry, rib and chicken dinners, roasted corn, grilled foods, games and rides. 16th Ave. and Rawson Ave., South Milwaukee.

St. John the Evangelist: 4:30-11 p.m. July 26; 4-11 p.m. July 27; noon-9 p.m. July 28. Church festival with bands, games and rides, fish fry and chicken dinner, food trucks, fireworks. 8500 W. Coldspring Road, Greenfield.

Antique & Flea Market: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. July 27. St. Mary of the Hill Parish, 1515 Carmel Road, Hubertus.

Elkhorn Truck & Shuck: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 27. Food trucks, live music, craft and commercial vendors. Veterans Park, 100 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn.

Milwaukee Air & Water Show: July 27-28. Military air performers featuring the Navy Blue Angels flight squadron, civilian air performers, ground displays and water shows. Event grounds are along Lincoln Memorial Drive, at McKinley Park, between Bradford and McKinley beaches.

Milwaukee Brewfest: July 27. Unlimited sampling of craft beers, ciders, wines, seltzers and meads. McKinley Park, Lincoln Memorial Drive.

Williams Bay Fine Art & Craft Fest: July 27-28. Fine art and music performances from Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Edgewater Park, Geneva St., Williams Bay.

Slovak-American Day: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 28. Tatra Slovak dance performance, beer and wine, Slovak and Czech crafts, homemade food and bakery. Croatian Park, 9100 S. 76th St., Franklin.

Fare on the Square: 4-9 p.m. July 31. Food trucks, beer, live music and family games. Drexel Town Square, 410 W. Town Square Way, Oak Creek.

Ozaukee County Fair: July 31-Aug. 4. Traditional fair entertainment, truck & tractor pulls, a full midway, fireworks, demolition derbies, contests, 4-H and livestock exhibitions. Ozaukee County Fairgrounds, W67 N866 Washington Ave., Cedarburg.


Wisconsin State Fair: August 1-11. Food on a stick, livestock judging, racing pigs and multiple music stages. Wisconsin State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis.

DAS Fest USA: 3-10 p.m. Aug. 2; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 3; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 4. German history and culture, with dance, music, and marketplace. Bavarian Bierhaus, 700 W. Lexington Blvd.

Black Arts Fest MKE: Aug. 3. Cultural festival highlighting African and African American music, dance, and heritage, with food and vendor market. Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Drive.

Sprecher Root Beer Bash: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 3. Root Beer Festival with free root beer float giveaway, music and kids activity zone. Bayshore, 5800 N. Bayshore Drive, Glendale.

Firefly Art Fair: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 3; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 4. Juried art fair features local and national artists. Kneeland-Walker House, 7406 Hillcrest Drive, Wauwatosa.

Starving Artist Fair: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 4. Racine Art Guild juried art show. DeKoven Center, Wisconsin Ave. and 21st St., Racine.

Greendale Village Days: Aug. 8-10. Amusement rides, live music, food & beer tents. Gazebo Park, Greendale.

Watertown Riverfest: Aug. 8-11. Bands, food vendors, carnival and midway rides, and fireworks. Riverside Park, 812 Labaree St., Watertown.

Waukesha Rotary BluesFest: 1-10 p.m. Aug. 9-10. Music and art festival, with food and beverages provided onsite by area restaurants and food trucks. Naga-Waukee Park, 651 Highway 83, Delafield.

Milwaukee Dragon Boat Festival: Aug. 10. Showcase of Chinese culture, with traditional dance, folk music and martial arts. Lakeshore State Park, 500 N. Harbor Drive.

Lake Geneva Art in the Park: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 10; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 11. Juried fine art and craft fair. Flat Iron Park, Wrigley Drive and Center St., Lake Geneva.

Luxembourg Fest: Parade and festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 10. Parade, music, street food and beverages. Community Park, 106 Beech St. Belgium.

Morning Glory Art Fair: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 10-11. Juried fine art and craft show. Fiserv Forum Plaza, 1111 Phillips Ave.

Watertown Riverfest Craft Fair: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 10-11. On Rotary Island accessible from Riverside Park, 812 Labaree St., Watertown.

Bluegrass at the Village: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 11. Music by Foxgloves, Pickin’ Up Speed, The Milbillies, Fox Crossing, Jordan Kroeger & Ernie Brusubardis IV Duo, and the Heartland Howlers. Ozaukee County Pioneer Village, 4880 Highway I, Saukville.

Watertown Riverfest Car Show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 11. Show entrance at 1009 Hill St., Watertown.

Waukesha Old Car Club: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 11. Picnic in the Park Car Show with music, food and refreshments. Frame Park, Waukesha.

Milwaukee Night Market: 5-10 p.m. Aug. 14. Local vendors, music, beer garden, performers and artists. On Wisconsin Ave. between Second St. and Phillips Ave.

A la Carte at the Zoo: 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 15-17; 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 18. Local and national bands performing on 5 stages, zoo animal attractions and restaurant food. Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Blue Mound Road.

Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 17-18. Juried fine art, children’s area, musical entertainment and food vendors. Fowler Lake Park, 438 N. Oakwood Ave., Oconomowoc.

Jewish Food Festival: Noon-7 p.m. Aug. 18-19. Celebrate culture, music and ethnic foods with the community. Rotary Park, 4100 Highland Road, Mequon.

Fare on the Square: 4-9 p.m. Aug. 21. Food trucks, beer, live music and family games. Drexel Town Square, 410 W. Town Square Way, Oak Creek.

Town Food Truck Festival: 4:30-8 p.m. Aug. 21. Live music, local food trucks, a beer tent and family activities. The Corners of Brookfield, 20111 W. Blue Mound Road, Brookfield.

West Bend Germanfest: Aug. 22-25. Cultural history and music, German food and beverages. Regner Park, West Bend.

DandiLion Daze: 5-11:30 p.m. Aug. 23; 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Aug. 24; noon-6 p.m. Aug. 25. Community festival with live music, carnival and midway rides, food vendors and parade. Veterans Memorial Park, W182 S8200 Racine Ave., Muskego.

St. Agnes Parish: Aug. 23-25. Church festival. 12801 W. Fairmount Ave., Butler.

St. James Parish: Aug. 23-25. Church festival. 830 E. Veterans Way, Mukwonago.

Donna Lexa Memorial Art Fair: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 24. Juried fine arts and crafts, music and food, kids activity area and used book sale. Wales Community Park, 500 S. Brandybrook Road, Wales.

Falls Festival of the Arts: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24. Block party, from Grand St. to Water St., Mill Pond Park and Lime Kiln Park, Menomonee Falls.

MSOE Backyard BBQ: Noon-8 p.m. Aug. 24. Free music festival, with food trucks and craft beer. Humboldt Park, 3000 S. Howell Ave.

Wade House: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 25. Arts and crafts fair with more than 50 selected artists and craftspeople offering fine art, pottery, wood and metal wares, quilts and garden whimsy, with craft demonstrations throughout the day on the historic grounds. W7965 State Highway 23, Greenbush.

Saint Francis Days: Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Live music, carnival and rides, food and beverages, Milton Vretenar Memorial Park, 4230 S. Kirkwood Ave., St. Francis.

Oak Creek LionsFest: Aug. 30-Sept. 2. Carnival and games, bands, craft beer garden and food. 9327 S. Shepard Ave., Oak Creek.

Wisconsin Highland Games: Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Celebrate the culture of the British Isles with pipe and drum, athletic competition, highland dancing, and herding demonstrations. Waukesha Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha.

Third Ward Art Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Fine art and craft show, kids art tent, live music, with food and beverage vendors. On Broadway, from St. Paul to Menomonee.

Laborfest 2024: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 2. Live music, children’s entertainment, bingo, wrestling, and a classic car show. Maier Festival Grounds, 200 N. Harbor Drive.

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