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Things to Do in Milwaukee This Summer

April 28, 2021
  1. Harley-Davidson Museum
    • They feature an unrivaled collection of HD motorcycles and memorabilia, a 20-acre park-like campus and a calendar full of activities. Open weekends only, Friday – Sunday from 10am – 5pm. Located at 400 West Canal Street.
  2. American Family Field
    • Am Fam Field is open with limited seating (25% capacity) for Brewers home games. Masks are required except when eating or drinking. Learn more at
  3. Lakefront Brewery
    • Brothers Jim and Russ Klisch started brewing beef in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood in 1987. Now open at 1872 N. Commerce St. Lakefront Brewery features innovations like gluten-free beer, indigenous brewing and organic beer. While the tour is currently closed, their restaurant and taproom are open.
  4. Milwaukee County Zoo
    • The zoo is open! Outdoor habitats along with most of the animal buildings are open at a limited capacity, however Primates of the World and the Small Mammals building are currently closed. Hours are 9:30am – 4pm.
  5. Milwaukee Public Museum
    • They are open with the use of timed ticket entries for all visitors, including members. The Dome theater is closed along with a few other exhibits and the general store. Their current special exhibit is Mandela. Through August 1st, this exhibit features previously unseen film, photos and the display of more than 150 historical artifacts and personal effects.
  6. Milwaukee Public Market
    • The Public Market is open and features vendors providing candies, bakery, fresh food, coffee, spices, beer, specialty olive oil, wine, ribs, sausage & cheese, and SO MUCH MORE! Open M – S from 10am – 8pm and Sunday 10am – 6pm.
  7. Pabst Mansion
    • Open to the public Friday – Sunday. Self-guided tours offered 10am – 4pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 11am – 4pm on Sundays. Guided tours, specialty house tours and bike tours will begin to be added shortly.
  8. Historic Third Ward
    • You’ll find locally owned restaurants, spas, theaters, galleries, and boutiques all in a historic warehouse setting. The neighborhood is home to the award-winning Third Ward Riverwalk and the nationally acclaimed Milwaukee Public Market.
  9. Milwaukee River Walk
    • The Milwaukee RiverWalk winds through the heart of the city, tying together three distinct riverfront neighborhoods – the Historic Third Ward, Downtown and Beerline B – bringing you to some of the city’s best restaurants, brewpubs, shops, and nightlife. It’s also home to an outdoor art gallery called River Sculpture that includes both permanent pieces and temporary installations that change periodically.
  10. Great lakes Distillery
    • Founded in 2004, it’s the first distillery to open in the state of WI since prohibition. They ferment and distill high quality spirits like vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, brandy, and many more. Tours are available for groups of 10 or less Tues – Sunday.
  11. Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear
    • Located at 839 North 11th Street in Milwaukee, this museum displays the late Avrum Chudnow’s extensive and eclectic collection of early 20th century Americana. It boasts various shops and exhibits from his collection.
  12. The Domes
    • The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, better known as the Domes, is a living museum filled with plants from across the globe. From a desert oasis to a tropical jungle. They ask that guests only visit with members of their immediate household, reserve tickets before visiting and wear face coverings indoors. You can select a timeslot on their website.
  13. Lake Express
    • 2021 season started on May 7th and offers four daily crossings from Milwaukee, across Lake Michigan, to Muskegon MI. Typical crossings take just 2.5 hours
  14. North Point Lighthouse
    • Offers a wide variety of artifacts about Milwaukee’s famous lighthouse and its keepers. Visitors can see exhibits about the heritage, culture and role that Milwaukee has played in the regional maritime activities of the Great Lakes. Open on weekends starting May 1st.
  15. Wisconsin State Fair (Bank Five Nine is a sponsor!)
    • The 2021 Wisconsin State Fair will take place Thursday, August 5 through Sunday, Aug. 15. The annual Wisconsin State Fair is the state’s largest agricultural showcase, offering endless family entertainment at a phenomenal value. The Fair features the exciting SpinCity Amusement Ride and Game Area, 30 FREE stages, educational exhibits, shopping, and hundreds of food and beverage options.
  16. Henry Maier Festival Park
    • Black Arts Fest MKE, 8/7
    • Irish Fest 8/20, 8/21, 8/22
    • Mexican Fiesta 8/27, 8/28, 8/29
    • Summerfest 9/2 – 4, 9 – 11, 16 – 18
    • KISS End of the Road Tour with special guest David Lee Roth, 9/5
    • Petfest 9/25

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