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Milwaukee summer fairs, fests and museum shows

Time your Milwaukee visit to one of these happenings.

Saturday 11–August 21
“Collection X: Weird Wild Wonders of the Harley-Davidson Museum”
at the Harley-Davidson Museum

Saturday 11–September 11
“The Emperor’s Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City,”
highlighting 90 Beijing palace treasures at the Milwaukee Art Museum

June 12
Locust Street Festival
includes music on five stages, art and a 1.8-mile beer run/walk in the Riverwest neighborhood.

July 23
Firkin Beer Festival
featuring 90 craft brews to sample—including cask tastings and Wisconsin beers—at Cathedral Square Park

July 28–31
German Fest
serves up tasty regional specialties and plenty of oompah bands at Maier Festival Park.

July 29, 30
Riverwest 24
a 24-hour solo, tandem and team bike race with checkpoints throughout Riverwest

July 30
Brady Street Festival
featuring bands on three stages, crafts and BMX stunts on the East Side

August 4–14
Wisconsin State Fair
in West Allis delivers any snack you could dream of on a stick—plus MC Hammer, ZZ Top and Whitesnake.

August 6
vintage, café and collector motorcycle show and fest in front of Fuel Café

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