Summer Must-Sees and Must-Dos in Milwaukee

Join our Krause Funeral Homes care team in celebrating the taste of normalcy we are experiencing around Milwaukee after such a difficult year! Fairs, festivals, farmers markets – we can’t get enough of these experiences and wanted to share a few of our favorite upcoming events with our blog readers. If you have a favorite summer event we need to know about in or around Milwaukee, tell us in the comment section below.

Waukesha County Fair

July 21 – 25 on the Waukesha County Expo Ground

As the oldest fair in the state of Wisconsin, this iconic summer staple boasts truck and tractor pulls, farm animals, midway rides, 4-H exhibits, music, and food, food, and more food. Bands and entertainment include Sawyer Brown, Ratt, Collective Soul, and Kentucky Headhunters on the Miller Lite Main Stage.

Irish Fest, Croatian Fest, Mexican Fiesta, Armenian Fest, Serbian Days Festival

For many Milwaukeeans, cultural festivals are a defining part of summer – and we’re happy to report that many fairs and festivals are back in action after taking last year off. Take the opportunity to celebrate our city’s diverse ethnic heritage and culture with food, music, dance, historical exhibits, and more.

Milwaukee Taco Fest

August 1 on the Summerfest® Grounds

Join in the fun as local restaurants offer taco tasting, chihuahuas, margaritas, and cervezas, along with live music, chili pepper eating, and more! Cast your ballot for Milwaukee’s best taco and enjoy lucha libre wrestling from Mondo Lucha, all to benefit the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation and Rescue Gang.

Waukesha Rotary BluesFest

August 13-14 at Naga-Waukee Park in Delafield

This two-day live music festival features a dozen national, regional and local blues acts, along with an art show, and food from area restaurants. National acts this year include Robben Ford, Albert Castiglia, and Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings.

The Bristol Renaissance Faire

Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 6 off I-94 at the IL/WI border

Now you can party like it’s 1599! Stroll through 30 acres of Elizabethan England, complete with 16th-century games, rides, arts, food, music and more. Entertainment includes swordfighters, minstrels and jesters, and nearly 200 artisans display their crafts in the Bristol Faire Marketplace.

Milwaukee Farmers Markets

Fresh food (and live music, craft, and fresh flower) enthusiasts unite! Visit one of Milwaukee’s many farmers markets to purchase local products and produce while supporting local farmers and small businesses. While many farmers markets are implementing COVID-19 safety guidelines, rules vary from location to location. Check out OnMilwaukee’s 2021 Farmers Market Guide for a comprehensive list of area markets.

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