As the summer heats up, Wisconsin is abuzz with an exciting array of events and activities from July 25 to August 6. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the state during this vibrant two-week period.
As we delve into the heart of summer, let’s explore the diverse and captivating events across Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties over the next few weeks.
German Fest – July 28-30: German Fest is a Milwaukee tradition held annually on the Summerfest grounds along Lake Michigan. One of the largest German festivals in North America, German Fest Milwaukee is known for its authentic food, culture and entertainment.
5K & 10K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk – July 29: The 25th Annual 5K and 10K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk occurs at American Family Field. All proceeds benefit Brewers Community Foundation, Fisher House Wisconsin and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.
Full Moon Popsicle Party – Aug. 1: Enjoy a summer evening at the UW-Milwaukee Manfred Olson Planetarium under the full moon. Gaze at the stars and moon through telescopes and cool off with popsicles for purchase from Pete’s Pops.
Bayshore Family Flicks: Paws of Fury The Legend of Hank – Aug. 2: Bayshore welcomes kids of all ages for the free Family Flicks movie series. Enjoy a lineup of PG-rated movies on Bayshore’s big screen with surround sound, food trucks, the Sprecher Taproom, pop-up vendors and more.
Ozaukee County Fair – Aug. 2-6: Since 1859, the Ozaukee County Fair has offered visitors great fair entertainment such as live music, truck and tractor pulls, a full midway, fireworks, demolition derbies, horse shows, 4H and livestock exhibitions, and more.
Ozaukee Night Market – Aug. 3: Browse the many local vendors featuring fine art, pottery, jewelry, multi-media, pet products, soaps, lotions, fresh produce and flowers. Enjoy various delicious foods, treats and delightful drinks to satisfy any cravings.
NASCAR Xfinity Series – July 27-29: The NASCAR XFINITY Series rolls into Road America, bringing intense racing action to the nation’s most intimidating road course. The event could be a pivotal race for drivers looking to improve their standing in the championship points.
Whitewater Fourth of July Festival – July 3-Aug. 2: Whitewater’s Fourth of July Festival celebrates freedom and independence for the community and its residents. Enjoy fun activities and rides during the event.
Milwaukee Day at the East Troy Railroad – Aug. 5: Experience historic Milwaukee streetcars, North Shore interurban cars and equipment that ran in the Milwaukee area 75-100 years ago. The East Troy Electric Railroad offers train rides between East Troy and Mukwonago.
Washington County Fair – July 25-30: Spend the day walking the 133 acres of landscaped grounds, enjoy exhibits from local 4-H youth, sample food from various vendors or ride on the ever-popular Ferris wheel. The fair also features three nights of national recording artist entertainment.
A Taste of Germantown – July 27: The Kiwanis of Germantown presents the 10th Annual A Taste of Germantown at Firemen’s Park. This family event features food, fun, kid and kid at heart activities, and live music.
Pewaukee Lake Waterski Show – July 27: The Pewaukee Lake Waterski Show features water skiing acts such as pyramids, lady’s ballet line, trick skiing, barefooting and short skits accompanied by fun, energetic music.
Waukesha Art Crawl – Aug. 5: This event has hundreds of artisans at 20 galleries and showplaces. You can walk downtown to discover your next artistic treasure, shop the boutiques, listen to live music or indulge in food and drink.