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The residential neighborhood known as Riverwest, located west of the Milwaukee River, is home to unique bars, cafes and shops as well as boasting a reputation for being a diverse community. Over recent years, it’s been growing as a neighborhood for college students to reside in. Riverwest has many festivals, including Locust Street Days and Center Street Daze. The neighborhood also features the Riverwest Art Walk, the state's largest walking tour of artists' homes and studios and neighborhood galleries.

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Upcoming events near Riverwest


Bike Night

May 14, 2015 5:00 p.m. - Sept. 24, 2015, 9:00 p.m.
Harley-Davidson Museum - 400 W. Canal St.

All bikes unite at the Harley-Davidson Museum®. Grab your bi...


Custom Bike Show Weekend

Sept. 3, 2015 5:00 p.m. - Sept. 6, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Harley-Davidson Museum - 400 W. Canal St.

The Harley-Davidson Museum is always the place to be over La...


Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival

Oct. 23, 2015 - Oct. 24, 2015
Harley-Davidson Museum - 400 W. Canal St.

Enthusiasts of craft beer and brewing will convene in the he...


Veterans Day Appreciation

Nov. 7, 2015 10:00 a.m. - Nov. 11, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Harley-Davidson Museum - 400 W. Canal St.

November 7, 8 and 11, 10am-6pm We salute you! On November 7-...

Articles about Riverwest


Breadfest: July 30-Aug. 2

July 27, 2015 4:01 p.m.

Breadfest will hit the Milwaukee music scene like a brick this weekend for the third year running. Don't miss it.


Take a lap with the Riverwest 24

July 25, 2015 1:00 a.m.

The Riverwest 24, a 24-hour bike races through the Riverwest neighborhood, enters its 8th year and welcomes 1,200 riders and several hundred volunteers. It's popularity has remained at something of a fever pitch despite the only prizes being ice sculptures with hot dogs inside.


Brooklyn-based band Lazyeyes makes its way to Milwaukee

July 20, 2015 4:26 p.m.

Brooklyn-based indie band Lazyeyes guitarist and singer Jason Abrishami has never been to Milwaukee - let alone any part of the Midwest really. He admits he hasn't even heard that much about the Cream City, but he'll learn about the city firsthand Wednesday night when the band and its shoegaze-laced dream rock makes its maiden trip to the city via a gig at The Mad Planet.


53212 Unity Ride aims to connect two similar, yet diverse neighborhoods

July 18, 2015 6:06 a.m.

The 53212 Unity Ride hopes to help bridge that demographic gap with an slow-rolling, exploratory bike ride that will bring together numerous community organizations from several diverse neighborhoods to look at gardens, murals and other historic points of interest.


Milwaukee All-Star: Food warrior Kathy Papineau

June 7, 2015 5:07 a.m.

Riverwest's Kathy Papineau has dedicated her life to the earth, community, economy and the individual. "I believe anyone can eat healthy," she says. "And every day I work towards that."


Spending some time with The Violet Hour

May 28, 2015 5:06 p.m.

On the eve of the release of their second album, "Fragments," sat down with Karen Muehlbauer, Ignacio Catral and Keith Bauer of the Milwaukee-based indie rock band The Violet Hour to chat about their significant change in musical direction, the new album, their affinity for ping pong and how one of them is secretly a Sarah McLachlan fan.