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Milwaukee Comedy Festival returns for its 11th year

Published July 29, 2016

Get ready to laugh your butt off this August at the Milwaukee Comedy Festival. The festival will feature twelve different shows across all four days, culminating in headliner Jen Kirkman's appearance at the Turner Hall Ballroom on Sunday.

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5 reasons why you need to attend Brewfest 2016

Published July 27, 2016

Brewfest is back in Milwaukee for its seventh year, taking place this Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m on Milwaukee's lakefront. But if you still need that extra push to get there, then check out a few reasons why you definitely need to be in attendance.

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Strange Fruit explores the thoughts and emotions of local musicians

Published July 25, 2016

Lately the world has faced a lot of tragedy and hate, leaving people with many uncomfortable thoughts and emotions. Milwaukee musician Jay Anderson realizes this and wants to do something about it. So he and Chauntee Ross organized Strange Fruit music fest.

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Milwaukee Brewfest: July 30

Published July 25, 2016

The seventh annual Milwaukee Brewfest will be held at the Old Coast Guard pavilion in McKinley Park from 3 to 7 p.m., Saturday, July 30. This event along the gorgeous Milwaukee lakefront boasts hundreds of varieties of craft beers and micro brews.

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Brady Street Festival: July 30

Published July 25, 2016

The Brady Street Festival has its roots in the neighborhood's hippie heyday in the '70s. It's been revamped, upgraded and improved a little more each year.

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German Fest: July 29-31

Published July 24, 2016

Milwaukee's German Fest, North America's largest German celebration, provides an ample supply of lederhosen, polkas and pilsner, but it also prides itself on being the most traditional German event in North America.

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Bostyx fuses two classic rock bands into Festa Italiana

Published July 21, 2016

Boston and Styx may not be the first things that come to mind when you think of Italian culture and heritage. But what Bostyx lacks in Italian cred, they hope to make up for in rocking classic tunes at their Festa Italiana set this weekend.

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Live @ Peck Pavilion: July 26-Aug. 22

Published July 21, 2016

Live @ Peck Pavilion on the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts grounds along the Milwaukee River Downtown begins July 24 and runs through Aug. 22. Each day of the series will have a different program focus and all events are free.

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11 joyful shots from the Ren Faire

Published July 20, 2016

The Bristol Renaissance Faire - which runs weekends through Labor Day - is one of the most earnest, genuine, non-ironic places, populated with some of the most earnest, genuine and non-ironic people. It is, for many, a place of joy.

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Washington County Fair: July 26-31

Published July 20, 2016

Each summer, the Washington County Fair attracts thousands of visitors to West Bend for six days of good country music and great local food. While much has changed since the first fair in 1858, the core mission has stayed the same.

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EAA AirVenture: July 25-31

Published July 19, 2016

More than 12,000 planes of all kinds are on hand at the event, which draws more than 750,000 people each year. Aimed heavily toward younger visitors, the AirVenture has loads of fun for kids, from hands-on, educational games to the EAA AirVenture Museum.

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A Summerfest 50 wish list

Published July 18, 2016

We may have just now gotten our voices back from Summerfest, but that doesn't mean we're not already looking ahead to how we're going to lose them again at next year's 50th anniversary. Here are our wildest wishes for the impending Biggest Gig's Amp lineup.

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Rock The Green returns, announces 2016 lineup

Published July 18, 2016

After taking a three-year break, Rock the Green is back with a killer music line-up - featuring acts both local and national - and great environmental education! Check out the full details of the event here.

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MKE Underground: 100 festival pick-up lines

Published July 11, 2016

For generations, outdoor festivals have served as mating grounds for randy and romantic hopefuls. However, if you're not sure how to break the ice with someone who's rocking your festival world, OnMilwaukee offers pick-up lines that might be worth a try.

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Recapping Summerfest 2016: The best of the Big Gig

Published July 11, 2016

Summerfest 2016 is over. While the folks behind the festival are already looking ahead to next year's big half-century celebration, we wanted to take one final glance back at the Big Gig that was: the good, the bad and the Johnny Depp.