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Veterans Park [edit]
1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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A great lake shore hang out. Be sure to check out the kite shop, perfect for sunny (albeit windy) days.
Upcoming events

May 7, 2016 - May 7, 2016
American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Milwaukee, presented by Kohl’s

We need YOU to help finish the fight against breast cancer. Join the American Cancer Society and Kohl’s at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk on Saturday, May 7 at Veterans Park. This noncompetitive, family-friendly event raises awareness and funds to invest in breast cancer research; provide free information and support; and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early, when it’s most treatable. To register or for more information, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit

May 8, 2016
Milwaukee Mother's Day 5k & 10k Walk/Run

Do something FUN with Mom this Mother's Day!

May 14, 2016 - May 14, 2016
NAMIWalk Greater Milwaukee - 5K

A great Walk on a great Lake for a great Cause!

Every journey begins with that first step! As NAMIWalks celebrates our 14th Anniversary in 2016, we are proud to be NAMI’s largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event in the country!

Through NAMIWalks public display of support for people with mental health challenges, we are changing how Americans view mental illness.  Please join us as we improve lives and our communities one step at a time.


New Location! 

We will still be holding our event in Veterans Park, but we have moved north of last year's location, and will be near the Gift of Wings kite shop! Rain or shine we will be out walking, so prepare for Milwaukee's indecisive weather! There will be free parking on the grass, so no need to worry about finding spot. We'd love to see your furry four-legged walkers as well! Click here if you'd like to see a map of the location.

May 28, 2016 - May 29, 2016
Maggiano's Family Kite Festival

The Maggiano’s Little Italy Family Kite Festival..WOW..29 YEARS...FINALLY..IT’S SPRING …...AND TIME TO GO FLY A KITE!! Presented by Renewal by Anderson and Cedar Crest Ice Cream. “UP TO THE HIGHEST HEIGHTS”…..On Saturday, May 28th, and Sunday May 29th, The Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois and Gift of Wings are presenting the Maggiano’s Little Italy Family Kite Festival, 29 Years in Veterans Park, a Milwaukee County park, on Milwaukee's lakefront. The event will begin at 10:00 am, through 6:00 pm, (5 pm Sunday) with the FAST Track GRAND LAUNCH of 600+ kites at NOON! “AND SEND IT SOARING”….For the seventh time in Milwaukee, The Fabulous Windjammers precision kite flying team will be performing three times each day during this event. They are the world renowned professional kite flying team from Detroit. The Chicago Fire kite Team will also be flying with all six members for the 24th straight year. In addition, Yves Laforest and the Canadian Dream Team from Montreal, Quebec, will be making their 16th appearance with their large All NEW Super Giant Octopus kite, and other Giant kites. “UP WHERE THE AIR IS CLEAR”…. Milwaukee's own Mike Delfar, Paul Koepke, and Dan Newman, all Professional kite flyers, will also be performing. Jean Lemire from Montreal will attempt to fly three dual line stunt kites all at the same time. Free Kite Flying lessons from the Kite Whispererer, Brett Williams. This family event is FREE to all, with FREE parking. We will also be giving away free kites to the first 100 kids that participate in the Kaplin University “KIDS MAD DASH". Imagine 100 kids launching their kites all at the same time. LOOK OUT!! Gift of Wings will be selling Kites and food during the event. It’s all new this Spring!!

June 11, 2016 - June 11, 2016
Beer Camp Across America

We’ve partnered with 30 of the best brewers in America on the largest collaboration ever attempted. This summer, we’re hitting the road and we’ve invited every brewer in the U.S. to join us! The Midwest was the nexus of the beer industry for a century, but today’s craft brewers are shifting the focus from industrial to artisan with some of the most exciting beers in the nation. Join us in Milwaukee to celebrate the craft beer community and the importance of collaboration! We’ll be having beers on the lawn and enjoying the best of Milwaukee’s food truck scene. Your ticket includes: -Hundreds of beers to try -Commemorative tasting glass -Live music Tickets can be found on the festival websites. Advanced General Admission tickets are $50 and increase by $15 once they’re gone – so get them quick! Early Access and Designated Driver are also available. This event is for humans 21 and older. Proceeds of this event will benefit the Wisconsin Brewers Guild, a non-profit dedicated to building upon Wisconsin’s rich brewing heritage through the production, marketing and sale of top quality craft beers while maintaining the integrity of individual brewers and their breweries.

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