By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jul 21, 2023 at 11:31 AM

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"Hoanchella" – guess "Hoannaroo" was taken? – takes place next month and serves as both a unique summertime event and as the kickoff for lighting the East Side of the Hoan Bridge.

On Thursday, Aug. 17 Hoanchella will happen from 6 to 10 p.m. on the Milwaukee River and shores of Lake Michigan. Guests can hop on a boat with DJ Shawna or bring their own boat.

The fun includes overnight boat slips at Lakeshore State Park, an orchestrated boat cruise, a synchronized light show on the Hoan Bridge with DJ Shawna, music by the Funktoon’s pontoon and fireworks.

Described on the website as an  "immersive fusion of boats, music and lights to engage, inspire and uplift the city of Milwaukee," Hoanchella tickets are now on sale, starting at $175.

Go here for more info about this unique experience.


Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.