By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Apr 02, 2019 at 3:01 PM

Summer festival season is just about upon us – and the start date is in sight with the announcement of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's 175th anniversary celebration, hosted in Cathedral Square from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 4.

The event, dubbed 175 Alive, will begin at Pere Marquette Park with a performance from the Marquette University gospel choir, as well as a commemoration of Bishop John Henni's landfall in Milwaukee 175 years from Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki – complete with Listecki arriving at the event by boat – and Marquette University president Dr. Michael Lovell.

After a procession down Kilbourn Avenue, the festivities will continue at Cathedral Square Park and the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist with a celebratory mass, as well as food trucks, the Sprecher Traveling Beer Garden, a performance from polka band Squeezettes, games and more. 

Here's the schedule of events for 175 Alive:

  • 9:30 a.m.: MU gospel choir performance and commemoration of Bishop Henni from Archbishop Listecki and Dr. Lovell at Pere Marquette Park
  • 10:20 a.m.: Procession down Kilbourne Avenue to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
  • 11 a.m.: Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
  • 11:30 a.m.: Food trucks and the traveling beer garden open until the festival ends at 4 p.m.
  • 12:15 p.m.: Opening prayer and remarks from Archbishop Listecki
  • 12:30 p.m.: Cathedral tours until 3:30 p.m., as well as yard games and performances from Squeezettes until close
  • 1-3 p.m.: Three-on-three youth basketball tournament

For more information on the anniversary event, visit the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's website. And for more festival updates, stay tuned to OnMilwaukee. 

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.