By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Feb 27, 2023 at 11:31 AM Photography: Bobby Tanzilo

It's a nasty day outside, so let's think about sunnier days and better nights with the return of Milwaukee Night Market, which today revealed the 2023 dates to lock in on your summer calendar.

The once-a-month open-air Downtown event – filled with local vendors, food trucks, drinks, entertainment, businesses and beyond – will return on Wednesday, June 14, followed by Wednesday evenings on July 19, Aug. 16 and Sept. 13. The markets will run from 5-10 p.m., stretching down West Wisconsin Avenue from 2nd Street to Vel R. Phillips Avenue. 

In addition to announcing its 2023 dates, Westown Association also announced Fiserv as the presenting sponsor of the four upcoming Night Market evenings. The multi-year agreement coincides with the Fiserv's announcement last year that the local financial technology company will move its global headquarters into the former Downtown Boston Store location.

"As a new stakeholder in Westown, we are thrilled to partner with Fiserv on the Milwaukee Night Market," said Stacie Callies, Executive Director of Westown, in a release. "We appreciate their support of this event and their commitment to our Downtown neighborhood. The Milwaukee Night Market is an exciting fusion of all our city has to offer, and we look forward to providing Fiserv employees with that experience just steps from their front door."

“Small businesses are the backbone of our communities, and Clover, our industry-leading point-of-sale and business management platform, enables small businesses around the world to serve their customers virtually anywhere, including in store, online and at outdoor events such as the Milwaukee Night Market," said Bob Hau, Fiserv Chief Financial Officer, in the release. "We are proud to bring ease and convenience to small businesses and to partner with Westown Association as Fiserv prepares to become the newest neighbor and host of this vibrant Downtown experience."

June 14 may seem like a long ways away – especially with how un-June-like things look outside today – but vendor applications are already open for the 2023 season at the Night Market's website. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 24. For more information and details, click here

And stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more Night Market and great Milwaukee summer updates!

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.