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Henry Maier Festival Park [edit]
200 N. Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 273-3378
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Home to many of Milwaukee's largest festivals, such as Summerfest and ethnic festivals that run every weekend throughout the summer.

The Henry Maier Festival Park is located in downtown Milwaukee along the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Upcoming events

June 16, 2017 - June 16, 2017
Capuchins’ Run Walk for the Hungry

CERTIFIED RUNNERS’ COURSE & NEW WALKERS’ COURSE! Join the Capuchin friars as we walk or run for the hungry at Polish Fest. This is the 12th year for the event whose proceeds feed the hungry through Capuchin Community Services’ two locations: St. Ben’s Community Meal and House of Peace. The $30 run ($20 for children) and $25 walk ($15 for children) registration fee includes entrance into Polish Fest and free return to Polish Fest all weekend. Register by June 4 and receive the early bird discount.

July 21, 2017 - July 23, 2017
Festa Italiana: Celebrating 40 years of Family.Food.Tradizione.

Festa Italiana is celebrating 40 years of family, fun and tradizione on Milwaukee’s lakefront July 21-23, 2017. Headlining this year’s entertainment lineup is Gin Blossoms, Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti star of Season 11 of “America’s Got Talent” and BoDeans featuring 2012 “The Voice” finalist Nicholas David. Other entertainment acts sure to please festa-goers include Ray Massa’s EuroRhythms, The Sicilian Tenors, Anna Calemme, Tre Principesse, Tony Spavone, The Russo Brothers and the Florentine Opera. For those looking to rock out at Festa, Violin Femmes starring Bella Electric Strings and Dog ‘N’ Butterfly, the Ultimate Heart Tribute Band will not disappoint. Visit the Cucina Showcase to see celebrity chef Rossella Rago demonstrate her favorite Italian recipes and partake in the annual cannoli contest and kid’s pizza making contest! Attendees can enjoy Italian heritage and culture featuring Flag-Throwers of the Florentine – Direct from Italy, Liguria region and genealogy exhibit. The Italian Heritage Photo Exhibit sponsored by Sendik’s houses hundreds of photos featuring Milwaukee’s early Italians and has a special meaning as Festa celebrates forty years. Explore Festa from the waters view on a romantic gondola ride. Play a game of bocce, sing your heart out at Italian Idol and enjoy FREE carnival rides for the whole famiglia! Classic Italian fare and wine tastings return. Don’t miss the best Italian-style fireworks in the sky every evening! Most Reverend Jeffrey R. Haines will lead this year’s traditional Sunday Mass at 11 a.m. Mass is followed by a procession of societies and patron saints, concluded with a benediction. Festa will host the Lombardi 3K Walk/5K Run to Tackle Cancer on Saturday, July 22! Grab your friends and family and help #TackleCancer. Free admission into Festa for runners and walkers. Tickets for Festa Italiana are now on sale. Purchase your advance ticket for $10 now through July 20 at Tickets are $13 at the Gate. Children 12 and under free. Former and active military, firefighters, law enforcement and teachers and one guest get in free Sunday, July 23.

Aug. 17, 2017 - Aug. 20, 2017
Milwaukee Irish Fest 2017

Milwaukee Irish Fest is the world’s largest celebration of Celtic music and culture. The four-day festival showcases more than 100 entertainment acts on 17 stages at Henry W. Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront. The annual festival occurs every third weekend in August. The 37th annual Milwaukee Irish Fest takes place August 17 to 20, 2017.

Sept. 8, 2017 - Sept. 10, 2017
Indian Summer Festival

Celebrate the end of the summer festival season with Indian Summer. Celebrate the music, food, culture, art and dancing of the Native tribes of Wisconsin. There will be a contest powwow, traditional foods, art, jewelry, cultural exhibits, canoe rides, fireworks and more!

Sept. 17, 2017
Walk To End Alzheimer's in Milwaukee County

Join us in Milwaukee County at Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, on September 17 for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Registration begins at 8 am with the Walk kicking off at 10 am. Register and fundraise online at Find online tools and ideas to raise funds, form a team, or support a walker. Join the fight to end Alzheimer's. Call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900 for more information.

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