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Metro Milwaukee’s Weekend Festivals Guide, July 29-August 1

Another diverse weekend when it comes to festivals in Southeast Wisconsin! Eat your way through Lake Country, laugh ‘til your stomach hurts in Milwaukee, check out the blue-ribbon fun in Racine County and celebrate African Heritage at the Summerfest Grounds. There’s plenty of action for everyone for the next few days! Check it all out in this weekend’s festival guide:


Wednesday – Sunday

Racine County Fair (19805 Durrand Ave, Union Grove)

The Racine County Fair promises “blue ribbon fun for everyone” through their countless varieties of entertainment, including tractor pulls, bingo, rides, games, motorcycle stunts, a circus and farm animal judging. Of course, they’ve also got plenty of tasty, traditional fair food to go around, too. There are contests galore, from hay-bale tossing to chocolate-dessert making. Don’t miss local favorite the BoDeans on stage Thursday night, and country music star Rodney Atkins on Saturday. (more…)

What to Consider Before Building a Pool

It’s another scorcher here in Southeast Wisconsin. With high-temperature records being broken all across the country, the sound of having your own backyard retreat in the form of a glistening, cold pool should make anyone excited. But there are a few things to consider before you, ahem, “take the plunge”: (more…)

Metro Milwaukee’s Weekend Festivals Guide, July 22-25

We’ve really got a lot of area covered in this week’s guide. Begin at Milwaukee’s lakefront and work your way out to West Bend, hitting a handful of festivals and fairs on your way! Chomp on a brat, check out some livestock and even take a camel ride this weekend. Check it all out in this weekend’s festival guide:


German Fest (Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee)

There’s no denying Milwaukee’s strong association with German culture – our biggest stereotype to outsiders is the “land of beer and brats.” And while this may be true to some extent, German culture is celebrated in a much wider, traditional sense at German Fest. (more…)

Buyer Tips for Maximizing House Tours

Can today’s homebuyers really find their dream house online? While new technology and online tools certainly make it easier to shop around, the only way to really get to know a home is to walk through the door. One of the easiest ways for homebuyers to get up close and personal with a property is the time-honored practice of an open house. Take full advantage of this access to aid your search.

An open house is more than just a walk-through. Whether you’ve just started your search or have been on the hunt for a while, it’s important to see what different homes have to offer so you can make the right choice for your lifestyle and budget.

The next open house you attend remember to: (more…)

Metro Milwaukee’s Weekend Festivals Guide, July 15-18

The storms have moved out of Southeast Wisconsin just in time for yet another weekend stuffed with fun outdoor festivals! Whether you’re celebrating Italian or German heritage, chowing down fresh, fried fish or grooving along to bluesy tunes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this weekend. Check out this weekend’s festival guide:


Festa Italiana (Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee) 

Festa Italiana is not only the oldest ethnic lakefront festival in the region, but is also the largest Italian cultural event in America. And with its fantastic entertainment, delicious food and, of course, festive fireworks, it’s no surprise it’s one of Milwaukee’s most popular festivals of the summer.

There’s a steady lineup of musical, dance and comedy acts at this year’s Festa, but a few of the highlights are world-renowned jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, performing Friday night, Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons Sunday night, and the watermelon-crushing prop comic Gallagher, also performing Friday. You’ll need to buy special-admission tickets to see Botti and Vallie from Ticketmaster, but the price also includes admission to the festival. (more…)

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