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Metro Milwaukee Festival Weekend Preview

This weekend has a couple big festivals scheduled, all along or near Milwaukee’s Lakefront. Whether you’re a connoisseur of the arts, a polka music enthusiast or an East Side hipster, you can’t complain about being bored with the lineup of fun festivals this weekend.

Here’s what’s on tap:

FRIDAY-SUNDAY (All weekend long):

Polish Fest (Henry Maier Festival Park) Admission – $12.

You don’t have to be Polish to enjoy this always-lively festival. This year’s fest is packed to the brim with fun entertainment, including live bands (from polka to contemporary), folk art demonstrations, a cultural village, Polish art displays, cooking demonstrations and even vodka tastings! Don’t miss the Chopin Youth Piano Contest, held on Sunday at 12:30. To learn more about Polish fest, click here.

Lakefront Festival of the Arts (Milwaukee Art Museum) $12 admission, $20 three-day pass   

The festival features 181 artists from around the country showing and selling their work. This year, the event has expanded with additional artists booths inside the Museum, in Windhover Hall. There will be plenty of live entertainment, a silent art auction, a sculpture garden, the Milwaukee Magazine wine garden and more! Bring the kids and enjoy the redesigned Children’s Area, sponsored by PNC. To learn more about the Lakefront Festival of the Arts, click here.

SATURDAY

Summer Soulstice Music Festival (North Ave., Milwaukee’s East Side)

The 10th anniversary of the Summer Soulstice Festival celebrates the longest day of the year with live music throughout the day, both from local and national acts, as well as a climbing wall, the East Side Green Market, BMX Demonstration, “Rage in the Cage” dodgeball event and even a QDoba-sponsored burrito-eating contest! The festival runs from noon to 11 pm. Find out more by clicking here.
Not feeling the festival vibe? Click here for your ultimate weekend guide of fun events around Metro Milwaukee.


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