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Metro Milwaukee Festival Weekend Preview: June 25-27

Friday-Sunday

Greek Fest (Wisconsin State Fair Park, north lot), free admission

Say “Opa!” to Greek Fest! Celebrate Greek culture with traditional dancing, Greek music and especially delicious Greek cuisine. Enjoy a Friday night fish fry, gyros, chicken, pastiche, baklava and sweet pastries like the addicting loukoumathes (fried dough balls drizzled with honey). The festival runs all weekend from 11am to 11pm daily. Click here to learn more.

Saturday-Sunday

The Cedarburg Strawberry Festival  (Downtown Cedarburg), free admission

Arguably summer’s favorite fruit is placed on a pedestal at the 25th annual Cedarburg Strawberry Festival. You can find the guest of honor chocolate-dipped, frozen into ice cream, sweetened up as candy and liquefied as wine. Or, you can just purchase strawberries just as they are by the quart. As you revel in their juicy goodness, take a stroll through charming Downtown Cedarburg as you take in art exhibitions, live music all weekend (including a battle of the bands, the “Strawberry Jam,” on Saturday), strawberry cooking demonstrations and even strawberry-treat eating contests!

Prepare for indulging in so many tasty treats by participating in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Ozaukee County “Berry Big” 5k run/walk at 9am on Saturday, and then feel guilt-free about anything that may find itself in your tummy after. For more information about the Strawberry festival, click here.

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