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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.

Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for kids 14 and under and seniors, and kids 7 and under are admitted free.



Milwaukee Comedy Festival (Off Broadway Theatre: 342 N Water St, Milwaukee)

Some of the best professional comedy from across the country comes into town this weekend to tickle your funny bone during the fifth annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival. Everything from live sketch and improv comedy to stand up and even funny videos will be showcased during this 4-day event. You can get more than just laughs at the fest, as there will be give-a-ways, drink specials and door prizes. For more information on the Comedy Festival, click here.



Taste of Lake Country (Pewaukee’s Lakefront, W Wisconsin Ave)

Stroll along Pewaukee’s beautiful lakefront and sample finest cuisine from nineteen area restaurants. While you’re munching on delicacies, there’s plenty more to keep entertained, with the likes of street performers, a kid’s area, clowns and live music on stage. The festival runs until 10:30 both Friday and Saturday, with a fireworks display ending the event at close Saturday night.


African World Festival (Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee)

Know as “The Meeting Place,” the African World Festival boasts itself as not only an entertaining event but an educational experience. There’s plenty to explore at the Henry Maier Festival Park on Sunday, including a cultural village, a variety of ethnic foods, shopping around the Marketplace, a Children’s Village for kids to play and plenty more. Live music throughout the day will be provided by R&B artist Roy Eyers, “Pastor of Hip Hop” Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Choir, vocalist Maysa, flautist Najee and headliner Charlie Wilson, the lead singer of The Gap Band. Admissions is $12 in advance and $15 at the gate. To learn more about the African World Festival, click here.

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