Henry Maier Festival Park Calendar of Events 2014

June 6 - 8
With a mission to celebrate the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture and community, PrideFest celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2012.  The festival’s lineup included national headlining performances by Belinda Carlisle, Taylor Dayne and Berlin and featured the 2012 PrideFest Wisconsin Drag Show, Mr. and Miss PrideFest Pageant, Wom!nz Spot, Dance Pavilion, volleyball tournament and Health and Wellness Area.
June 13 - 15
Polish Fest highlights Polish and Polish-American entertainment on five stages, Folk Art, Polish artists, demonstrations and a marketplace in a Cultural Village and offered authentic Polish fare.  The festival also featured a Children’s Area, Miss Polish Fest Pageant, Chopin Youth Piano Competition and Polish Mass.

2015 Date: June 13 - 7:00 am
"Take it to the Bridge!" with thousands of runners at the third annual Summerfest Rock 'n Sole Run presented by BMO Harris Bank.  Participants will enjoy breathtaking views of the downtown Milwaukee skyline, Lake Michigan and the Summerfest Grounds as they race over the Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge, a Milwaukee landmark and throughout the course.
June 25 - 29 / July 1 - 6
Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, bringing the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 900,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world together each year for an unforgettable live music experience. During the festival, the spotlight shines on 800 bands, 11 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting. Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest.
July 18 - 20
July 18: Wheels & Heels Rush on Festa
2012 marked the 35th Anniversary of Festa Italiana, the first ethnic festival to be held on the Summerfest Grounds.  Milwaukee's Italian community hosts this exciting celebration of Italian culture where patrons enjoy world-class performances, both local and national, cook-offs and eating contests and a wide range of other new events.
July 25 - 27
July 25: Capuchin Run/Walk for the Hungry
Billed as “Milwaukee’s Original Haus Party” and the largest German celebration in North America, German Fest celebrates the culture, food, music and history of the many German-speaking communities around the world. Popular attractions include the Dachshund Derby, Glockenspiel and Sheepshead Tournament.
August 8 - 10
Arab World Fest is one of the largest Arab American cultural celebrations in the United States. Every year, visitors are able to sample delectable Arabian cuisine, enjoy music and dance performances and purchase authentic crafts.
August 14 - 17
August 16: Arthritis Foundation Run/Walk to Irish Fest
Irish Fest has been part of the Milwaukee community for more than 30 years and the Smithsonian Institution called it "the largest and best Irish cultural event in North America." True to its mission statement "to promote and celebrate all aspects of Irish culture and to instill in future generations an appreciation of Irish heritage," Irish Festivals, Inc. is much more than a festival, working on outreach endeavors throughout the United States.
August 22 - 24
August 23: Walk and Run for Wishes
August 24: Fiesta Walk
Mexican Fiesta celebrates the sound, culture, and taste of Mexico and other Latin American countries each year with three days of fun, food, Mariachi and Fiesta for everyone. Mexican Fiesta is more than just a celebration; it is a vigorous declaration of community spirit at its best, concentrating on providing education and cultural events for the growing Hispanic community. 

September 5 - 7
September 6: Dylan's 5K Run/Walk for Autism to Indian Summer
In its 26th year, Indian Summer Festival has become the largest  American Indian celebration of its kind in the country.  Visitors enjoy nationally known American Indian dance performances, spectacular fireworks displays and a Pow Wow Contest along with festival favorites like American Indian fine art and traditional craft demonstrations, traditional villages from Wisconsin Tribes, native storytelling in the oral tradition, lacrosse games and demonstrations, a marketplace and traditional American Indian food.
Special Events
MS Walk
May 4
Vampire Weekend
with special guest Cults
BMO Harris Pavilion
June 4
Vans Warped Tour
Marcus Amphitheater
July 30
BMO Harris Pavilion
September 3
Fromm Petfest
September 20
with special guest Majical Cloudz
BMO Harris Pavilion
September 26
AIDS Walk Wisconsin
October 12