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Henry Maier Festival Park Calendar of Events 2014

2015 Date: June 5-7

The mission of PrideFest is to celebrate the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture and community. The festival’s lineup includes national, regional and local entertainment as well as the PrideFest Wisconsin Drag Show, Mr. and Miss PrideFest Pageant, Wom!nz Spot, Dance Pavilion, volleyball tournament and Health and Wellness Area.

2015 Date: June 12-14

Polish Fest highlights Polish and Polish-American entertainment on five stages, Folk Art, Polish artists, demonstrations and a marketplace in a Cultural Village and offers authentic Polish fare. The festival also features 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 fifth annual Summerfest Rock 'n Sole Run presented by BMO Harris Bank.  Participants will enjoy breathtaking views of the downtown Milwaukee skyline, Lake Michigan and Henry Maier Festival Park as they race over the Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge, a Milwaukee landmark and throughout the course.

2015 Date: June 24 - 28 / June 30 - July 5

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.

2015 Date: July 17-19

Festa Italiana was the first ethnic festival to be held at Henry Maier Festival Park. 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.

2015 Date: July 24-26

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.

2015 Date: August 7-9

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.

2015 Date: August 13-16

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.

2015 Date: August 21-23

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. 

Special Events
Past Events

MS Walk
May 4

Vampire Weekend
with special guest Cults
BMO Harris Pavilion
June 4

Vans Warped Tour
Marcus Amphitheater
July 30

Laborfest
North End of Henry Maier Festival Park
September 1

Journey
BMO Harris Pavilion
September 3

FREE! Tap into Mid-Week Music with Miller Lite
Country Night with FM 106.1 featuring Bella Cain and Saddlebrook
South End of Henry Maier Festival Park
7:00 pm, gates open at 6:30 pm
September 10

FREE! Summerfest Big Band Camp
South End of Henry Maier Festival Park
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
September 17

FREE! Tap into Mid-Week Music with Miller Lite
Jazz Night featuring Adonis Rose Quintet
South End of Henry Maier Festival Park
7:00 pm, gates open at 6:30 pm
September 17

Fromm Petfest
September 20

FREE! Tap into Mid-Week Music with Miller Lite
Indie Night featuring Trapper Schoepp and The Traveling Suitcase
South End of Henry Maier Festival Park
7:00 pm, gates open at 6:30 pm
September 24

Lorde
with special guest Majical Cloudz
BMO Harris Pavilion
September 26

AIDS Walk Wisconsin
October 12