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Henry Maier Festival Park Calendar of Events 2017

August 25-27

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. 

Visit MexicanFiesta.org/ for more information

September 3


On Sunday, September 3, 2017, you’ll find the best BBQ in town right on the lakefront at the Henry Maier Festival Park. Enjoy an assortment of select brews while you indulge in smoky, savory, signature BBQ and sides from 14 of the best local and regional BBQ cookers. New this year, guests are encouraged to vote for their beloved local or new found regional favorite cooker to win the Big Gig Pig award.

And the fun goes beyond the food with 2 stages of live music, cooking demonstrations, family fun picnic games, a local celebrity bacon eating contest, and more. Mark your calendars NOW!

For more information visit the Big Gig BBQ site

September 8-10

The mission of Indian Summer Festival is to educate, preserve and promote American Indian cultures and showcase the diversity that exists within tribal cultures. The event features a competition pow wow, cultural demonstrations, traditional food, fine art, lacrosse, Olympic-style amateur boxing, the Indian Summer Music Award Show, a marketplace and both cultural and contemporary entertainment.

For more information visit indiansummer.org

September 23

Fromm Petfest is celebrating its fourth year as a fun event for two-legged and four-legged attendees. The free event features a variety of pet-focused attractions and activities, including dock diving, agility and lure courses, main stage presentations including training and trick clinics, a pet-themed marketplace, family-focused activities, contests, music, food and more. 

For more information: petfestmke.com

Special Events

Walk For Wishes
August 26

North End of Henry Maier Festival Park
September 4