Heralded as the "City of Festivals," Milwaukee showcases its rich heritage with a procession of ethnic and cultural celebrations throughout the summer 2013.
The Henry W. Maier Festival Park along the shores of Lake Michigan becomes a portal to the world as guests explore the arts, cuisine, history and entertainment of a new culture nearly every weekend.
The festival season kicks off with color during Pridefest, the largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender pride festival in Wisconsin. Join the festivities June 7-9, 2013 with food, entertainment and shopping in the marketplace.
The parade of world cultures begins with America's largest Polish Festival, Polish Fest, June 14-16, 2013. See historic exhibits, folk art demonstrations and old-world crafts. Enjoy enchanting legends coming to life, traditional dance troupes swirling and twirling, and scrumptious dishes.
Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the world's largest music festival, June 26-30 and July 2-7, 2013 (closed on July 1). Summerfest is an eleven-day event offering the best in regional and national entertainment on 10 different ground stages and an amphitheater featuring a diverse array of music. A smorgasbord of the area's finest restaurants serve mouth-watering fare and entertainment abounds with world-renowned comedians, a children's play area and daily demonstrations and activities.
Romance, nostalgia, and rich Italian delicacies fill the air at Festa Italiana, America's premier Italian cultural event from July 18-21, 2013. A few days later grab a stein and cool off with your favorite brew at North America's largest annually held German festival German Fest on July 25-28, 2013.
These events are followed by a celebration of African-American heritage and culture at the African World Festival (August 4 and 5); Irish Fest, the world's largest Irish cultural festival on August 15-18, 2013; the south-of-the-border Mexican Fiesta extravaganza on August 23-25, 2013; and the Indian Summer Festival of both traditional and contemporary American Indian culture from September 6-8, 2013.
For other festivals and events taking place around Milwaukee in different locations Visit Milwaukee.
For more information about top events in Wisconsin take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Wisconsin