11 Friday

Red Carpet Awards Event: Dress in your finest and get ready for your Red Carpet debut – it’s the #MPLTeenSummerChallenge Book Trailer Competition Red Carpet Awards Event! This Oscars-style event will feature screenings of the Book Trailer Competition finalist submissions. A panel of judges will select the winners. See if your name is in the envelope for first place!
Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
5 to 8 p.m.


Wisconsin State Fair: Food, entertainment, attractions, animals and more. There are multiple family stages and activities, including favorites like the Giant Slide and the huge midway full of prizes and games. 
Wisconsin State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis

RELATED: Your family's guide to Wisconsin State Fair

12 Saturday

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Back to School Festival: Valerie B. & the Boyz Band will be performing energizing funk and R&B, perfect for dancing!
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Community Center, 1531 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dragon Boat Festival: Watch teams race in dragon boats along Milwaukee’s lakefront, and enjoy cultural performances and local Chinese culture. This festival, put on by the Milwaukee County Chinese Center, will allow guests to make masks and lanterns, play games, learn to write and speak Chinese and see a dragon parade.
Lakeshore State Park, 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee
First race starting at 8 a.m.

RELATED: Your family's guide to Milwaukee's summer festivals

Hula Hoopla: Get that hoop rotating around you and find out which new hoop tricks are right for you. Hooping blurs the lines between exercise, art and dance. Get into a new art form that moves your body in a fun, new way. We will move the program outside to the beautiful library lawn, weather permitting. Please arrive early for a spot. Space is limited.
Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee
3 to 4 p.m.

Humboldt Park Bocce Fest: The festival features live music, kids games, food and drinks.
Humboldt Park, 3000 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday Afternoons at Central for ‘Tweens: Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Bucket Drumming: Make music with a 5-gallon bucket and a pair of drumsticks. Learn basic rhythm patterns and create an original piece of music to accompany a traditional story.
Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee
2 to 2:45 p.m.

Saturday Matinee: Enjoy movie day at Martin Luther King Library. Watch family-friendly movies; free popcorn will be served.
Martin Luther King Library, 310 W. Locust Ave., Milwaukee
1 to 4 p.m.

Saturdays at Central: Wisconsin Conservatory of Music presents Story and Song: Featuring “Parade” by Donald Crews. Children’s imaginations will soar as they read and re-create storybook tales through drama, music and dance. Children will learn beginning concepts of music, and explore pitch, volume and space, then develop creativity as storytellers and build important skills in literacy, sequencing and cooperation.
Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

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Wisconsin State Fair: See August 11 listing.

13 Sunday

Kids Dream Summer Film Series: Smurfs: The Lost Village: Come see kids’ movies for only $3! There are also concessions deals!
Participating Marcus Theatres
10 a.m.

Wisconsin State Fair: See August 11 listing.

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