Metroparent's top picks for local family fun in May:

May 1

Spring Serenade

Celebrate spring with birding, hikes, horse-drawn wagon rides, ponding exploration and more. Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Rd., Milwaukee. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10/adult and $5/youth (414) 352-2880,

May 6-7

Streets of Old Milwaukee Alive!

Stroll the streets of early 20th century Milwaukee as interpreters dressed in period clothes share about what people wore, what they did for work and what they did for fun. Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free with regular museum admission. (414) 278-2728,

May 7

Opening Day at Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin celebrates its 40th birthday in 2016, and throughout its opening day, 40 guests will be randomly selected to receive a special gift. Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $19/adults, $10/child ages 5-17.

May 11

Americana Pajama Jamboree

The Festival City Symphony will duel it out with local bluegrass group, Above the Town, and young audience members will get to conduct the orchestral finale, 'Stars and Stripes' by John Philip Sousa. Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 123 E. State St., Milwaukee. 7 p.m. Free.

May 30

Milwaukee Memorial Day Parade

This year marks the 151th parade, which begins at  N. 4th Street and W. Wisconsin Avenue and ends at the War  Memorial Center. Downtown Milwaukee. 2 p.m. Free.


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