June is near! Check out one of these family-friendly events in and around Milwaukee this week.

Monday, May 30

Memorial Day

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Chocolate Fest: Enjoy games, rides, live music, eating contests and lots of chocolate! Burlington Festival grounds, 681 Maryland Ave., Burlington. (262) 763-3300,

Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade: Celebrate: Honor the many brave men and women of our armed forces who have served so faithfully. Ceremony begins at 10 a.m. with parade to follow. Rhodee Memorial Band Shell on Lac La Belle, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (920) 474-4017,

Milwaukee Memorial Day Parade: This year marks the 151st parade. 2 p.m. Begins at N. 4th Street and W. Wisconsin Avenue, and ends at the War Memorial Center.

Tuesday, May 31

Water Ski Show:Bring the family for the first show of the season for the Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Club. Pewaukee Lakefront, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 1

Lunch and Learn: Enjoy a free lunch and learn about summer reading for adults. Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. 12:15-1 p.m. Free. (414) 286-3000,

Thursday, June 2

Downtown Dining Week:Sample some of the city's top steakhouses, bistros and ethnic eateries during this special dining week. Three-course meals are $12.50 for lunch and $25 or $35 for dinner. Runs through June 9. For a list of participating restaurants, visit

Jazz in the Park:Hear music by Milwaukee Soul. Cathedral Square, 520 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. 5-9 p.m. Free.

Kohl's Thank You Thursday:Enjoy free admission on the first Thursday of every month. Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (414) 278-2728, mpm.eduĀ 

MakeShift: Enjoy a fire pit, s'mores and fun fire toys and effects at this adults-only night. Betty Brinn Children's Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. 6-9 p.m. $10/person. (414) 390-5437, bbcmkids.orgĀ 

Friday, June 3

Meijer Free First Friday: Get free admission at the Milwaukee Art Museum on the first Friday of each month. Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (414) 224-3200,

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