So much fun to be had this month! Here are our top picks:

July 3 & 5

Family Day and Children’s Fest Day at Summerfest 

Family Day at Summerfest is July 3. The first 2,500 patrons who bring three non-perishable food items receive free admission from 12-3 p.m. On July 5, all patrons get free admission to Summerfest from 12-3 p.m. as part of Children’s Fest Day. The free kids’ activities tent is open daily at Summerfest until 5 p.m. Visit for a family guide to this festival. 

Henry Maier Festival Park

200 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee

12-3 p.m.

July 14-17

Bastille Days 

One of the nation's largest French-themed celebrations, Bastille Days is a free, four-day bash with music, an international marketplace, French and Cajun cuisine, entertainment, a replica Eiffel Tower and more. Kids’s Day is Saturday, July 16! 

Cathedral Square Park

520 E. Wells St., Milwaukee

Thursday and Friday 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 

Admission is free.

July 11

Harry Potter Trivia 

Test your wizarding knowledge at this all-ages trivia contest. Teams can consist of no more than six people, and prizes will be awarded to the high-score winners. Extra points for costumes and best team name! 

Tippecanoe Library 

3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee

6-7:30 p.m. 


(414) 286-3000

July 22-24

Festa Italiana 

Food, music, games, parades, fireworks and more for the whole famiglia during this three-day event. 

Henry Maier Festival Park

200 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee

Friday 2 p.m. to midnight; Saturday 11:30 a.m. to midnight; Sunday 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. 

Tickets are $10 in advance or $13 at the gate. Admission is free for ages 12 and younger.

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