Summer in Milwaukee means festival season, and German Fest is next on the calendar. Check out the details on this and other events around the area this weekend.
Friday, July 29
German Fest: Family fun includes fireworks, parades, carousel organs, German candies, Dachshund Derby, Glockenspiel, German dance performances and more.
Henry Maier Festival Park
200 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee
Time: 3 p.m. to midnight.
Admission: Regular admission is $15/adults or $12 in advance, $7 for seniors 60 years old and older as well as students with a valid school ID. It's free for children 12 and younger. Discounted tickets are available. See German Fest's website at germanfest.com/admission for more details.
Shakespeare in the Park: Summit Players will perform a mini-version of Shakespeare's As You Like It.
Location: Havenwoods State Forest
6141 N. Hopkins St., Milwaukee
Time: 7:30-8:45 p.m.
Saturday, July 30
Brady Street Festival: Live music, vendors, food BMX stunt shows and more.
Location: Brady Street, Milwaukee
Time: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Phone: (414) 272-3978
Film on the Hill: Watch 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' outside.
Location: Humboldt Park
3000 S. Howell Ave. Bay View
Time: Starts at dusk
German Fest: Noon to midnight. See July 29 listing.
Milwaukee Brewfest: Learn all about beer and sample some of the best at this annual festival.
Location: Milwaukee's lakefront
1600 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr. Milwaukee
Admission: $45/adult in advance; $50 at the event. Tickets include unlimited sampling of more than 300 beers.
Moth Night: Learn how moths adapt to the dark and foil their predators.
Location: Wehr Nature Center
9701 W. College Ave., Franklin
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Admission: $10/person or $7/Milwaukee County resident
Phone: (414) 425-8550
Saturdays at Central: Puppet characters bring the wonders of flight to life through the power of storytelling, songs and laughter.
Location: Central Library
814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Phone: (414) 286-3000
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: Celebrate Roald Dahl's 100th birthday with an interactive showing of the classic movie 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.' Costumes are encouraged!
Location: Tippecanoe Branch
3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Phone: (414) 286-3000
Sunday, July 31
German Fest: Sunday is Family Fun Day to honor and benefit the MACC Fund, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Make-A-Wish and the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern Wisconsin. 12-9 p.m. See July 29 listing.
Live at Peck Pavilion: The Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Concert Band will perform.
Location: Peck Pavilion at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
929 N. Water St., Milwaukee
Time: 2 p.m.
Phone: (414) 273-7206