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 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.

Admission: Free


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

Admission: Free


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.

Admission: Free

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.

Admission: Free

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.

Admission: Free

Phone: (414) 273-7206


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