What’s Happening in Milwaukee

July 4, 2019

Summerfest 2019
June 26 – 30 &
Jul 2-7, 2019
Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, WI
Presented by American Family Insurance
hosts over 800 bands and singers, plus food and family activities.
General admission $23

Jill Scott
Thursday, July 11
7 p.m. Doors • 8 p.m. Show
The Riverside Theater
116 W. Wisconsin Ave.
A mature R&B vocalist, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Jill Scott excels with slower sensual songs but is versatile enough to pack plenty of punch with anthems of pride and self-empowerment. Jill brings her humor, sensuality and bold voice to the Riverside Theater for an unforgettable evening.
Ticket Purchase Required

Diana Ross
with special guest Rhonda Ross
Sunday, July 14
6:30 p.m. Doors // 7:30 p.m. Show
The Riverside Theater
116 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Diana Ross is considered one of the most successful recording artists and entertainers of all time. 2019 will be remembered as a milestone in history with a year-long Diamond Diana Celebration marking the 75th birthday of the iconic superstar.
Ticket Purchase Required


Opening Night “This is America”
Art Exhibition
Fri., June 28-August 25 • 6-9 p.m.
5 Points Art Gallery & Studios
3514 N. Port Washington Road
Milwaukee, WI
This Is America, 5 Points Art Gallery & Studios’ 4th art show, is a consciously curated group exhibition coinciding with the United States’ Independence Day with visual artworks by 17 artists from traditionally overlooked vantage points, responding to the patriotism and nationalism the holiday was constructed to imbue. This poignant exhibition is on display until August 25, 2019.
Open to the Public

Riverwest Food Truck Rally
Hosted by Gathering Place Brewing Company and 8 others
Fri., July 12, 2019• 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Gathering Place
Brewing Company
811 E. Vienna Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Spend the evening in Riverwest with some of the best food & beer in Milwaukee!
See individual trucks for food prices.

The 11th Annual Great Midwest Book Fest
Sat., July 13, 2019 • 1-4 pm
Nicolet High School
6701 N. Jean Nicolet Rd.,
Glendale, WI
Featuring local and national authors. For more information please visit UrbanReviewsOnline.com.

Mustangs Football
Ages 11-14
Practice begins July 22, 2019
5-6:30 p.m. Mon-Fri
Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club
3000 North Sherman Blvd.,
Milwaukee, WI

Black Arts Fest MKE
Sat., August 3 • 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Henry W. Maier Festival Park
200 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee, WI
This annual festival honors African and African American culture, creating a positive atmosphere that unifies all ages.
Adult (12 & over): $12
Seniors (60 & over): $8
Youth (8 – 11): $8
Children (7 & under): Free when accompanied by an adult
Military & Veterans: Free with ID

Wisconsin State Fair 2019
Thu, Aug 1, 2019 – Sun, Aug 11
Gates open at 8 a.m. -Daily
Wisconsin State Fair Grounds
7722 W. Greenfield Ave.
West Allis, WI
Music, food, live animals, and exhibits
Adults (12 & over): $14
Seniors (60 & over): $8
Military/Veterans with ID: $8
Youth (ages 6-11): $8
Children (5 & under): FREE

Milwaukee Public Library

Rashes to Research: Scientists and Parents Confront the 1964 Rubella Epidemic
May 30-July 11
Central Library
814 W. Wisconsin Ave.
During the rubella epidemic that raged in 1964, 20,000 children were born with serious heart, hearing, and vision problems related to rubella exposure during pregnancy. While the nation’s scientists rushed to create a vaccine and develop better screening tests, families faced difficult, complicated decisions about current and future pregnancies. This exhibit highlights the work of researchers and parents to limit the impact of rubella in the years before an effective vaccine nearly eliminated the disease from the United States.
This Event Is Free

4th of July Celebrations

Alcott Park: July 4 – The parade assembly marches into Alcott Park at 9:45 a.m. There will also be children’s crafts and games all day. The fireworks ground display starts at 9:15 p.m.

Enderis Playfield: July 4 – Parades depart from 81st Street School and Mother of Good Counsel Church bright and early at 8:30 a.m., followed by a 9 a.m. flag raising ceremony and a 9:45 a.m. concert performed by the Mother of Good Council Choir. Contests and games continue throughout the day, including a fire department water cannon display and watermelon eating contest.

Gordon Park: July 4 – Gordon Park will celebrate the Fourth with a parade at 11 a.m. followed by a day of live music, children’s activities and art projects. The fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.

Humboldt Park: July 4 – The parade starts at 9 a.m. at Kinnickinnic and Linus Street, while the afternoon children’s parade begins at 1 p.m. Games, contests and activities continue throughout the day, with live music starting at 7:15 p.m. The night closes with an expanded fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.

Jackson Park: July 4 – Children’s parade begin at 8:30 a.m. A flag raising ceremony followed by a poster contest, children’s games, and various demonstrations and activities round out the day. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.

Dr. M.L. King, Jr. Park: July 4 – The park hosts a bike decorating contest starting at 11:30 a.m., followed by a neighborhood talent contest at 1 p.m.

Lake Park: July 4 – Parade from the Hartford Avenue School starts at 9 a.m. followed by ice cream at 9:30 a.m. There will be art projects and other various activities, like a doll buggy and coaster and tricycle parade, to follow throughout the day. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.

Lincoln Park: July 4 – You’ll have to check out another park for daytime festivities, but you can make your way to Lincoln Park for fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Mitchell Park: July 4 – A school parade is held at 9 a.m., with a flag raising in front of the Domes taking place at 10 a.m. Throughout the day, there will be children’s games, contests and a DJ at the bandstand. The fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.

Noyes Park: July 4 – A parade leaves at 9 a.m., with a flag raising at 10:15 a.m. and ice cream at 10:20 a.m. Games begin at 10:30 a.m. and fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Sherman Park: July 4 – The parade leaves from St. Catherine’s Church at 9:30 a.m. with ice cream and refreshments at 10:30 a.m. The celebration, which starts at 11:15 a.m. following a ceremony, goes through the day with games and prizes.

Washington Park: July 4 – The day begins with a flag raising at 11 a.m., then hosts games and contests until the fireworks show at 9:15 p.m.

Wilson Park: July 4 – The parade commences at 9 a.m. Music, contests and crafts follow, including a show from The Milwaukee Flyers at 10 a.m. Finish off the day with fireworks beginning at 9:15 p.m.

Lakefront Fireworks: Downtown fireworks are still on and ready to shoot off on Thursday, July 3. Fireworks start at dusk, but activities run all day long in Veteran’s Park on the lakefront. This is by far the biggest and most popular fireworks display in the area. Our advice is to camp out early with your blankets for a good seat.