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When we say there’s always something happening here, that’s no exaggeration — there’s a good reason Milwaukee is nicknamed the City of Festivals. While the main season runs from June to September, there are events year-round catering to every interest. Treat yourself to a stay at the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel and a ticket to your fave fest!


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Polish Fest

As the largest Polish festival in America, this two-day event has no shortage of activities: cooking demonstrations, vodka tastings, children’s crafts, folk artists demonstrating wycinanki (paper cutting) and pisanki (decorated eggs), a youth piano competition, and more. Multiple stages host entertainment acts all day, including a stage that’s all polka all the time.

Dates: Early June TBD
Location: Henry W. Maier Festival Park
Distance from hotel: 0.5 mile

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The world’s largest music festival promises to be as epic as ever, with about 800 acts taking the stage over an 11-day period. Headliners include the Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, James Taylor & His All-Star Band with special guest Sheryl Crow, Zach Bryan, Imagine Dragons, and a long list of even more impressive names.

Dates: June 20-22 + June 27-29 + July 4-6, 2024
Location: Henry W. Maier Festival Park
Distance from hotel: 0.5 mile

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Harley-Davidson Bike Concert Series & Homecoming Festival

Grab your bike and join your fellow aficionados for live performances, rolling sculptures, fun activities, and food.

Dates: Concert Series May-September, every Thursday Homecoming Festival July 25-28, 2024
Location: Harley-Davidson Museum
Distance from hotel: 1.3 miles

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Summer Solstice Music Festival

Celebrate the longest day of the year and don’t miss this free event showcasing top local musicians, arts and crafts, family-friendly activities, food, and more.

Dates: Mid-June TBD
Location: East Side Business Improvement District
Distance from hotel: 2.4 miles

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Milwaukee Brewfest

Bring your friends for live music, food, exhibits and enjoy unlimited sampling from breweries serving craft beers, ciders, wine, and more.

Dates: Late July TBD
Location: McKinley Parkbrew
Distance from hotel: 2.1 miles

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Irish Fest

With a mission to promote and celebrate all aspects of Irish, Irish-American and Celtic cultures, this family-friendly festival is the biggest of its kind anywhere in the world, attracting genres of musical acts ranging from fiddlers and harpists to pipers and folk singers to Celtic rockers and bluegrass bands. Additionally, there are even more ways to dive into all things Irish, with theater productions, author signings, currach races, chef talks, and all nine of the Irish dog breeds there to say hello.

Dates: Mid-August TBD
Location: Henry W. Maier Festival Park
Distance from hotel: 0.5 mile

Outdoor seating at The Outsider

The party doesn’t stop just because you’ve left the festival — drop by our on-site rooftop restaurant and bar, The Outsider, for small bites and creative cocktails. You can also fuel up with breakfast or settle into our Mediterranean hot spot in the evening hours to unwind over a nice dinner at Tre Rivali.

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