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13 things to do in the Milwaukee area this weekend

Best places to see in the warm Wisconsin weather
13 things to do in the Milwaukee area this weekend
Posted at 4:03 PM, Jun 07, 2017

At last! We are past Memorial Day and the temperatures have spiked upwards, which you can finally get your summer on. Here are the best places and events to check out this weekend throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

Locust Street Festival of Music and Art
Sunday, June 11

Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood celebrates its biggest party of the summer at the Locust Street Festival of Music and Art. Enjoy six stages of entertainment, food, vendors and the infamous Beer Run! The good times run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

NEWaukee Social at the South Shore Beer Garden

Thursday, June 8
6-9 p.m.

NEWaukee is giving networking events a whole new outlook with fun food and drink specials. The South Shore Beer Garden will host the latest event in an effort to bring young professionals together for free.

Fiesta Waukesha
Friday-Sunday
Times vary

Fiesta Waukesha a three-day music and cultural festival held in Frame Park on the banks of the Fox River in Waukesha. The festival is free to the public and offers a wide variety of Hispanic entertainment, Latin American cuisine, amusement rides, children’s area and much more.  

Friday, June 9
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Blue's Egg is hosting 'ginner,' a night to experience various gin drinks along with a four-course meal. Tickets are $85.

Bands at the Beach in Oconomowoc
Friday, June 9
7: 30-10 p.m.

The band shell at City Beach in Oconomowoc, Wis. is hosting its first free concert of the summer this Friday! The Boogie Men will be Oconomowoc's first group, and there will be plenty of food and drink at the Buddies Beach Bungalow.

PrideFest
Friday, June 9 - Sunday, June 11

Milwaukee kicks off the summer this weekend with PrideFest, one of the nation's largest LGBT festivals. Located at the Summerfest grounds, PrideFest is a three-day event with various musical guests and performances.

"Detours" of Milwaukee
Saturday, June 10
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Hop on this bus tour and visit various hidden gems throughout the Milwaukee area. Beginning at Haymarket Square, you'll move along to iconic locations, such as the St. Joan of Arc Chapel on Marquette's campus, and The Pfister Hotel. Tickets are $20, and food and drink is included.

Milwaukee Bucks Third Annual Block Party
Saturday, June 10
12-3 p.m.

The Bucks are bringing back their block party!  Come on down to Schlitz Park on Saturday afternoon to see current and former players, such as Malcolm Brogdon and Vin Baker. The team will also make its first major announcement regarding the Bucks' 50th anniversary celebration, which will take place throughout the 2017-18 season.

Oshkosh Irish Fest
Saturday, June 10

Oshkosh has its very own Irish festival! Come and enjoy Celtic music, authentic Irish food, and of course, the famous Irish dancers. There is also a 5K Run/Walk.

Pet Rescue Benefit
Saturday, June 10
12-5 p.m.

Local non-profit pet rescues are hosting a 'Pet Rescue Benefit,' giving you the chance to come out and meet the pets at Glendale's Estabrook Park.

Wisconsin Blue Ribbon Cheese Fest
Saturday, June 10 - Sunday, June 11

Come on out and taste some of the best cheese the state has to offer. If you want to buy some of the sample cheese, you can get 10 percent off everything during the fest.

"McGuire" at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater
June 1-18

Whether you are a Marquette grad or not, this one-man show is a must-see. Written by Hall of Fame sports broadcaster Dick Enberg, "McGuire" follows the eccentric and wonderful life of Al McGuire, the greatest Marquette basketball coach in school history.