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Spend Labor Day weekend with Milwaukee County parks

Posted at 4:34 PM, Aug 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-31 17:35:47-04

It's the last weekend of summer, so get out and enjoy the weather at the Milwaukee County Parks while you still can.

The Milwaukee County Parks Traveling Beer Gardensare in their final weekend. Head out to Juneau or Currie Park at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on weekends before they're gone for good.

This may be the last opportunity for outdoor water activities until next summer. Cool Waters Family Aquatic Park in Greenfield Park and David F. Schulz Aquatic Center in Lincoln Park are both great options for family fun this weekend. 

Here's an Instagram-worthy event. The Boerner Botanical Gardens is showing off its All-America Selections Display Garden with a challenge called "Get Social in the Garden."

Guests are encouraged to explore the gardens and find the brightly-colored frames placed throughout for garden photos and selfies. Plus, guests who attend may get a glimpse at some of the displays under construction for China Lights: Panda Mania coming to the gardens Sept. 21. Boerner Botanical Gardens is open from 8 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. 

Did someone say fish fry? Grant and Whitnall Clubhouses are hosting their last Friday fish fries. Cod, potatoes, coleslaw and rye bread hit the table at 4 p.m.

Ferch's Beachside Grille is having its last performance of their free Music at the Beach series. Singer and songwriter Phil Norby is performing on guitar on Friday from 5 until 8 p.m.

On Sunday, families can catch the last of the Free Summer Nights Movies series at Gift of Wings Kite Store. Karate Kid and Spaceballs are playing at dusk.

Calling all golfers! Labor Day golf rates are no joke. Golfers can play 18 holes and receive an $8 merchandise gift card for $39 at Brown Deer Park and $29 at Dretzka Park Golf Course. Oakwood Park Golf Course and Whitnall Park Golf Course are offering 18 holes for $27, and for the same amount, golfers can play 18 holes with a golf car at Grant and Greenfield golf courses. For reservations visit

The Summer Floral Show is coming to an end at the Mitchell Park Domes. Check out 'To Bee or Not to Bee' Friday from 9-5 p.m. or 9-4 p.m on the weekend. 

Footgolf, the cross between soccer and golf, is open for play throughout the holiday weekend. Locations to play are Lincoln, Doyne, Noyes and Zablocki parks.

And looking ahead:

See over 600 kites fly above Milwaukee at the Kite Festival at  Veterans Park. This event is on Sept. 8 and 9. 

The Harvest of Arts & Crafts is also on Sept. 8 and 9. Browse local art while sipping a brew as the Traveling Beer Garden will be set up alongside the vendors. This event is at Trimborn Farm Park from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.