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State Fair, a beach party, and more: The best things to do in southeast Wisconsin this weekend

Posted at 12:07 PM, Aug 02, 2019

MILWAUKEE — It's an exciting weekend in the Badger State, with a variety of family friendly activities taking place around Southeastern Wisconsin.

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? We've summed up some things to do in between your visits to the State Fair.

Urban Ecology Center
Family Night Out is a great choice. The event includes a night hike and campfire at Three Bridges Park. For more information, click here.

Milwaukee River canoeing at Riverside Park is also available. Information on the event is available here.

Island Beach Party
The event takes place at Lakeshore State Park tonight. Featuring live music, food and drinks, kayaking and dancing. All proceeds go to the Friends of Lakeshore State Park.

Black Arts Fest MKE
The festival celebrating African-American culture is returning to the Summerfest grounds on Saturday. Featuring entertainment, fine arts, artisan marketplace and more. It's the festival’s second year celebrating African and African-American heritage and culture

“Two Days of Wine & Roses”
A special event taking place on Saturday and Sunday at Boerner Botanical Gardens. Featuring regional artists in addition to several artistic activities.

Milwaukee Comedy Festival
The festival is running now through Sunday featuring national and Midwest comedians at various venues citywide. For more information on the event, click here.