The first snowfall marks a range of emotions among Milwaukeeans and Wisconsinites alike, but don't let it stop you from exploring your city this weekend. Here are some reasons to get out and about before the fresh coat of snow turns to slush.
1. Say thanks to veterans and active military
What: Veterans Day is on Sunday, but the holiday starts early with the Veterans Day Parade on Saturday.
Where: The parade begins at the corner of Kilbourn and Plankinton and marches east to Prospect Ave. all the way over to Veterans Park.
When: Saturday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m.
More info: https://www.milwaukee365.com
2. Meet the author and illustrator behind a children's book that takes place in Milwaukee
What: Launch and signing of children's book, Lulu and Rocky in Milwaukee. The book tells the story of two adventurous cousins who explore Milwaukee's Pfister Hotel, Harley-Davidson Museum and more.
Where: North Point Lighthouse. 2650 N. Wahl Ave.
When: Sunday, Nov. 11 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.
3. Hop aboard Trainfest 2018
What: "America's Largest Operating Model Railroad Show."
Where: The event is at the Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park.
When: Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Admission: $15 for adults 13-years and up. $5 for children ages 4-10. Free to children 3-years-old and under. $7.50 for military members.
More info: https://www.trainfest.com/
4. Enjoy free things (if you're a veteran or active service member)
What: Restaurants and attractions across the city are offering free meals and admission to veterans and active military personnel on Veterans Day.
Where: Potawatomi is hosting a free Veterans Day Brunch Buffet. Harley-Davidson is also offering free museum entry to active military, veterans and their families.
When: Brunch at Potawatomi is from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. Admission is free to Harley-Davidson all weekend long from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
More info: https://www.paysbig.com/dining/buffet/veterans-day-brunch and https://www.milwaukee365.com/event/veterans-day-at-the-harley-davidson-museum/