Westown Farmers’ Market is downtown Milwaukee’s largest and oldest open-air market. The Farmers’ Market runs Wednesdays in the summer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Zeidler Park. It features more than 60 local vendors selling produce, prepared food and handcrafted art, as well as live music and special entertainment. The 2016 Westown Farmers’ Market kicks off Wednesday, June 1st!
River Rhythms is Milwaukee’s destination for music on Wednesday evenings. Concerts are Wednesdays in the summer from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Pere Marquette Park and are free to the public. River Rhythms features musicians with unique styles and sounds, from reggae to rock, blues to alternative, country to Celtic and more. Stay tuned for our 2016 line up; the music begins June 8th!
Downtown Milwaukee’s St. Patrick’s Day is produced in collaboration with the Shamrock Club of Wisconsin. One of the oldest parades in the country, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade features performers, local dignitaries, floats, bands and Milwaukee Irish and Celtic organizations. With a week’s build-up of Irish festivities, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a vibrant community celebration. Save the Date for the 2016 parade on Saturday March 12, 2016 for the 50th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Join Westown Association as we host our Annual Westown Golf Open at Western Lakes Golf Club on Monday, September 12, 2016. We look forward to a great event and hope that it will foster new networking opportunities and relationships with fellow Westown enthusiasts.
In 1810, King Ludwig I of Bavaria proclaimed that the last sixteen days of September, ending with the first full weekend in October, shall be set aside for feasting and beer drinking to celebrate his upcoming wedding. The people of Bavaria had such a good time that the celebration has been repeated annually for over 200 years. Today we know this festival as Oktoberfest! To celebrate this tradition the Westown Association, Milwaukee County Parks and the Old German Beer Hall will celebrate a Bavarian Style Oktoberfest in Pere Marquette Park.