Best August Festivals

Best Summer Festivals

Wisconsin has no shortage of summer festivals and the SE Wisconsin area boasts many of awesome ones you do not want to miss. We scoped them out, and will be updating this post as summer nears and more event organizers put out the details on their festivities.

We are excited for summer and all the awesome weather that will get us outdoors to enjoy all the festivals!  The following are bigger festivals in the area and if you are looking for smaller type events, check out our summer bucket list with 77 fun things to do including city outdoor concerts. From the Waukesha County Fair to Oconomowoc Festival Week, you are sure to find more fun to squeeze out of your summer.  Read on for the Best Local Festivals!

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We love the Waukesha County Fair! 

Town Food Truck Festival at the Corners of Brookfield on May 15th, 2024.

Maifest in Germantown – is May 17, 18, and 19, 2024.

DelaSpring in downtown Delafield is Saturday, May 18, 2024.

Burlington Jamboree – (previously Chocolate Fest) takes place May 24-27, 2024.

Falls Memorial Fest – Menomonee Falls takes place on May 25, 2024.

East Troy Corn and Brat Roast Festival – Takes place May 24 – 27, 2024.

Festa Italiana in Milwaukee takes place May 31st, June 1 and 2, 2024.

Pride Fest will return in 2024 on June 6-8, 2024

Milwaukee Highland Games will take place on June 1, 2024 at a new location {Croatian Park} in Wauwatosa.

Okauchee Lions Days 2024 will take place May 31 – June 2, 2024

Polish Fest will return in 2024 and be on June 14-16, 2024.

Town Food Truck Festival at the Corners of Brookfield on June 19, 2024.

Summerfeste in Mukwonago is going on June 13-16, 2024.

Juneteenth celebration on June 19th – annual parade is scheduled from 9-11 a.m. in Milwaukee on June 19, 2024.

Hartland Hometown Celebration is taking place June 28-30, 2024.

Cedarburg’s Strawberry Festival is back for the first time in two years on June 22 and 23, 2024.

Summerfest in Milwaukee is scheduled June 20-22, June 27-29 and July 4-6 in 2024.

Waterford Balloonfest takes place in Waterford on June 29, 2024.

See all of the July Fourth Festivals here.

Summerfest in Milwaukee is scheduled June 20-22, June 27-29 and July 4-6 in 2024.

Delafield Block Party will take place July 11, 12, and 13, 2024.

Lake Country Art Festival will take place July 13, 2024.

Sussex Lions Daze will be July 12-14, 2024.

Ashippun Fireman’s Picnic – July 12-13, 2024

Bastille Days will return to downtown Milwaukee and Cathedral Square Park July 11-14th, 2024! The FREE street festival will feature great food, music, entertainment, the return of the infamous Storm the Bastille Run/Walk, along with some fresh new twists to create an authentic French flavor

Menomonee Falls Lavender Fest will be July 20 in downtown Menomonee Falls. 

Armenian Fest is currently scheduled for July 21, 2024.

Town Food Truck Festival at the Corners of Brookfield on July, 17, 2024.

The Milwaukee Air and Water Show will return in 2024 on July 26-28, 2024.

The Waukesha County Fair will be July 17-21, 2024. 

Hartland Kids Day is Wednesday, July 31st from 9-2 at Nixon Park. It is our 12th annual event. 

Dousman Derby Days is scheduled for July 25-28, 2024.

Milwaukee Brewfest is currently scheduled for July 27, 2024.

German Fest Milwaukee will take place July 26 – 28, 2024.

Wisconsin State Fair is August 1-11th, 2024.

Riverfest in Watertown is taking place on August 8 – 11, 2024.

Waukesha Bluesfest – Delafield will take place August 9-10, 2024.

Town Food Truck Festival at the Corners of Brookfield on August 21, 2024.

Irish Fest is currently scheduled for August 15-18, 2024.

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Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts is scheduled for August 17 and 18, 2024.

DandiLion Daze – Muskego will take place August 23-25, 2024.

Mexican Fiesta is currently scheduled for August 23-25, 2024.

Milwaukee Zoo A la Carte , will return in 2024 and take place August 15-18. 

Ixonia Town and Country Days is August 17-18, 2024.

FALL FEST at St. Charles Parish returns in 2024 – TBD

Town Food Truck Festival at the Corners of Brookfield on September 18, 2024.

See all of our FALL FESTIVALS listed HERE.

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