Best August Festivals

Best August Festivals

August – one of my favorite months – it’s no July, but it’s warmer than June. Summer is still in full swing, but you can sense the seasons impending change or at least school going back in session. They say to save the best for last, so check out these festivals reserved for the last {best} month of the summer. Plus, your summer bucket list would not be complete without these TEN FESTIVITIES. From the State Fair to Oconomowoc Festival Week, you are sure to find more fun to squeeze out of your summer. Do you, too? Then you will love our August Festivals Guide!

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  • Fiesta  Waukesha

    • Fiesta Waukesha’s mission is to promote multicultural awareness, to thousands of people who attend each summer, and raise funds for the La Casa de Esperanza Charter School scholars. The festival is free to the public and offers a wide variety of entertainment, cuisine, children’s area and much more!
    • Mark your calendar for August 3rd.
  • Oconomowoc’s Festival Week! Including the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts.

    • Oconomowoc Festival Week is a week that we look forward to every year!  There are so many things to do that keep the whole family entertained.  The week starts with Kids Fest at Roosevelt Park and Kids Day at the Beach on Tuesday, August 13th and ends with the Festival of the Arts over the weekend on August 17th and 18th.
    • The Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts is considered one of the top outdoor fine art festivals in the Midwest. It is held on the beautiful shores of Fowler Lake at Fowler Park. This volunteer-run Festival works hard to make this a rewarding event for both the artists and attendees. And don’t forget to take the pontoon shuttle 😉 
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  • St. James Parish Festival

    • St. James Parish is having their annual festival on August 23rd through the 25th, 2019. There will be live music, fireworks, and a raffle!
  • Sussex Engine Show 

    • Imagine a County Fair, Church Social, and a Family Reunion all merged into one event! Mark your calendars for August 24 and 25!
  • DandiLion Daze (Formerly Muskego Fest)

    • DandiLion Daze is the largest free admission festival in Southeastern Wisconsin. They feature great entertainment, tasty food, and more! The fun starts Friday, August 23th, 2019!
  • Riverfest

    • Watertown’s annual event, Riverfest, takes place over 4 days, August 8-11, 2019, and has free admission!
  • Ixonia Town and Country Days!

    • The Ixonia Lions Club Annual Ixonia Town and Country Days Festival will be on August 17th and 18th. There will be truck pulls, food, and live music! The giant parade starts at 11:00 am on Sunday.
  • The WI State Fair

    • The Wisconsin State Fair will begin on Thursday, August 1 and run through Sunday, August 11, 2019. The fair offers a unique experience to all who attend and is an exceptional value with 30 FREE entertainment stages, exciting rides and games in SpinCity, thousands of animals, endless family activities, events, contests, vendors and culinary delights. More details here.
    • Kohl’s Family Day is Monday, August 5.
  • Mke Irish Fest!

    • Milwaukee Irish Fest is the world’s largest celebration of Celtic music and culture. The four-day festival showcases more than 100 entertainment acts on 17 stages at Henry W. Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront. Mark your calendars for the 39th annual Milwaukee Irish Fest taking place on August 15th through 18th, 2019.
  • Zoo A La Carte!

    • The summer heat marks the arrival of one of Milwaukee’s favorite fests, returning for the 35th year at the Milwaukee County Zoo. This year’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel a la Carte presented by Meijer, August 15 through August 18, 2019, features 27 area restaurants offering a variety of flavors that will leave you craving more, in addition to top national and local bands performing throughout the Zoo grounds!

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