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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The world’s largest Irish music festival returns to the lakefront this summer, August 18 – 21. Enjoy activities and entertainment for the whole family – from music and dance to Celtic canines, parades, interactive activities and more. And catch the must-see family band – Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy & Family! Buy tickets early to save at

Town Food Truck Festival at the Corners of Brookfield on May 18th, 2022.

Fiesta Latina in West Bend is on May 21, 2022.

Maifest in Germantown – is May 20-21, 2022.

The Old Falls Village Revolutionary War Days takes places on May 21 and 22, 2022. 

Burlington Jamboree – (previously Chocolate Fest) takes place May 27 – 30, 2022.

Falls Memorial Fest – Menomonee Falls takes place on May 28, 2022.

Pride Fest will return in 2022 on June 2-4, 2022

Milwaukee Highland Games will take place on June 4, 2022 at a new location in Wauwatosa.

Okauchee Lions Days 2022 will take place June 10-12, 2022

Polish Fest will return in 2022 and be on June 10-12, 2022

Town Food Truck Festival at the Corners of Brookfield on June 11, 2022.

Summerfeste in Mukwonago is going on June 16-19, 2022

Juneteenth celebration on June 19th – annual parade is scheduled from 9-11 a.m. on June 19, 2022.

Hartland Hometown Celebration is taking place June 24 – 26, 2022

Cedarburg’s Strawberry Festival is back for the first time in two years on June 25 and 26, 2022.

Summerfest in Milwaukee is scheduled June 23 – 25, June 30 – July 2, and July 7-9, 2022

Cancelled/Postponed: Lakefront Festival of the Arts 

See all of the July Fourth Festivals here.

Summerfest in Milwaukee is scheduled June 23 – 25, June 30 – July 2, and July 7-9, 2022

Delafield Block Party will take place July 8-9, 2022.

Lake Country Art Festival will take place July 9, 2022.

Sussex Lions Daze will be July 15-17, 2022.

Ashippun Fireman’s Picnic – July 8-9, 2022

Bastille Days will return to downtown Milwaukee and Cathedral Square Park July 14-17th! 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

Waterford Balloonfest takes place in Waterford on July 16, 2022.

Armenian Fest is currently scheduled for July 17, 2022.

Town Food Truck Festival at the Corners of Brookfield on July, 20, 2022.

The Milwaukee Air and Water Show will return in 2022 on July 23-24, 2022.

The Waukesha County Fair will be July 20-24, 2022. 

Hartland Kids Day is Wednesday July 27th from 9-2 at Nixon Park. It is our 10th annual event. 

Dousman Derby Days is scheduled for July 29-31, 2022.

Milwaukee Brewfest is currently scheduled for July 30, 2022.

Little Britches Rodeo at Rock River Ranch at Rock River Ranch in Neosho is scheduled for July 30-31.

German Fest Milwaukee will take place July 29 – 31, 2022.

Wisconsin State Fair is August 4-14th, 2022

Riverfest in Watertown is taking place on August 11 – 14, 2022

Waukesha Bluesfest – Delafield will take place August 12-13, 2022.

Town Food Truck Festival at the Corners of Brookfield on August 17, 2022.

Irish Fest is currently scheduled for August 18-21, 2022.

Milwaukee Irish Fest 2021

Oconomowoc’s Festival Week!

  • Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts is scheduled for August 20 and 21, 2022.
  • 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 9th, 2022 and ends with the Festival of the Arts over the weekend on August 20 – 21, 2022.

DandiLion Daze – Muskego will take place August 26-28, 2022.

Mexican Fiesta is currently scheduled for August 26-28, 2022.

Milwaukee Zoo A la Carte will return in 2022 and take place August 18-21. 

Ixonia Town and Country Days is to be confirmed yet by us in 2022.

FALL FEST at St. Charles Parish returns in 2022 – September 9 -11, 2022

Town Food Truck Festival at the Corners of Brookfield on September 21, 2022.

Festa Italiana will take place on the Italian Community Center grounds Sept 24-25, 2022. 

See all of our FALL FESTIVALS listed HERE.

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To see the complete list of family fun events on Lake Country Family Fun’s event calendar, click here.


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