MILWAUKEE — Tune into Wisconsin’s Afternoon News on Thursdays for ‘What’s On Tap?’ to hear about the top events in the area curated by WAN’s Sandy Maxx.
Please note that any quoted information under each event comes directly from event organizers on the page linked below it.
Lakefront Festival Of Art
South Lawn of the Milwaukee Art Museum (700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202), June 16th through the 18th
The Lakefront Festival of Art makes its triumphant return to the Milwaukee Art Museum this weekend! Support the arts by shopping at vendor stands occupied by more than 100 artists from across America. If you need to refuel after all that walking, there’s plenty to choose from when it comes to food and drink. Local food vendors will be on site, and you can lounge in the Beer Garden or Wine Garden. And as an added bonus: admission includes access to the Museum!
Hart Park (7300 W. Chestnut Street, Wauwatosa), June 16th 5-10pm and June 17th 11am-10pm
The all-new HartFest 2023 brings the smoky smells of BBQ and the soulful sound of blues to Wauwatosa! Come watch local pit masters compete to see who’s the best on the grill. And come hungry! Attendees can sample the BBQ competitors’ entries, plus enjoy a mouth-watering line-up of food trucks. Great live music, a car show and a 5K/10K round out the weekend’s offerings!
Cave of the Mounds Blacklight Tours
Cave of the Mounds (2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd, Blue Mounds, WI 53517), June 18th at 4:30pm
Even if you’ve already been to the Cave of the Mounds in southern Wisconsin, you’ve probably never seen the caves like this! You will learn about ultraviolet light, fluorescence, and see the speleothems GLOW! The tour price includes a black light rental and a guided tour of Cave of the Mounds!
Father’s Day 100
Milwaukee Mile (640 S 84th St, West Allis, WI 53214), June 18th at 1:00pm
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! If you’re looking for a fun dad-oriented activity on his day Sunday, the ASA Stars National Tour will be taking over the Milwaukee Mile for the Father’s Day 100 Sunday, June 18th. A great day of racing is expected to return to the “World’s Oldest Operating Speedway” for dad and the whole family. Tickets are still available, and if racing’s what your dad loves best you can plan ahead for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races August 27th and the Brew City Banger on September 16th!
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