9 things to do in Milwaukee this weekend: August 6-8
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1. Perseid meteor shower
FRIDAY AT 7 PM | VIRTUAL EVENT
Look up because the Perseid meteor shower happens all month and that means you can see hundreds of shooting stars on a clear day. The staff at the Manfred Olson Planetarium in UW-Milwaukee want to teach you the best tips for visualizing the phenomenon at a virtual event on Friday. The tickets are “pay what you can”, and the proceeds go to support undergraduates at UWM. With a $ 15 donation, you also get an individual membership in the planetarium.
2. Sunflower season
SEVERAL TIMES | SEVERAL LOCATIONS
The sunflower season is gorgeous and short, so you need to make the most of it while it’s here. Right now it’s peak season, so we’ve put together a list of local sunflower fields that you can check out while the flowers are still in bloom here.
3. Wisconsin State Fair
ALL THE WEEKEND | WISCONSIN STATE FAIR PARK
The Wisconsin State Fair is back! It runs through August 15 with all of your favorite food vendors and events, plus a list of new and outrageous foods you’ll have to try this year. We recommend the Glazy Boy, who won the Sporkies this year. It’s a grilled donut sandwich with two slices of Fontina cheese, pork loin, raspberry whole grain mustard, and pickled jalapeños. Give it a try.
4. Bronzeville week
STARTS SATURDAY | BRONZEVILLE DISTRICT
Saturday marks the start of Bronzeville Week here in Milwaukee. This is the 10th anniversary of this event, which celebrates African American culture in historic Bronzeville in Milwaukee. There will be art, music, black-owned commercial projectors and more.
5. Joe Rogan: Sacred Clowns Tour
SATURDAY | FISERV FORUM
Joe Rogan finally makes his long-delayed appearance at the Fiserv Forum on Saturday. Former “Fear Factor” host and current podcast star set to visit Milwaukee as part of his Sacred Clown tour. As a bonus, Milwaukeean Lara Beitz will open for him. Read all about her here.
6. United States Triathlon
SATURDAY | DOWNTOWN MKE
Thousands of elite athletes come to Milwaukee for an Olympic triathlon. That means swimming 500 meters, cycling 40 kilometers, then running another 10 kilometers. The best place to look is near Discovery World, where you can cheer them on as the athletes make their way to the finish line.
7. Beer garden bike tour
SATURDAY FROM 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM | MILWAUKEE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Milwaukee County Historical Society is hosting an outdoor cafe bike tour on Saturday. It starts at MCHS and stops in the beer gardens of Hubbard Park, Estabrook Park and Old Heidelberg Park. Tickets cost $ 40 per person.
8. Jamaica Independence Day Celebration
SATURDAY 1 PM-8PM | BIERHAUS BAVARO
The Bavarian Bierhaus celebrates Jamaica’s Independence Day with live reggae music, Jamaican cuisine, drink specials and more. The outdoor event is suitable for children and dogs. It’s also free.
9. Full day unlimited access to ten fireplaces
SATURDAY 9 AM-4PM | TEN CHIMNEYS
Ten Chimneys opens their pool and brings live music for the access day. Stroll the trails, take a dip, enjoy a picnic by the cottage (take your own or order it from the grill), and tour historic buildings. To reserve, call 262-968-4110.