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Celebrating its 38th year, German Fest returns to Milwaukee’s lakefront the weekend of July 27-29. Plenty of great German food and live music, bier (of course) and a lot of fun events. The Dachshund Derby runs – literally – at 1pm Sunday. You can sign up for a German Heritage Walking Tour, which is a great way to explore the Teutonic history of many landmarks and neighborhoods throughout Milwaukee.
Check out United for Kids, where you can visit with The MACC Fund, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin and Ronald McDonald House of Eastern Wisconsin, Inc. on Saturday, July 29th and Sunday, July 30th inside of the Sports Area. They’ll have games, prizes, information and fun for the whole family! A portion of Sunday’s ticket sales will benefit these four charities.
Enjoy the Midwest Outdoor Handball Championships, where teams from the Chicago Area, Illinois State University and UW-Milwaukee will be competing. Come find out why Handball is one of the hottest sports in Germany on Sunday afternoon!
You can also check out Carousel Organ Association of America’s providing some of the “happy” instrumentation as you dance to music. Children can participate in the Fairy Tale Parade Sunday at 3:30pm and Dance Showcase at 4pm on the Sprecher Oktoberfest Stage. Fireworks will fill the sky Friday and Saturday night starting around 10:30pm.
General Admission tickets run $12, but there are discounted prices for Seniors, Friday day admission, students, a 2-day pass, and more. For complete ticket info, click here.
German Fest takes place on the Summerfest Grounds in Milwaukee – also known as Henry Maier Festival Park. The grounds are in close proximity to U.S. 18, I-43/94, and Highways 32, 38, 57, 59, 145, and 190.
German Fest Address:
Henry Maier Festival Grounds
200 N. Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202