Key Milwaukee

August 2018

An A-Z visitors guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sponsored by Key Magazine Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Page 14 of 71 15 Find a plethora of custom pieces available for purchase that range from museum-quality furniture to hand-made stoneware vessels to bead woven jewelry and hand painted silk scarves. Outside the Marcus Center and Red Arrow Park u Aug. 12 Car Show in the Park A variety of cars on display from antique, classic, custom and Tuner cars to street rods, motorcycles, trucks and vans; live music and food. Frame Park u Aug. 16 Quizmaster Adult Only Music Trivia Night A night full of music- themed adults-only trivia. Create music projects with the Kohl's Design It! Lab, and explore the aquarium without the kids. Discovery World u Aug. 16-19 Milwaukee Irish Fest (See p. 8) Summerfest Grounds u Aug. 16-19 A la Carte at the Zoo "Feast with the Beasts" and enjoy a variety of flavors from local eateries. Animals are on display as popular national and local live bands perform. Milwaukee County Zoo u Aug. 17 Elvin Bishop Big Fun Trio with guitarist/pianist Bob Welsh and Stay current with @MilwaukeeKeyMag /key_milwaukee /MilwaukeeKeyMag HARLEY-DAVIDSON'S 115TH ANNIVERSARY RETURNS TO BASICS Harley-Davidson's 115th anniversary celebration this year will turn back the clock by focusing on races and riding events rather than big-name entertainment. While the center of activities from Aug. 29-Sept 2 will be the only Harley-Davidson Museum in the world, many racing events are spread throughout the metro area: • Indoor flat-track racing takes place Aug. 31 at the UWM Panther Arena in downtown Milwaukee. • Side-by-side racing also is scheduled Aug. 31 at the Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove south of Milwaukee. • Beach racing returns to Milwaukee's lakefront for the first time in more than a century. Sand will be flying on the city's Lake Michigan beaches Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. • Hill-climb racing, popularized by the annual Sturgis Rally in South Dakota, is on tap Sept 1 at the Little Switzerland ski hill in Slinger, northwest of Milwaukee in Washington County. • Again this year, the big parade of Milwaukee Iron from N. 45th St. east on Wisconsin Avenue through downtown to Veterans Park on the lakefront, will be a highlight for riders and spectators on Sept. 2. On the grounds of the Harley-Davidson Museum, activities will be continuous and include motorcycle field games and the museum's annual custom bike show. A Moto-Carnival will fill Veterans Park north of the Milwaukee Art Museum from Aug. 29 through Sept. 2. The carnival will include high-wire motorcycle thrill shows, the Wall of Death, vendors and entertainment. Street parties are scheduled for the Rotary Performance Pavilion in Wauwatosa Aug. 29-Sept. 1; Motorcycle Alley, S. 5th St. south of W. Virginia St., Aug. 31 and Sept. 1; Brady Street between N. Marshall and N. Farwell Sts., Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, and the Historic Third Ward, N. Broadway between E. St. Paul Ave. and Catalano Square Park, Sept. 1. Most of the anniversary events are free and open to the public, but some require tickets. For information on all of the activities from Aug. 29-Sept. 2, visit

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