Key Milwaukee

May 2013

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

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Welcome to Milwaukee and Wisconsin! As Governor it is my special pleasure to welcome you to Milwaukee and the great State of Wisconsin. This is a great year to visit Wisconsin's largest city. Harley-Davidson celebrates its 110th anniversary. A variety of new hotels have opened in the city. And for the 162nd year, the Wisconsin State Fair will offer one of the most family-friendly and affordable entertainment experiences of the summer season. It is also my personal privilege to showcase Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin for the nation's governors this August when they and their families attend the 2013 National Governor's Conference at the Delta Center. We're welcoming them with iconic Milwaukee fun, including a motorcycle ride and a trip to Miller Park as the Milwaukee Brewers open a series against the Washington Nationals. I invite you to extend your enjoyment of Milwaukee by exploring the rest of the state. Wisconsin is home to four seasons of exploring, adventuring and relaxing. No matter where your vacation fun finds you in Wisconsin, there will be plenty of friendly people ready to welcome you. Sincerely, Scott Walker, Governor As our county celebrates the return of sunshine and warm weather, we welcome you to join us in the enjoyment of a Milwaukee spring. The Milwaukee Art Museum is celebrating 125 years of art, the Milwaukee Brewers are playing at fan-friendly Miller Park. And if you are interested in a different kind of brewer, we remember our brewing roots with numerous brewery tours. Milwaukee County Parks are blossoming. For Mother's Day, consider the award-winning brunches at our restaurants or shop at the Milwaukee Public Market and our world-class malls. The active and vibrant summer months soon will be here. Plan to attend the many lakefront festivals, including Summerfest, the world's largest music festival; the State Fair and the celebration of the 110th anniversary of Harley-Davidson. KEY Milwaukee is a valuable resource for exploring the many activities available every month. No matter what you choose to do in Milwaukee County, I hope you enjoy your time with us. Sincerely, Chris Abele, Milwaukee County Executive The summer sun shines brightly on Milwaukee, and, in this city, we get out and celebrate when the weather is warm. From our lakefront festivals to neighborhood gatherings, the people of Milwaukee have plenty of options to enjoy the season. And visitors are always welcomed! Milwaukee's history is filled with stories of people joining in social events. Various groups of Native people gathered in Milwaukee long before Europeans set foot here. Successive waves of immigrants brought their own celebrations, and nowadays, Milwaukee's ethnic festivals continue the tradition. The city's natural assets provide some of the best locations for summer celebrations. Our Lake Michigan shoreline, our rivers and our renowned park system are all venues for community events. Our investments in festival grounds, RiverWalks, and park amenities add even more life to warm weather events. When you're in Milwaukee, be sure to join the locals at one of our great spring and summer celebrations! Sincerely, Tom Barrett, Mayor

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