Key Milwaukee

May 2013

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

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Key COVER FEATURE Nothing beats summertime in Milwaukee THIS SUMMER PREVIEW issue of KEY Milwaukee is packed with info about attractions, tours, events and activities throughout the Milwaukee Metro Area. Here is just a sampling of happenings during summer 2013: • Sting Ray & Shark Bay, the special summer exhibit at the Milwaukee County Zoo, intrigues visitors May 25-Sept. 2. Because the sting rays' barbs are trimmed and the sharks aren't aggressive, visitors can freely touch the fish as well as the exhibit's horseshoe crabs. • The stars of the IZOD IndyCar Series roar back to the Milwaukee Mile, the longest continually operating speedway in the world. The Milwaukee INDYFEST will rumble to life Father's Day weekend with three generations of the Andretti family here June 14-15 (rain date is Sunday, June 16). Racing, music, food and fun! • At the Milwaukee Art Museum June 14–Sept. 8, the special exhibit 30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American artists of the last three decades. Another special exhibition celebrates 125 years of art in Milwaukee. • Lakefront ethnic festivals celebrate the heritage of Milwaukee residents who emigrated here from Poland, Italy, Germany, Ireland and Mexico. The ethnic celebration ends with Indian Summer Festival, celebrating the Native Americans who were here to greet settlers from throughout the world. 8 • See and hear Summerfest, the world's largest music festival, now in its 46th year. For 11 days, more than 800 bands play across the 11 stages featured on the grounds. On any given day, attendees can enjoy national, alternative, rock, country, R&B, pop, reggae headliners and more. It's happening at the lakefront June 26-30 and July 2-7. (Summerfest takes Monday off.) • While Harley-Davidson's 110th Anniversary Celebration will be held Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29-Sept 1, the excitement of Milwaukee Iron is on tap year-round at the Harley-Davidson Museum. • Bradford Beach, a stroll away from downtown, has a new look with great food options, family activities, live music series and volleyball leagues and tournaments. The beach is part of Milwaukee County's outstanding park system. For nearly 50 years, KEY Milwaukee has been the monthly visitor guide greeting business and leisure visitors in hotels and visitor centers. Today, whether you're visiting or just being a tourist in your hometown, you also can monitor and for updates and reminders or swipe through the digital edition of the magazine at And, if you're socially inclined, join our 8,300 plus followers on Twitter (@MilwaukeeKeyMag) or like us on Facebook (Key Milwaukee Magazine).

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