Key Milwaukee

September 2015

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

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ndian Summer Festival at Milwaukee's lakefront Maier Festival Park highlights traditional and contemporary American Indian music and dance, lifestyle and customs, food and culture. The 2015 festival theme is Gathering of Clans. Favorites returning this year include: • Contest Pow Wow running all weekend long • Lacrosse games, demos and workshops • Nationally known per- formers contemporary and traditional • Traditional villages show- casing tribal diversity • Amateur boxing Olympic- style • 12th Annual Indian Sum- mer Music Awards • Circle of Art featuring Na- tive artists • Marketplace with Native American inspired goods • Mad Dog and Merrill of the Midwest Grill'n Television Show • Festival hours Friday: Education Day 9am- 2:30pm; General Public 4pm- midnight Saturday: Noon-midnight Sunday: 11am-8pm North America's Largest Indian gathering F E S T I V A L S | I N D I A N S U M M E R F E S T I V A L S E P T E M B E R 1 1 , 1 2 & 1 3 A T T H E S U M M E R F E S T G R O U N D S T I C K E T S A R E $ 1 5 F O R A D U L T S , $ 1 2 F O R E L D E R S 6 0 + C H I L D R E N 1 2 & U N D E R A R E F R E E . F O R M O R E I N F O R M A T I O N V I S I T I N D I A N S U M M E R . O R G 10 I Highlights The Contest Pow Wow Unforgettable sights and sounds as dancers of all ages compete. Festival goers are encouraged to participate in "intertribals" where all are invited to join in. Traditional foods include frybread, Indian tacos, bison burgers, freshwater fish, wild rice, hulled corn and berry desserts. Sports The schedule includes contemporary lacrosse matches and a traditional (no pads) honor game. Demos focus on fun, interactive activities. Another sports highlight is Olympic-style amateur boxing. Game Day Party Sunday marks Packers/ Bears season opener. Photos by Bob Uecke

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