Key Milwaukee

July 2018

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

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8 E T H N I C F E S T I VA L S L ast year, the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series Men's and Collegiate U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS came to German Fest for the first time. The championships return in 2018 for one more year of wowing crowds. The addition of the women's pro championship competition this year adds to the excitement. As always, Old World culture meets contemporary fun with live music and dance, fireworks, cultural displays, children's activities, food, beer and spirits, shopping, parades and more. Musical favorites include Die Lauser, coming direct from Austria to rock German Fest. Bands from Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota also keep festgoers dancing and singing. "Don't miss" features include local German dance groups performing all weekend and German Fest's "living" Glockenspiel. Fireworks light up the skies at 10:30pm Friday and Saturday (sponsored by Discovery World). Children's activities include the giant playground, children's arts and crafts and the Culture Pavilion Passport Program. On Sunday, there is a Children's Fairy Tale Parade at 3:30pm and a Battle of the Mascots soccer scrimmage at 5pm. Meet your favorite mascots and snap a picture before the G E R MAN F E S T F E AT U R E S E X C I T I N G H I G H L I G H T S JULY 27-29 German Fest has brought music, food and gemütlichkeit to Milwaukee's beautiful Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds) for 38 years. HOURS OF THE FESTIVAL FRI. 3pm-midnight SAT. Noon-midnight SUN. Noon-9pm ADMISSION $12/advance $15/general admission $7/seniors (60+) $7/students (with current school ID). Children 12 & under are free when accompanied by an adult. Entrance to German Fest doubles as admission to STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® U.S. Pro & Collegiate Championship. For information and up- dates, visit

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