Big Truck Day

Big City Trucks Roll In For Free Family Fun

Milwaukee's Annual Big Truck Round Up! 

Red Arrow Park | Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 11 AM - 2 PM

Celebrate National Public Works Week with a fleet of the City's big rigs parked around Red Arrow Park. Kids will enjoy a unique opportunity to explore various trucks and meet the people who operate them!

New this year, kids will get the chance to meet and take photos with a beloved "Hero Pup," plus enjoy hourly giveaways.

To provide a quality experience for all guests, a sensory-friendly hour will be offered from 1 PM to 2 PM, at which time no horns or sirens will take place.

Rain date is Saturday, June 1 from 11 AM - 2 PM.

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Enjoy Free Family Fun in the Park

Activities include: 

  • Arts & crafts with Artists Working in Education (A.W.E.)
  • Milwaukee Public Library's Outreach Van
  • Free face painting 
  • Bubble playtime 
  • Photo ops with a beloved Hero Pup
  • Book sale with Friends of Milwaukee Public Library

Giveaways: Enjoy free giveaways at 11 AM, 12 PM and 1 PM from the Milwaukee Downtown tent and table, including:

  • 11 AM: 250 play construction hats (child-sized, approximate head circumference 19")
  • 12 PM: 250 pairs of sunglasses (child-sized)
  • 1 PM: 250 mini foam traffic cones

Food options: Enjoy lunch and dessert options from food trucks at the event, including Azteca Restaurant MKE, Flour Girl & Flame, Tanya's Food Truck, and Chillwaukee.

Parking: Park for just $3 at the 1000 N Water Street parking structure. Enter on Market Street between State and Highland. No code needed to redeem the $3 rate.

Big Truck Day is supported by the Office of Mayor Cavalier Johnson, Department of Public Works, Milwaukee Fire Department, Milwaukee Police Department, Monroe Truck Equipment, Truck Country, Brooks Tractor, RNOW, Inc., Kriete Truck Center, Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee County Transit System, Friends of Milwaukee Public Library, Front Room Photography, Milwaukee County Parks, and Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21.