PARK(ing) Day

Parking Spots for People

PARK(ing) Day Returns Friday, September 20, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Held internationally on the third Friday of September, PARK(ing) Day transforms metered parking spaces into vibrant "people spots." In downtown Milwaukee, parking spots will be temporarily transformed into new spaces for creative experimentation, activation, socialization and play on Friday, September 20. 

Buskers, musicians, street games, and a chalk art mural will fill the streets, enlivening your lunch break between 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Pull up a chair and join us in the streets throughout the day, between 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. 

2019 Partners & Locations

 Partner & LocationActivities
Milwaukee Downtown Parking Day
City.Net Cafe

306 E. Wisconsin Avenue, East Town

Enjoy a live lunchtime jazz set on the street, plus expanded cafe seating.

Live tunes by the Sam Belton Jazz Ensemble at noon

Rinka Parking Day Milwaukee Downtown

756 N. Milwaukee Street, East Town

Experience RINKA's annual design pavilion and social space installation. 

Live tunes by Roxie Beane at noon

Bublr Bikes Milwaukee Downtown
Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21

301 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Westown 

Located just outside the doors of Milwaukee Downtown's new headquarters, enjoy a community library, "speed sculpting" with Sculpture Milwaukee, coffee from 600 EAST Cafe, and meet with a Public Service Ambassador. 

Live tunes by the Jim Madritsch Band at noon

Reading Room Milwaukee Downtown

320 E. Buffalo St., Historic Third Ward

Enjoy a lemonade stand, community library and outdoor seating. 

Live tunes by Derek Sallman at noon

Before I Die Art Installation Milwaukee Downtown Historic Milwaukee
Historic Milwaukee, Inc. 

235 E. Michigan St., East Town

Visit HMI to add your aspirations, hopes and dreams to the Before I Die art installation. 
Bag Toss Milwaukee Downtown Games
The Hive MKE

750 N. Jefferson St., East Town 

Enjoy a fall tailgate, featuring bag toss boards, mini-putt, a drink coaster design competition, hot dogs from SportClub, coffee from Valentine Coffee, and prizes from Secure Parking.

Live tunes by Jon Hintz of the Rumskis at noon 

Community Mural Placemaking Milwaukee Downtown
Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel

139 E. Kilbourn Ave., East Town

See a live sidewalk chalk mural installation by Stacey Williams-Ng of Wallpapered City. Plus, enjoy free samples of Proof Pizza. 


PARKing Day Milwaukee Downtown