Summertime in downtown Milwaukee is full of fun activities for people of all ages. From festivals and farmers’ markets to watersports and shows, there is so much to do and see, so we crafted a guide, perfect for a Saturday stroll.
Cathedral Square Market
Saturdays, now through Oct. 12 | 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cathedral Square Park
Start your day at the Cathedral Square Market featuring fresh produce, locally made crafts, prepared food, live entertainment and more. While you’re at the park, take advantage of one of the free weekly fitness classes and enjoy live music from local artists each week. For a full list of vendors, music and activity line-ups, click here.
Outdoor Urban Market
Saturdays, now through Sept. 2 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Milwaukee Public Market
Jump on The Hop at the Cathedral Square Hop stop and take it down to the Milwaukee Public Market for the Outdoor Urban Market. Peruse a large variety of vendors, including some of the best artists, growers, makers and crafters in the region. For more information about the Outdoor Urban Market, click here.
Milwaukee Food & City Tours - Streetcar Food Tour
Select Saturdays | 10:45 a.m.
By now, you’re getting hungry, but how can you experience the variety of culinary treats that Milwaukee has to offer? Hop on the Streetcar Food Tour led by Milwaukee Food & City Tours, this fully narrated tour takes you to three downtown restaurants and eateries to enjoy a meal, all while showcasing Milwaukee landmarks. For more information on the Milwaukee Food Tours, click here.
Lakeshore Paddle Sport Rentals
Now through Sept. 30 | 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Experience Milwaukee from a new perspective by renting a paddleboat and exploring the Maritime Water Basin near Discovery World and the Summerfest grounds. Capture pictures of downtown’s beautiful skyline while enjoying time on Lake Michigan. For more information about paddleboat tours, click here.
Kick back and relax in downtown’s newly transformed greenspace, Postman’s Porch. Borrow a book from the community book cart, play a game of checkers, or dine al fresco from Brunch and Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery. For more information on Postman’s Porch, click here.
1023 N. Old World Third Street
Round out the day with happy hour at TRiO on Old World Third Street. Challenge friends to a game of ping pong or enjoy drinks on the rooftop of this tri-level bar and restaurant. For more information about TRiO, click here.