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Milwaukee Wisconsin German Fest - Lake Michigan Shoreline

  • Henry Maier Festival Park 639 East Summerfest Place Milwaukee, WI, 53202 United States (map)


  • Friday, July 28th
  • Saturday, July 29th
  • Sunday, July 30th

German Fest is held annually, the last full weekend in July


  • Friday, July 28th – 3pm to Midnight
  • Opening Ceremony 5:15pm
  • Fireworks 10:30pm
  • Saturday, July 29th – Noon to Midnight
  • Trachtenschau 3:00pm
  • Mardi Gras Show 5:30pm
  • Parade 4:00pm
  • Fireworks 10:30pm
  • Sunday, July 30th – Noon to 9pm
  • Church Service10:30am
  • Dachshund Derby 1:00pm
  • Children’s Parade 3:00pm
  • Battle of the Mascots Soccer Game and Photograph Session 5:00pm
  • Hours subject to change

2017 Culture Pavilion Feature:  German Traditions

  • Culture Pavilion Hours
  • Friday, 3:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, Noon-9:00pm
  • Sunday, Noon-8:00pm

See displays from member organizations of German Fest featuring pictures, posters and memorabilia.  NEW DISPLAYS every year!  Participate in the Passport Program featuring questions about the rivers to help our young people learn more about Germany.

Experience German Fest along the gorgeous Lake Michigan shoreline and the excitement Milwaukee fishing charters on Lake Michigan have to offer!

Earlier Event: July 21
Festa Italiana
Later Event: August 5
Brew City Salmon Tournament