How I’ve yearned for longer days, the scents of cut grass and sunscreen, a body quenching dip in the pool, and a gooey s'more constructed over a campfire.
Summers in Milwaukee are especially treasured. Surviving nine months of harsh winter weather really makes locals appreciate the summer thaw much more, yes, even the humidity!
Thus, it’s no surprise that Milwaukee knows how to celebrate summertime. In fact, a multitude of festivals and seasonal events abound Milwaukee, making these three months some of my favorite times spent here.
This summer I have a plethora of activities on the agenda that include:
- Kayaking down the Milwaukee River
- Skydiving for the first time
- Cherry picking at the Apple Holler
- Touring the new Harley-Davidson Museum on opening weekend
- Celebrating the arts at Gathering on the Green
- Watching a great lineup of movies – The Wizard of Oz, the Muppets Take Manhattan, the Goonies – under the star at Pere Marquette Park during River Flicks
- Fishing in McKinley Marina or in Veterans Park Lagoon
Plus, there are many events to partake in like Cedarburg’s 23rd Annual Strawberry Festival, Harley’s 105th Anniversary Celebration, numerous ethnic festivals and, of course, the long awaited Summerfest and Wisconsin State Fair.
Additionally, I have a handful of weddings to attend and mini trips to take. I’ll be heading to the Dells to race down water slides, Missouri to send time in the Ozarks with Eric’s family, and again, to Chicago for another year of Lollapalooza.
Do you have any big plans for the summer? If so, please feel free to share them in the comments section.
Whatever you have planned, whether it’s swimming, camping, fishing or traveling, make sure you cherish the summer because before you know it, the leaves will be falling and we’ll be back to wearing sweaters and scarves. Ick!