Who is looking for some deep fried goodness in their life? The Wisconsin State Fair is bringing over 70 NEW FOODS to this year's event! Try weird new foods like Apple Pie Nachos, Beer Battered Bacon Wrapped Sausage on a Stick and more! Music acts for the fair include: John Cougar Mellencamp, the Beach Boys, Kip Moore, Alan Jackson, and the one and only Vanilla Ice. This year the fair is bringing in the Nation's largest traveling Ferris wheel, the Wonderwheel presented by Meijer! It features 36 fully enclosed, brightly colored gondolas. Each gondola has a capacity of six people, and one gondola offers accessible seating. The 400,000 lb. ride, standing 15 stories high and featuring 528,000 vibrant LED lights, offers a breathtaking view of the city, with visibility of 10 miles or more from the top of the wheel. Wisconsin State Fair is one of only three fairs at which the ride will be featured in 2017.
Pull out that green Shamrock Shuffle T-Shirt or any other Irish shirt and head to the Summerfest grounds for Milwaukee Irish Fest produced by CelticMKE. Tickets are $20 to get in or you can get a two day pass for $30. The event features 100 Irish acts on 17 stages over the weekend and boasts to be the World's Premier Irish Festival. Check out the Jameson Lounge on site!
Pull out your hidden Cuban cigars and fedora (probably the only time it will be cool to wear it) and head to the Havana inspired MAM After Dark. The event is 7-11pm and includes music from DJ Natasha Jewels and Quizmaster trivia begins at 9:30pm. Avoid the lines with a VIP experience, which includes Tacos from Matador Taco and Tequila Bar. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
Mexican Fiesta takes over the Summerfest grounds at the end of the month. 3 days of Mariachi music, Mexican and Latin American food and of course Margaritas. Mexican Fiesta concentrates on providing education and scholarships for the growing Hispanic community in Milwaukee. Tickets for the event are only $14.
Ricky, Julian, Bubbles, Randy & Mr. Lahey take over the Riverside for a hilarious evening you will never forget! Expect a lot of cat jokes, rum and cokes and hopefully an appearance from Conky. If you have never seen an episode of Trailer Park boys, please check them out. There are 11 seasons worth of greatness!