The Milwaukee Guide to Summer


Summer in Wisconsin has officially arrived and this is your Ultimate Guide to Summer in Milwaukee. Yes, we know it is going to be a very unique summer where COVID-19 has drastically changed the world, but we have got you covered! Even a socially distant summer can still be AMAZING.

Everything from drive in movie theaters to the best places for ice cream. Alternative ways to celebrate your favorite festivals and what festivals you can still attend. Road trips, at home activities, and so much more is on the way this summer!

Pin it now and use it all Summer long and be sure to share it with your friends. Let’s all enjoy these warm Summer months to their fullest! This year’s Milwaukee Guide to Summer is sponsored by Old World Wisconsin

How to use this guide:

Each image leads to either a full guide, a list of local spots, or to an article with details on a summer outing or activity for you or your kids. Click on each image to find more info.

COVID-19 Disclosure:

The team at Milwaukee Mom is working hard to remain your go-to spot for parenting resources in the Greater Milwaukee Area. While we will do our best to be as up-to-date as possible, please be aware that we are still dealing with rapidly changing situations in light of COVID-19. Please consult your local public health authority for social distancing recommendations and call ahead to confirm hours and offerings of any business listed.  

Featured Summer Attraction: Old World Wisconsin

Take a refreshing step outside the 21st century as you go on a time travel adventure this summer at Old World Wisconsin!


All events and programs have limited capacity and require an advance reservation. Go back in time at Old World Wisconsin with onsite workshops and events!

Virtual Field Trips at Old World Wisconsin


Can’t make it out to visit for a full, in person field trip? Enjoy Old World Wisconsin programming from the comfort of your own classroom! Our digital field trips are 45-minute experiences led by expert facilitators that unlock new stories and new content for your students that stand on their own or can complement an on-site field trip.

Learn more about virtual field trip options HERE!

Guides for Area Activities, Attractions and Fun

Explore the Great Outdoors

Stay at Home Summer Fun


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